Communication and Media Studies Department
Posted October 15, 2012
Dr. David Pierson, associate professor of media studies and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, presented a research paper titled, "AMC's Mad Men and the Politics of Nostalgia" at the Flashbacks 2012: Nostalgia and Mediated Forms of Nostalgia International Conference at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14th, 2012.
Posted August 9, 2012
Dr. David Pierson discusses his newest book, "The Fugitive", on Good Day Maine. Good Day Maine is a Fox 23 production.
Posted June 27, 2012
Media Studies senior Dylan Martin decided to devote the last six credit hours of his undergraduate degree to work in the field: looking forward to a career in journalism, Dylan is interning this summer as a news writer for the Bangor Daily News.
Posted May 8, 2012
Media Studies alum Billy Libby will be performing at the CD release party for the Multicultural Program at the Center for Grieving Children's release party for their CD, Inner Strength. Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 6:00 PM at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine.
Posted May 2, 2012
Dr. Matthew Killmeier and Naomi Chiba presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference in Boston on 4/13/2012.
Posted May 2, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication & Theatre at DePauw University and a graduate of USM's Communication department, has dedicated his new book, TV Cops: The Contemporary American Television Police Drama, to his mentor, Dr. Kathryn Lasky. Dr. Lasky developed a Media Arts concentration in the Communication department that later evolved into the Media Studies major.
Posted May 1, 2012
You are cordially invited to the University of Southern Maine Advanced Production student short film showcase. From documentaries to narrative films, we've got it covered. Come out and support student filmmakers! The event takes place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. at the Gerald Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland campus.
Posted April 30, 2012
Congratulations to communication and media studies students recently honored at the College of Arts, Humanties, and Social Sciences Awards Ceremony. The Maine Association of Broadcasters Award was presented to media studies major, David Lafortune. Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards went to Angelina Simmons for communication and Alexandra West for media studies. Sarah Baker received the Outstanding Scholar in Communication Award.
Posted February 1, 2012
Media Studies senior Sam Rapaport was recently named a finalist at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival (Region1). Rapaport was honored for his sound design for the USM Student Performing Artists’ presentation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, re-dressed to capture the flare and swagger of Prohibition-era New Orleans.
Posted January 5, 2012
Dr. David Pierson's new book, The Fugitive, is now published by Wayne State University Press. In The Fugitive, Pierson discusses the context of the series’ creation at a time when federal regulators were forcing the three major television networks to broadcast adult programs with less physical violence. Pierson also offers a unique analysis of the major themes represented in The Fugitive’s episodes, such as individualism, love and marriage, the culture of professionalism, modern science and technology, and social justice and authority, along with how these themes connected to ongoing social and cultural struggles taking place in American society in the 1960s.