Communication and Media Studies Department


A drone image of sunrise over USM's Gorham Campus taken in early July

Video: Connor Blake ’21 captures the Gorham Campus at first light

While most folks were probably still sleeping this past Sunday morning, drone pilot and multimedia specialist Connor Blake ’21 was busy documenting something breathtakingly beautiful — dawn breaking over USM’s Gorham Campus.
Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre

Two USM students receive Maine Association of Broadcasters Award

USM's Communications and Media Studies Department has selected Media Studies majors Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre to receive the 2020–21 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.

USM alumni win big at 2019 Emmy Awards

Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni added statues to their growing collections of Emmy Awards in September, marking the university's impact on the shifting television landscape.
David Lovejoy

USM alumnus wins second Emmy Award for Alaskan photography

University of Southern Maine (USM) alumnus David Lovejoy ’10 has for the second year in a row won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for his work on the BBC Studios show “Life Below Zero.”

Ebben warns parents of social media's 'Wild West' on WMTW-TV

University of Southern Maine’s Maureen Ebben warned parents of the dangers of social media in a recent news story on WMTW-TV,

Student filmmakers unveil documentaries and dramas for 2019 showcase

USM's Department of Communication and Media Studies Academic Film Showcase 2019 featured a diverse body of student film work. The 100-minute presentation featured live studio interviews, narratives, dramas and documentaries which took turns gripping the audience.
Olivia Mull, Jennifer Mull-Brooks, Charlie Mull and Lyndsey Anderson

For these graduates, Commencement is a family affair

Jennifer Mull-Brooks, a long-time student of USM and assistant principal of Westbrook High School, will earn her second master's degree in May, and she'll graduate with her daughter, her son and his fiancée.

The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
student at commencement 2018

Course aims to ease 'launch' into 'real world' after college

"Launching into Life after College," a new course offered to give students skills and strategies for easing the transition from college into the "real world," is now available.
USM update filming November 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.