Communication and Media Studies Department


When You've Got It, You've Got It" film poster

Media Studies program to host film screening of faculty, alumni, artist collective collaboration “When You've Got It, You've Got It”

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine will sponsor a screening of the film “When You’ve Got It, You’ve Got It” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Talbot Auditorium on USM’s Portland campus.
Maureen Ebben, PhD

Maureen Ebben Interviewed on Identity Theft and Protection

Maureen Ebben, Associate Professor of Communication, was recently interviewed on as an identity theft expert for their article, "2017's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft Fraud".
Students produce film for directing course.

Pierson and Ives at Community Television Network Telethon

David Pierson, professor of Media Studies, and Nat Ives, manager of the Communication and Media Studies Production Studio, will serve as live on-air hosts for USM Videos as part of the First Annual CTN (Community Television Network) Telethon on Saturday, September 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. The station is located at 516 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.
Image of USM alumna and filmmaker Vickie Morgan

USM alumna searching for common ground in gun control discussion with documentary

USM alumna and filmmaker Vickie Morgan hopes to find new insight in the gun control debate by getting people to talk. Morgan plans to direct an as-yet-untitled documentary in which a group of people from both sides of the divisive issue will talk about their differences with each other and Maine psychologist Dr. Kevin Polk.
from the student film "History Lesson"

USM presents 2017 Academic Film Showcase on May 10

A collection of dramatic short films created by student filmmakers at the University of Southern Maine will be presented on May 10 at the 2017 Academic Film Showcase. The free public event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Talbot Lecture Hall, located in Luther Bonney Hall on USM's Portland Campus.
Photo of guests on set on the May episode of The USM Update.

Replay: 'The USM Update' 5/1/2017

On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.

From USM to The New York Times

A Discussion with Television Critic Neil Genzlinger ‘77

Burgess Showcases Her Research Project

Hannah Burgess at the annual UROP Student Research Poster Symposium
Professor David Pierson

CMS Professor Pierson Presents at "Gods and Heretics" Conference in Milwaukee

Professor Pierson presented recent research at the 2016 Film & History "Gods and Heretics" Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hannah Burgess

Hannah Burgess Discusses UROP Project

Hannah Burgess, major in Communication, kindly answered some questions for us recently regarding the UROP funded research she is doing with her professor, Maureen Ebben.