Communication and Media Studies Department



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.

USM alum David Lovejoy earns Emmy Award for Alaskan photography

In September, the camera operator from Oakland, Maine won an “Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program” Emmy Award for his work on the show. And he is preparing to return to the Arctic as a director of photography, once again chronicling the lives of a few sturdy souls in the dangerous but beautiful setting.
David Burton Lovejoy, Media Studies Alum

Communication and Media Studies Alum Wins Emmy!

Media Studies alum David Burton Lovejoy was awarded a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program during the 2018 70th annual Emmy Award Presentation. The program is National Geographic Channel's Life Below Zero.
Olivia Mayo

Could USM's Olivia Mayo be the next Miss America?

Olivia Mayo, a fourth-year Communication and Media Studies student at USM, will go on to compete in the Miss America 2.0 pageant on Sept. 9.
production studio photo

Communication & Media Studies Hosts MFA Video Editing Bootcamp

The Department of Communication and Media Studies (CMS) at the University of Southern Maine hosted the Maine Film Association's (MFA) Adobe Premiere Bootcamp at its CMS Production Center.
Meaghan Gonsior in the middle.

Recent Media Studies Graduate to Moderate Gubernatorial Debate

Meaghan Gonsior, recent Media Studies graduate and a recipient of the Kathryn Lasky Award for Public Service, will serve as a moderator for Maine's Democratic gubernatorial debate. Gonsior is in the middle in the photo.
Niffy and Ian Allen

Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen, 2018 Featured Graduates

Mother and son graduates Jennifer "Niffy" Allen and Ian Allen plan to march together during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
Students painting at Husky Day of Service 2018

USM volunteers donate 1,200 hours at 9th Husky Day of Service

Nearly 300 University of Southern Maine (USM) students, faculty and staff donated 1,200 hours of community service at the 9th annual Husky Day of Service on Friday, April 13.