CMSI American University School of Communication

Communications ·

SOC’s Center for Media & Social Impact Receives $750,000 MacArthur Foundation Grant

Based on its successful track record and visionary leadership in research and creative media at the intersection of entertainment and social justice, this grant is CMSI's largest from the foundation.
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Slovakia and the Czech Republic play hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics hockey./Photo by Pawel Maryanov, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

International ·

Challenges Face Media, Athletes at Winter Olympics

Kogod professors Ron Hill and Benjamin Wright, and SOC professor Jason Mollica, answer questions about the Olympics and the pitfalls surrounding networks, corporations, and athletes.
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ESPN Campus Sign

Announcement ·

ESPN, American University Establish New, Funded Investigative Journalism fellowship

The new fellowship program will embed a full-time graduate student alongside ESPN’s journalists.
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Richard Prince

Communications ·

American University School of Communication Announces Partnership with Journal-isms

SOC and Journal-isms Inc. are partnering
to buttress their shared view of the critical role of inclusion in journalism.
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Robert A. Boyd III works on a project with video. (Photo by Tim Watkins/National Park Service)

Achievements ·

Filmmaking Fulbright Recipients Break New Ground

AU has been named a top producer of Fulbright grantees seven times in the past decade.
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Jennifer Collins

Communications ·

Creating Experiential Opportunities for Generations

Alumna Jennifer Collins has made an endowed gift to SOC that will allow generations of students of color the opportunities she had and opens the door to many more.
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Alyssa Fischer-Reeder

Alumni ·

Cancer Survivor Alyssa Fischer-Reeder on Survival, Hope, and Philanthropy

Alumna and tongue cancer survivor Alyssa Fischer-Reeder shares her story.
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Antoine Sanfuentes Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecturer

Announcement ·

American University Alumnus and CNN Executive, Antoine Sanfuentes, Named Distinguished Guest Lecturer at School of Communication

Sanfuentes will be a Distinguished Guest Lecturer for the Spring 2022 Semester
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(L to R) David Conrad, Kristi Plahn-Gjersveld, Nick Ray, Varsha Ramani, Bethany Hall, Caty Borum Chattoo, Aras Coskuntuncel

Communications ·

Center for Media & Social Impact Announces More than $1 Million in New Grants

The funding will support initiatives at CMSI’s core intersection of creative culture, entertainment, and social justice and equity.
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Dr. Sherri Williams

Communications ·

Journalism Professor Wins NABJ Journalism Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Sherri Williams, assistant professor in race, media and communication, received the award because of her teaching and partnerships with national media outlets that published her students’ work and amplified their stories nationally.
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