Comm Doctoral Students Publish Research on Feminism in Disney Films

School of Communication doctoral students Abigail Reed and Kailash Koushik recently had their research paper Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Commodification of Feminism: A Political Economic Analysis accepted for publication in the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) on November 18, 2018. According to the paper’s abstract, the research “seeks to[…] »

Faculty, Students Highly Recognized at National Communication Association Convention

On November 8 – 11, 2018 students and faculty from Florida State University’s School of Communication attended the 104th annual National Communication Association (NCA) convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through aesthetic, humanistic, and social scientific inquiry. NCA[…] »

CCI Alumna Spearheads Coast Guard Donation to Panhandle

On November 16, 2018 a crate full of 1,239 pounds of Hurricane Michael relief supplies arrived shortly after noon in front of FSU’s School of Communication. This was no ordinary delivery as the return address was from the United States Coast Guard in Boston, Massachusetts. Lieutenant Commander Krystyn Pecora is a School of Communication alumna (M.S. ’13,[…] »

Krystyn Pecora: Comm Alumna and Executive Officer for Coast Guard Cutter Seneca

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Krystyn Pecora graduated from FSU’s College of Communication & Information in 2013 with her Master’s degree in Media Communication Studies. She’s now serving as the Executive Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca. Seneca is a 270 foot cutter currently home-ported in Boston, MA. “We have over ninety crew members serving aboard who come[…] »

Professor Collaborates with Recent Ph.D. Grad to Publish Research Analyzing Pro-Social Messages

Dr. Katherine Dale and Dr. Danyang Zhao recently had their research paper accepted into the communication journal Computers in Human Behavior: Volume Ninety-One published online through Science Direct. The paper, entitled “Pro-social messages and transcendence: A content analysis of Facebook reactions to Mark Zuckerberg’s donation pledge” is a project that Dr. Zhao has been working on[…] »

Communication Alumna Mariliis Beger Appointed First Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Estonia

Earlier this year, The President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain appointed School of Communication alumna Dr. Mariliis Beger to serve as the first Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Estonia. Her research in Pakistan focuses on health literacy, eHealth and ICTs, and issues related to women’s sexual health. “I am looking forward to strengthening and building new relationships between[…] »

Jennifer Whelihan: Comm Alumna and Tampa’s 40 Under 40 Honoree

Jennifer Whelihan earned her Bachelor’s in Media Communications Studies from Florida State University in 2001 as well as her Master of Arts in Interactive and New Communication Technology. Most recently, she’s been nominated for Tampa’s 40 under 40 for her contributions to the Tampa Bay community. This isn’t the first time Whelihan has been recognized for[…] »