COMM professor featured in AZ Central article

One of Florida State University’s finest, Patrick Merle, contributed to AZ Central’s article ‘Trayvon Martin mailer stirs racial politics in campaign for Congress’ last week. The article analyzed the controversial, emotional appeal used in a fierce race for Phoenix’s 7th Congressional District where African-American voters could tip the scales. Dr. Merle has researched the George Zimmerman …

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COMM alumna uses career skills to launch charity

Florida State University College of Communication & Information alumna Danielle Skeen is a busy advertising professional, who uses her free time to run The Star Boutique, Inc., a charity-driven, pop-up shop that provides clothing, shoes, accessories, makeovers and workshops in self-esteem to underprivileged, teen girls who are affected by homelessness in New York City. Skeen …

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COMM alumnus wins Daytime Emmy Award

At just 22 years old and only one year after earning his bachelor’s degree, Florida State University School of Communication alumnus Steven Rodriguez can proudly list “Emmy-winner” on his résumé. Rodriguez, a producer for the Spanish-language morning show “Un Nuevo Dia” which airs on the Telemundo Network, was a part of a team that won …

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COMM professor guest edits for special issue of the Journal of Communication

Florida State University School of Communication professor Arthur Raney served as guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Communication (Volume 64, Number 3) on “Expanding the Boundaries of Entertainment Research,” which was published in June 2014. Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication and director of doctoral studies is an expert …

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COMM professor pens column for Clarion Ledger’s 50-year commemoration of Freedom Summer

Florida State University School of Communication Professor Davis Houck penned the column, “Stanford Nine recorded sounds of the movement,” which appeared in the Clarion Ledger on June 21.  The article discussed a group of Stanford University students who documented audio recordings of the civil rights movement, just weeks after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting …

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COMM alumnae accept prestigious Gracie Award

A pair of Florida State University School of Communication alumnae accepted a Gracie Award® from the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation on June 11 in New York City for their work through Sachs Media on a campaign against child sexual abuse. Michelle Ubben (M.A. ’88), partner and chief operating officer of Sachs Media, and Jessica …

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School of Communication hosts “Communication in London” summer program

Florida State University School of Communication students recently completed the “Communication in London” summer program, a unique opportunity to study communication and public speaking in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Europe. The six-week program ran from May 8 to June 16 with faculty members Mark Zeigler and Misha Laurents leading the …

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