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Department News

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Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz co-produced a public service video, now featured on the Middlesex DA's website, to raise awareness of opioid abuse and its long-term effects.


Prof. Lisa Cuklanz's book, Rape on Prime Time, is referenced in a article, "The truth about TV’s rape obsession."


Prof. Celeste Wells and Danny De Leon '15, spoken word poet, discussed the history of civic oration and modern-day citizen orators at "Talk Matters: Civic Oration Yesterday and Today" at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.  This event was part of the series "Oratory and the Power of Talk."

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Prof. Mike Serazio explores a ban on national advertising and guerrilla marketing in Cuba in a piece in The Atlantic

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Communication Professor Lisa Cuklanz is co-editor of Documenting Gendered Violence: Representations, Collaborations, and Movements (Bloomsbury, 2015), which explores the intersections of documentary and gendered violence.

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Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz examines messaging in Michael Moore's new film and Bernie Sanders' campaign in Tikkun Daily and the success of "American Idol" and its impact on the television industry in Christian Science Monitor.

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Dr. Marilyn Matelski dscusses her Advanced Intercultural Communication course at the first Boston Intercultural Skills Conference (BISC) in the BC Chronicle.

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The Communication Department hosted “Primary Talk” – a panel discussion led by four communications professionals about politics, media, and the election year.


Students and professors of the University of Deusto, Dartmouth College, and Boston College gathered at BC on January 22-23 to develop a program of research and teaching innovation on sexual violence against women and human trafficking.  


Boston College's Department of Communication hosted the 2015 AJCU Communication Conference.

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Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz has produced and co-directed a new documentary, The Ragged Edge, which will premiere on Wisconsin PBS.  To learn more, view the trailer.

Facilities Tour

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The Department's main offices are in St. Mary's Hall South, but its facilities—including the media lab and video production studio—are spread out across the main campus. View slideshow of facilities

Alumni News


Emily Mervosh '14 received an Advanced Study Grant to produce and direct a documentary titled "Genesis".  Read more about Emily in the BC Chronicle.  Photo by Caitlin Cunningham.

Kevin Allocca '11

Kevin Allocca '11—a double major in communication and film studies—determines "what's hot" in online video as YouTube's trends manager. Kevin was recently featured in Boston College Magazine.


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Assistant Professor Mike Serazio discusses media and political communication. View video

Matt Sienkiewicz


Communication Professor Matt Sienkiewicz chaired a panel discussion on new media.
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Michael C. Keith


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Communication Professor Michael C. Keith discusses his latest collection of short stories entitled Of Night and Light. View video

Marilyn Matelski

Whither civility?

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Communication Professor Marilyn Matelski discusses society's growing desensitivity toward the use of vulgarity. View video

Tracey Wigfield

Tracey Wigfield

Video from BC Front Row

Hear from Emmy-winning writer Tracey Wigfield '05.  Sponsored by the Communication and Theater Departments.  View video


Faculty Publication

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Communication Professor Michael C. Keith discusses the latest edition of his textbook Keith's Radio Station
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Students in the News

Alexandra Hadley '16,
Anna Link '16
, and Emily Sadeghian '16 presented their research at Eastern States Communication Conference.

Cai Thomas '16 has been awarded the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Stephanie Costa '14, and her blog post for the Carroll School of Management course "Social Media for Managers," lead a piece on how today's students crowdsource information in USA Today.

Olga Khmylev '13 traveled to Sochi to be part of NBC's production team covering the Winter Olympics.  View video

Alumni Profile

Jana Ross

Jana Ross '11 is currently an account executive at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. 

Media Lab Hours

View open hours for Media Lab (Lyons 215).