Prof. Sut Jhally received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Simon Fraser University on Oct. 8. Jhally, who earned his Ph.D. from SFU in Burnaby, British Columbia, was cited as an SFU alumnus, award-winning communication professor at UMass Amherst, founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation, and prolific filmmaker and author. For more information, please click here.
Sep 25, 2015
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a demonstrated record of excellence in research in communication, media studies, and/or information technologies using a computational social science approach. For the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions, please click here.
Sep 24, 2015
The Department of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at UMass Amherst is accepting applications for a Professional Academic Advisor. This position is a 43 week appointment. For the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions, please click here.
Sep 10, 2015
Pasquale Corso, ’17, recipient of the Connor Internship Award, spent his summer interning at WPRI, a news station in East Providence, RI. Read his story here.
Jun 25, 2015
The Communication Department is offering a range of undergraduate courses during the second summer session, which begins July 6. The list includes some of our most popular and in-demand courses, and all will be presented online through Continuing & Professional Education. For more information, please click here.
Jun 18, 2015
Prof. Seth Goldman and his colleague Diana Mutz have won the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for their 2014 book The Obama Effect: How the 2008 Campaign Changed White Racial Attitudes. The award is given to the best research-based book in journalism or mass communication published each year. To read more, please click here.
Jun 8, 2015
Vinnie Malhotra, ’97, has a story to tell. Inspired by his Communication filmmaking class, Vinnie has gone on to produce some of today’s most important documentaries as the senior vice president of development and acquisitions at CNN in Los Angeles. To view a brief video about Vinnie and his work, please click here.
Apr 22, 2015
Debra Madigan, who has served the Communication Department faithfully and well for 35 years, has been awarded a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Award. She is one of only two staff members across all departments in the College to receive this recognition. Read more about Debra and her well-deserved award by clicking here.