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Sut Jhally
Jul 16, 2020

After a long and revered career as a professor, educator, researcher, and film documentarian, Professor and immediate past Chair of the Department of Communication Sut Jhally, PhD, has retired. Jhally began teaching at UMass Amherst in 1985. Jhally still plans to continue in the classroom part-time after his retirement and impact future UMass students in the coming years.

May 28, 2020

Comm’s Burcu Baykurt explores the different approaches taken by cities in the U.S. and Europe to implement tech innovations and efficiency.

May 28, 2020

New NATO StratCom COE report highlights key trends in election-related disinformation and integrity interventions from study of three Southeast Asian nations.

May 11, 2020

We know it's not the same as our grads were anticipating, but we're still celebrating their wonderful accomplishments. Watch UMass Department of Communication faculty, staff, advisors, and grad instructors in this video tribute for 2020 UMass Amherst Communication Graduates!

Apr 27, 2020

Ethan Zuckerman, Internet pioneer, author and co-founder of the blogging community Global Voices, will be joining the UMass Amherst faculty this fall as an associate professor of public policy, communication and information.

Apr 17, 2020

An essay by Jonathan Corpus Ong, associate professor of communication, is among the first articles published by the new journal “Digital War.” In “Limits and luxuries of slow research in radical war: how should we represent perpetrators?” Ong explores how researchers apply the practices of “slow research,” and how ethnography and principles of slow research help make

Mar 13, 2020

In response to heightened concerns about the spread of coronavirus and Governor Charlie Baker’s declaration of a state of emergency, the university will transition to online learning on March 23 at the conclusion of spring break. The measure aligns with public health recommendations to reduce population density and enable social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Seth K. Goldman
Feb 28, 2020

New research by Seth K. Goldman, associate professor of communication, was recently cited in the Vox podcast, “The Weeds.” The podcast cited a paper Goldman co-authored, published in “The Journal of Politics” in January which examines how and why white Americans living near black Americans adopt more negative racial attitudes.

Learn more about Goldman's research and the podcast discussion.

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