Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Steve Himmer, MFA ’05

    Himmer's Bee-Loud Glade explores silence

    The concept of “unplugging” from the demands of life and society has gained interest in recent years, as many people feel pressured day and night to respond to emails, to be available for work, and to stay abreast of trends.

  • Raj Sharma

    Raj Sharma's Emerson Experience

    Raj Sharma graduated Emerson in 1983 with a degree in mass communications and he recently agreed to participate in our “Emerson Experience” series.

  • Twitter logo

    Emerson earns an 'A' in social media

    When a blog called Boston Innovation recently named the Boston-area colleges that have the most Twitter clout, it reported a surprising result: Emerson College came in second, right after Harvard University.

  • Emerson students working the Oscars

    And the Oscar winners are...

    “The Oscars are Emerson’s Super Bowl!” tweeted one Emersonian during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

  • Journalism students interview Tom Sherak, president of the Academy

    Emersonians are all over the Oscars

    Oscar excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • Brendan McCarthy’04 (center) receives an Emerson Alumni Achievement Award.

    Journalism alumnus McCarthy '04 wins Polk Award for reporting

    Brendan McCarthy ’04, a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, was one of 13 winners of the prestigious George Polk Awards in Journalism.

  • 11th Annual Film Festival logo

    Emerson Film Festival to light up Los Angeles this week

    The roster of student-made films to be screened this week at Emerson’s 11th Annual Film Festival will give attendees a sneak peek at the work of up-and-coming filmmakers.

  • Art Stewart ’82

    Corporate social responsibility speakers series open to Emersonians

    Students and faculty are invited to sit in on discussions of Corporate Social Responsibility during classes for strategic communicators that feature guest speakers throughout the rest of the semester.


Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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