Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Communication Studies. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Communication Studies faculty watch debate

    Communication Studies Ranked in Top Five Nationally

    College Factual, a website that compiles higher education rankings in a variety of categories, named Emerson College fifth in the nation for Communication Studies, the second field of study at Emerson to be ranked at the top of the pack by the company.

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    Emerson Poll Featured in Time, MSNBC, and other outlets

    Emerson College released polling results prior to the New Hampshire primary, which major news outlets such as Time and MSNBC used in their reports.

  • Hillary Clinton at a rally in Iowa

    Q&A: An Emersonian in Iowa

    Emerson College Journalism major Katie Burns ’18 traveled to Iowa last weekend to attend the caucuses and the political events leading up to it. She went with a group of students on a trip organized by Associate Professor Gregory Payne in the Communication Studies Department. Emerson College Today asked Burns about her experiences. Responses were edited.

  • Ted Cruz in Iowa

    Emerson beats other Iowa pollsters

    The Emerson College Polling Society had billionaire Donald Trump edging out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by just one point, 27% to 26%, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a respectable third at 22%. Actual results had Cruz beating Trump, 28% to 24%, with Rubio in a close third at 23%. The majority of Iowa polls predicted Trump winning handily.

  • Richard West

    West on Presidential Candidates, Boston Globe

    Richard West, professor in Communication Studies, spoke to the Boston Globe about how current presidential candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump use repetitive words and themes in every public speaking occasion to help resonate certain values to voters.

  • Tim Neverett

    Neverett ’88 to announce Red Sox games on WEEI

    Multiple media outlets covered WEEI’s news that alumnus Tim Neverett would step into the role of announcing Red Sox games, alongside longtime sports announcer Joe Castiglione on WEEI.

  • Owen Eagan

    Eagan-led "movie buzz" study in International Business Times

    A study led by Executive-in-Residence in Communication Studies Owen Eagan as part of a research course in the School of Communication explores the impact that Oscar nominations have on a film’s box office success. 

  • Boston Coastlines: Future Past - Civic Media project

    New Graduate Program in Civic Media Launches

    Starting in Fall 2016, Emerson College’s Engagement Lab will launch an intensive 12-month residential master’s degree program in Civic Media, Art & Practice (CMAP). Prospective students can apply now to the graduate program, which focuses on the emerging field of civic media.