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.

  • Robynn Singer-Baefsky

    Student Aces Class by Predicting NY Primary Results

    On Sunday, April 17, with the focus on who would win Monday’s Boston Marathon, Robynn Singer-Baefsky, a sophomore Political Communication student at Emerson College, was crunching the numbers on who would be victorious in another high-profile  competition—Tuesday’s New York presidential primary.

  • Owen Eagan

    IB Times Highlights Eagan Study on Box Office Takes and Reviews

    The IB Times published a study done by Emerson College Executive-in-Residence Owen Eagan that showed that despite the industry focus on opening weekends, films that do better at the box office in the fourth week of release are better received by audiences and critics than films that have giant releases.

  • Ignite the Night

    Ballroom as Classroom: Nonprofit Fundraising Class Runs Benefit for Burn Survivors

    Every aspect of Ignite the Night -- A Celebration Benefiting Burn Thrivers Worldwide is being planned and executed by Edelstein’s class, part of Emerson’s new Nonprofit Communication Management minor. Students chose their own roles in the campaign—public relations, outside sponsorship, entertainment, facility, food—and wrote their own job descriptions, senior scholar-in-residence Cathy Edelstein said.

  • Sports Comm workshop in Barcelona

    Students Learn About Sports, PR, Culture in Barcelona

    Over two dozen students and faculty members came to the Bordy Theater to hear highlights of Communication students' trip to Barcelona and Lisbon.  A reception followed the seminar at Fajitas and ‘Ritas with Enric Ordeix Rigo, a faculty member at Blanquerna University, Emerson’s sister school in Barcelona.

  • Spencer Kimball

    Kimball on NY Primary, MSNBC

    Spencer Kimball, Emerson College Polling Society advisor and senior scholar-in-residence, was interviewed by MSNBC about the New York primary and where Donald Trump stands in terms of winning his home state.

  • Al Jaffe

    Al Jaffe Speaker Series to Bring Sports VIPs to Emerson

    John Skipper, who has expanded the channel’s mobile offerings and increased its commitment to Spanish-speaking and women sports fans since becoming president of ESPN, will talk with Jaffe in the Bordy Theater on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 pm, as the first guest in the Al Jaffe Speaker Series. Students from all majors will have the chance to ask questions and join the conversation.

  • Raul Reis

    Raul Reis Named Dean of Emerson College’s School of Communication

    Emerson College has appointed Dr. Raul Reis as dean of the School of Communication and professor in the Department of Communication Studies, effective July 1, 2016.

  • Emerson College Polling Society logo

    ECPS Super Tuesday Results, NECN

    Robynn Singer-Baefsky ’18, political communication major and Spencer Kimball, Communication Studies faculty member and ECPS adviser, discuss the latest results for the Presidential primary, also known as “Super Tuesday."