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.

  • Communications conference in Bangkok

    Student, Faculty Present Communications Research in Bangkok

    Alexandra Howard ’17, a Political Communication major, and Communication Studies faculty Vincent Raynauld represented Emerson College at the Cross-Cultural Communication Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 28 and 29. The conference, organized by Emerson and other global universities, featured research on topics including corporate communication, marketing communication, and political communication.

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    Emerson Polling Society interview on NECN

    Spencer Kimball, communications professor and Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) advisor, and Henry Krause ’16 talk to New England Cable News about ECPS’s latest poll of the GOP primary in South Carolina. 

  • 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.

  • App workshop

    There’s an App for That at Emerson

    Hamad Al Badi, a Marketing Communications major and an Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship (E3) minor, is one of 56 students who attended a workshop in the Bordy Theater on February 16 and 17 that taught them how they can develop their ideas into usable applications without knowing any coding or coders. The workshop was organized by E3 Director Lu Ann Reeb, who, in the last couple of years, has seen her entrepreneurship students become more and more interested in building apps.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.