Media & Communication


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About the Department

‌Welcome to the online web environment for the Department of Media & Communication at Muhlenberg College. In our vibrant community, we explore and create all forms of media *visual, digital, print, oral* and investigate the social, political, economic and cultural contexts that both shape and are shaped by these converging forms.

Here, critical thinking meets hands-on experience. Many students link their studies with service to the community. Most students immerse themselves in professional media environments through our internship program.

Graduates from our program have an edge as they enter media industries from Barcelona to Los Angeles. Others pursue graduate studies in law, journalism, film and video production, mass communication, and education. Our aim is to foster graduates who are not only information literate, but who become information leaders in helping to realize the democratizing potential of media.

 


Department News

Dr. Jeff Pooley published a new book, James W. Carey and Communication Research
Dr. Jeff Pooley published a new book, James W. Carey and Communication Research: Reputation at the University's Margins (2016). For more information https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/28453?format=EPDF
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:09:00 EDT


Dr. Irene Chien presented at Extended Play Conference
Dr. Irene Chien presented a paper titled "The Digital Seriality of Candy Crush and Free­-to­-Play" at the Extending Play conference at Rutgers University on Saturday, October 1.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:26:00 EDT


Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz was one of four filmmakers selected to investigate a specific research issue
Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz (Media Comm / Film Studies) was one of four filmmakers selected to collaborate with the Field of Vision team to investigate a specific research issue pertaining to her documentary film, Ser y Estar (currently in pre-production).
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:13:00 EDT


Story Harvest, an initiative to capture treasured Muhlenberg memories
Dr. Kate Ranieri, Department of Media and Communication, and Susan Falciani, Muhlenberg College Archivist, launched a Story Harvest during Alumni Weekend. The harvest, open to all alumni, is an initiative to capture treasured Muhlenberg memories
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:50:00 EDT


Profs Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz and Lora Taub-Pervizpour presented at Visible Evidence Conference in Bozeman, Montana
Ebrahimi Bazaz on "Web 3.0 and Transformative Documentary Practices" and Taub-Pervizpour on "Documentary Storymaking in the Lehigh Valley: Greater than the Sum of Our Parts."
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:02:00 EDT


Suzanne Brier, a Berg student, just published an article in Huffington Post.
Suzanne Brier, a Berg student in Dr. Elizabeth Nathanson's Feminist Media Studies class last semester, just published an article in Huffington Post, "Dear Sexist Fox News Commentators, Our Daughters Are Watching".
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:44:00 EDT


Rachel Brudener, a Muhlenberg student, published an article
Rachel Brudner, a student in Professor Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz's Video Journalism course, has published an article addressing their class experience visiting the Allentown Art Museum exhibit ofLatino art, "Our America."
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:11:00 EDT


Theorizing the Web conference in New York City
Media & Communication major, Meredith Salisbury and Dr. Jeff Pooley gave a paper at the Theorizing the Web conference in New York City.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:43:00 EDT


OLC Innovate Solution Design Summit
Tony Dalton and Dr. Lora Taub presented at the OLC Innovate Solution Design Summit
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:38:00 EDT


New Documentary Storymaking Minor & Class!
Muhlenberg Faculty approved a new minor & class, Documentary Storymaking. Classes start Fall 2016
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:54:00 EST


Dr. Bazaz named 2016 National MediaMaker Fellow
Prof. Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, assistant professor of film studies, was just named a 2016 National MediaMaker Fellow! The fellowship will provide major support for her documentary project, *And Not to Stay*
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:40:00 EST



Great Teachers, Great Courses

For many students, the course in Documentary Research is their first foray into making media.
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Students in Jeremy Teissére's 'Mind and Brain' course have quite a challenge - can the experience of consciousness be narrowed down to 100 billion neurons?
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Dr. Roland Kushner knows that management skills can't be taught in a vacuum.
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Professor Dan Wilson’s students don’t just read about history; they learn from those who lived it.
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What insights can worms provide about tissue and organ systems in the human body?
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For many students in Dr. Douglas Ovens' class, this is their first musical experience at Muhlenberg.
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Dr. Niesenbaum's Field Biology and Plant Ecology class is just one of many to use the 63-acre Graver Arboretum.
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Dr. Amy Hark wants her students to look beyond the classroom and see the impact the subjects they are studying have in the wider world.
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Students in Dr. George Benjamin’s class are mastering more than basic computer science skills. They’re learning about programming and robotics by focusing on problem sets.
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Dr. Daniel Doviak, assistant professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College, invites his environmental philosophy students to study the relationship between humanity and the world they occupy.
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