Jason Loviglio, Media and Communication Studies, Co-edits New Book

Jason Loviglio, director of media and communication studies, is the co-editor with Michele Hilmes of the recently-released book “Radio’s New Wave: Global Sound in the Digital Era” (Routledge, 2013). “Radio’s New Wave” features essays from 12 top scholars from three continents.  It explores the evolution of audio media and sound scholarship in the digital age, exploring the ways that radio has transformed in the digital environment. Contributors explore what sound looks like on screens, how digital listening moves us, new forms of sonic expression, radio’s convergence with mobile media, and the creative activities of old and new audiences. “Radio’s New … Continue reading Jason Loviglio, Media and Communication Studies, Co-edits New Book

UMBC Professor, Student and Alumnus in DNC News Coverage

UMBC’s Caitlyn Leiter-Mason ’14, GWST and political science, and Mitch Case ’11, MCS, are in Charlotte this week serving as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, reports Patch. Leiter-Mason, a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and contributor to USDemocrazy, represents Maryland’s 6th District. Case, social media coordinator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, represents Maryland’s 7th District. Curious about how they got to Charlotte and what they hope to achieve? See their Tumblr A Tale of Two Delegates, read “Ellicott City delegate works to energize young voters” in the Baltimore Sun and listen to their interview on the Marc … Continue reading UMBC Professor, Student and Alumnus in DNC News Coverage

Kate Godwin ’13, Media and Communications Studies, in Baltimore Sun

On August 15, The Baltimore Sun‘s free weekly B published a “Baltimore College Guide”, in which students from area universities provided insights into their schools. UMBC student Kate Godwin ’13, media and communications studies, discussed a number of on-campus and off-campus highlights and offered some advice to incoming students to help them navigate the school year successfully. Godwin recommended Atwater’s for off-campus wi-fi and quality chai tea; Patapsco Valley State Park for a chance to get outside for a weekend or day trip for some hiking and any other physical activity; the annual QuadMania event for students; and the upper floors of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & … Continue reading Kate Godwin ’13, Media and Communications Studies, in Baltimore Sun

Fan Yang, Media and Communications Studies, on FlowTV

An August 14 piece by Fan Yang, assistant professor of Media and Communications Studies, for FlowTV discussed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. “How London Responded to Beijing in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony” contrasted the London ceremony with that of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, noting that the Danny-Boyled production of July 27th “follow[ed] a rather simple strategy: whatever China did, we do the opposite.” These differences ranged from an individualist vs. collective ethos, to a comparatively light-hearted party atmosphere as opposed to 2008’s manifestation of “the [Chinese] Communist Party’s burning desire to be recognized globally” as … Continue reading Fan Yang, Media and Communications Studies, on FlowTV