Julie Smith speaks to a lot of schoolkids. At the moment, the Visiting Professor, School of Communications at Webster University, is gearing up for a student-led media conference in Syracuse, NY where she’ll be taking her message: social media isn’t going anywhere and kids and parents need to manage it. “Social media is like trying to get toothpaste back into the tube,” says Smith. “We need to tell [kids] how to do it right.” Continue reading
The conversation surrounding diversity and representation in the media is constantly changing and evolving. With ongoing efforts such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, the platform has never been larger for marginalized stories to be told.
We interviewed filmmaker and University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) professor Maureen Bradley about the representations of the LGBTQ+ community in film. Continue reading
China is exceedingly fragile… concerned with domestic challenges.
Professor Steve Hess researches popular protest in China at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Prof. Dennis Gilbert was Bernie Sanders’ research director for his first successful congressional campaign in 1990. He shares his thoughts on Sanders and his research on inequality. Continue reading
Bomb defusing expert to cybersecurity academic is not a typical path. Jibey Asthappan combines front line experience with a PhD. He is director of the National Security program at the University of New Haven.
“It’s important to think about your work in a way that the public would be interested in,” says Martin Antony, professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, who has given over 300 media interviews.