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Unruly souls

In her new book, Unruly Souls: The Digital Activism of Muslim and Christian Feminists (Rutgers University Press, 2022), Boston College Assistant Professor of Communication Kristin Peterson explores how those marginalized from traditional religious spaces–due to their sexuality, gender, or race–employ … Continue reading

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Censorship in Thatcher’s Britain

“The ease with which censorship became part of the political and broadcasting culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland is a lesson in the fragility of democracy,” writes Boston College Interim Director of Irish Studies Robert Savage in the Irish … Continue reading

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The Power of Sports

A former reporter, Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio turns his journalistic eye on sports in America in his new book, The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture (NYU Press, April 2019). After conducting more than 50 … Continue reading

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“Ideas from the Catholic Press”

Crux editor John L. Allen Jr., a journalist highly regarded for his coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church, and Matt Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media, will be the panelists for “Revitalizing Our Church: … Continue reading

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Mike Lupica

Boston College alumnus and legendary sportswriter Mike Lupica will present “The Next Moment is the One that Can Change Everything” on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 305. A member of the National Sports Media Hall of Fame, Lupica was a … Continue reading

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New battlefields

According to author David Patrikarakos, the scholarly work of Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies Matt Sienkiewicz greatly enhanced the intellectual rigor of his new book, War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century.  Covering … Continue reading

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Recognition for The Other Air Force

The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11, written by Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies Matt Sienkiewicz, has been named an outstanding title by the Association of American University Presses. Books designated as outstanding titles … Continue reading

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A new kind of propaganda war

The U.S. is fighting a new kind of propaganda war – one for the airwaves of the Middle East, according to The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11 by Assistant Professor of Communication and International … Continue reading

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The Other Air Force

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming, hoping to generate pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves. In his … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Culture Machine

Vincent F. Rocchio, a faculty member in the Communication Department, incorporates theories of media and cultural studies in his new book to examine why both Hollywood and the institutional Church have such difficulty speaking about, and promoting, egalitarianism, non-materialism, and pacifism in compelling ways. In … Continue reading

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