October 14, 2020
Health communication researcher Sebastian Scherr studies how people engage with social media – specifically mental health messaging – and how the media is structured to respond to users. At a time when many students are reporting feeling anxious and overwhelmed, Scherr said it is important to raise awareness of the mental health resources available to Texas A&M students.
October 2, 2020
The virtual COMM Day on Oct. 8 will look quite a bit different than past years, but what hasn't changed, said Kylene Wesner, is the valuable opportunity to meet and hear from COMM alumni about job search and career strategies.
September 15, 2020
Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian, Ph.D., has recently been honored with national awards in recognition of her research, publishing and teaching on media, diversity and social justice as a member of the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University.
June 23, 2020
#RacismAtTAMUFeelsLike. Reading these stories of systemic racism experienced by A&M students, faculty and staff reinforces the need for collective, systematic and focused action to achieve racial justice for Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color. This is a pivotal moment.
May 1, 2020
In February, the Texas A&M Team Rhetoric Conference started important conversations around the increasingly urgent global climate crisis. Climate change is expected to be a dominant source of disruption in the next decade and the goal is to start conversations while there is still time to create change.
March 20, 2020
In April, the Department of Communication/Journalism program hosted a virtual awards ceremony for the Office of the Texas Governor Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards. Media professionals and student journalists from across Texas were recognized for work in all media forms that accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities.
February 11, 2020
When research and politics collide – Jennifer Mercieca’s new book explains how the U.S. created a ‘Demagogue for President’
In Demagogue for President, Jennifer Mercieca outlines six rhetorical strategies used by Donald Trump to win the presidency. Trump took advantage of existing polarization and made expert use of rhetorical strategies to divide, attack and rally his base while intimidating opponents.