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The world needs people who understand media and communications. As a student in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, you’ll develop a critical perspective on how communication, media and film represent and shape contemporary life. You will also develop marketable research and communication skills.

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Ashley's Study Abroad Experience - Making the Most of a COMS Minor

My name is Ashley P. and I’m a fourth year student at the University of Calgary, where I major in Political Science and minor in Communications. Throughout the course of my undergraduate degree, I’ve spent two semesters abroad, one in Sweden and one in Singapore.

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Assistant Professor Jessalynn Keller spoke to CBC Eyeopener’s David Gray about her research on Teen Vogue’s political coverage. She describes how the teen magazine once known for fashion, beauty and celebrity coverage is now publishing pieces like Lauren Duca’s December 2016 op-ed “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” Professor Keller contends that the magazine is now recognizing their audience of teenage girls and LGTBQ youth as political, engaged, and activist – an important shift in today’s media landscape.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/teen-vogue-shift-1.4316888

Alix Johnson (UCSC) and Mél Hogan (University of Calgary) have guest edited an issue of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. 

INTRODUCING LOCATION AND DISLOCATION: GLOBAL GEOGRAPHIES OF DIGITAL DATA

The contributions to this issue of Imaginations address the relationship between digital data and physical place. How is the economy of data storage organized in and across communities, regions, nations, and states? How does the industry reprise old relationships and forge new ones? How are boundaries and borders inscribed and encountered by users and creators along the way? How is information technology (IT) infrastructure built into environments, shifting social and natural terrain? By foregrounding spatial relations and infrastructures, these essays draw connections between globalized geographies of media distribution and localized impacts of IT on the ground.

More: http://imaginations.csj.ualberta.ca/?p=9947

CMF Assistant Professor Jessalynn Keller spoke about her current research project on political activism in Teen Vogue on Vancouver's Roundhouse Radio show, Sense of Place.