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by Michele Hilmes on December 06, 2012

Scholar and filmmaker J.J. Murphy’s recent book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (University of California Press, 2012), has been winning critical praise and stimulating interest in Professor Murphy’s own experimental film work.  Noted filmmaker John Waters really liked the book and cited it in his summer reading.

by Michele Hilmes on November 07, 2012

We hear a lot about the use of social media in political campaigns and movements.  But do tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube actually encourage young people to get more involved in their communities and in politics more broadly?

by Michele Hilmes on October 22, 2012

Comm Arts major and UW grad Ben Karlin (BA ’93) will be on campus this Friday, October 26th with his former college roommate Josh Bycel (BA ’93) to talk about their careers in television. At 1pm in 4070 Vilas, you’ll hear Ben and Josh talk about how they got their start in television and what’s contributed to their success.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on October 12, 2012

What did you do last summer? Communication Arts major and budding television news reporter Elsa Robins, for one, was hard at work, building up her on- and off-camera experience and setting the stage for her post-graduate career in broadcast journalism.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 14, 2012

Unless you’re a media and cultural studies scholar or industry insider, you’re probably only familiar with the products of media franchises, such as the Spiderman movies and Marvel comic books.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 11, 2012

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts is not only one of the most esteemed undergraduate programs in the country for the study of communications, it also offers one of the premier graduate programs in the field.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 10, 2012

The Department of Communication Arts is thrilled to announce the addition of a number of new faculty members for the 2012-2013 school year.

by Michele Hilmes on August 23, 2012

AIDS activist Mary Fisher is featured in  this New York Times article recalling her ground-breaking speech to the Republican National Convention in 1992.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 26, 2012

2011-12 was a highly successful school year for the Comm Arts department with numerous faculty members and graduate students receiving prestigious awards, fellowships, and distinctions. Indeed, the number of accolades is too great to list here in its entirety, but what follows are some of the more notable accomplishments earned both inside and outside UW-Madison:

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 20, 2012

Comm Arts Professor Emeritus Tino Balio has been named a 2012 Wisconsin Academy Fellow, the highest level of recognition conferr