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Emeritus Professor John Fiske Honored at Conference

From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Department of Communication Arts Emeritus Professor John Fiske was one of the most influential media scholars in the world. Books such as Reading Television (co-written with John Hartley in 1978),Television …

Alumni Horowitz and Kitsis Reflect on Careers, Lost

Department of Communication Arts alumni Adam Horowitz (’93) and Eddy Kitsis (’93) reflected on their rise from aspiring writers to executive producers/writers of ABC’s hit network drama Lost. Speaking to a group of about 50 Department …

Professors Gray and Hilmes Featured on Local WKOW News

Department of Communication Arts Media & Cultural Studies Associate Professor Jonathan Grayand Professor Michele Hilmes discussed the online popularity of the hit ABC network drama Loston Madison’s WKOW-TV 27 news. In one segment, Gray explained how Lost was perfectly timed …

Department Honors Walter Mirisch

The Department of Communication Arts was pleased to host a special event to honor distinguished University of Wisconsin – Madison alumnus Walter Mirisch (History, ’42). Over 100 guests from the Department and campus recognized and …

Alumnus Glenn Silber Speaks in Advanced Documentary Class

Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber (’72) recently discussed his experiences, techniques, and approach to documentary filmmaking in Professor Bill Brown’s Comm Arts 651: Advanced Video Production & Direction class. A professional producer and director in …

Professor Louise Mares Featured in On Wisconsin

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor in Communication Science Louise Mares was featured in the Summer 2009 issue of On Wisconsin, UW-Madison’s magazine for alumni and friends. Mares discusses her research into “prosocial” television that is actually beneficial to …

Alumnus Joey Garfield Directs New Visa Advertisement

Joey Garfield (Comm Arts, ’92) recently directed Visa’s new advertisement “Flow” (2009) which has been released in Europe. The ad marks the second collaboration between Joey and artist Bill Shannon, a performer with a rare hip disability who relies …