Communications News

Sound Design in Film: JCU Welcomes Gustavo Costantini

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Department of Communications and Media Studies welcomed Professor Gustavo Costantini, an Argentinian sound designer and film scholar.

Blackness and Borderscapes: JCU Welcomes Dr. SA Smythe

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 the Department of Communications and Media Studies hosted an encounter with Dr. SA Smythe. The event was organized in collaboration with JCU’s Queer Alliance and the Africans in the World Culture Club.

Student Karima 2G Publishes Article in Corriere della Sera Newspaper

Communications and Political Science student Karima 2G published an article in the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's major newspapers. She discusses racism, stereotypes, and how she uses her music to combat prejudice.

Expression through Music: Student Karima 2G Teaches Elementary School Children

Student Karima 2G started teaching at primary school Carlo Pisacane, in Rome, for the project “Laboratori di autonarrazione per giovani apprendisti.”

JCU Hosts the Screening of A Ciambra: Italy’s Candidate for Oscar

The JCU Media and Communication Speaker Series and the Department of Communications hosted the screening of "A Ciambra" by Jonas Carpignano.

Professors Sarram and Lòpez Interviewed on Fake News by NPR

Christopher Livesay, JCU Communications professor and NPR correspondent, interviewed Professors Peter Sarram and Antonio Lòpez on fake news.

By the Book: English Literature Alumna Christine Modafferi

Christine was born in the United States, but grew up in a small town called Caulonia, in Calabria, right at the tip of Italy’s boot. She graduated from JCU with a major in English Literature and a minor in Communications.

The Icon of Post-Everything Music: JCU Welcomes Guitarist Mike Cooper

The JCU Department of Communications welcomed musician Mike Cooper to perform a soundtrack to the 1935 silent film Legong: Dance of the Virgins.

On Monstrous Mothers: Communications Student Sabrina Mancini

Sabrina Mancini (Class of 2018) is a senior from Rome. She studies Communications with a minor in Psychology.

Professor Donatella Della Ratta Publishes Essay on Filming in Syria

Communications Professor Donatella Della Ratta recently published the article "The Unbearable Lightness of the Image: Unfinished Thoughts on Filming in Contemporary Syria" in the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.

Gender as a Social Construct: Alumna Claudia Canovai

Claudia Canovai, Class of 2017, comes from a small town in Tuscany. She graduated with a major in Communications and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Media Literacy in the World: Alumna Wanda Gabai

Wanda Gabai graduated from JCU in 2010 with a degree in Communications. She was born in Naples, Italy, and her passion for traveling and exploring different lifestyles and cultures led her to live in different parts of the world.

Alumna Geraldine Ghelli Publishes Photos in “New Yorker”

JCU alumna Geraldine Ghelli's photos have been published in the New Yorker as part of the "A Portrait of a Couple in Love and in Transition" article, which follows a couple (Michelle Ainsworth and Jennifer Lee) as they undergo gender-confirmation surgery together.

Professor Donatella Della Ratta Publishes Article on Fighting ISIS with TV

Professor Donatella Della Ratta recently published an article in Al Jazeera entitled “Fighting ISIL through TV drama: The case of Black Crows.”

JCU Department of Communications Presents SEMBENE!

JCU was one of over 100 institutions that took part in the Sembene Across Africa project, a three-day series of events in honor of Ousmane Sembene, considered the father of African cinema.