Communications News

Digital Delights & Disturbances: The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism

Digital Delights & Disturbances: The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism

JCU’s Department of Communications presented an online lecture called “New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism” on November 11, 2021. The guest speakers were Ben Little and Alison Winch, authors of the book The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism: Celebrity Tech Founders and Networks of Power (Taylor & Francis, 2021).

The Root/The Bloom: Screening & Talk with Filmmakers Echaka Agba and Kristina Valada-Viars

The Root/The Bloom: Screening & Talk with Filmmakers Echaka Agba and Kristina Valada-Viars

On October 18, JCU welcomed filmmakers and partners in life, Echaka Agba and Kristina Valada-Viars, for a screening of two of their recent short films The Root, and The Bloom. The two films are part of the series “Where Could We Go: A Map of Finding Home.”

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Giulia Leo is a double major in English Literature and Communications. She is the current President of the student newspaper, The Matthew.

“Is A.I. Good for the Planet?,” A Talk by Benedetta Brevini

“Is A.I. Good for the Planet?,” A Talk by Benedetta Brevini

On September 23, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Sydney Benedetta Brevini discussed her new book, "Is A.I. Good for the Planet?" (Polity, 2021).

So Fare Films: Professor Jenn Lindsay’s Company Supports Emerging Filmmakers

So Fare Films: Professor Jenn Lindsay’s Company Supports Emerging Filmmakers

Co-founded by Communication Professor Jenn Lindsay, So Fare Films is a documentary film production company and film training program in Rome, Italy. Since 2017, this female-founded independent film production company has produced films that have been screened in festivals, conferences, and nonprofits worldwide. 

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Saliha Crespo is a photographer, filmmaker, and YouTuber currently majoring in Communications. In 2016, her first short film, Catch Me, which addresses the risks of teen dating violence, won two awards at the Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival.

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Alumna Stefania Piccialli graduated in 2017 in English Literature and Communications, and then earned her M.A. in Gender and Media from the University of Sussex. Stefania recently won the Translating for Change Video Essay competition.

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Jay Manari is a non-binary Italian director, writer, and filmmaker who graduated from JCU in 2015 with a B.A. in Communications. In September 2021 Jay will start a part-time Ph.D. program on the “Anatomy of a Politically Incorrect Directing Method: Feminism, Transfeminism and Beyond” at the University of Birmingham.

JCU Department of Communication Hosts Video Vortex Event

JCU Department of Communication Hosts Video Vortex Event

The JCU Department of Communications and the Office of the President held a virtual event called “Video Vortex #13:- Play, Pause and Reset,-“ on May 27, 2021. The Video Vortex Network deals with facets of both politics and aesthetics of online video.

Why Filmmaking: Alumna Paola Di Leo

Why Filmmaking: Alumna Paola Di Leo

Born and raised in Rome, alumna Paola Di Leo graduated from JCU in 2018 with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Paola won The New School’s ‘Fine Cuts 42nd Annual Invitational Film Show’ with her short film ‘Corona Love Story.’

Communications Meets Art: Student Natalia Stanusch

Communications Meets Art: Student Natalia Stanusch

Hailing from Poland, student Natalia Stanusch is a double major in Communications and Art History. Natalia recently published an article called “The HaHa of Digital Deterritorialization: Looking at Memes through the lens of Dada Laughter” in the Meme Studies Research Network.

Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Giacomo Sproccati, Class of 2015, participated in the Dual Degree Exchange Program in Communications between John Cabot University and the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is currently working as Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Italian Language at Florida State University International Programs in Florence.

Digital Contagions: JCU Welcomes New Media Theorist Jussi Parikka

Digital Contagions: JCU Welcomes New Media Theorist Jussi Parikka

On April 22, the JCU Department of Communications hosted “Digital Contagions: from Network Security to Viral Capitalism,” the last lecture of the Digital Delights and Disturbances Series. Guest Jussi Parikka held a presentation on the emergence of viruses intended as both software-based risks and carriers of infectious diseases.

Digital Delights and Disturbances: From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue

Digital Delights and Disturbances: From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue

On April 15, the JCU Department of Communications hosted the latest lecture of the Digital Delights and Disturbances Series, titled “From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue: Logging on and Checking out.”