Department News

2018 February Events

Journalism on the Cutting Edge: New Tech Frontiers from the Washington Post

Journalism on the Cutting Edge: New Tech Frontiers from the Washington Post

February 15th, 4-6pm



Seth Blanchard is a Senior Editorial Developer at the Washington Post working in the engineering and graphics departments. The goal of his work is to tell stories using emerging technology. In the past year he has used Photogrammetry and Augmented Reality to drive narratives by providing new and engaging visual perspectives for Post readers.


Zohar Kfir & Testimony

Sexual Assault in the Age of #metoo: Zohar Kfir and Testimony

February 1st 4-6pm



Testimony is an interactive documentary for virtual reality that shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing. As a platform Testimony allows the public to witness those who have been silenced and bring awareness to an epidemic that affects us all - our friends, our family, our children.

World Conflict Photography Exhibition

World Conflict Photography Exhibition

February 3-9 2018



North American Exhibition opening of WZFreelance World Conflict Photography. Experience the work of award winning journalists covering conflicts Worldwide. Join us at the Communication Studio in Garey Hall Villanova University.

Sponsored by the WFI, the Communication Department hosted the North American premiere of the World Conflict Photography Exhibition, created by the War Zone Freelance Project, Feb. 3-9

2017 Creative Expression Award

Dr. Heidi Rose received the 2017 Creative Expression Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender for her solo performance, Twin.


Cameron Quevedo 2017 Artist Academy Acceptance

Cameron Quevedo, visiting assistant professor, has been accepted into the 2017 Artist Academy (, a yearly mentorship event sponsored by the New York Film Festival and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.  His film, El tucán (The Toucan) has been selected to screen this month at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, the 2017 Festival of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico City, and the DOQU Film Festival in Querétaro, Mexico.  El tucan was also recently awarded “Best International Latino Documentary” at the 2017 Latino Film Market.

2017 Young Alumni Medallion Award

We are delighted to announce that Kelly J. Stoner ('08) and Elise Scioscia ('08, '10), graduates of the Communication program, were honored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the 2017 Young Alumni Medallion Award on Oct 4, 2017. Kelly works as an Associate Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Preservation Society, where she leads the bison program in its effort to restore wild, free-ranging bison to tribal lands in the American West. Elise is the Director of Public Policy for Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia. Congratulations on this well deserved honor!

Philadelphia Inquirer

Defining who is ‘American’ by the language they speak

Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD

The Christian Science Monitor

Race and the beauty counter: What a greater selection of hues says about culture

Shauna MacDonald, PhD

The San Francisco Chronicle

San Bruno explosion hangs over PG&E amid wildfire investigation

Derek Arnold, MA


Brian Williams Opens Up About Regaining Viewers’ Trust After Scandal

Leonard Shyles, PhD

Christian Science Monitor

Race and infuencing beauty market through purchases

Shauna MacDonald, PhD


Women anchors in post-O'Reilly Fox News

Shauna MacDonald, PhD


What's wrong with too many white men in one place?

Gordon Coonfield, PhD

The Academic Minute

Hate Speech

Billie Murray, PhD  


Do this in your next job interview to sound more intelligent and project confidence

Susan-Mackey-Kallis, PhD  


Villanova University’s Communication Professor William Cowen, EdD to be Inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame

William Cowen, EdD

Main Line News

Villanova students’ film shows stories behind the Special Olympics

Stephen McWilliams  


How Donald Trump Changed the Way College Students Learn About Conspiracy Theories

Derek Arnold, MA  


Dr. Billie Murray Discusses Inauguration Day Protests

Billie Murray, PhD

CBS Philly

Can Trump walk back on some of divisive rhetoric spewed on the campaign trail?

Maurice Hall, PhD

CBS Philly

Anti-Trump protests break out while social justice academics in Philly

Bryan Crable, PhD  

US News & World Report

Coping with Creepy Clown Scares and Other Threats

Derek Arnold, MA 

New York Times

How to Get People to Evacuate? Try Fear

Derek Arnold, MA

The Christian Science Monitor

Can Facebook campaign push users to the polls?

Thomas Ksiazek, PhD 

USA Today

Find Francis in your feed

Bryan Crable, PhD

The Christian Science Monitor

Will Twitter, Facebook bring new viewers by livestreaming debates?

Thomas Ksiazek, PhD

The New York Times

After Orlando Shooting, ‘False Flag’ and ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theories Surface

Derek Arnold, MA

Voice of America

Professor Gordon Coonfield Discusses Symbolism of Black Lives Matter

Gordon Coonfield, PhD


Villanova University Professor Discusses Protest Movements

Dr. Billie Murray


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