Timely and timeless... studying communication in all its varied forms invites us to think systematically and critically about questions that in some ways have never changed (the principles of public speaking today are not vastly theoretically different than they were 2500 years ago when Aristotle was writing about it, and the principles of good narrative development share much in common across cultures and across history). In other ways, the questions in communication are among the most current and cutting-edge, such as the ways in which social media and other information technologies influence how we interact, how we think, and how we get work done.
A degree in COJO blends theory and practice, helping students develop skills useful in the professions today, and for tomorrow.
COJO is representing at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference this year! Check out the details here!
- Dr. Amy May is facilitating a workshop on the importance of public speaking centers in high education: Exploring Communication Centers: Reinforcing Relevancy Across the Country
- Dr. Amy May has a top paper in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Division: Conceiving the Enormity of 9/11: Advocating for the Use of Digital Narratives to Promote Learning Through Lived Experience
Two graduate students are presenting their research:
- Nike Bahr: “Eye paid attention!” A Comparative Study of Technological and Self-Assessed Measures of Engagement
- Bekah Olson: Are You Down With That? An Examination of Public Reactions to Media Representations Of Individuals With Down Syndrome
And for the first time, we have an undergraduate joining us:
- Melissa Delgado: “Screw it, I'm [sic] switching apps”: Confusion, Social Support, and Triggers among Fitness Apps Users
Katie Orlinsky announced as Snedden Chair for Spring 2018
UAF COJO is proud to share the news that our Snedden Chair of Journalism position will be filled by Katie Orlinsky, who will be arriving in early January 2018. Katie Orlinsky is an award-winning photojournalist from New York City. She received a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, and began her career as a photographer in Mexico twelve years ago. Since then she has photographed all over the world exploring everything from conflict and social issues to unique subcultures, wildlife and sports. Katie regularly works with major publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian as well as universities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Since 2014 Katie has been working on a long-term photographic project about climate change in Alaska.