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BEA have exciting scholarships, competitions, conventions and events - and Communication Studies at York is a member! *Please note each student MUST join BEA membership first before they can submit their application. Please obtain the discount code from the department.  The deadline for the 2020/2021 BEA Scholarships is October 14th, 2019 and all of our students […]

Mandy Luk

Be bold. Be diverse. Those were the words CBC senior producer Mandy Luk ended her presentation with when she visited Marlene Murphy's course COMN 4222 News Next: Creating News in a Platform Society. The experienced journalist spoke to the class in a very engaging presentation on diversity. Working for prime-time newscast The National, Luk explained […]

Founders College event series honours the late Professor Christopher Innes

This article originally appeared in YFile Christopher Innes From Sept. 26 to 28, Founders College is hosting an event series titled “Calypso, Carnival, Steel Band: Expressive Cultures of the Caribbean Diaspora” in honour of the late York University Professor Christopher Innes, whose contributions to the study of carnival have been inspirational to the event organizers […]

CBC News

Executive Producer, Digital, at CBC News, Pras Rajagopalan, visited Marlene Murphy's course COMN 4222 News Next: Creating News in a Platform Society on September 20. Rajagopalan was there to present on analytics/metrics, audience development, evolving storytelling on digital platforms, and the challenges he and his team face in today's online landscape. Pras began by discussing elements […]

Insight Development Grants

Two Communication Department Professors are award recipients in the 2019-20 Insight Development Grants competition from SSHRC! Professor Natalie Coulter received a grant for her project Evangelisms, Entanglements and Superfans: Young People's Creative Labour in the Visibility Economy. The grant will explore how young people’s creative labour is being taken up by the marketing activities of the […]

Anniversary celebration!

During the 2019-2020 year, Communication Studies is celebrating 40 years as a program and 10 years as a department! Beginning as Mass Communication (Media) Studies and housed in the Division of Social Science, the now distinct Department of Communication Studies is a top ranked program in the province and country. In professional and everyday life […]

Spring Convocation 2019

On June 17, York University held convocation ceremonies for graduands of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. We caught up with a few Communication Studies students before and after the ceremony and asked them their thoughts on the day as well as "what […]

Student Profile: Noam Karakowsky 

Internship Program Who do you contact about the internships? The staff at the YU Experience Hub were extremely helpful. They were very hands-on in terms of assisting with a range of items pertinent to landing the internship: resume assistance, advice on interviews and excellent workshops to help prepare me for seeking and eventually landing a […]

Wait, There’s More

Global News announced today the launch of the network’s first original daily news podcast Wait, There’s More, hosted by journalist and Department of Communication Studies alumna Tamara Khandaker. The podcast will be available daily beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 and will provide a deeper understanding of current events for those listening. Khandaker will explore the […]