Critical and cultural studies offer invaluable insight as to how communication affects media and vice-versa. While there are currently hundreds of studies taking place that attempt to establish basic premises about new media, nationwide advertising campaigns and interpersonal communicative development, critical analysis is needed to develop raw data into usable information. In the blogs in this category, we will discuss new studies from leading media and communication experts and offer our own take on the latest research and critical theory. We will explore the findings of some of the top researchers in media/communication fields and try to develop a better understanding of the ways that we interact and how our Internet, television and print media can affect our interactions.

School Uniforms: Simple Solution for Better Schools or Pointless Tyranny?

July 29, 2012 Sarah Thompson 0

There was a time when a school uniform on a student was proof of private school attendance. More and more, however, public schools have instituted […]

Does Yahoo’s New CEO Signal the End of the Glass Ceiling?

July 24, 2012 coms 0

Unless you have spent your summer beneath a rock, you know that Yahoo has chosen Marissa Mayer, formerly an executive at Google, to be the […]

Venus, the Goddess of Beauty, Gets Photoshopped

May 8, 2012 coms 0

In Greek mythology, Venus is known as the goddess of beauty. She has been portrayed over the years in endless paintings by world renowned masters like Botticelli and Bouguereau. But how would Venus fair in today’s photoshopped society? Would she still be considered beautiful? Would Botticelli have decided to paint the same woman?

29 Famous People You Never Knew Had Communication Degrees

April 24, 2012 coms 1

You may be surprised to find that many famous people in the entertainment, sports and political fields have more in common than a photogenic smile and a career spent in the public eye. Many of the people who manage to turn their time in the spotlight into successful careers have degrees in communication.

Viral TNT Ad Is Hilarious and Insightful [Video]

April 17, 2012 coms 0

Ever wonder how television drama actually compares to real life? Now you can find out. TNT, whose slogan reads, “Your Daily Dose of Drama,” gives us a taste of what it takes to make highly entertaining television through their new ad/viral video.

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