Department News (Fall, 2017)

Graduate Student Carter Hathaway publishes “Made By History” column in The Washington Post

The “Made By History” column in The Washington Post published an essay by Carter Hathaway, a graduate student in Communication and Journalism, on November 8, 2017.  The piece uses the lens of the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act to discuss the innovative PBS TV series “An American Family.”

Clam Cam Project Featured in Bangor Metro Magazine

Bangor Metro Magazine featured a CMJ project called Clam Cam, an engaged digital media research project led by Ph.D. student Tyler Quiring, Dr. Bridie McGreavy, and Master’s student Carter Hathaway, in the September 2017 issue. The article showcases the important and challenging work that clammers do to produce sustainable local seafood. It also described how CMJ researchers work with clammers in the field to document, celebrate, and learn about clamming through body-mounted video recordings and related ethnographic methods.

Welcome Dr. Rosenbaum
The Department welcomes Dr. Judith Rosenabaum to the Faculty this fall! Dr. Rosenbaum is a mass communication and media studies specialist. Her research examines how people interact with the media and what factors drive this interaction. Moreover, she is interested in how people’s media use can become a tool to engender individual and social change.  Her office is 414 Dunn Hall, and you can read more about her research here.

Communication Class Project Develops a UMaine Bucket List for Students

This past spring, 23 University of Maine seniors in a communication course collaborated on a capstone project to create a useful resource for UMaine and its students for years to come.

The project, “50 Things to Do Before You Graduate from the University of Maine,” is a UMaine bucket list for students by students. It was developed by Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism Claire Sullivan in collaboration with UMaine’s Division of Marketing and Communications.
Undergraduates in Sullivan’s class conducted in-person interviews with 286 UMaine students in different majors and years in school to get their input to compile the list of 50 must-do activities and places to see.

Watch this WVII report on the project, broadcast on August 27, 2017.


Click on the links below to find out what some of our alumni have been doing with their time after college.

Brian Naylor ’78

Macey Hall ’11

Sarah Smiley ’12

Lindsay Lodis ’12