Faculty Update- Huffington Post & Why People do NOT go Online

Professor Lindsay Hoffman write articles for the Huffington Post as mentioned by the latest faculty update. Check out her latest blog post The Case for Being Old-Fashioned. 

Professor Hoffman’s ongoing “Blog Blog Project” posts articles from current students in her classes at the University of Delaware.  Students write blog posts then vote as a class to pick the best of the bunch. This round of students chose senior Eric Hastings submission. Eric’s post looks at the correlation of  the 15 percent of Americans who don’t go online and what advantages they might gain from this. Congratulations Eric!


Potential Future Emmy Nominees

COMM Majors: We already have one Emmy nomination,  check out the latest videos that are bound to be nominated for another!

Professor Lydia Timmins and her crew haveAGAIN produced two different yet equally insightful documentaries:

The documentary Not Your Average Student  portrays three of today’s unique college students: a man in his late 60’s, a young women with a small child, and an international student. The documentary pushes past the stereotypes typically used for college students (think Animal House). This perspective is essential to UD, especially since the higher education world, like much of education, is going through many changes throughout America.


Unt*ix*tled re-introduces the public to the often forgotten Title IX. Don’t know what Title IX is? This landmark decree broke ground in the issues faced today with gender equality in athletics. This documentary looks at the decree in its origin’s and how its presence continues to grow and change even today. Check out the documentary and decide for yourself if Title IX is good or bad, or neither.


COMM Department Round-Up!

1. UD congratulates Professor Lydia Timmins and her students! The crew taking her Broadcast News Documentary” course last year produced a documentary that is nominated for a local Emmy award! The 17member  class independently completed the entire project over the course of one semester: shooting, editing, and scripting  the entire thing . Check out their work, “Grandma Never Texted”


2. Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Professor Dannagal Young  on July 18. Professor  Columbia Journalism Review, “Lighten up: How satire will make American politics relevant again.” Hear what she had to say! – http://www.wpr.org/shows/satire-and-democracy

3. Did you know that Professor Lindsay Hoffman writes for the Huffington Post? Dr. Hoffman’s scholarly research  focuses on media effects, political satire, and citizen use of internet technology to become more informed in their communities. Check out her latest article on the crisis in Syria here:


4.  Prof. Scott Caplan uses hashtags in his classes and his students love it! It’s the “intergration” of social media and communication theory at it’s finest. Follow him @UdelCaplan


5. Prof. John Courtright has received the prestigious honor of being named editor of Human Communication Research. Prof. Courtright will begin his three year term in the journal’s (I inserted an apostrophe here -I’ve noticed an apostrophe habit that you should focus on) 39th volume.The International Communication Association publishes the journal; with over 3,500 members reading, it ranks as one of the top 10 journals in the field of human communication.