News & Events
Dec 5, 2016
Technology may have helped turn users into their own information gatekeepers, but they may not necessarily make better, more informed decisions with that data, according to researchers.
Dec 2, 2016
Penn State’s award-winning College of Communications, with a journalism tradition that dates to the early 1900s, joined a cohort of 46 schools from around the world in the recently announced Google News Lab University Network. Google’s News Lab, with tools such as Google Search, Google Trends, Google Maps and Google Earth, has been providing training and support to professional newsrooms for years. Through the University Network, the company hopes to do the same for the next generation of journalists in their classrooms.
Nov 30, 2016
The security risks and dangers posed by advancing smart and cloud-based technologies and how consumers can best protect themselves will be discussed by cybersecurity and technology experts during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will premiere at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 on WPSU-TV.
Nov 28, 2016
College of Communications doctoral student Giuliana Sorce -- born in Germany, able to speak seven languages -- studies activism and gender issues while thriving as a teacher, too.
Nov 22, 2016
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication elected Ellyn Fisher, senior vice president of the Ad Council and Penn State alumna; Tom Martin, former vice president of communications at ITT and FedEx and now executive-in-residence at the College of Charleston; and Gary Sheffer, former vice president of communications at General Electric, to its advisory board.
Nov 21, 2016
One Penn State student’s successes both in and out of the classroom have led to her to being named the College of Communications student marshal for fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 in the Bryce Jordan Center.
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Joel Molinsky (2003, Telecommunications),
is entering his second year as the lead director of ESPN's "College GameDay" for basketabll. He and his wife will also be welcoming their second daughter into the world in December.
Bjorn Trowery (2008, Advertising/Public Relations),
was recently promoted to director of communications/brand PR at Heineken USA. Trowery recently co-led all global comms and strategy in conjunction with Heineken, the Dutch National team and the Holland Heineken House onsite in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games. Next time you see Trowery, beers are on him.
Erik Austin (2016, Telecommunications),
is working as a digital video producer for AccuWeather. He lives in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.