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Interview: Exploring Sexting in the Digital Age with Dr. Coduto

By Violet Li Dr. Kathryn D. Coduto’s “Technology, Privacy, and Sexting: Mediated Sex”, published in September 2023, offers a critical look at sexting’s role in modern communication. Her research delves into the motives, technologies, and privacy concerns surrounding sexting, alongside its evolution amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Intrigued by the themes of the book, the Communication […]

Call for Proposals: COM Faculty Research Seed Grants

The Communication Research Center (CRC) of the Boston University College of Communication announces its inaugural call for proposals for Faculty Research Seed Grants to begin in Spring 2024. By awarding research grants to faculty within COM, the CRC seeks to promote inter-departmental, cross-disciplinary collaborations on communication-related issues that will help society engage with modern challenges. […]

ICA 2024 Pre-Conference – Reimagining Digital Activism: Navigating Complexities and Forging New Perspectives

CRC fellow Dr. Chris Chao Su is co-organizing the ICA 2024 pre-conference this year and has written an outline of what to expect: ICA 2024 pre-conference on “Reimagining Digital Activism: Navigating Complexities and Forging New Perspectives.” Link to ICA preconference page here. The rapid proliferation of digital technologies has reshaped the landscape of activism, attracting […]

Letter from the Director: January 2024

Growing Risk of Disinformation By: Michelle Amazeen The new year began with the World Economic Forum releasing its 2024 Global Risks Report which describes hazards occurring in the global landscape from year to year. Topping the 2024 report is the threat of mis- and disinformation intensifying societal divides around the world over the next two […]

Letter from the Director: December 2023

The Fall 2023 Semester in Review By: Michelle Amazeen December wraps up another busy semester for the CRC. Our Colloquium Series, which originated in 2009, consists of monthly research presentations that highlight current and original research of CRC fellows. Our Fall Colloquium Speakers were EMS PhD Candidate Alexis Shore (September), Dr. Deborah Jaramillo (October), and […]

Letter from the Director: November 2023

In Thanksgiving: Rosalynn Carter as Political Communicator (1927-2023) By: Michelle Amazeen With multiple wars raging and the world enduring infodemics, pandemics, and climate-related disasters, it may seem difficult to be grateful for much of anything at present. However, at this time of Thanksgiving in the United States, I wanted to pay homage to a former […]

Letter From The Director: October 2023

By: Michelle Amazeen In the mid-1980s, Rolling Stone Magazine underwent an image transformation. Widely perceived of as a magazine carrying content that only appealed to a niche population of counterculture hippies, the award-winning “Perception. Reality.” advertising campaign, created by advertising agency Fallon McElligott, disputed that notion. Through a series of over 60 print executions, the […]