It began as a small interdisciplinary program in Mass Communication in 1978.
Today, Carleton’s Communication and Media Studies program is a vibrant degree program with undergraduate and graduate students, joint degrees in African Studies and Data Science, a specialization in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS), and a strong interdisciplinary faculty.
The School of Journalism and Communication is celebrating this anniversary with the 10th Annual Attallah Lecture on September 13th, featuring McGill Professor Will Straw speaking on “Media Forensics: Reading the Canadian Cultural Economy.”
The celebration will continue on September 14th with the CoMS40 Symposium: Histories, Theories, Archives and Archaeologies,
The symposium features numerous prominent alumni of the Communication program, as well as a keynote address by Professor Shannon Mattern of The New School.
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