Category Archives: communication

Late Friday, when all of our institutions bravely shunt their bad news out the door, ESPN announced that it would shutter its prestige site Grantland, effective immediately. Founded in 2011 by Bill Simmons, Grantland became a go-to home for longform … Continue reading

Black media pioneer Richard Durham was never an on-air star or featured player. Yet the poet, activist and script writer had a huge influence on how African Americans could be perceived in dramatizations. As Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and … Continue reading

During the American version of the 1997 Labor Day weekend, shocking news interrupted the barbeques. Princess Diana had died in a Paris car crash. One of the world’s most visible women, Diana replaced everything in the news for days, and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics by Shawn J. Parry-Giles has won the 2015 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, given by the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division. The award … Continue reading

To coincide with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual meeting August 6-9, 2015, in San Francisco we are offering eBook versions of four University of Illinois Press communication titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will … Continue reading

Dirty Words: The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924 by Robin E. Jensen has been awarded the 2015 NCA Health Communication Distinguished Book Award. In the book, Jensen details the approaches and outcomes of sex-education initiatives in the Progressive Era. The … Continue reading

Seeing, for many, is believing. Authors Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman have taken a look at how we see news gatherers and the news business in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media. In the introduction to … Continue reading

Journalist Marlene Sanders passed away earlier this week at age 84. In 1964, Sanders was the first woman to anchor an evening network news program when she substituted for Ron Cochran on ABC. This was just one of the many … Continue reading

Congratulations to Jordynn Jack, who received the 2015 RSA Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) for Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks. In Autism and Gender, Jack offers new insights into the ways rhetorical … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination by Nicole Seymour has received the 2015 ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). The official presentation … Continue reading