Public Communication

  • Facebook Live: Helpful or Horror Show?

      by Braiden Davis, a CDAE/Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. Imagine having the capability to reach millions of people from around the world by simply taking your phone out of your pocket and starting an app. Well, this is a reality.  In 2016, one of Facebook’s...
  • #NastyWoman: How a Nasty Remark Contributed to a Revolutionary Movement

    by Isabel Salcedo, Public Communications/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. October 19th 2016: a nasty day for many women that shall live in infamy. As the third and final presidential debate was coming to a close, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that many will never forget. As Clinton was giving...
  • Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” – Western Media’s Flawed Coverage of the Green Movement

    by Emily von Wiese, Public Communication/CDAE major @ University of Vermont. Dubbed the “Twitter Revolution,” the Iranian 2009 Green Movement sparked the advent of social media platforms as political organizing tools. Iranians took to the streets after the 2009 presidential election, protesting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and demanding his removal from office....
  • #WomensMarch One Year Later – A Social Media Event That Shook The Nation

    by Heather Purchase, Public Communication major and Food Systems minor at the University of Vermont. On November 9, 2016, one of the most shocking and unthinkable presidential elections in modern political history came to an end when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. In reaction to Trump’s election and the defeat...
  • Blade Running Towards AI’volution – Hollywood Explores Artificial Intelligence

    by Tyler Pierce, English and CDAE/Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. Back in 1982, the film industry was blessed with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a groundbreaking science fiction film whose influence would ripple throughout the constructs of technological and cultural innovation for years to come. This film...