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    Dr. Gardner elected President of International Communication Association

    Paula Gardner, McMaster’s Asper Research Chair in Communications, has been elected President of the International Communication Association.

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    Interested in applying to the MA in Communication & New Media? Come to our Info Session

    The Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia at McMaster University will soon be accepting applications to our MA in Communication & New Media for September 2016.

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    HitchBOT travels the United States

    hitchBOT, created by Communication Studies and Multimedia professor David Harris Smith, is traveling the United States.

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    Dr. Ogborn to perform with new live coding ensemble

    A new musical ensemble consisting of live coding performer Dr. David Ogborn (McMaster) and tabla player Shawn Mativetsky (McGill) has its first public performances at two conferences this Summer.

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  • Dr. Quail publishes on Reality TV

    Dr. Quail’s article “Producing Reality: Television Formats and Reality TV in the Canadian Context” appears in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication.

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Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia


We live in a highly mediated world where messages are embedded in all forms of information. How does one make sense of the tangled web of media, culture and language? Communication Studies and Multimedia provides the tools necessary for finding answers to that question and the skills to create new media. Welcome to the online home of Communication Studies and Multimedia – an interdisciplinary department where we address questions of New Media, Digital Culture, Language and Social Life, Mass Communication and Performance Studies in exciting and novel ways drawing on knowledge from the Arts and Humanities. Be our guest and explore the links to the world of media, communication, technology and popular culture.


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