• M. Lane Bruner, Professor of Rhetoric and Politics, Receives the National Communication Association’s 2015 Freedom of Expression Award The National Communication Association (NCA) announced in August that an essay co-authored by M. Lane Bruner, Professor of Rhetoric and Politics, and Susan Balter-Reitz, Professor of Communication at the University of Montana, Billings, has been awarded the prestigious Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. The essay, ““Snyder v. Phelps:… more »
  • Michael Bruner: Strategies of RemembranceM. Lane Bruner Strategies of Remembrance: The Rhetorical Dimensions of National Identity Construction University of South Carolina Press, 2002 At a time when national identity is a potent political force, Strategies of Remembrance sheds light on the relationships between economic, civic, cultural, and ethnic forms of nationalism, and on the interactions of nationalism in those… more »
The Department of Communication offers programs of study (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.) in journalism and mass communication, public relations, speech communication and rhetoric, film/TV/new media (with rich opportunities for training in media production), and theatre.

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Preparing students for careers in the media industries, the nonprofit sector, academia and many other communication professions.
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Teaching advocacy skills to K-12 students. Improving journalism education worldwide. Tracing political rhetoric and social change. Diagnosing media stereotyping. Mapping production industries and new media reach. Exploring race and visual culture.


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Join a student organization – theatre, debate, public relations, journalism history. Connect to a film or TV production. Join the Honors Program. Attend a workshop, a film screening, or a research talk.


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GSU offers students programs in film, TV, web and online communication production, taught in labs equipped to realize your creative vision.