College of Communication and Information

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy has made sure to seize every opportunity that has come her way at Florida State University. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., she came to FSU after graduating from St. Petersburg Collegiate High School as a salutatorian and with an associate’s degree in hand. Murphy initially chose to attend FSU after being recruited to play Division I beach volleyball. She was impressed with the program’s resources and emphasis on the value of hard work. During her senior year of high school, Murphy also applied for FSU’s Honors Program and was […]

FSU to host seventh annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies conference

Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing […]

FSU experts available for context on Black History Month

Black History Month is an observance to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans and a time to examine how race continues to influence the country today. The predecessor to the event began in the 1920s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month on the federal level. The United States now has a Black […]

FSU team earns Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns prize for Fannie Lou Hamer film

A new national fellowship will help a Florida State University alumna tell the story of Fannie Lou Hamer via documentary, an important addition to the growing body of work at Florida State aimed at shedding light on the civil rights activist. Joy Elaine Davenport, a two-time graduate of the School of Communication, is one of […]

FSU experts available to comment on United States and the Paris Agreement

Carbon emissions and climate change were key issues in the past presidential election. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has said he will sign an executive order to rejoin the Paris Agreement— an international accord with the goal of limiting global climate change that the United States left on Nov. 4, 2020. Florida State University has […]

FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response

When Hurricane Michael devastated rural inland communities in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, public libraries played a critical role in the natural disaster response. It also exposed the need for improved upon procedures and policies for public libraries responding to natural disasters. Now, Florida State University College of Communication & Information Professor and Associate Dean […]

FSU celebrates largest cohort of McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships in recent history

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship. It is the largest cohort of FSU McKnight Fellows to date. The FEF’s McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research […]

FSU graduate student wins trio of Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists college awards

A Florida State University student won big at the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ 2019 Excellence in Broadcast News College Contest. Alexandra Wendling, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, won first place in three categories of the contest. The winners were announced Saturday, May 9, during a virtual ceremony due to […]

FSU online graduate programs are among nation’s best in latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs are some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s graduate programs are ranked in the Top 20, including FSU’s master’s degree in criminal justice studies, which moved up to No. 6 nationally and No. 5 among public […]

FSU research guides nation’s libraries on serving students with autism

New research designed to help libraries better serve people with autism is making Florida State University a national leader in developing ways to connect with the growing population of students on the autism spectrum. The autism rate — estimated at one in 59 children, or 1.7 percent, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. […]

FSU welcomes National Academy of Medicine member to university

Barbara Culliton, a distinguished science journalist and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, has joined Florida State University as a scholar in residence in the College of Communication and Information. “We are extremely excited to have Barbara Culliton joining us at FSU,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “Her experience as […]