American University School of Communication

Based in Washington, D.C., the American University School of Communication offers a comprehensive approach to media practice, production and research, with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs in Communication Studies, Film and Media Arts, Games, Journalism, and Public Communication.

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The pandemic is increasing society’s reliance on digital connections. MR.Cole_Photographer/Moment via Getty Images

Society’s dependence on the internet: 5 cyber issues the coronavirus lays bare

Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
Elements of smart homes, including thermostats, may be vulnerable to hackers. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

‘Internet of things’ could be an unseen threat to elections

Co-opting internet-connected devices could disrupt transportation systems on Election Day, stymie political campaigns, or help make information warfare more credible.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 28 in Wildwood, New Jersey. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Trump supporters have little trust in societal institutions

In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, performs in Hamburg, Germany in 1973. Heinrich Klaffs

Plagiarists or innovators? The Led Zeppelin paradox endures

How can a band so slavishly derivative – and sometimes downright plagiaristic – be also considered radically innovative and influential?
Apakah orang-orang ini menderita gangguan - atau hanya bersenang-senang? AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

Apakah rekreasi dan apakah kecanduan permainan digital di abad ke-21

Hanya karena seseorang menikmati aktivitas rekreasional bukan berarti mereka kecanduan terhadap hal tersebut, meskipun mereka menghabiskan waktu yang banyak untuk melakukannya.
H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest, left, donated tens of millions of dollars to sustain Philadelphia’s newspapers. AP Photo/Rich Schultz

The pace of nonprofit media growth is picking up

Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
Social media companies combine many pieces of information into a complex digital profile. Tetiana Yurchenko/Shutterstock.com

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background. AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In Italy, fake news helps populists and far-right triumph

Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Beaming in news from far away. Daniel Fung/Shutterstock.com

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
Starting a new school can be stressful. But as a parent, you can help. Kamira/Shutterstock.com

How parents can help their freshman teens cope with stress

School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.

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