UVA Launches PhD in Media Studies!

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Congratulations to the Media Studies Class of 2024! 

Congratulations to

Ashleigh Wade

on the release of 

Black Girl Autopoetics!

 

Rising third year undergrads will be able to apply to the Media Studies major this summer between July 8 and August 6, 2024. A link to the application portal will be open on our web site throughout that period.

 

Congratulations to

Ashleigh Wade

on the release of 

Black Girl Autopoetics!

 

Rising third year undergrads will be able to apply to the Media Studies major this summer between July 8 and August 6, 2024. A link to the application portal will be open on our web site throughout that period.

 

Congratulations to the Media Studies Class of 2024! 

UVA's Department of Media Studies analyzes media culture, technology, labor, literacy, policy, infrastructure, and inequity. Our goal is to provide students with the tools to evaluate and shape media. With global reach, our faculty and students examine media from a variety of perspectives that include media history, aesthetics and form, audience analysis, media uses, the impact of media on public opinion, and the relations between media and the law.

The Prehistory of Social Media

Did you ever use a BBS? Long before online forums and communities like Reddit and Discord, people connected through bulletin board systems (BBSs). During their heyday in the 1980s and '90s, millions of people dialed their modems into more than 100,000 BBSs.

Join us to hear Kevin Driscoll, author of the award-winning book The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media, and technology and society expert danah boyd discuss the innovative world of BBSs and how they shaped the ongoing evolution of social media and the internet. 

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