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.
What is a tech expert? Siva Vaidhyanathan considers this question in Wired.
David Nemer was a featured guest on CNN Brasil in their debate on hate speech and misinformation.
Democracy in Danger podcast launched. With co-host Siva Vaidhyanathan. Podcast musical score by Jack Hamilton.
Siva Vaidhyanathan speaks about the past and future of the internet in the new podcast series Public Books.
Meredith Clark is interviewed in The New Yorker about the Black Lives Matter movement's use of social media.
Shilpa Dave is interviewed on With Good Reason about brown voices on radio and netflix.
Aniko Bodroghkozy looks at the legacy of John Lewis.
Aynne Kokas comments on China's reopening of its theaters.
Chris Ali discusses school reopening and the digital divide.
Thank you, Professor Wyatt Andrews, for your years of exceptional service to Media Studies!
Andre Cavalcante presented the all-university teaching award.
Siva Vaidhyanathan in The Guardian.