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.
Is America ready to reopen schools? Siva Vaidhyanathan responds to this question in The Guardian.
Variety interviews Aynne Kokas about the problems faced by theater chains operating in the U.S.
El Nacion interviews Siva Vaidhyanathan.
David Nemer criticizes the Brazilian government.
Aynne Kokas is interviewed on how Zoom courses could put Chinese students at risk.
Liz Ellcessor discusses disability cultures with Aimi Hamraie on Contra.
Watch Wyatt Andrews' Basic Multimedia Reporting class documentary "Spring Broken: College on COVID."
Siva Vaidhyanathan on the social media giant.
David Nemer discusses the resurrection of the Dancing Coffin Crew meme.
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.