Department of Communication Studies' News/Announcements


Edison High School Junior Annaliese Klenetsky Wins Third Annual Curtain Call Award

 Annaliese Klenetsky, a junior at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, was chosen the winner of the Third Annual Curtain Call Award, which was held at Montclair State University on Sunday, June 3.  Read the full article.

Department of Communication Studies' Chair Harry Haines Interviewed by Movie Geeks United

Dr. Harry Haines, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, is interviewed by Movie Geeks United (MGU) as part of The Kubrick Series, MGU's celebration of director Stanley Kubrick films. In the interview, Dr. Haines, a veteran of the Vietnam War, discusses Full Metal Jacket and other Vietnam combat films. Dr. Haines has done extensive research on the portrayal of the conflict in various forms of media and  Full Metal Jacket is an essential component of his class curriculum. Watch the interview.

Montclair State's Writing for Video and Computer Games Course Profiled in "The Star-Ledger"

Montclair State offers a course exploring narrative in video games.  Amy Kuperinsky of the The Star-Ledger writes, "The college course recognizes the fact that a career in video games does not mean locking yourself in the basement to play some fantastical saga to its conclusion.  Nor is it a vocation to merely daydream about.  It's a trade, an art to learn--one that, like other forms of entertainment, needs both stories and writers." 

Read the full article at "The New Storytelling."

Montclair State University's Public Relations Students Raise More Than $2K for Autism NJ

With Autism Awareness month nearing its close, the university’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), with help from the Fairleigh Dickinson University PRSSA, held a benefit night of comedy on Wednesday, April  25, raising more than $2,000 for Autism New Jersey.  Read the full article.

New York Public Radio and Montclair State University Announce Joint Media Partnership

New York Public Radio (NYPR), one of the nation’s premier public radio franchises, and Montclair State University, which offers educational programs in communication, broadcasting, multi-platform journalism, and digital media, today announced a new partnership that will expand and deepen NYPR’s service to New Jersey while also leveraging the student talents and faculty capabilities of the University’s School of Communication and Media.  Read the full article.


College of the Arts Holds Convocation Ceremony

Montclair State University’s College of the Arts held its Convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 13 at the University’s Sprague Field. Family and friends of many of the 519 candidates slated to receive baccalaureate degrees from the College filled the stands. Read the full article.

Congratulations 2012 Department of Communication Studies' Award Recipients

 The College of the Arts congratulates its graduating students and all 2011 Award Recipients from the Department of Communication Studies! Read the full article.



Montclair State Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Historic Educational Telecasts

On April 30, 1952, Montclair State University—then the Montclair State Teachers College—made television history. According to documents prepared at the time, Montclair State was “undoubtedly the first” to use a non-commercial Ultra High Frequency, or UHF, channel to broadcast a full day of educational telecasts to schools.  Read the full article.

Department of Communication Studies -- Spring 2012

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies.

The big news this semester is all about the School of Communication and Media. Progress continues on the merging of Communication Studies, Broadcasting, and the Filmmaking programs. Read the full article.