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New Episode of Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast

February 6, 2020

The newest episode of Communication Matters features an interview with Joëlle M. Cruz, Assistant Professor in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Cruz received the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication at the 105th NCA Annual Convention in November 2019. NCA Past President Orlando L. Taylor, in whose honor the new award was named, is also featured on the podcast. Taylor is currently the Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President at Fielding Graduate University. Tune in to learn about Cruz’s research in “alternative organizing” by women in post-conflict Liberia.

New episodes of Communication Matters are released every other Thursday. Upcoming episodes include: 

Cherwitz and Baxter February 20, 2020: Rick Cherwitz, the Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor Emeritus in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, shares some tips on writing and publishing op-eds. Catherine Baxter, Director of Partnerships at The OpEd Project, also joins the conversation to discuss the work that the OpEd Project does with universities and the importance of writing op-eds in this political moment.  If you’ve thought about writing op-eds, but aren’t sure where to begin, this episode may help. 


March 5, 2020: National Humanities Alliance (NHA) Executive Director Stephen Kidd and NHA Humanities for All Project Director Daniel Fisher join NCA Executive Director Trevor Parry-Giles to discuss publicly engaged humanities work. The episode addresses the NHA Annual Meeting, the National Humanities Conference, and the work being done by the Humanities for All project. Listen to this episode to learn how publicly engaged teaching and research in the humanities strengthens our communities, leads to better learning experiences, and advances humanities scholarship. Kidd and Fisher


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