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New institutional spot to make its halftime debut

August 27, 2013

Competition for airtime and brand recognition can be just as intense for institutions of higher education as it is for major national and international brands. The advertising space provided to each Big Ten school provides the kind of media placement that most universities could never afford on their own.

All things considered, UW’s Mitchell is a public radio giant

August 13, 2013

For Jack Mitchell, there was always radio. During his childhood in Detroit, the future journalism and mass communication professor and first employee of National Public Radio listened to radio greats like Edward R. Murrow. As he finished his master’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1965, however, radio was facing a serious decline. But in 1967 Congress passed “The Public Television Act,” which Mitchell says slipped in the words “and radio.”

Journalism grad Luhmann embarks on trip of a lifetime

July 3, 2013

In February, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof selected UW–Madison journalism graduate student Erin Luhmann as the winner of this year's “Win a Trip with Nick Kristof” contest. Her application was picked from among 700 entries.

Professor helps ‘Sesame Street’ reach children of imprisoned parents

June 12, 2013

For the past two years, psychologist Julie Poehlmann’s worked as an advisor for “Sesame Street” on developing materials that will help children with incarcerated parents and the people who are taking care of them.

Hilmes receives Fulbright award for broadcast research in U.K.

June 5, 2013

Michele Hilmes, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts, has received a Fulbright Award to enable her to conduct research into "transnational" British and American broadcasting at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom for six months in 2013-14.

Five Questions: Lecturer, critic McNutt connects TV viewing and social media

June 4, 2013

Watching and discussing television — its production, social impact and sense of place — has given Myles McNutt a unique perspective on the American experience. Through social media, McNutt, now a University of Wisconsin–Madison doctoral candidate, has found the perfect intersection between research and real life.

Five Questions with Marie-Louise Mares

April 18, 2013

Growing up in Australia, Marie-Louise Mares didn’t have a television. Even then, she still got the occasional glimpse of “Sesame Street.”