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A new anthology on the celebrated director John Hughes features a chapter by Associate Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer. Refocus: The Films of John Hughes, a new anthology of essays edited by Timothy Shary and Frances Smith, highlights the career and legacy of John Hughes, whose films include Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club

The Department of Media and Society held a screening of Covid Diaries NYC, an HBO Max documentary featuring animation by Rosemary Colon-Martinez ’21. On Thursday, April 1, the Media and Society Department hosted a viewing of the Covid Diaries NYC, a documentary chronicling the lives of five young filmmakers, ages 17 to 21, who turn their cameras

“I always knew I wanted to work in television, but it wasn’t until I went on a college field trip to ABC that I experienced the true adrenaline rush of a live television environment,” recalls Sarah Kunin ’09. “I was thrilled by the pace of the control room, the energy of production teams and the front row seat to some of the most important stories of our time.”

HWS Trustee Linda D. Arrington ’88 will lead marketing strategy for the company’s commercial banking unit based in New York. HWS Trustee and brand expert Linda Arrington ’88 is returning to her roots in the financial industry as chief marketing officer for JPMorgan Chase’s commercial banking unit, as Adweek reported this month. For the past

Myles Hunt ’11 has authored a children’s book titled J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows J.W., a deaf musician, as he teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Author and creative visionary Myles Hunt ’11 has released his first children’s book, J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows the main

This month, Laura Sydell ’83, former digital culture correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss her new work in progress, a solo theatre piece at the Bay Area performance space The Marsh. In a new theater piece, Red Meat for the Alt. Right, Laura Sydell ’83, who served as digital culture correspondent for National Public Radio

HWS alums working in the competitive entertainment and media industries in New York City met with students who are exploring the fields through a three-day career exploration and networking event. During winter break, more than a dozen Hobart and William Smith students participated in the Behind the Scenes program in New York City. Due to

Stories of women Olympians and Paralympians are the focus of the Flame Bearers podcast, produced by Michelle Poulin ’15. As producer of the Flame Bearers podcast, Michelle Poulin ’15 is working to tell the stories of woman-identifying Olympians and Paralympians. A graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School, Poulin is in charge of scouting and virtually interviewing

Visiting Assistant Professor Zulkarnain shared his work on the Indonesian punk scene, noting several significant shifts in its contemporary cultures. Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Society Iskandar Zulkarnain offered a keynote speech at the Punk Scholars Network Indonesia conference, “Doing Global, Doing Local: Locating ‘Subculture’ in Indonesia,” in December. The seventh annual conference and

Delaney Hoodak ’21 has been accepted into the Media, Culture, and Society master’s program at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The graduate program focuses on the study of contemporary media and culture across disciplines and perspectives, allowing students to choose optional modules that can tailor their degree to their interests, from journalism