Boise State Communication & Media Department

Boise State Communication & Media Department


I love that this page is staying in contact with the followers, even on the smallest of holidays. I think showing everyone your still active is the best way to stay in-contact with having face-to-face contact. In these times of social distancing, I've been using my free time to find a new source for independent films. While most site were helpful for 1 or 2 films, the most exciting site to use was Film Festival Flix. The site was so interesting because it streams a bunch of independent film while also playing host to multiple virtual film festivals. I recently used the site to watch the film "Wrong", which is possibly one of the best absurdist films from the past decade. This seems like a stretch until you find out the director is the same director of the movie "Rubber", which is one of the best absurdist, horror comedies of the last decade. I loved finding this out, especially since the site provided this information with the film. Are there any other films from Film Festival Flix I should look at next? Feel free to reach out!!
Its so inspiring to see a school that works on building hands on experience for its students! As a fellow student and tech nerd, I thought it would be beneficial to share some info on this new sci-fi thriller that emphasizes dangers of a new and growing industry, Virtual Reality! I have to commend the cinematographer, Darin Quan, for his choice to use extreme close-ups and dutch angles to highlight the emotion and tension in the scenes. A cool movie to watch if you're looking to take a break from studying! The trailer's on Youtube and watch out for the VOD release on September 24th!
The Boise Flicks presents: NIGHT FLICKS – FILM DISCUSSION / Featuring: “THE MUSTANG” Matthias Schoenaerts and a wild stallion try to tame each other in this stirring and poetic prison drama about a man and his horse." / SAT, APRIL 6 (9pm) / HOSTED BY -- Ray Groff of the Boise International Indy Film Buffs. / PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE WINDOW /
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Looking to jump start your career in journalism or communications? Get meaningful hands-on work experience by spending a summer interning in the nation’s capital! Apply online at by December 5th to receive a 5% tuition discount!
REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY: Assistant Directing Seminar, October 21-22 @ JUMP Boise, presented by Kenny Chaplin, Film Industry Training Seminars. Brought to you by Idaho Indie Filmmakers and Pegasus Production Services.
Celebrating the 4th consecutive win of the Talkin Broncos. Congratulatory lunch with President Kustra, Dr. Roark, and Dr Norton.
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Start Design Ethnography Coursework This Summer to be Eligible for Paid Research Assistantship in Fall.

Students beginning the Design Ethnography Certificate this summer will be eligible for a limited number of paid Research Assistantships in the Fall. The Research Assistantship will fund your time and expenses associated with research for the capstone project, which is the culminating course in the certificate. Projects to be completed by December. For more information contact: Dr. John Ziker. [email protected]

Providing exceptional education in the theory and practice of communication and media arts.

Operating as usual


New school year, new departments!

Over the last 50 years the former department of Communication and Media grew to serve more than 1000 students. As of Fall 2021, the former department was retired we are now two separate departments: the Department of Communication and the Department of Media.

Follow the new Department of Media
Visit the website for more info about our new degrees and programs:

Class of 2021 Send-off 05/07/2021

Congratulations Boise State Communication & Media Department graduates!

Class of 2021 Send-off Spring 2021 Department of Communication and Media Send-off of our last graduating class. Beginning fall 2021, the Department of Communication and Media will ...

Photos from Boise State University's post 05/06/2021

Congratulations to all our graduates! You can watch the Department Send-off video on the Boise State Department of Communication and Media YouTube on Saturday, May 8th.


Sam Haskell will defend her project titled "Cancel Culture: A Qualitative Analysis of the Social Media Practice of Canceling" next month.

Date and Time: 05/24/2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Committee: Dr. Manda Hicks (chair), Dr. Rulon Wood, and Dr. Rick Moore
Unlike previous forms of public shaming, canceling is a product of Web 2.0 and the boom of social media. The act of canceling is inherently tied to the word “canceled”, however, how the public defines a cancelation is not static. Instead, how those on social media partake and understand canceling is due to consistent strategies that emerge during a cancelation. In this research, I conducted a case study of the cancelation of Kevin Spacey that took place in 2017.
Over 1700 tweets discussing Kevin Spacey’s cancelation were captured in order to determine the process of canceling. Through qualitative content analysis, multiple strategies were revealed that
illuminated how the public utilizes social media to participate in cancel culture. This research demonstrates how canceling functions and the strategies that appear throughout the process of a


Do you know a student group, staff, faculty member, or individual who rises above the rest in making a difference for others and adding value to our university community? Recognize the impact they've made by nominating them for a Campus Award by March 19. Visit for info and nomination forms.


Have you heard? At the end of the 2020-2021 Academic Year, the Department of Communication and Media will retire. In fall 2021 two new departments will take its place: the Department of Communication and the Department of Media. For more information, visit


Summer will be here before you know it. Plan for summer classes now.

Why Take Summer Classes?

🔹 Graduate faster
🔸 Flexibility - take an online class from anywhere
🔹 Concentrate on one class at a time
🔸 Take a prerequisite for the fall semester
🔹 Complete a full semester class in a third of the time

Browse the 2021 Summer Schedule on myBoiseState or
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We want you to succeed. Here are some things that can help.

Let’s face it. It’s not easy asking for help. But we want everyone to know we care about our students and want to help them succeed.

Students who need some extra help with classes can get tutoring and other academic help online. It’s a great resource to help students keep on top of class work.
Advising and Academic Support Center - Boise State University

Health Services is open and offering both in person and telehealth appointments. They’ve had to make a few operational changes in response to COVID-19, but they’re willing and ready as ever to help with medical and mental health needs.
Boise State University Health Services

Career Services counselors are taking remote appointments and are happy to meet over phone, email or video—whatever works best, to help with career goals or job searches.
Boise State Career Services

Students struggling to meet basic needs—food, bills, etc.-the Office of the Dean of Students offers a number of resources that exist specifically to help students through difficult situations.
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Students having trouble adjusting to remote classes should start by talking to their professors. Let them know they’re struggling. They want to help students do well, even if that help has to be from a distance. Students should also take a look at the tips and tools on the Learning Remotely web page and get familiar with all of the resources available to them.
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It’s hard being responsible and self-isolating and having a social life—all of us are feeling that. We’ve compiled a list of ways for students to connect with people from a distance.
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We are in this together. We've got this covered.


A warm welcome back to our Communication and Media students!


The Campus Food Pantry is a place for ALL students who need access to food and hygiene products. Students simply need to bring their student ID number and facial covering.

The campus food pantry offers nourishing and cost-effective meal and snack options for Boise State students in need of food assistance.

-Canned and boxed foods
-Shelf-stable produce
-Snack items
-Sauces and seasonings
-Personal hygiene products

Pantry Location & Hours
Campus School, Room 103

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Pantry will be closed on December 24th – January 3rd.

If you are interested in donating items, please refer to the donation form and recommended donation list that will help the Pantry meet students’ nutritional and basic hygiene needs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure quality of product, please be sure that donated items are not expired, not dented, and unopened.

Learn more:

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If you've tried to call in the last few weeks, you might have been waiting on hold for a while.

Everything around you has been impacted by COVID this year, and for us this means more students than ever have been reaching out to us for help. We're happy to be here to help you, but sadly this means you might be waiting on hold longer than usual. We notice higher call volume from noon until the end of the day, where you may be on hold for up to an hour.

We know that this is not an ideal situation for anyone, and have a few tips that can help you get assistance as quickly as possible!

First, if you can call before noon you will be able to speak with a representative much faster.

Our second tip if you live in the area, is to swing by in-person. Our office is still open to serve you Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. We are located in Admin Building Rm. 113. To keep our campus community safe, please wear a facial covering over your nose and mouth, maintain 6ft of distance from others in line, and bring a pen with you if possible.

We know that being a student during a pandemic isn't easy or what you signed up for, but we're here to help you make it through. Please reach out to our office at 208-426-1664, or [email protected] - we look forward to speaking with you!


Happy Homecoming Week!

The downfall of decorum during the presidential debate 10/01/2020

The Boise State Talkin' Broncos are an example of what debate should be. Director of Forensics Dr. Hicks explains in this news story.

The downfall of decorum during the presidential debate There's been a lot of negative reaction to the first presidential debate between President Trump and challenger Joe Biden. We break it down.


Stay safe broncos ❤️🤍💙


Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there! 💙🧡


Remember and honor those who served. Hope you all had a happy and safe Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

Boise State's Public Relations Online program ranked top in the nation – twice - Boise State News 05/21/2020

Congratulations to the Public Relations Online program for ranking top in the nation TWICE!! The department placed 6th in the U.S. Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Public Relations Degrees and was ranked 13th out of 121 programs for Best Online Bachelor’s Public Relations Degrees.

To read more about the programs success, follow this link:

Boise State's Public Relations Online program ranked top in the nation – twice - Boise State News The Public Relations Online program at Boise State University recently was ranked sixth in the...

Zoom Video Conferencing | Boise State University 04/24/2020

Dear students, faculty and staff, with the transition online here are some tips for using Zoom:

Faculty and instructors should sign into Zoom before starting, joining or clicking a link to a Zoom meeting to be able to utilize the host and security controls of your meeting. In order to bypass the "Waiting Room" students should sign into Zoom before joining the meeting. We recommend that instructors schedule Zoom meetings using the Zoom Blackboard LTI in their Blackboard shell to schedule meetings (this will automatically add your T.A. as a co-host).

Two easy ways to sign into Zoom:
1. Go to and enter your username and password.
2. Instructors and students can add Zoom to the services menu in the landing page in myBoiseState for easy access. This link describes how to do that:

Sign into Zoom here:

Instructors can schedule Zoom meetings here:

Secure your meetings:

Tips for using Zoom:

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Parking Permit Refund: Boise State is offering a 25% refund of your 2019/2020 campus parking permit.
Contact: [email protected] with questions or concerns you have.


This year's summer classes go where you go! Upcoming Summer Sessions will be delivered fully online or through remote delivery options. It is not too late to register for summer classes and get ahead on credits. Stay Safe Broncos

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Summer Sessions Courses - Boise State Summer Sessions 02/27/2020

Summer courses allow you to stay on track -- enroll in summer classes today! Registration is now open through your student center.

Why Should You Summer Classes?
-Graduate faster
-Flexibility: take online classes from anywhere
-Concentrate on one class at a time
-Take a prerequisite for fall semester
-Complete a full semester class in a quarter of the time

Save money, time and graduate faster with summer classes! Enroll now!

Here's a link to see what classes will be offered over summer:

Summer Sessions Courses - Boise State Summer Sessions Summer 2020 Course List PLEASE NOTE: All classes, times, instructors and locations listed here are...


Graduate student Blake Harms is defending his thesis, “Dis/ organizing Social Capital: Tension
in a Big National Western Park” on Friday March 6th from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Student Union
Building Brink Room. Please join us in supporting our graduate student.
Good luck Blake, we wish you all the best!


Don't forget today is Boise State's Spring 2020 Career Fair from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be 125 companies and grad schools attending. Plan your future and network with employers.


Seniors graduating December 2020 and May 2021 this is your reminder that February 21st is the last day to make an advising appointment.


Ximena has broken into out rounds of competitive debate in two debate formats, with two separate partners in the course of three back to back weekends. CONGRATS XIMENA ON BEING A RELENTLESS DEBATING MACHINE!


Apply for Department of Communications & Media Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.

Your major may qualify you for department Scholarships – even if you haven’t qualified before. The Boise State Scholarship Application is open NOW until February 15, 2020. Some scholarships may require financial need and to be considered you need to file the 2021 FAFSA.

Complete the Department of Communication and Media Scholarships Application at:

Contact the Boise State Scholarships Team with any questions at [email protected] or (208) 426-1664.

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