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MEDIA & SOCIETY NEWS

Students Win at Sleepless in Lake Placid

For the fifth year, a group of HWS Media and Society students traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. for the "Sleepless in Lake Placid" 24-hour film competition that requires them to conceive, write, cast, shoot and edit a 10-minute film in downtown Lake Placid. This year, Jillian Collins '15, John Conard-Malley '15, Dinneo Mmutla '15, and Kelsey Rowley '18 participated in the competition under the guidan...  More >>

Shafer Discusses Letterman Retirement

Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer was recently featured in a HuffPost Live interview, "The Changing Landscape of Late Night TV," and was a guest on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show, "Trail's End," during which she discussed David Letterman's retirement from the "Late Show." In her recent interviews, Shafer discussed how pop culture and social media trends have a...  More >>

McDonald Stars in New Miniseries, Texas Rising

Christopher McDonald '77, L.H.D. '13 appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" to promote his work in an upcoming television event, "Texas Rising," that premiered on Memorial Day. "Texas Rising" is a five-part, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers. McDonald stars alongside many distinguished actors including Kris Kristoffer...  More >>

Shank '16 with Major League Ultimate

Over this past winter break, Justine Shank '16 was granted an opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's fastest growing sports leagues, the Major League Ultimate (MLU), America and Canada's professional ultimate Frisbee league. This summer, she will rejoin the MLU, working full time as an event coordinator. Shank, a psychology major, with a triple minor in English, history, and media and s...  More >>

Gemmiti '14 Takes 2nd at College Emmys

At the 2015 College Television Awards, Stephen Gemmiti '14 earned second place in the "Best Series" category for "Young Adulterated," a 10-episode series that follows the colliding lives of five college students as they each try to navigate an explosive junior year. Gemmiti and the entire cast attended the 36th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, April 23. "Achieving this ...  More >>

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