Timely and timeless... studying communication in all its varied forms invites us to think systematically and critically about questions that in some ways have never changed (the principles of public speaking today are not vastly theoretically different than they were 2500 years ago when Aristotle was writing about it, and the principles of good narrative development share much in common across cultures and across history). In other ways, the questions in communication are among the most current and cutting-edge, such as the ways in which social media and other information technologies influence how we interact, how we think, and how we get work done.
A degree in COJO blends theory and practice, helping students develop skills useful in the professions today, and for tomorrow.
Alberto Arce serves as Snedden Chair for AY 2018-2019
UAFCOJO is excited that Alberto Arce has joined our faculty for the academic year. Alberto studied Political Science in Spain and after a decade as a freelance journalist, he joined the AP in February 2012 as a correspondent for Honduras and Central America. For several years, Alberto was the only foreign correspondent to report from Tegucigalpa. He later joined AP's Mexico City bureau and The New York Times as a senior staff editor. He was also a 2018 Knight Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan. He has won the Rory Peck award for his TV coverage of the battle for Misrata during the Libyan civil war, a Fipresci award for To shoot an elephant, his documentary about the Cast Lead Operation in the Gaza Strip, and the Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage in Latin America. He has also reported from Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Venezuela. He has published two books: Misrata Calling (2012) andáBlood Barrios (2015).