The Manship School has placed increasing emphasis on the production and dissemination of new knowledge. The School recognizes a diverse number of approaches. In addition to respecting that new knowledge can be conveyed in both scholarly and professional venues, the School has sought to attract faculty with a wide range of interests and expertise, including history, sociology and political science. The School also has sought to make intellectual contributions through its expanded research facility and Reilly Center, which sponsors visiting fellows, a book series and symposia. Generous donors, who have funded a large number of endowed professorships, enhance the School’s ability to support faculty intellectual endeavors.
Manship School faculty and graduate students conduct cutting-edge research focused on the many aspects of mass communication and its multifaceted relationships with society. In addition to research, our professors lead discussions, symposia and training seminars based upon their specific area of expertise and often travel both nationally and internationally to present papers and research findings at academic conferences.
Our graduate students rely on the intellectual muscle of the Manship faculty to conduct research. These profitable partnerships often result in published articles and several of our students have presented their research at leading mass communication conferences.