At the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication our goal is to produce graduates who: are well-educated in communication, the liberal arts and humanities, and in the social, natural, and physical sciences; are ethical, technologically proficient, analytical, and critical; have the cognitive, research, and professional skills required to succeed in their first jobs and to mature as leaders in a constantly changing, challenging, and exciting new information era; and are able to contribute as citizens to a changing and increasingly complex society.

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  • Jemimah Noonoo, a former Jack J. Valenti School of Communication journalism lecturer, died over the weekend. Noonoo taught Writing for Print and Digital Media for more than four years and often spoke of the joy she received from her students’ success.
  • Print readers remember more of the news they read than online readersUH Study Finds Print Readers Recall More Than Online Readers
    Dr. Arthur Santana’s study in the Newspaper Research Journal finds print newspapers are a more effective medium than online newspapers at spurring recollection.

Valenti School weekly update 9.12.14

GARTH JOWETT. (2014). Propaganda and Persuasion (6th ed.). Sage Publications.

GARTH JOWETT is an advisory and participatory member of the Smithsonian Museum Sound Archives Committee.

ARTHUR SANTANA’s recent publication "Print Readers Recall More Than Do Online Readers" in the Newspaper Research Journal was featured in a UH news release and picked up by various news outlets.

Anushree Gogate (MA candidate, PR) participated in the Super Senior Welcome Networking Reception hosted by University Career Services and UH Corporate Foundations and Relations teams. The event offered a networking opportunity to interact with Cougar Corporate Partners and other students.

Roy Shvartzapel (B.A.)’s Common Bond Café Bakery receives four-star review in the Houston Chronicle:

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Temple Northup

Dr. Northup is a professor at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. He lived in LA for seven years where he wrote in the entertainment industry. After writing for television, he decided to study the effects that watching television has on an individual. He currently teaches a documentary film class and persuasion.

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