Communications and Media Studies (CMS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to educate Tufts students about mass media and communications within a liberal arts curriculum. Thirty years after its inception, the program continues to focus on the role of media in the United States and internationally. In an era in which knowledge about people and events comes primarily from mass media and social media, responsible citizens increasingly need to understand the historical, social, and cultural significance of film, print, digital, and electronic media.

Through its three minor degrees, core courses, internship program, campus events, and support of related courses in other departments, the program stresses an interdisciplinary and experiential understanding of the impact of mass communications on individuals, institutions, and cultures. It promotes critical thinking skills, media literacy, and exposure to a wide range of perspectives on media and society.

Nothing But Net: How Profits, Pundits and the Press are Changing Pro Sports

We welcomed an expert panel on Oct. 15 to examine the changes taking place in pro sports and how they relate to media. Topics ranged from recent NFL scandals and domestic abuse to issues surrounding money, the gap between mens and womens sports, and the shifting relations between leagues, athletes, the media and fans in the digital age.

The hour-long panel was followed by an active Q&A with students.

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Panelists Included
Dan Barbarisi, A01, New York Yankees beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal
Tony Massarotti, A89, Boston Globe contributor and co-host of Felger and Mazz on 98.5 The Sports Hub
Shira Springer, investigative and enterprise sports reporter for The Boston Globe
Chris Stone, A92, managing editor for Sports Illustrated


Communications “Winternship” Program, January 5–9, 2015

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