JWU College of Arts & Sciences

The State of RI Media & Politics: Fung, Diossa & McGowan at JWU

This is an academic year of firsts for the College of Arts & Sciences on Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus: September marked the launch of JWU's Political Science program, this coming May, the first class of Media & Communications Studies students will graduate, and on October 27 JWU hosted its first Media & Politics Café, featuring Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, and WPRI reporter Dan McGowan. 

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Industry Veteran Shares Insights on Breaking into TV

“TV is where the writing is,” William Rabkin told a room full of Media & Communications Studies students on our Providence campus. “TV is where you can tell a story about anything.”

Rabkin, the assistant director of the MFA for Writing and Producing for Television program at LIU Brooklyn, visited JWU to deliver a talk titled “Breaking into Television—And Staying in Once You’re There.” With more than 30 years of experience in the television industry, if there’s anyone that can talk TV, it’s Rabkin. His many writing and producing credits include “Monk,” “Psych,” “Spencer: For Hire,” “Martial Law,” and “Diagnosis Murder,” among many others.

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JWU Professor Publishes Debut Novel

It's no secret that a writer's work is strongly influenced by the world around thempeople they meet, places they visit, stories they read. For JWU professor Tamara Valentine, it was a combination of all of these elements that led her to write "What the Waves Know," her debut novel that will hit shelves on Feb. 9. 

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