I am honored to serve as the Howard R. Marsh Distinguished Research Fellow for 2016-19. This departmental award will support my next project studying localism and the interplay of legacy and digital media.

The Radio Preservation Task Force, an initiative linked to the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, met in late February. The event brought scholars, sound preservationists, and representatives from major institutions from the LOC to the Smithsonian to the National Museum of American History to strategize about preserving U.S. aural culture.

The Global Media Studies Initiative (GMSI), which launched this fall, is planning a symposium for the spring featuring Comm. faculty and distinguished international guests. Stay tuned…