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Dr. David Gudelunas

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Dr. David Gudelunas interviewed about U.S. Senate Race in Connecticut

Dr. David Gudelunas, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Communication Internship Program, was interviewed about the body language and non-verbal cues of U.S. Senate candidates Dick Blumenthal and Linda McMahon.

Appeared on News 12 on 10/7/10

Fairfield U. program supports gay, lesbian students

In previous years, several student groups and university departments organized their own separate programs in the month of October to coincide with LGBTQ History Month. "We wanted to centralize it," Meredith Marquez, associate director of student diversity programs, said of this year's effort. "It's important for students to know that they are supported by staff, faculty, everyone at the university," said David Gudelunas, an associate professor of communication, whose research focuses on the representations of gay men and lesbians. Gudelunas will introduce one of the films presented this month and facilitate a post-screening discussion.

Published in Connecticut Post on 10/6/10

Potent tool for 'tea party' political campaigns: the 'attack tweet'

Forget foreign wars. Today it's political insurgents who are making news across the US, as upstart "tea party" candidates roll past GOP regulars from New York to Colorado. How are these political newbies, many penny-poor with barely a campaign headquarters to speak of, doing it?... Such messages are scrappier and more emotional than the kinds sent out in 2008, says David Gudelunas, associate professor of communication at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Those first tweets two years ago were largely "antiseptic," he says, dispensing details of campaign appearances and urging followers to vote.

Published in The Christian Science Monitor on 9/15/10

Parfums de Coeur hunts for hot man

Social networking sites such as Facebook give firms a very inexpensive and effective means of marketing products to youthful consumers, said David Gudelunas, associate professor of communications at Fairfield University. "This way, companies are able to start a campaign that is word of mouth, which is more appealing to the younger crowd than hearing it from the companies themselves," he said.

Published in Stamford Advocate, Norwalk Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times on 10/24/09

Media guru addresses FCPRA on business coverage

Inexperienced and veteran media members should have investigated why thousands of people were getting subprime mortgages before the housing bubble burst, said David Gudelunas, assistant professor of communications at Fairfield University.

Published in Stamford Advocate, Norwalk Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times on 3/23/09