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Dr. David Gudelunas

Associate Professor of Communication
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"America's got talent" has a secret: Oddballs welcome

Dr. David Gudelunas, associate professor of communication, tells Variety, "'America's Got Talent' is about the margins as much as it is about finding the next great mainstream star. The sideshows and carnival-esque acts are part of the appeal of the program."

Published in Variety on 5/27/14

"American Idol" finale: What live hit shows do for the networks, and viewers

Dr. David Gudelunas, associate professor and chair of Communication, discusses the continuing popularity of talent competition shows on network television.

Published in Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo News, and Alaskan News on 5/22/14

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

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