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Nicholas Messina

Specialist Professor

Plangere Center 211

Nicholas Messina


M.A. in Corporate and Public Communication , Monmouth University

B.A. in Communication , Ramapo College

Research Interests

global and political communication/ rhetoric, propaganda and fake news, pop culture and audience studies


Scholarly Articles

“The Reality of Fake News: A Rhetorical Analysis”

“Ronald Reagan: The Mythological President”

“On Contemporary Propaganda and Fascism: A Semiotic Analysis of American Sniper

“Repeal or Repent: The Johnson Amendment and Christian Right: Identifying the Trappings of Establishing a Voting Bloc.”

“Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama’s Remarks at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

Professional Activites

Advisor of Monmouth University College Democrats

Freelance voice over artist and audio producer


Corporate and Public Communication Excellence in Scholarship – May 2018

Top Graduate Paper – New Jersey Communication Association – April 2017: “Political Communication, Humor, and the 2016 Correspondents’ Dinner: A Content Analysis of President Obama’s Remarks”

Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award in Global Communication and Media – Ramapo College of New Jersey – May 2012


Frequently Taught Classes

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Spring

2021 Fall

  • Broadcast Copywriting - CO 351
  • Business and Professional Communication - CO 225
  • Media Literacy - CO 155
  • Radio Production - CO 102
  • Voiceover Workshop - CO 339

2021 Summer B

  • Business and Professional Communication - CO 225

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Summer E

  • Business and Professional Communication - CO 225

2020 Summer B

2020 Spring

2019 Fall

2019 Summer E

  • Business and Professional Communication - CO 225

2019 Summer B

2019 Spring