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Nicholas M. Messina

Specialist Professor


Department
Communication
Office
Plangere Center for Communication 211
Phone
732-263-5751
Email
nmessina@monmouth.edu

Nicholas M. Messina

Education

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

Publications

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

Awards

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

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes