Imagine you’re the spokesperson for a major U.S. city. What would you do if the mayor’s house was raided by the FBI? Or if your city was hit by a tornado? Or if a white police officer shot an unarmed black man?
The undergraduate students in COMM 209: Urban Communication have spent this semester studying exactly those kinds of communication challenges. For Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell, who is President and CEO of her own boutique public affairs firm, teaching her students to be able to address real world problems is what it’s all about.