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Students: There is still Summer 2020 online course availability. Get a head start on your requirements with offerings including creative industries through crisis, film and media, festivals, tourism, the hospitality industry, and disease throughout history, across literature, media, cultural expression, religion, and more. View all Liberal Arts Summer Courses.

Mary Blue

Senior Professor of Practice of Theatre & Dance


Louisiana State University, PhD


Research Interests

  • Visual Media History and Criticism
  • Film and Culture
  • DTV Transition Issues
  • Mediated Disaster Warnings
  • Media Law and Regulation

Selected Publications

  • "'Stoke the Joke' and his 'Self-Appointed White Critics'; a Clash of Values on Network Television News, 1966-1970." Media History, 15:2,205-220, May 2009.
  • "Telestrator Terrorism: Fear Messages in the Television Coverage of Hurricane Ivan," Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. Fall 2007.