In the News: Alumna’s Symbolia magazine; Solomon on KSDK; Mobile Computing emphasis

| February 25, 2013

Recent media coverage involving Webster University includes:

Alive magazine featured Webster University School of Communications alumna Erin Polgreen‘s innovative new publication, Symbolia: “Designed specifically for the iPad, Symbolia uses strip-style comics, but also incorporates artwork, watercolor style and digital illustrations supplemented by sound effects, animations and interactive components. It’s the first US publication dedicated exclusively to what Columbia Journalism Review calls ‘comics journalism.'”

Assistant professor Chris Sagovac, who specializes in comics and animation in the School of Communications, is quoted in the article calling Symbolia groundbreaking and “pushing the medium.” Read the full Alive article here. Find Pogreen’s magazine at

Separately, School of Communications professor Eileen Solomon appeared on NBC TV affiliate KSDK to discuss the implications of SnapChat, a photo sharing app that is increasingly popular among teenagers. View that segment here (Solomon’s appearance begins at the 1:00 mark of the video).

Finally, the new BS emphasis in Mobile Computing, offered through Webster’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, was highlighted by¬†software testing blog UTest, in a post that connected President Obama’s State of the Union address with the need to focus on education that leads to tech jobs.

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