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Jason Mollica Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Contact
Send email to Jason Mollica
(202) 885-2078 (Office)
SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 312 3FL
Degrees
MS, Communication- Purdue University
BA, Communication- Temple University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Bridge Cafe
Bio
Jason Mollica is a seasoned strategic communication professional with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, news producer and PR professional. Jason started his career as a journalist working for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. He is an Emmy-nominated television producer and was an integral part of the team that launched Fox News Radio in 2003. He has worked for NBC, Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia, Pa., and Fox News Channel in New York City before making the pivot to public relations.


As an award-winning public relations professional, Jason has experience working on both the agency and client side of the business. He has worked in-house as the Assistant Director of Communications at Niagara University. On the agency side, Jason has worked with a wide variety of clients in the areas of manufacturing and environmental communications, retail, finance, healthcare, economic development and the nonprofit sector. In 2016, he was feted with a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards for "The Secrets of Power Pitching." Jason has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide, as well as giving presentations to PRSA and PRSSA chapters around the country.

Jason has been a featured contributor for the Ad Age 150-ranked "PR Breakfast Club," Ragan Communications' "PR Daily," and Muck Rack. Jason has also appeared on NewsNOW on Fox, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), Al Jazeera International, AFP, Voice of America, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, WUSA9, Sinclair Broadcasting, and Spectrum News, along with digital outlets such as Variety, Forbes, and MarketWatch for his expertise in the area of social media, crisis communication and political messaging.


In addition to his impressive professional experience, Jason has taught as an adjunct lecturer at both American University and at the University of Maryland where he created a course on social networking and social media analytics. At AU, he developed and teaches SOC's Strategic Digital Communication Analytics class, which partners with industry social/digital intelligence leader, Meltwater. He has also taught Writing for Strategic Communication in the Professional MA program and Public Relations, Public Communication Research, and Communication and Society for undergraduates. Jason is currently the program director for AU SOC's online masters degree in strategic communication.
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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2022

  • COMM-469 Digital Strat Comm Analytics

  • COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Comm

Summer 2022

  • COMM-551 Grassroots Digital Advocacy

  • COMM-608 Social Media Strateg & Tactics

  • COMM-620 Topics in Mass Media: Digital Marketing

Fall 2022

  • COMM-209 Communication and Society

  • COMM-301 Public Relations

  • COMM-669 Digital Strat Comm Analytics

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Public relations, crisis communications & strategy, social media, digital and social media analytics, politics, sports leagues/teams issues, social & digital media feedback, team-branded journalism evolution, media's effect on individuals

Additional Information

Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer in the School of Communication, is a former radio and television anchor/reporter/producer. Prof. Mollica is available to comment and discuss topics related to media and politics, especially campaign messaging and how they are viewed and examined through social and digital media. He can also comment on political debates, current issues, and how it impacts the history of U.S. politics. Mollica can offer insights into sports teams and leagues use social and digital media to build and foster fan feedback, along with the evolution of team-branded journalism. He is available for print, online, radio, and television interviews. Contributor to “Answers for Ethical Marketers, A Guide to Good Practice In Business Communications,” by Deirdre Breakenridge

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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