• The Motley Undergraduate Journal
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2023)

    The Motley team is proud to present the second issue of the Motley Undergraduate Journal! This second issue provided more opportunity for the University of Calgary’s talented students to showcase their academic work, as well as signifies the Motley’s expansion into publishing work from other universities within Canada. This opportune meeting of youthful perceptiveness and time-honoured theoretical perspectives has allowed the Motley authors to pose and answer some essential questions about the media environment in which most of us swim like fish in water without paying much attention to its properties. Read on to enjoy work by brilliant student authors and join us again for our next Volume! 

  • The cover of The Motley Undergraduate Journal, text reads 2023, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN 2817-2051, University of Calgary Department of Communication Media, and Films Studies

    The Motley Undergraduate Journal
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2023)

    The Motley has arrived! Let us welcome it as a peer, a friend, a colleague and a liberator! Why liberator? Because it comes to liberate the best academic work that our undergraduate students do from the obscurity of professors’ drawers and hard drives, and from the secretive passwords of university servers. This issue of The Motley showcases the gems of original analysis and creativity that UCalgary undergraduates produce.

    The Motley is marching into the limelight today in shining colour thanks to the tireless work that numerous champions and supporters performed on the backstage for months. Starting a project like this from scratch takes faith, dedication and perseverance. Now, it is your turn, the Motley’s first readers. The Motley team expects you to do your job diligently and devotedly. Read, view, discuss, criticize! Then come and join us as authors, reviewers and editors - a motley of powers, all in your hands!  

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    The Motley Undergraduate Journal
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2024)

    We are thrilled to announce the publication of the third issue of the Motley Undergraduate Journal, an open platform for communication scholars and enthusiasts alike. This issue showcases a diverse range of insightful research papers exploring various facets of communication theory, practice, and application. From thoughtful reflections on racial representation in contemporary television to hard-hitting research on the social construction of breast cancer to a so-called 'Dummy's Guide to Instagram,' each contribution offers valuable perspectives and fascinating insights. As we celebrate the culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our talented authors and editorial team, we invite readers to delve into the thought-provoking content of this latest edition. Join us in celebrating the pursuit of knowledge and excellence in the field of communication as we continue to foster intellectual discourse and academic achievement through the Motley Undergraduate Journal.