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Dean E. Patrick Johnson Smiles

A welcome from Dean Johnson

E. Patrick Johnson welcomes the School of Communication community to the 2023-24 academic year in video remarks.


SoC Honors Convocation
5:00 PM Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive
The SoC community is invited to attend this annual celebration of student & faculty excellence. Reception to follow awar...

Featured Event:

School of Communication Dean E. Patrick Johnson will engage in dialogue with Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content

Casey Bloys in a suit jacket

Dialogue with the Dean: Casey Bloys (WCAS93)


Thursday, October 5

6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. (CTD)

Attend virtually: Zoom webinar

Attend in person: Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Casey Bloys (WCAS93) is Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content. After becoming president of HBO programming in May 2016, he assumed original content responsibilities for HBO Max in August 2020, encompassing all HBO Original and Max Original series, documentaries, and specials. In April 2022, Bloys' purview expanded to include the Magnolia Network. In May 2023, with the launch of the new Max platform, Bloys continues to oversee HBO and Max Originals.
Under his leadership, Bloys' compelling slate of groundbreaking original programming has continued to break through. In 2022, his programming received 38 Emmy Awards across 13 titles, more than any network or streaming platform; it was also the most nominated with 140 nods, besting HBO's previous record of 137 nominations in 2019.
Additionally, with House of the Dragon, The White Lotus, The Last of Us and Euphoria, Bloys has four current original series with cross-platform audiences averaging more than 15 million viewers per episode, a first in HBO history.
Over the course of his career at HBO, Bloys has developed and overseen a long list of shows, including, Veep, Girls, Silicon Valley, Insecure, Succession, Watchmen, Chernobyl, Euphoria, Mare of Easttown, The White Lotus and I May Destroy You, among others.
In 2023, Bloys was appointed to theTelevision Academy's executive committee. He has a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.
Dialogue with the dean is a series of conversations withemerging and established communicators who are advancing the futures of their fields, challenging paradigms, and promoting social justice. 

Dialogue Magazine

The magazine is published twice annually for alumni and friends of the School of Communication


Winter 2023

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