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PhD students Burton Speakman, Nick Hirshon have papers accepted for AEJMC Midwestern

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Burton Speakman had two papers accepted for presentation at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. They are:

  • Communication Technology Division. “Interactivity and Political Communication: New Media Tools and Their Impact on Public Political Communication.” The paper focuses on how people interact with political communication online.
  • Mass Communication & Society Division. “Quieting the Middle Class: The Changing Spiral of Silence Online.” The paper examines people’s willingness to comment online and considers community types, minority groups and incomes levels.

In addition, PhD student Nicholas Hirshon has had a paper accepted by the Critical Cultural Studies division. The paper “Social Identity Theory in Sports Media Research: Basking in the Reflected Glory of a Productive Scholarly Research.”

January 20, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Nisha Garud earns “top abstract” award at AEJMC

Nisha Garud, a PhD student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, co-authored a research paper abstract that earned “top abstract” honors from the Commission on the Status of Women at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The paper, co-authored with Assistant Professor Carson Wagner, is titled “RAW Appearances: Examining Contrast Effects in Adaptation to Sexualization in World Wide Entertainment.”

January 20, 2015 | comments (0)

Remembering Don Lambert

When I first arrived on campus as a young assistant professor back in 1987, I was assigned an office just a couple doors down the hall from Don. He had been on the faculty for 20 years, and clearly had a seat at the table when it came to shaping the direction of the school. When Don spoke up at meetings, people listened — especially young assistant professors!

As Don’s neighbor and colleague, I learned very quickly that Don had some opinions.

January 9, 2015 | comments (0)

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