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Disabling prejudice Welch Suggs and Jason Lee Guthrie

Part of the goal of the International Paralympic Committee is to “touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society.” Media exposure of athletes with permanent physical disabilities may affect the able-bodied population’s perception of people with disabilities in general. We theorized that this change in attitude could occur following parasocial contact with […]

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Native advertising: Deception or engagement Bartosz Wojdynski

Abstract: Native advertising, or paid content designed to resemble the editorial content on the site on which it is published, comprises a rapidly growing segment of online advertising.  While such forms of advertising have analogs in product placement and print advertorials, the limitless variety of approaches to online native advertising coupled with the practice’s growth […]

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Native advertising and the future of mass communication Bartosz Wojdynski

Abstract:  This article introduces a special issue of American Behavioral Scientist seeks to deepen our understanding and knowledge by examining practices and effects of native advertising and their impact on the broad subdisciplines of communication, among them journalism, public relations, advertising, and social media.

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The Deceptiveness of sponsored news articles Bartosz Wojdynski

Abstract: The present study contributes knowledge to the former areas by presenting the results of a between-subjects experiment (N = 343) that tested the effects of four disclosure characteristics (proximity, visual prominence, wording clarity, and logo presence) on recognition of the sponsored content as advertising, and by analyzing the psychological process through which such recognition influences […]

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We Shall Overcome Janice Hume and Jason Lee Guthrie

This research proposal is based upon work done for a Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative grant in collaboration with the Georgia Humanities Council. The focus of this grant is to create a digital exhibit commemorating one hundred years of the Pulitzer Prize awarding work that has contributed significantly to advancing civil rights, especially in the American […]

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Getting the ‘Picture’ Out about Zika Yan Jin, Bartosz Wojdynski & Yen-I Lee

Abstract: Using a 2 (gain vs. loss message framing) x 2 (photo vs. infographic image type) x 3 (government vs. media vs. peer source)between-subjects experiment with a representative sample of 559 adults in the United States, this study examined the effects of message framing, image types, and source of Zika-focused messages on publics’ emotional responses […]

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Curricular Change and Citizen-Centered Journalism Lee B. Becker

Abstract: This report examines eight journalism programs at universities in the United States that have made efforts to change their curricula to embrace citizens in a new way. As such, they are at least to some extent critical of what has been done in the past. And they are suggestive of what might be done […]

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A Revisionist View of Journalist’s Privilege William E. Lee

Abstract: This Article reviews the papers of Justice Powell, housed at Washington & Lee University, as well as the papers of other Justices housed at the Library of Congress, to illuminate one of the most important, yet confusing concurring opinions in the Court’s First Amendment cases. In addition, extensive interviews with Powell’s clerks provide insight into […]

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Picture Perfect Kate Keib, Camila Espina, Yen-I Lee, Bartosz Wojdynski, Hyejin Bang & DongWon Choi

Abstract: Social media drives traffic to news, but little is known about how consumers make decisions about selecting and sharing this information. In a within-subjects eye-tracking experiment, this study examined the influence of image presence and valence on attention to and engagement with news stories on social media.  To be presented at the AEJMC national […]

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What moves young people to journalism in a transitional country Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study tested the impact of motivations on willingness to work in journalism among journalism students in Serbia, through a national survey at four major journalism programs in the country. The results showed that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have a significant impact on willingness to work in journalism, with one extrinsic motivation (achievement […]

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