Focus: Political and Policy Communication
The political arena is constantly changing. Grady has published groundbreaking research in the area of political and policy communication. Some of the topics being researched at Grady include the role of social media in news, political and international communication, and the effects of political advertising on voting decisions. Other topics of particular interest to Grady researchers include how the personalization of messages afforded by Facebook, Twitter and blogs have impacted organizations and political messages. Grady is also home to the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, which focuses on global issues affecting the journalism and communication industry.
Abstract: This study explored, by comparative thematic analysis, the conceptualization of trust in news media in Serbia, Macedonia, and Croatia, three countries of Eastern Europe, where Communism might have left the heritage of distrust in all institutions and its fall the need for fundamental transformations of media systems. The analysis of 61 in-depth interviews showed […]Read More
Abstract: This paper compares data on Internet connectivity gathered by the Gallup World Poll against data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication. The ITU indicator is an individual measure and is based on official governmental reports. The Gallup indicator from survey data asked about Internet access […]Read More