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Actors and the Anti-Rerun Campaign Kate Fortmueller

Abstract: The early 1970s marked a number of significant changes in the television landscape: new regulatory structures, the growth of cable, and shifts in programming including a steep rise in televised reruns. By 1972, reruns constituted over half of prime time network television. Although this practice benefited the financial bottom-line for producers, it was frustrating […]

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The role of firm’s commitment to the environment in green advertising for the sustainable markets Dong Jae (Jay) Lim

Abstract: We investigated factors influencing consumers’ evaluations of ads for sustainable luxury products and found that their attitudes were subject to two types of environmental messages: depictions of firms’ own eco-friendly efforts and calls on consumers to recycle. This investigation presents clear evidence that in luxury advertising, green ads can effectively influence consumers when they […]

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Latino trust in journalists and the 2016 U.S. general election: An analysis of voter responses. María Len-Ríos and Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This paper reports qualitative and quantitative data from a national online panel survey of Latinos (N=720) after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Participants reported in their closed-ended responses a level of distrust toward the news organizations that largely parallels national figures. In open-ended responses, Latinos cited cable news journalists most as trusted journalists, with […]

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Participation in Electronic Cigarette-Related Social Media Communities: Effects on Attitudes towards Quitting, Self-efficacy, and Intention to Quit. Joe Phua

Abstract: This study examined the effects of joining and actively participating in e-cigarette-related social media communities (SMCs), along with e-cigarette-related subjective norms, and social identification with other e-cigarette users, on current e-cigarette users’ attitudes towards quitting, self-efficacy, and intention to quit. Results (N=1016) indicated that greater e-cigarette-related social media use, more positive e-cigarette-related subjective norms […]

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How web comments affect perceptions of political interviews and journalistic control. David Clementson

Abstract: People are often exposed to polarized viewpoints in web comment sections. Inspired by attribution theory and framing theory, this article tests the effects of comments that frame a politician or a journalist as triggering evasiveness in a media interview. We compare attributions ascribing deceptiveness to the politician versus external attributions implicating the media situation. […]

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Do public relations practitioners perceptually share ingroup affiliation with journalists? David Clementson

Abstract: Upwards of 200 studies over the past hundred years have reported on the relationship between public relations practitioners and journalists. However, no experiment has compared the group members’ perceptions when seeing their roles in action. Inspired by frameworks of social identity theory, intergroup deception, and the black sheep effect, we test how public relations […]

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Can we find the right balance in cause-related marketing? Analyzing the boundaries of balance theory in evaluating brand-cause partnerships. Itai Himelboim

Abstract: Cause‐related marketing (CRM) refers to the phenomenon where brands partner with causes, such as nonprofit organizations. Consumers may see some CRM partnerships as less compatible than others, however the level of perceived compatibility differs from one consumer to another. We know a great deal about how perceptions of compatibility affect attitude and behavior toward […]

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Looks Real, or Really Fake? Warnings, Visual Attention and Detection of False News Articles. Bartosz Wojdynski, Brittany Nicole Jefferson & Matthew Binford

Abstract: In recent years, online misinformation designed to resemble news by adopting news design conventions has proven to be a powerful vehicle for deception and persuasion. In a 2 (prior warning: present/absent) x 2 (article type: false/true) eye-tracking experiment, news consumers (N=49) viewed four science news articles from unfamiliar sources, then rated each article for […]

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