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2020 CineStory Feature Retreat Matthew Nolte Evans

Matthew Evans was one of 30 screenwriters invited to attend the 2020 CineStory Feature Retreat in Los Angeles, a four-day event of panels, roundtables, networking, and workshopping scripts alongside industry mentors. Due to COVID, the retreat will be held virtually this year from October 17-20.

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Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Matthew Nolte Evans

Matthew Evans was a semifinalist at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, one of 50 scripts in the Dramatic Feature Category from over 13,000 total submissions. He is invited to attend the 2020 Austin Film Festival, October 22-29, to be held virtually this year due to COVID, during which the competition winner will be announced.

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The Movie Industry in a Time of Change Nathaniel H. Kohn

Abstract: The panel will examine filmmaking in the light of recent production challenges, the closure of cinemas, and the still pressing need for a more equitable and representative film industry. Moderated by Chaz Ebert and Nate Kohn, the panel invites film executives and filmmakers to discuss the impact of recent events on how movies get […]

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Whistleblowers and their faith in journalism: The (d)evolution of trust among the sources that journalists need most Karin Assmann

Abstract: Using in-depth interviews conducted with 12 U.S. whistleblowers  who contacted the press in the 1970s through the 2010s, this paper examines changing perceptions of the news media and journalists among those who have confided in them and how these views have evolved. I find that trust in individual journalists, more so than in the […]

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We are the People: Audience Engagement as Catalyst for Newsroom Unionization? Karin Assmann

Abstract: This study explores the tension between management, journalists and their audience around audience engagement with a focus on the role of newsroom unionization. Ethnographic work in three U.S. newsrooms and interviews with 130 journalists, newsroom managers and editors in four newsrooms, shows that audience engagement work encourages unionization and that journalists in already unionized […]

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The effect of a firm’s environmental commitment in green messages in the luxury and fast fashion markets Dong Jae (Jay) Lim

Abstract: Consumers are increasingly interested in environmental issues, which has raised their expectations of firms’ environmentally conscious efforts. The purpose of this study is to investigate how green messages in advertisements conveying a firm’s commitment to the environment can effectively influence consumer attitudes and behavioral intentions. Further, this study examines the psychological mechanism underlying such […]

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Brand novelty and publicity about athlete endorsers affect psychological processing of ads Glenna Read

Abstract: Using hierarchy of effects theoretical framework, the present study investigates psychological responses to positive and negative publicity about athlete endorsers. Furthermore, this research addresses the role of brand novelty on these processes. Participants were exposed to an ad for a soft drink brand (either novel or well-established) that featured an athlete endorser. Each ad […]

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Changing attitudes on social media: Effects of fear and information in green advertising on non-green consumers Glenna Read

Abstract: How can green advertising get non-green consumers to think more about the environment? Using Elaboration Likelihood Model and Social Judgement Theory, we construct hypotheses and test them across three experiments. Results provide converging evidence that messages placed on social media with low-information and high-fear (emotional) appeals are most effective at generating purchase intent and […]

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Inside the Bellotti Court William E. Lee

Abstract: No publishing company has ever been denied First Amendment protection because it was incorporated. In First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, however, the Supreme Court confronted for the first time questions about the impact of corporate identity on the First Amendment protections available to non-media businesses. This Article explains why Justice Powell’s opinion […]

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“A Possibility of a Lady Competitor:” Helen Preece and the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon Kyser Lough

Abstract: On July 7, 1912, the Louisville Herald printed the story of Helen Preece, a teenaged English girl set to be the first and only woman to compete in the Modern Pentathlon at the upcoming Olympic Games in Stockholm. She’d been training for months and attracted international attention. The Modern Pentathlon competition started that same […]

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