Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis
Pantic, M.,* & Pjesivac, Ivanka. (2017, February). Live-blogging the crisis: Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). Baltimore, MD.
Abstract: This study employed international news flow theory to test the impact of the determinants of foreign news flow on the comprehensiveness of textual and multimedia coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in the form of a live blog. A content analysis of live blogs (N=195) published in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United States, and the United Kingdom, showed that deviance of the event and economic relevance were the best predictors of the coverage.
Free Smiles are Worth a lot for Social Media Influencers: The Mediating Roles of Warmth, Competence, and Admiration
Abstract: This research examines how visual representation of social media influencers affects perceptions and attitudes toward influencers and their persuasive messages. Using the theoretical frameworks of the Stereotype Content Model (SCM) and the Behaviors from Interpersonal Affect and Stereotypes (BIAS) Map, Study 1 demonstrated that influencers with broad smiles were perceived as warmer and more […]
Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise
Keith Herndon, Charlotte Norsworthy (Grady M.A. student), and Ryan Kor-Sims (Grady M.A., doctoral student at Utah). (2020) Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise. Abstract: This innovative practice paper explains a classroom leadership exercise that asks students to identify anonymous people as either Democrats or Republicans based only on brief descriptions. […]