Ethical challenges in an evolving digital communication era: Coping resources and ethics trainings.
Research paper accepted for presentation at the EUPRERA 2021 Annual Congress organized by the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain from October 7-9.
Abstract: This study is motivated to investigate the ethical challenges facing public relations professionals in today’s digital communication environment. Specifically, we focused our research on the new ethical challenges in digital practice, the resources relied on when encountering ethical challenges, and public relations professionals’ efforts in seeking trainings on communication ethics. Our research found nearly 60% of surveyed professionals reported that they faced ethical challenges in their day-to-day work, and there is a wide range of ethical challenges in digital practices. Results also revealed that professionals use various resources to deal with ethical issues. Research and practical implications are discussed.
A New Conceptual Model for Understanding Interracial Communication Apprehension: How Does Racial Representation in Television-Entertainment Media Impact Interracial Conversation?
Aarum Youn-Heil (Grady PhD student) and Yan Jin. Abstract: This study proposes a new conceptual model for understanding interracial communication apprehension (IRCA), delineating how people of color use various communication practices (Orbe, 1998) and coping strategies (Lazarus, 1991) to cope with communication apprehension (McCroskey, 1970) triggered by or associated with racial representation in television-entertainment media and public […]
Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests
Proposal for “Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests’ submitted to NSF’s HEGS (Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences) Program. Dollar Amount: $ 117, 832 (over three years). Kavoori and Weatherford will be part of a research team conducting an ethnoecological survey of plants connected with species found in the paleorecord in Ecuador. They will develop communication strategies […]