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Looking at young millennials’ risk perception and purchase intention toward GM foods: Exploring the role of source credibility and risk attitude Juan Meng

Abstract: This study investigated young millennials’ risk perception, benefit perception, and purchase intention toward GM foods by testing the effects of source credibility and risk attitude. By comparing two samples collected in the U.S. (N = 207) and China (N = 242), we found that source credibility positively influenced benefit perceptions of GM foods among […]

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Using a headshot assignment to incorporate critical theory into photojournalism classrooms Andrea Briscoe and Kyser Lough

Abstract: This case study uses a diversity and critical thinking exercise in a photojournalism class to show how journalism educators can incorporate race and gender conversations about ethics and judgement into traditionally skills-oriented courses. It’s crucial that journalism students learn how to apply their skills properly in an era of social unrest, inequality, and dwindling […]

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). Effects of a “spin doctor” in crisis communication: A serial mediation model of identification and attitudes impacting behavioral intentions David Clementson

Abstract: This paper combines theories of identification and image repair to explain why an organization in crisis should avoid designing messages that engage in “spin.” An experiment is reported (N = 262 nationwide U.S. Qualtrics Panel) in which a company spokesperson replies to questions from a journalist in a news interview. Results indicate that people (a) […]

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(In)sincere demeanor and (in)sincere language in crisis communication David Clementson

Abstract:  Perceptions of a crisis communicator’s sincerity drive reactions to an organization’s response amidst a scandal. However, a spokesperson can nonverbally appear sincere while deceptively evading questions and can appear insincere while actually speaking sincere truths. Applying truth-default theory to crisis communication, we assess people’s reactions to a spokesperson varying in sincerity through demeanor and […]

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What does it mean to have a presidential image? A multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis measuring Trump and Biden in 2020. David Clementson and Tong Xie

Abstract: U.S. presidential candidates aspire to have a “presidential image.” Political communication researchers, media pundits, political scientists, pollsters, campaign consultants, and other political marketers speculate about who is “presidential” and “unpresidential.” No prior research, however, has empirically measured and validated a presidential image construct. Based on data collected prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election […]

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Vice Head of AEJMC’s Cultural and Critical Studies Division Karin Assmann

Karin Assman started her tenure as Vice Head of AEJMC’s Cultural and Critical Studies Division.

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Journal of Interactive Advertising Joe Phua

Joe Phua served as guest editor (with Kevin Byon of Indiana University, Bloomington) for “Journal of Interactive Advertising,” Special Issue in “Digital and Interactive Marketing Communications in Sports”, Vol. 20, Issue 2, advance online publication, Sept 29, 2021. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15252019.2021.1970422

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University of Georgia Press Valerie Boyd

Valerie Boyd and Cynthia R. Greenlee were recently appointed as Editors-at-Large by the University of Georgia Press. The ongoing mission of the University of Georgia Press is to publish exemplary, diverse scholarly and creative work. Boyd and Greenlee will represent the Press in seeking book projects in a wide range of subjects, including foodways, gender, […]

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Combating the COVID-19 Infodemic Through Evidence-Based Misinformation Management Strategies Yan Jin

Funding Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration via a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Total Amount:  $224,478.00 Project period: 09/30/2021 to 06/29/2024 Project Summary: We propose a multi-phase research project that culminates with developing the first evidence-based guidance on messaging that combats misinformation during public health crises. We begin the proposed project with a targeted literature […]

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Three Rs: Resilience, Resourcefulness, and Reform Mindedness in Public Relations Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Juan Meng

Dr. Meng serves as an invited panelist to discuss how the double pandemic—the virus and racial reckoning—is continuing to shape resilience, resourcefulness and reform in our industry and how educators can help students test and stretch their resilience in the classroom.

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