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New Technology, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence Jason Lee Guthrie

Abstract: Moore’s law, which has helped to explain the exponential growth achieved in traditional computational power over the past half-century, has been eschewed for Neven’s law. Neven’s law posits that […]

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Crisis Information Vetting: Extending the Social-Mediated Crisis Communication Model Yan Jin and Xuerong Lu

Abstract: Social media provides users easy access to unpredictable and unfiltered information from multiple sources during crises, further challenging publics to discern the accuracy of the information they receive and […]

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Ethical and Legal Principles for the Practitioner Consumers, Organizations, and Platforms Taylor Voges and Jonathan Peters

Abstract: The standard advice in crisis communication is to respond quickly, but only with what is absolutely known to be fact. Social media have increased the potential for quick response, […]

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Gaining insights into effects appeals for COVID-19 vaccine messages targeting 18-23 year old college students Xuerong Lu, Shuoya Sun, Youngji Seo, Solyee Kim, Sung In Choi, Wenqing Zhao, Jeffrey Duncan, Hye Jin Yoon, Bartosz Wojdynski & Glenna Read Read More
Journalistic challenges to a politician’s race-related policies: Rules for interview appropriateness and perceptions of bias and credibility María E. Len-Ríos and Solyee Kim

Abstract: This study uses a randomized posttest-only between-subjects experiment to investigate the communication rules participants perceive after a journalist interviews a politician about race-related policies. The journalist’s adversarialness (no challenge, simple challenge, […]

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Making sense of DEI: The construction of diversity, equity, and inclusion at public relations agencies in the United States Solyee Kim

Abstract: This in-depth interview study captures the perspectives of DEI professionals at public relations (PR) agencies and their evolving understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), focusing on the relationship between […]

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Bridging the Fear and Hope: A Smartphone Eye-Tracking Examination of the Effects of Hope in Fear-based Health Messages Bartosz Wojdynski and Youngji Seo

Abstract: This study used a smartphone eye-tracking approach to examine understudied areas in health communication – hope in fear appeal – when people are exposed to differential emotional shifts with fear […]

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Do Black Lives Matter in the Empathy Machine? Investigating Whiteness and Immersion on Creating a Shared Reality with 360-Degree Video Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Abstract: The summer of 2020 brought increased participation and support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement following accounts of police use of lethal force toward Black citizens. As protests […]

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Understanding the competency spectrum for communication management: The need, the gap, and the continuous learning mindset Tong Xie, Juan Meng & JeongHyun (Janice) Lee

Abstract: Communication practitioners are expected to master a wide range of communication and non-communication skills to demonstrate efficiency and competency. Although the competency spectrum has been taken for granted in […]

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The Persuasive Effects of Narrative PSAs on COVID-19 Vaccination Intention: The Mediating Role of Empathy and Psychological Reactance Hanyoung Kim, Youngji Seo & Jeong-Yeob Han

Abstract: Successful COVID-19 vaccine promotion for the unvaccinated relies on increasing positive reactions but also reducing negative responses to persuasive messages. The current study examined the relative effects of narrative […]

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