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Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise Keith Herndon

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.  […]

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Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality David Clementson

David Clementson was awarded a $9,800 grant from UGA Office of Research’s “Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences” for my proposal entitled “Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality.”

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Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge Michael Cacciatore

Abstract: With social networking site (SNS) use now ubiquitous in American culture, researchers have started paying attention to its effects in a variety of domains. This study explores the relationships between measures of Facebook use and political knowledge levels using a pair of representative samples of U.S. adults. We find that although the mere use […]

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Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

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 […]

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US State Department Training Grant David Hazinski

Abstract: David Hazinski will lead the training of eight Kazakhstani journalists, seven women and one man, from different media. They will be at Grady for five weeks beginning in March to look at new news techniques, receive multimedia training, and learn about democratic institutions.

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The effects of culture and performance on trust in news media in post-Communist Eastern Europe Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study tested the influences of cultural and performance factors on trust in news media in Serbia by conducting a survey on a stratified random sample of the Serbian population (N=544). The results show that both factors played a significant role, but that the performance explanation, measured as perception of news media corruption, was […]

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Bringing back full disclosure Charles N. Davis

Abstract: The Freedom of Information Act began as a tool for ensuring full disclosure of federal government agencies, but it has consistently failed to live up to these expectations. Despite frequent amendments, FOIA remains a law rooted in an era of paper record-keeping, where files are created and stored by government, protected from release by […]

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Exploring Linkages Between Perceptions of Freedom and Internet Use Globally Lee B. Becker and Tudor Vlad

Abstract: Different methods exist for measuring Internet access and use around the world. A widely used source of estimates of Internet penetration is the ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. ITU gathers its data from a variety of sources, including commercial companies and government ministries This paper compares data gathered […]

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