Focus: Political and Policy Communication
The political arena is constantly changing. Grady has published groundbreaking research in the area of political and policy communication. Some of the topics being researched at Grady include the role of social media in news, political and international communication, and the effects of political advertising on voting decisions. Other topics of particular interest to Grady researchers include how the personalization of messages afforded by Facebook, Twitter and blogs have impacted organizations and political messages. Grady is also home to the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, which focuses on global issues affecting the journalism and communication industry.
Abstract: Social media platforms provide world governments with the opportunity to distribute news content from their broadcast channels directly to foreign publics [Wallerstein, I. (1974). The modern world system. New York: Academic Press] World System Theory, which has successfully explained and predicted the structure of international news flow, is now being challenged. Specifically, these social platforms […]Read More
Abstract: Hispanics, or Latinos, are the largest U.S. minority group and are poised to play a key role in U.S. elections. Public relations practitioners who work in politics should be interested in what motivates young Latinos to participate in politics. This study reports the findings of a national non probability online survey conducted in July 2015 […]Read More
Abstract: The public is very critical of journalists and of the news media. It hardly matters what question is asked. The actual performance of those in journalism and of their organizations is viewed critically by citizens. The public has become more critical of journalists and of news organizations over time. Trust and confidence have decreased, […]Read More
Abstract: This study explored, by comparative thematic analysis, the conceptualization of trust in news media in Serbia, Macedonia, and Croatia, three countries of Eastern Europe, where Communism might have left the heritage of distrust in all institutions and its fall the need for fundamental transformations of media systems. The analysis of 61 in-depth interviews showed […]Read More
Abstract: This paper compares data on Internet connectivity gathered by the Gallup World Poll against data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication. The ITU indicator is an individual measure and is based on official governmental reports. The Gallup indicator from survey data asked about Internet access […]Read More