Communication papers accepted

Posted 5-8-2012 by Barrie Hill

Department of Communication faculty members have had several papers accepted for publication in recent weeks.

Dr. Dustin Harp is first author on a paper titled "The Whole Online World is Watching: Profiling Social Networking Sites and Activists in China, Latin America, and the United States" recently published in the International Journal of Communication 6 (2012). Her co-authors are from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and the University of Texas at Austin.

"PR Practitioners' Use of Social Media in Crisis Planning," an article co-authored by Assistant Professor Shelley Wigley, has been selected for presentation at the PRSA International Conference, Oct. 14-16 in San Francisco as part of the professional development session "The Best of PRSA's Public Relations Journal of 2011-2012. Each year a sub-committee of the Journal's Editorial Review Board selects five articles that become part of the annual "Best of Public Relations Journal" competition and are presented at PRSA's International Conference, the world's largest annual gathering of public relations practitioners.

Dr. Wigley also had the paper, "Breaking News Coverage: A Comparison of Sources used in the Coverage of the Shootings at Virginia Tech and Tucson, Arizona," accepted for presentation at the International Communication Association 2012 conference in Phoenix.

Journalism Professor Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith won Top Faculty Paper in the History Division's research paper competition for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The paper was presented in March at the annual southeast colloquium in Blacksburg, Va. The paper is entitled "'Political Demagogues and Overzealous Partisans': Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press."

Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Mark Tremayne's study "Anatomy of Protest in the Digital Era: A Network Analysis of Twitter and Occupy Wall Street," has been selected for the International Communication Association conference this month.

Department of Communication graduate students James Dunning and Michael Agee presented a paper, “When ‘Oops, Sorry’ Isn’t Enough: Tiger Woods and Image Repair,” at the University of North Texas Student Conference in March.