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MARCH 2017
Special Edition
CJC Faculty and Staff Achievements

CJC faculty and staff continue to bolster our reputation by publishing in academic journals and mainstream media. And they increasingly are being honored for their achievements. Following are some of those achievements over the past six months. Titles for faculty and staff mentioned here appear at the end of the newsletter.

Public-Relations-book-coverTom Kelleher is the author of Public Relations, a new textbook which integrates foundational public relations principles with technical and cultural shifts from the rise of social media.

Rita Men was co-author of Excellence in Internal Communication Management which “integrates theories, research insights, practices, as well as current issues and cases into a comprehensive guide for internal communication managers and organizational leaders on how to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders.”

Mass Media and Health book coverKim Walsh-Childers’ published Mass Media and Health: Examining Media Impact on Individuals and the Health Environment which covers media health influences, including the impact on individual and public health, the intentionality of these effects and the nature of the outcomes.

Janice Krieger was the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Language and Social PsychologySri Kalyanaraman, Yulia  Strekalova and STCC research assistant Jordan Neil also were co-authors on articles published in the journal. In addition, Janice, with co-authors Yulia and Jordan (and Ohio State Advertising Professor Melanie Sarge), had their article “Linguistic Strategies for Improving Informed Consent in Clinical Trials Among Low Health Literacy Patients” published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It is one of the few, if not only, health communication research articles published by JNCI.

Michael Leslie’s article "The Dragon Shapes Its Image: A Study of Chinese Media Influence Strategies in Africa" was published in a special issue of African Studies Quarterly, a journal from the UF Center for African Studies. The article examines research on Chinese government strategies to counteract negative perceptions from the African continent as it continues its expansion there.

Stanford Social Innovation Review CoverAnn Christiano’s and Annie Neimand’s article “Stop Raising Awareness Already” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog. The piece discusses how organizations concentrate on raising awareness about an issue without knowing how to translate that awareness into action, by getting people to change their behavior or act on their beliefs.

Annie Neimand and Lauren Griffin co-authored “Why Each Side of the Partisan Divide Thinks the Other is Living in an Alternate Reality.” The article, focusing on information avoidance in the post-Trump inauguration era, was published in The Conversation on Jan. 20. In addition, Neimand and Griffin teamed up with University of Oregon Marketing Assistant Professor Troy Campbell on “Persuasion in a ‘Post Truth’ World” published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on Jan. 25.

Lauren Griffin published “Trump Isn’t Lying, He’s Bullshitting – And It’s Far More Dangerous” in The Conversation on Jan. 27. In the article, Griffin focuses on the media’s reaction and handling of mischaracterizations of reality or “alternative facts” by the Trump Administration. In addition, Lauren was quoted in “When You Need to Face Facts in Your Life” published in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 30.

Excellence in Internal Communication Management book coverYu-Hao Lee was awarded one of only four grants from the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Emerging Scholars Program.  The proposal, “Feeling Right About the News: A Motivated Information Processing Examination of the Effects of News Headline Framing on Selective Exposure and Elaboration,” was selected from a pool of 70 submissions. In addition, Lee was quoted in “A Petition Didn’t Make Trump Give Up His Tax Returns – But It Made Him Listen” published in Wired on Jan. 26.

Frank Waddell was part of a “roundtable” discussion on “The Future of Journalism in Trump’s America” published in The Conversation on Nov. 29. Frank focused on “Navigating the Fake News Landscape.”

Clay Calvert is featured in “Significant Media Law Developments of 2016,” the lead article in the Media Law Resource Center’s Dec. 2016 bulletin. The roundtable discussion includes the Gawker trial, right of publicity law, Section 230, disparaging trademarks and publishing hacked emails. Calvert's article “Fake News, Free Speech, & the Third-Person Effect: I’m No Fool, But Others Are” was published in the Feb. 8 edition of The Wake Forest Law Review. The piece is the first published law journal article in the U.S. on the topic of fake news. In addition, he penned “Fake News, Censorship & the Third-Person Effect: You Can’t Fool Me, Only Others!” published in The Huffington Post on Feb. 16.

Jasmine McNealy co-authored an article on “Reconsidering Privacy-Promising Technologies,” published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. The article examines the idea of the "reasonable person" in the digital age based on the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Snapchat. 

Amy Jo Coffey was the lead author for "The Efficacy of an Immersive 3D Virtual Versus 2D Web Environment in Intercultural Sensitivity Acquisition." The paper was published online in Educational Technology Research and Development on Jan. 30.

Michael Weigold’s tips are featured in “How to Guarantee Your Teen Gets the Best College Tour”  published in the Feb. 2017 edition of Reader’s Digest.

Ted Spiker served as a contributing writer for the new book Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip written by Jean Chatzky and Michael Roizen, MD. The book, published on Feb. 28, explores the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings.


Faculty and Staff in this Issue
  • Clay Calvert, director, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and professor, Journalism Department
  • Ann Christiano, Frank and Betsy Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications and professor, Public Relations Department
  • Amy Jo Coffey, Telecommunication associate professor and director of the online Masters’ in Audience Analytics
  • Lauren Griffin, director, frank external research
  • Tom Kelleher, professor and chair, Advertising Department
  • Janice Krieger, director, STEM Translational Communication Center
  • Yu-Hao Lee, assistant professor, Telecommunication Department
  • Michael Leslie, associate professor, Telecommunication Department
  • Jasmine McNealy, assistant professor, Telecommunication Department
  • Rita Men, assistant professor, Public Relations Department
  • Annie Neimand, communication manager and frank research director
  • Ted Spiker, professor and chair, Journalism Department
  • Yulia Strekalova, research assistant professor and director, Grants Development
  • Frank Waddell, assistant professor, Journalism Department
  • Mike Weigold, associate dean, Undergraduate Affairs and Enrollment Management
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