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Dr. Lei Guo wins Top Faculty Paper at International Communication Conference

Emerging Media Studies faculty Dr. Lei Guo won Top Faculty Paper at the 2017 International Communication Association Conference in San Diego with her paper “Global Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow,” co-authored with Chris Vargo from The University of Colorado Boulder. The updated version of the paper has been recently published… Read More

Binge-watching and Politics? Emerging Media Studies Research Connects the Two

Is binge-watching your favorite series effecting your political engagement? Jacob Groshek, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies and Sarah Krongard, Ph.D. student in the Emerging Media Studies program, take on this question by dissecting the relationships between binge-watching and political participation. They have found that although there are a number of side effects to binge-watching (depression,… Read More

Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Icek Ajzen

This fall’s Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series features Dr. Icek Ajzen, professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. The event will be held Wednesday, November 9th 2016 from 4-5 pm, with a reception following, in the Metcalf Trustee Center on 1 Silber Way (9th floor). Learn more about the Communication Research Center.

COM Professor Mina Tsay-Vogel Sheds Light on Undergrad Facebook Habits

The hours young adults spend on social media networks every day influence their behavior and attitudes about privacy. Heavy social network users who read friends’ updates and share information about themselves become acclimated to the act of posting their information as they read daily about their friends and the world, spurring them to post more… Read More

Christopher E. Beaudoin

Dr. Christopher E. Beaudoin conducts theoretically driven research with real-world implications, centering on the influence of mediated communication on social and health outcomes. This research has been externally funded by public and private sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has… Read More

Traci Hong

Dr. Traci Hong’s program of research is on new media effects and processes, particularly in the context of health. She has examined how health messages can reduce smoking, alcohol consumption, and other risky health behaviors particularly among adolescents. She has also examined the related effects of peer influence, including as simulated in virtual environments. Her… Read More

Michelle Amazeen

Dr. Michelle A. Amazeen is an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University. Prior to BU, Dr. Amazeen was an assistant professor of advertising at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She earned her Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in Philadelphia and received a… Read More

Arunima Krishna

Arunima Krishna, PhD (Purdue University), is interested in publics’ communication behaviors related to controversial social issues, particularly issues related to scientific knowledge. Her most recent research looks at how individuals’ knowledge deficiency about vaccines impacts their attitudes, motivations, and behaviors about vaccine safety. She is also interested in how publics’ perceptions and attitudes about issues… Read More

Professor’s research goes national

To study TV viewers’ engagement with shows and stories featuring “anti-hero” characters, professor and co-director of the Communication Research Center Mina Tsay-Vogel is looking beyond the past research that suggests viewers enjoy watching “good” characters win and “bad” characters lose. In a 2013 study published in Mass Communication and Society, Tsay-Vogel and a professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado… Read More

Jen Rodstrom ’02, Temkin Group

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I have built a successful career over the past 10+ years as a customer experience practitioner and market research professional. My areas of expertise include customer insight, voice of the customer, text analytics, and all facets of market research. After graduating from COM, I worked for… Read More

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