Revolutions in the Measurement of World Public Opinion
Dr. Ronald E. Rice presented "Crossing the Divide of Digital Divide Research" on April 8 as part of the Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series.
Breaking New Ground
The Communication Research Center faculty are making an incredible impact in the field of communication research.
Top News from Communication Research Center
- Dr. K. Maja Krakowiak and Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel will be receiving a Top Faculty Paper Award for their paper, “The dual role of morally ambiguous characters: Examining the effect of morality salience on narrative responses” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.
- New research published in Computers in Human Behavior by Dr. Sebastian Valenzuela and Dr. Daniel Halpern of the Catholic University of Chile and Dr. James Katz of Boston University finds a correlation between marital dissatisfaction and social media usage. Check out their article here and a special feature in Pacific Standard: The Science of Society.
- Dr. Ronald E. Rice of University of California, Santa Barbara presented, “Crossing the Divide of Digital Divide Research” on Tuesday, April 8 at Boston University..
- Dr. James Katz launches the the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Boston University, the world’s first academic research, education, and consulting center focused solely on the social aspects of mobile communication. .
- Dr. Denis Wu published a book, “The Illness of the Media: The Issues and Solutions to Taiwan’s News Environment” (Chuliu Press).
- Dr. Denis Wu has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Mass Communication and Society.
- Dr. Tammy Vigil published an article, “George W. Bush’s First Three Inaugural Addresses: Testing the Utility of the Inaugural Genre” in the Southern Communication Journal.
- Dr. Jacob Groshek joined the Division of Emerging Media Studies. His research focuses on the democratic utility of communication technologies and the ways in which the structure, content and uses of online and mobile media may influence political change.
- Anne Danehy joined the faculty of the CRC as a Visiting Professor of Communication. Her research areas include political persuasion, health care behavior and motivation, and public health prevention messaging research. She has more than 20 years of professional public opinion research experience.
- Check out the most recent publications by the CRC research fellows.
- Effectively use the most advanced theory and methods for examining communication
- Address both theoretical and applied problems and their intersection
- Integrate the talents and abilities of researchers across fields at Boston University to focus on communication-related issues
- Educate undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty on cutting-edge developments in communication research
Researchers of the Communication Research Center maintain active academic research programs across a variety of study areas including:
- Media effects
- Media studies
- Adoption of new communication technologies
- Political communication process and impact
- Public relations process and impact
- The impact of media on popular culture
- The role of media in international public diplomacy
- The process and impact of international communication
- The impact of media portrayals on gender self-image
- Communication and environment, science and health