Revolutions in the Measurement of World Public Opinion
March Communication Colloquium
Dr. Deborah Jaramillo will discuss issues on early TV regulation on March 19 at 4pm in COM 209.
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. Mina Tsay-Vogel published an article, “Me versus them: Third-person effects among Facebook users” in New Media & Society.
- Dr. James E. Katz will be the Keynote Speaker for this year’s International Communication Association pre-conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 20-21, 2015.
- Dr. Deborah Jaramillo will present “Censorship we all abhor, but…”: Viewer Complaints and the Demand for Government Intervention in Early TV Content on March 19 at 4:00 pm in COM 209.
- Dr. Erik Nisbet of The Ohio State University presented “The Media War over Crimea & Consequences for Russian Public Opinion” on November 20.
- Dr. Lei Guo and Dr. Summer Harlow published an article, “User-generated racism: An analysis of stereotypes of African Americans, Latinos and Asians in YouTube videos” in Howard Journal of Communication.
- Dr. Denis Wu and Dr. Renita Coleman published an article, “The affective effect on political judgment: Comparing the influences of candidate attributes and issue congruence” in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
- Dr. K. Maja Krakowiak and Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel published an article, “The dual role of morally ambiguous characters: Examining the effect of morality salience on narrative responses” in Human Communication Research.
- 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. Tammy Vigil published an article, “Feminine views in the feminine style: Convention speeches by presidential nominees’ spouses” in the Southern Communication Journal.
- Dr. Denis Wu published a book, “The Illness of the Media: The Issues and Solutions to Taiwan’s News Environment” (Chuliu Press).
- Labor in a Single Shot Conference, an international, interdisciplinary conference on the global video workshop curated by Antje Ehmann and Haran Farocki and directed by Dr. Roy Grundmann (BU College of Communication) and Dr. Gregory Williams (BU College of Arts & Sciences) was held at Boston University and Goethe-Institut Boston on November 13-15.
- Dr. Esther Thorson (Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the Missouri School of Journalism) presented “Processing Ethically Strong vs. Problematic TV Commercials” on October 23.
- Dr. Lei Guo joined the Division of Emerging Media Studies. Her research focuses on the development of media effects theories, emerging media technologies and democracy, and international communication.
- Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel and Dr. Mary Beth Oliver published an article, “Is watching others self-disclose enjoyable? An examination of the effects of information delivery in entertainment media” in Journal of Media Psychology.
- Dr. Denis Wu has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Mass Communication and Society.
- Dr. James Katz launched 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. .
- 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