Communication Research Center (CRC)

Revolutions in the Measurement of World Public Opinion

Dr. Michael Elasmar and Dr. James Shanahan co-chaired the 66th Annual World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Conference. Visit conference website.

Distinguished Lecture

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.

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Research Mission

  • 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

Research Areas

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

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