Communication Research Center (CRC)

Journal Articles, Book Chapters & Reviews

Recent and Forthcoming

Jaramillo, D. L. (in press). Astrological TV: The Creation and Destruction of a Genre. Communication, Culture, and Critique.

Krakowiak, K., M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (in press). The dual role of morally ambiguous characters: Examining the effect of morality salience on narrative responses. Human Communication Research.

Hartmann, T., Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2014). How violent video games communicate violence: A literature review and content analysis of moral disengagement factors. Communication Monographs81(3), 310-332.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Oliver, M. B. (2014). Is watching others self-disclose enjoyable? An examination of the effects of information delivery in entertainment media. Journal of Media Psychology, 26(3), 111-124.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Schwartz, M. L. (2014). Theorizing parasocial interactions based on authenticity: The development of a media figure classification scheme. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 3(2), 66-78.

Valenzuela, S., Halpern, D., & Katz, J. E. (2014). Social network sites, marriage well-being and divorce: Survey and state-level evidence from the United States. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 94-101.

Wu, H. D., & Coleman, R. (2014). The affective effect on political judgment: Comparing the influences of candidate attributes and issue congruence. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(3), 530-543.

Downes, E. J. (2013). Power, New Media and Today’s Corporate Public Relations Professionals. In R. Gambetti & S. Quigley (ed.). Managing Corporate Communication: A Cross Cultural Approach. (pp. 213-229). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2013).  Rescuing Television from ‘The Cinematic’: The Perils of Dismissing Television Style.  In J. Jacobs and S. Peacock (ed.), Television Aesthetics and Style (pp. 67-75).  London: Bloomsbury.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2013). Narcocorridos and Newbie Drug Dealers: The Changing Image of the Mexican Narco on US Television. Ethnic and Racial Studies. Published online before print, 17 January 2013. DOI:10.1080/01419870.2012.758862. Article can be found on Ethnic and Racial Studies site.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2013). AMC: Stumbling toward a New Television Canon. Television and New Media 14(2): 167-183.

Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2013). What makes characters’ bad behaviors acceptable? The effects of character motivation and outcome on perceptions, character liking, and moral disengagement. Mass Communication and Society, 16(2), 179-199.

Shouse, E., & Oppliger, P. A. (2013).  Sarah is Magic: The (post-gendered?) comedy of  Sarah Silverman.  Comedy Studies 3(2), 201-216.

Tsay, M. (2013). Managing competing group norms. In R. Verderber, K. Verderber, & D. Sellnow (Ed. 14), Communicate! (pp. 204-205). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage.

Vigil, T. R. (2013). George W. Bush’s First Three Inaugural Addresses: Testing the Utility of the Inaugural Genre. Southern Communication Journal 78(5): 427-446.

Aronowitz, T., Lambert, C. A. & Davidoff, S. (2012). The role of rape myth acceptance in the social norms regarding sexual behavior among college students. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 29, 172-182.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2012). 9/11 as Real Estate Tragedy: Selling New York and the Future of the Financial District. Critical Studies in Television: An International Journal of Television Studies 7(1): 79-98.

Kim, S., Shanahan, J., & Choi, D. (2012). TV news framing supports societal poverty solutions. Newspaper Research Journal, 33(1): 101-112.

Lambert, C. A. & White, C. (2012). Feminization of the film? Occupational roles of public relations characters in movies. PR Journal, 6(4).

Tsay, M., & Bodine, B. (2012). Exploring the multidimensional nature of parasocial interactions: Do personality, interpersonal need, and television motive predict our relationships with media characters? Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1(3), 185-200.

Hart, P., Nisbet, E. & Shanahan, J. (2011). ‘Environmental Values and the Social Amplification of Risk: An Examination of How Environmental Values and Media Use Influence Predispositions for Public Engagement in Wildlife Management Decision Making’, Society & Natural Resources, 24(3): 276 – 291.

Hudacek D., Kuruvilla S., Kim N., Semrau K., Thea D., Qazi, S., Pleasant, A., Shanahan, J. (2011) Analyzing Media Coverage of the Global Fund Diseases Compared with Lower Funded Diseases (Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Measles). PLoS ONE 6(6): e20438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020438.

Lambert, C. A. (2011). Cinema spin: Exploring film depictions of public relations practitioners. Communication Teacher, 25(4), 205-211.

Lambert, C. A. (2011). Seeking out citizen journalists: Media beyond the mainstream. In S. Goldstein (Ed.), PR News’ Media Training Guidebook. (pp. 178-180). Rockville, MD: PR News Press.

Kim, S. H., Scheufele, D., Shanahan, J. & Choi, D. H. (2011). Deliberation in spite of controversy? News Media and the Public’s Evaluation of a Controversial Issue in South Korea. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(2): 320-336.

Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay, M. (2011). The role of moral disengagement in the enjoyment of real and fictional characters. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 4(1), 90-101.

Tsay, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2011). The impact of perceived similarity and identification on moral disengagement. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 4(1), 102-110.

Coleman, R., & Wu, H. D. (2010). Proposing emotion as a dimension of affective agenda setting: Separating affect into two components and comparing their second-level effects. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(2), 315-327.

Dudo, A., Brossard, D., Shanahan, J., Scheufele, D. A., Morgan, M., & Signorielli, N. (2010). Science on television in the 21st century: Recent trends in portrayals and their contributions to public attitudes toward science. Communication Research, published 14 December 2010, 10.1177/0093650210384988 (online first).

Elasmar, M. (2010) Book review: Tilo Hartmann (ed.), “Media Choice: A Theoretical and Empirical Overview.” European Journal of Communication, 25: 296-298.

Goidel, K., Procopio, S., Terrell, D., & Wu, H. D. (2010). Sources of economic news and economic expectations. American Politics Research, 38: 1-19.

Jaramillo, D. (2010). It’s Not All Talk: Editing and Storytelling in As The World Turns. In The Survival of Soap Opera: Strategies for a New Media Era. Jackson, MS: The University Press of Mississippi.

Also, see discussion about the book at the blog Confessions of an Aca-Fan.

Morgan, M. & Shanahan, J. (2010). The State of Cultivation. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 54(2): 337-355.

Tsay, M. (2010). Review of Makeover TV: Selfhood, citizenship, and celebrity by Brenda R. Weber. Journal of Communication, 60(4), E27-28.

Tsay, M. (2010). Managing competing group norms. In R. Verderber, K. Verderber, & D. Sellnow. Communicate! (pp. 211-212). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage.

Tsay, M., & Brady, M. (2010). A case study of cooperative learning and communication pedagogy: Does working in teams make a difference? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(2), 78-89.

Wu, H. D., & Dahmen, N. S. (2010). Web sponsorship and campaign effects: Assessing the difference between positive and negative Web sites. Journal of Political Marketing, 9(4): 1-16.

Dill, R., & Wu, H. D. (2009). Coverage of Katrina in local, regional, national newspapers. Newspaper Research Journal, 30(1), 6-20.

Elasmar, M.G. (2009). The Need for Theory and its Role in Understanding International Public Opinion about People Belonging to Other Religions. In A. MacDonald-Radcliff and R. Schatz (Eds.). Annual Dialogue Report on Religion and Values. Zurich, Switzerland: InnoVatio.

Lambert, C. A. (2009). Engage and inspire employees with diversity awareness events. In I. Dorbian (Ed.), Employee Communications Guidebook: The blueprint for internal PR strategies and tactics (Vol. 1, pp. 146-149). Rockville, MD: Access Intelligence.

Shin, Yong Jun. (2009). Understanding Spatial Differentiation of Social Interaction: Suggesting a Conceptual Framework for Spatial Mediation. Communication Theory, 19(4): 423-444.

Siemer, W., Hart, P. Decker, D. & Shanahan, J. (2009). Factors that Influence Concern About Human-Black Bear Interactions in Residential Settings.Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 14(3):185-197.

Wu, H. D., & Coleman, R. (2009). Advancing agenda-setting theory: The comparative strength and new contingent conditions of the two levels of agenda-setting effects. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(4), 775-789.

Downes, E. J. (2008). “Hacks, Flacks, and Spin Doctors Meet the Media: An Examination of the Congressional Press Secretary as a (Potential) Public Relations Professional.” In M. Lee (ed.). Government Public Relations: A Reader (pp. 115-135). Milwaukee: Taylor & Francis.

Wu, H. D., & Izard, R. (2008). Representing the total community: Relationships between Asian American staff and Asian American coverage in nine U.S. newspapers. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(1), 99-112.