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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Exploring Intermedia Agenda Setting Effects of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Andrew Abad

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Framing the Ebola Outbreak: Systemic Influences on News Coverage, Adaobi Vivian Duru

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Planned Parenthood In Crisis: Social Media Strategies And Frames, Lauren Hudel Goodman

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Exploring Organizational Resilience Asset and Its Antecedents for Effective Internal Crisis Communication, Young Kim

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Adding Flesh to Sullivan’s Bones: The Legacy of St. Amant v. Thompson, Eric P. Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Communicating Sustainability with Visuals: Issue Perception and Issue Engagement, Zeynep Melis Altinay

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How Local Nonprofit Organizations can use Narratives to Build Organizational-public Relationships on Digital Media, Ryan Patrick DeLaune

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Public Perception of Male Athletes Vs. Female Athletes in the Media, Kaleigh Elizabeth Dickson

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Organizational Twitter Use: A Qualitative Analysis of Tweets During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pratiti Diddi

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Defining Dad: Media Depiction Of The Modern Father In Print Advertising, John Robert Evans

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Sourcing and Framing Analysis of Source Messages in the Coverage of Armed Conflicts by American and British Foreign Reporters, Ellada Gamreklidze

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Natural Order: The Case for Applying Biomimetic Design Principles to Mass Communication Technology Design, William Glass

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Compromising the Craft: A Mixed-Methodological Analysis of the Products and Processes of Storytelling in Local Television and Digital News, Keren Esther Henderson

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Correcting the Conversation: An Argument for a Public Health Perspective Approach to University Timely Warnings about Sexual Assault, Ashley Hesson

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In the Shadow of Big Oil A Media Content Analysis of the 'Big Oil' Stigma, Camille Nicole Ivy-O'Donnell

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All the Science That Is Fit to Blog: An Analysis of Science Blogging Practices, Paige Brown Jarreau

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Different Approaches to Investigatory Journalism in the Muckraking Era, Tim Vest Klein

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What Female Candidates Need to Know: Current Research on Gender Effects in Campaigns and Elections, Lauren Michele Leist

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Reporting for the State Department: Carl W. Ackerman's Cooperation with Government during WWI, Meghan Elizabeth Menard

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Engagement Across the Pond: The NFL's Attempts to Increase Social Media Engagement Through the Cultural Targeting of Messages, Isabelle Moore

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Gender Stereotypes and the Strategic Use of Emotions in the 2008 Elections, Newly Paul

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Framing Theory and Its Application to the Fracking Controversy in St. Tammany Parish, Lindsay Colleen Rabalais

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"Operation Red Campus”: An Experimental Analysis of CRNC Advertisements Targeting the Millennial Generation, Ellen Mullee Schmidt

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The Unattainable Ideal: Walter Lippmann and the Limits of the Press and Public Opinion, Amy Solomon Whitehead

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The Spiral of Silence in Virtual Space: Examining How Expert Participation, Digital Media Form, and Opinion Congruency Relate to Opinion Expression, Yiwei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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"Les Miserables: The Twitter Revolution" : a study of fan activity, parasocial relationships, and audience-persona interactions, Lance Stephen Bordelon

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Exploring Influences on Gender Equality in Photojournalism: Is the Field Picture-perfect?, Andrea Briscoe

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Can You Hear Me Now: A Cross-National Analysis of Media, New ICTs, Press Freedoms and Sociopolitical Instability, Conflict, and Democracy., Britt Christensen

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The future of broadcast television: online streaming infringement and the U.S. Supreme Court, Elizabeth Cuttner

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Impression formation in the online amateur setting: an examination of transgender people, Minjie Li

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Message appeals used by nonprofits on Twitter to increase public engagement, Lilliana Laura Lopez

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Perceptions of Collegiate and Professional Black Male Athletes Based on the Media, Dionell McNeal

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Art tweets: a content analysis of social media activity among six top art museums in the U.S.A., Patricia Ann Milford-Hoyt

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Predictors of National Broadcast and Cable Television News Coverage of the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jeremy Padgett

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Journalism and the "Dark Arts" - A Comparative Study of British and American Media Ethic Codes Against the Backdrop of the British Phone Hacking Scandal, Paromita Saha

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The rules of engagement : what formats, moderators, and news values tell us about the content of electoral debates, Jason Marc Turcotte

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Leadership bias: the case of the Cherokee Freedmen, Kristi Barnett Williams

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Safer to steal than score : press coverage of financial and sexual scandals, and electoral outcomes, Chance York

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Moving toward a small-screen culture: examining the relationship between computer and smartphone user characteristics and online participation and creation, Amanda Bradford Cortright

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Unconscious Awareness of a Branded Life: Consumer Disillusionment and the Cultivated Commercialization of Public Health, Laura H. Crosswell

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When your good friends wear Prada : a study of parasocial relationships, attractiveness, and life satisfaction, Kristen Marie Higdon

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Did you watch #TheWalkingDead last night? an examination of television hashtags and Twitter activity, Jessica Hutchinson

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March madness for men, Gabrielle P. Jones

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Medical issue or policy? a framing analysis of the medical marijuana issue in U.S. newspapers, Christopher Lee Kaiser

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Chronic pain in entertainment media: using empathy to reduce stigma, Rebecca Lang

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Interpreting Racial Politics: Black and Mainstream Press Web Site Tea Party Coverage, Benjamin Rex LaPoe II

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American-Indian Media: The Past, the Present, and the Promise of Digital, Victoria Leigh LaPoe

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Polygamy is creepy, wrong, and sick! (however, I find it fascinating) : parasocial comparison, parasocial processing, parasocial contact hypothesis, and polygamy, Thomas Phillip Madison

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Segmentation in Hispanic-targeted marketing, Silvia Irene Medrano

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Corporate use of social media, Viktorya Mirzoyan

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The effects of interactivity and involvement on users' attitude toward and perception of brands and purchase intent on Facebook, Christina Persaud

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Identity as a compass for understanding media choice, Emily Marie Pfetzer

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An analysis of femininity : how popular female characters in the media portray contemporary womanhood, Stephanie Ortego Roussell

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Burn, boil & eat : an intersection analysis of stereotypes in the most influential films of all time, Roslyn M. Satchel

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Speak, and speak immediately : the risen subpoena, the executive branch, and the reporter's privilege, Matthew Schafer

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Multitude of needs met by an online mom community, Shannon Alexis Snell

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Examining the effect of innovation on the market structure of the U.S. Media industry, Thomas Edward Vizcarrondo

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The rebranding of the Brooklyn Nets : a discourse analysis, Michael Shane Wunderlich

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Partnership Representation in Public Communications: An Analysis of Community-Engaged Universities' Websites, Christy Kayser Arrazattee

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From the viewbook to Facebook: a content analysis of universities' Facebook posts to measure organization-public relationships, Aariel Roxanne Charbonnet

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Where the good times roll: New Orleans as a destination for sports event tourism, Kristen E. Chighizola

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Texting laws and cell phone users: motivations for texting while driving, Jonathan Ferrante

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An investigation into the moderating role of fear appeals on the relationship between regulatory fit and persuasion, Nam Young Kim

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Making news in 140 characters: how the new media environment is changing our examination of audiences, journalists, and content, Ashley Elizabeth Kirzinger

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Splitting a pair: playing the gender card and the race card in American politics, Amy Ladley

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Volunteer based organizations: bridging the gap between political efficacy and civic engagement, Kristin Nicole Marks

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Pressures, centralization, economics, technology, and ethics: factors that impact public information officer - journalist relationships, Christopher Jon McCollough

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Man without a country: how character complexity primes racial stereotypes, Ben Miller

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Playing the Christ Card: Courting Christians through Religious Appeals in Political Campaigns, Matthew Lee Thornton

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Ethnic online newspapers vs. mainstream online newspapers: a comparison of the news coverage of the 2010 health care reform debate, Masudul Biswas

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From "courtesy of the red, white, and blue" to "if you're reading this": patriotic themes in country music between 2000-2010, Claire S. Carville

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The American Empire: a content and textual analysis of the media coverage of the 2009 U.S. and Colombia military base agreement, Britt Don Christensen

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Fandom, media consumption, and college sports knowledge: a survey of college undergraduates, Theodore Charles Greener

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Celebrity versus non-celebrity: parasocial relationships with characters in reality-based television programs, Nicole Webb Henry

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Application of counter-stereotype strategy for national image management: a comparative study of U.S. and South Korean college students' national stereotypes of China, HyunMee Kang

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The effects of fantasy football participation on team identification and NFL fandom, Jeremy Lee

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Indexing and economic news: coverage of the 2009 economic stimulus debate, Portia Levasseur

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There's an app for that: the ways young adults access digital information, Cydney Lauren Palmer

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Crisis management in organizations: an exploratory study of factors that affect strategy formation and selection, Tulika Sinha

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Stay calm and tweet: a best practice approach to the use of social media in a crisis situation, Elizabeth Barrow Tadie

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HBCU crises and best practices in the discourse of renewal: a crisis communication case study of three institutions, Erica Courtney Taylor

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Hospice organizations on the social media scene: benchmarking the uses and strategies of hospice organizations on the internet in 2011, Emily Tiller

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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In search of state government: the lack of state legislative coverage in local television news, German Adolfo Alvarez

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Press independence in newspaper coverage of the 2009 health care debate, Matthew Holt Barnidge

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A new focus for a university: designing a web site to feature community service, Andrea Louise Clesi

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"Blessed be the critics of newspapers": journalistic criticism of journalism 1865-1930, Yasmine Tarek Dabbous

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What content makes people want to use sports websites?, Cara Francesca De Carlo

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Twittering to the top: a content analysis of corporate tweets to measure organization-public relationships, Haley Edman

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Measuring consumer perceptions of credibility, engagement, interactivity and brand metrics of social network sites, Jeffrey Evan Forbes

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Knowledge gap and cable music television: a survey of MTV, BET, and H1 target audience members, Katharine Claire Gavin

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The role of race in television news coverage of shortcomings in U.S. secondary education, Jasmine Elise Haynes

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Betties and broads: a qualitative examination of the maiden and whore archetypes in "The Golden Girls," "Designing Women," and "Sex and the City", Crystal Jackson

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Staying objective: the effect of corporate public relations on video game journalists, Benjamin Jenkins

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Engaging audiences: an analysis of social media usage in advertising, Emily Fay Mabry

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The act of raising donors: an assessment of fund-raising stewardship practices in healthcare institutions, Megan Lee Moses

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Creating brands online: third party opinions and their effect on consumers' trust in brands and purchase intentions, Pavel Mrazek

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Public perception and the oil industry: an analysis of oil employees' and Nigerians' opinions regarding Exxon Mobil and Shell Oil's corporate social responsibility efforts, Liana L. Narcisse

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The effects of comedic media criticism on media producers, Lindsay Nicole Newport

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Communicating conservation: public relations practitioners' communication efforts to inform the public of the detriments of coastal erosion and wetlands loss, Stephanie Ellene Shaddock

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Framing Jewell: a discourse analysis of newspaper coverage in the aftermath of the Atlanta Olympics bombing and discussion of legal and ethical standards for such practices, Anne L. Songy