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Theses from 2018

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Similarities and Differences in Western Media Portrayals of the Greek Economic Crisis: A Qualitative Analysis of The Guardian and The New York Times' Summer 2015 Coverage of the Greek Economic Crisis, Tryfon Boukouvidis

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From Party to Publicity: The Transitional Role of Three Publicity Experts on the Road to Modern Campaigning, Meagan H. Collman

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“Breathless Zeal and Careless Confidence”: German Propaganda in World War I (1914-1918), Elisabeth Fondren

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Local vs. National: How Twitter Reflects News Coverage of Colin Kaepernick Protests, Jared Paul Joseph

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How Do New Media Environments Influence Consumer Responses to Advertising? A Meta-Analytic Approach to Ad Avoidance, A-Reum Jung

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Attribution and Power: Exploring Transgender Media Representation Strategies and their Effects on Intergroup Stereotype Content and Dehumanization, Minjie Li

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“All of Our Skinfolk Ain’t Our Kinfolk;” a Triangulation Study of the Impact of Black Racial Identity on the Discourse of Media Practitioners’ Coverage of Social Justice, Political and Celebrity News, Gheni Nicole Platenburg

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How Courts Analyze Voter Identification Laws under the First Amendment, Joby Len Richard

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Political Giving as Civic Participation: Identifying Donors and Motivating Giving, Robyn Lynn Stiles

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The Uneasy Beginnings of Public Diplomacy: Vira Whitehouse, the Committee on Public Information, and the First World War, Lauren Claire West

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Wonder Women: How Race and Gender Influenced News Coverage in the 2017 New Orleans and Atlanta Mayoral Elections, Sirdaria I. Williams

Theses from 2017

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In-Group Effects of News Use on African Americans, Folasade A'lyce Adesanya

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Social Media Activism and Activist Publics: Testing an Integrative Model of Activism on Contentious Issues, Myounggi Chon

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An Impossible Direction: Newspapers, Race, and Politics in Reconstruction New Orleans, Nicholas F. Chrastil

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Journalist and Hoaxer: William Francis Mannix and the Long History of Faked News, Madelyn Kay Duhon

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Advancing Democracy One Tweet at a Time, Landon T. Hester

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Disclosing the Truth About Instagram Endorsers: A Study of the Effects of the Use of Material-Connection Disclosures on Instagram and Types of Endorsers on Advertising Identification and Consumer Response, Lauren Francis Myers

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From Products to Politics: Understanding the Effectiveness of a Celebrity Political Endorsement, Melissa Sanati

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NCAA Student-Athletes and Defamation: Understanding Plaintiff Classification and First Amendment Protection, Lacey Elizabeth Sanchez

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Ethnic Audiences In a Fragmented Media Era: Ethnic Audiences' Selective Exposure to Likeminded Media, Mingxiao Sui

Theses 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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Strategic Use of Language in White House Twitter Communications, Margo L. Jolet

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

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Examining Local Law Enforcement Public Relations, Lindsay M. McCluskey

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

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 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 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 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

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