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Theses from 2012

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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

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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 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

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Evaluating different health communicatioin theories to deter college binge drinking: a look at promising directions for future research, Kristen Meyer Sunde

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The blame is in the frame: inter-reality comparisons of crime reports and local news crime coverage on the internet, Dana Marie Tumblin

Theses from 2009

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The Plame Game: framing a political scandal, Misty Dawn Albrecht

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The stereotypic portrayal of women in slasher films: then versus now, Chad Brewer

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Forever New Orleans?: a look back and beyond, Blair Alexis Broussard

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The Murrow Tradition: What Was It, and Does It Still Live?, Raluca Cozma

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Nutrition and eating habits in adolescent television programs: a content analysis of food and beverage consumption on popular teen television, Carly Nicole Dickson

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Culture and persuasion online: Predicting attitudes, cognitions, and behavioral intentions in a culturally diverse online marketplace, Gennadi Gevorgyan

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Advocacy groups in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: who shapes coverage of wetlands loss, Paul Harang

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An analysis of the social networks of local television reporters, Lisa R. Honore

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U.S. public diplomacy toward Iran: structures, actors, and policy communities, Foad Izadi

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Impact of endorser and message appeal on the success of an online AIDS PSA, Arti Kulkarni

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The black press as a political institution: how the Chicago Defender portrayed Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama's historical presidential campaigns, Cristina Mislan

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The changing face of the U.S. military: a textual analysis of U.S. Army and U.S. Navy recruiting advertisements from pre-9-11 to six years into the Iraq War, Maryann M. Rowland

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United States propaganda in Iran: 1951-1953, Hakimeh Saghaye-Biria

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A comparison of foreign news coverage in the mercantile and popular press of the 1830s, Virgil Ian Stanford

Theses from 2008

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Foreign news and public opinion: attribute agenda-setting theory revisited, Asya A. Besova

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The ownership of online news: a political economy analysis of www.FOXNews.com and www.news.yahoo.com, Shenid Bhayroo

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Entertainment media and "backstage" event framing: how 24 defines torture, Skye Chance Cooley

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Internet Use and Environmental Justice: An Exploratory Study, Jane Catherine Dailey

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Message framing and interactivity in direct-to-consumer internet advertisements: visual and textual cues on web sites for prescription medications, Brooke Alayne Harrington

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Conversations on citizenship: young people's perceptions and performances of democratic citizenship, Katherine Rhodes Knobloch

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New media in new democracies: perceptions of good governance among traditional and Internet-based media users in Kyrgyzstan, Svetlana Viktorovna Kulikova

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Grinding the Axe Body Spray: linking gamer experience and brand recall in Guitar Hero III, Miranda Coy Lemon

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A comparison of the moral development of advertising and journalism students, Stephanie Marino

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Seeing (RED): a qualitative analysis of the product (RED) campaign and integration of public relations and marketing theory, Amy Elizabeth Martin

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The Impact of Blogs on State Politics, Emily Metzgar

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It's not rocket science: NASA's crisis communication efforts as a public sector organization following the Columbia shuttle disaster, Emily Ann Schult

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News framing, pre-existing schemas and public opinion on international trade and individual investment intentions, Wei Zha

Theses from 2007

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Clear and present danger: Brandenburg test after September 11, 2001, James Connor Best

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The portrayal of science in children's television, Tristi Bercegeay Charpentier

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News narratives and television news editing, Keren Esther Henderson

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The black church and political mobilization of African Americans, Misty Noel Johnson

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Public relations and political controversy: a case study of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations' public relations campaign regarding the Ottoman Empire's deportation of the Armenians, Tamar Grace Meguerditchian

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The Failure of Louisiana Campaign Finance Law: A Case Study of BRNext and the 2004 Mayoral Election, Casey Elizabeth Rayborn

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Gulf Coast journalists and Hurricane Katrina: mounting challenges to the work routine, Shearon Roberts

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"But seriously, folks...": understanding the political effects of late night television comedy, Danielle Lynn Sarver

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The effects of psychological factors on media usage: an examination of immigrants' media use patterns, motives and acculturation in the United States, Suping Zhang

Theses from 2006

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An analysis of the president-press relationship in solo and joint press conferences in the first term of President George W. Bush, Susan Billingsley

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Target audiences and communication channels of Lighten Up programs in the United States, Nancy Leah Borden

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Hurricane Katrina: a content analysis of media framing, attribute agenda setting, and tone of government response, Brigette Lynn Brunken

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Civic journalism and community newspapers: opportunities for social and civic connections, Amy Burroughs

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Whose input counts and which paradigm prevails?: a content analysis of mass-mediated debate on U.S.-China relations in 1990's and a policy critique on republican virtue of the policy tradeoff, Xiaowei Chen

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Unbalanced media coverage and the 2004 Presidential Election: The New York Times vs. The Washington Times, Jimmie E. Cummings, Jr.

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Public affairs advertising: corporate influence, public opinion and vote intentions under the third-person effect, Anita Grace Day

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An investigation of focus: local, regional, and national newspaper coverage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Roxanne Kearns Dill

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Media use, HIV/AIDS knowledge, and sexual beliefs: an exploration of differences between races, Tarana Hammond

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The intersection of news frames: examining the top two health problems in the United States, Lesa D'Anne Hatley

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Media framing of prescription drug coverage following a recall, Rebecca Ann Hotard

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Mass media usage during a natural disaster: LSU college students and Hurricane Katrina, Pavica Juric

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Measuring player perceptions of advertising in online games, Ben Lewis

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Minority recruitment efforts aimed at increasing student diversity at historically black public colleges and universities and predominantly white public institutions, Nia Francis Mason

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Are you ready for some ... sex, violence, and gender stereotypes?: a content analysis of Monday Night Football commercials and programming promotions, Joel D. Massey

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Media use, linguistic preference and social capital in the Hispanic community, Misti McDaniel

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The Emerging Culture of a Community College, Misty Kyle O'Connell

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How African-American and Hispanics perceive their racial equality in American advertising, Denise Michele Pallais

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Statewide public affairs television: expanding the C-SPAN model to the state level and achieving institutional status in the process, Karen M. Rowley

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An analysis of the relationship between city typology, interactivity and advertising message strategies of American municipal web sites, Jeremy John Starr

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Using web sites to achieve organizational goals: are nonprofits doing it right?, Alisha Nicole Tillery

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Communicating the modern entrepreneurial university in the 21st century: a case study of academic capitalism and media messaging in the pursuit of revenues and national prominence at Louisiana State University, Charles F. Zewe

Dissertations from 2005

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Foreign news coverage in selected U.S. newspapers 1927-1997: a content analysis, Cleo Joffrion Allen

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Bonjour Canada: a case study of the 1995-2000 Louisiana public relations campaign to attract Canadian visitors to Louisiana, Bonnie Anne Bauman

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Are murders equal in the eyes of the media?: A study of race, gender, class and quality of coverage, Tobie Marie Blanchard

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Risk reporting and source credibility: trying to make the readers interested, Raluca Cozma

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Covering the Revolution of Roses (differences and similarities between Georgia and independent television companies), Nino Danelia

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African-American women's reception influence and utility of television content: an exploratory qualitative analysis, Bettye A. Grable

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Mammary malfunction: a comparison of breastfeeding and bottlefeeding product ads with magazine article content, Angela Broussard Hyderkhan