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September 5, 2019

In the Media

In a Sun Port Charlotte article, Saraswathi Bellur, University of Connecticut, found that tweeting while watching television reduces viewers’ ability to immerse themselves in the show’s narrative.

William Benoit, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses in a Rolling Stone article how a brilliant debate performance can save a stalling candidate, and how most debate viewers tend to choose a candidate they like and compare the rest of the field to their pick.

In an op-ed for the Statesman, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas, provides insight into Robert Mueller’s testimony. Cherwitz also authored an op-ed for the Iowa City Press-Citizen in which he argues that Democrats must show solidarity in order to win the upcoming presidential election. 

Jason Del Gandio, Temple University, argues in a news article that President Trump's rhetoric cannot be compared to that of groups stoking violence against ICE.

Katherine Haenschen, Virginia Tech, is featured in an article in The Hour commenting on President Trump's "social media summit." Haenschen also notes in a Mother Jones article that research suggests online influence has a limited effect on election outcomes.

In a MarketWatch article, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, suggests a new term for “fake news”: “viral deception,” or “V.D.” 

In an Inside Higher Ed article Theresa A. Kulbaga and Leland G. Spencer, Miami University, discuss their new book, Campuses of Consent: Sexual and Social Justice in Higher Education, and what colleges and universities get wrong when it comes to the concept of consent.

Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri, joins other political communication experts in dissecting the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debates in The Hill.

In a piece for the Boston Star, John M. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains Trump’s use of synecdoche to influence political perceptions. 

In a Newsweek opinion piece, Brian Ott, Texas Tech University, comments on Trump’s escalating war on the media and notes that even Fox News is not immune.

Jennifer Priem, Wake Forest University, discusses how stress hits women's brains harder than men's in a Shondaland piece.

Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Jenna LaFreniere, Mary Norman, and Malinda Colwell, Texas Tech University, were featured in a Texas Tech Today about their research, which investigated how and why college students communicated with their parents about a variety of topics.

A segment in The Academic Minute features Carlos Tarin, The University of Texas at El Paso, who explains why we should be careful of the natural environment on the Southern Border. 

In a Philadelphia magazine article, Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania, weighs in on how social media has complicated breaking news.

In Transition

Marleah Dean has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida.

Katie K. Kang has been named Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.

Carrie D. Kennedy-Lightsey has been named Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. 

Daniel Totzkay has been named Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.