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December 5, 2019

In the Media

In a Los Angeles Times article, Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University, offers an explanation for why presidential candidates are more comfortable using profanity than in previous years. 

In a Deseret News article, Dawn O. Braithwaite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses research on the changing state of marriage in America. 

In a Forbes article, Garrett Broad, Fordham University, commented on the marketing strategy behind Beyond Meat, a brand of plant-based products. 

Lisa M. Burns, Quinnipac University, discusses the relationship between Melania Trump’s Be Best campaign and the 2020 presidential campaign in The Telegraph

In the Washington Post, Ann Burnette, Texas State University, details why Trump’s favorable comment about Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi made some people uncomfortable. 

René Dailey, The University of Texas at Austin, mentions that couples who share a weight loss goal are more successful in a Next Avenue article. 

In an Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Mohan J. Dutta, Massey University, joins co-authors in arguing that university rankings should take academic freedom into account.

On an episode of Headscratcher: Making Sense of Young Adulthood, Joshua Frye speaks about environmental activism, public speaking, and other topics. 

In an op-ed for The Morning Call, Nichola D. Gutgold, Penn State Lehigh Valley, argues that Kirsten Gillibrand’s overtly feminist message was not enough to keep her in the race.  

In a lecture at the McCourtney Institute's 2019 National Press Club event, Abraham Khan, Penn State University, speaks on “The Renaissance of the Activist Athlete.”

Oprah Winfrey and Malcolm Gladwell discuss the “truth default” theory, developed by Tim Levine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, in an episode of SuperSoul Sunday

In a Washington Post article, Mitchell S. McKinney, University of Missouri, suggests that the televised debate format could be improved with new technology. 

Niya Pickett-Miller, Samford University, delivers a TEDx talk on the importance of positive language and how we speak about our differences. 

In a Daily Mail article, Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, describes research that found a link between viewing cynical posts online and decreased trust in the news media. 

Ersula Ore, Arizona State University, explains why many historians felt that it was inappropriate and dangerous for Trump to compare the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching in a Business Insider article. 

Sarah Projansky, University of Utah, is featured in a New York Times article discussing how influencers make money through the Escapex app. 

Natalie Stroud, The University of Texas at Austin, weighs in on the results of a lyceum poll in Texas in the Austin American-Statesman.  

In a Medium article, Heather Woods, Kansas State University, provides insight on the challenges that people may face using voice-activated devices like Siri.

New Book

Harold Barrett recently published Cohesion and Collusion: Promoting the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

In Transition

Joy L. Daggs was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Northwest Missouri State University.

Joshua Frye was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Professor at Humboldt State University.

NCA Press Releases

National Communication Association’s 105th Annual Convention Highlights Communication Discipline Across a Variety of Issues 
November 6, 2019 | NCA Event

National Communication Association to Sponsor Day of Service to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore 
November 5, 2019 | NCA Event

Communication Scholars Available to Discuss Fifth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate 
November 5, 2019 | Experts Advisory 

Communication Scholars Available to Discuss Fourth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate 
October 8, 2019 | Experts Advisory 

NCA Publishes 2018-2019 Academic Job Listings in Communication Report 
October 7, 2019 | NCA News

Communication Scholars Available to Discuss Third Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
September 12, 2019 | Experts Advisory 

For People Living “Overdraft to Overdraft,” Social Support Can Make a Difference 
September 9, 2019 | Experts Advisory