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September 14, 2021

In the Media

In The Conversation, Wayne A. Beach, San Diego State University, drew on decades of research to shed light on how patients communicate about cancer diagnoses and treatment.

In an op-ed for The Capital Times, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas at Austin, discusses Jeff Bezos’s recent philanthropic gifts to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés following Bezos’s historic launch into space. 

John Daly, University of Texas at Austin, spoke with CNN about communication strategies for navigating a hybrid or remote work environment. 

Elizabeth K. Eger, Texas State University, explained to KXAN how office culture influences workers’ decision to stay home when unwell.

In the Los Angeles Times, Anita Foeman, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, weighed in on people making contact with long-lost relatives in the era of online DNA testing.

In The Conversation, Kory Floyd, University of Arizona, explained why “touch hunger” can be harmful. 

In the New York Times, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, discussed how Fox News hosts’ false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine affect people’s willingness to get vaccinated. In The Atlantic, Jamieson commented on how Tucker Carlson and other conservative commentators discuss the COVID-19 vaccines.

Jessica Maddox, University of Alabama, and Diana Zulli, Purdue University, weighed in on a CNN article about RushTok and sorority recruitment in the American South.

Mark L. Knapp, University of Texas at Austin, spoke with Discover Magazine about why people like compliments. 

In The Conversation, Kristina M. Lee, Colorado State University, argued that the rising prevalence of “In God We Trust” is associated with Christian nationalism. Also in The Conversation, Lee described the significance of Walter Plywaski’s fight for the right of atheists to become U.S. citizens

Allyson Levin, Villanova University, and Yotam Ophir, University at Buffalo, commented to USA Today on the need to reach young people about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccines.

In the Texas Standard, Stephanie Martin, Southern Methodist University, discussed the role that former President Trump’s endorsements play in state and local politics. 

Jeff Niederdeppe, Cornell University, commented to The Journal Record on the role that local influencers can play in supporting state and local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. 

In Korea JoongAng Daily, NCA Past President Kent Ono, University of Utah, and Margaret Rhee, University at Buffalo, weighed in on the lack of representation of Asians and Asian Americans on television, as well as common stereotypes portrayed in film and television. 

Robert Rowland, University of Kansas, commented to the AFP on President Biden’s communication style after six months in office. 

In the Washington Post, Roslyn Satchel, Pepperdine University, discussed how some conservative Christians feel about the Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and “Counting on.” 

Joshua Scacco, University of South Florida, weighed in on a Morning Consult poll that found that only 18 percent of voters think that President Joe Biden best reflects the Democratic Party’s current values. Scacco also commented in a Washington Examiner article about potential Republican challengers to President Joe Biden in 2024. 

Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University, explained to Buzzfeed why the CDC’s revised mask recommendations might cause confusion. 

Juhyung Sun, University of Oklahoma, told WGAU about the results of a study that investigated the reasons that people “phub” one another by looking at their phones during conversations. 

In Fast Company, Efe Sevin, Towson University, discussed why food is important to a city’s identity. 

New Books

Ross Brinkert, Gratitude Communication at Work: Research-Based Tools to Build Relationships and Get Results (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1516532926

Paula Lynn Ellis, Paul S. Voakes, and Lori Bergen, News for US: Citizen-Centered Journalism (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-5165-4851-4

Anthony R. Fellow, American Media History: The Story of Journalism and Mass Media (Fourth Edition) (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-7935-1953-5

Anita Kathy Foeman and Bessie Lee Lawton, Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-5165-9291-3

Tabitha Hart, Exploring Cultural Communication from the Inside Out: An Ethnographic Toolkit (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-5165-8290-7

Annette M. Holba, Philosophy of Communication Inquiry: An Introduction (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-5165-9039-1

Theodore F. Sheckels and Caroline Kouneski, Speechwriting: A Rhetorical Guide (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-7935-1894-1

William Thompson and Nicholas Browning, Writing for Public Relations and Strategic Communication (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-7935-1188-1

Michelle Terese Violanti and Cassandra Ann Ray, Follow, Communicate, Lead: Creating Competent Connections (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1516537778

Betsy Wackernagel Bach, Dawn O. Braithwaite, and Shiv Ganesh (Eds.), By Degrees: Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2021). ISBN: 978-1-7935-0676-4