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May 10, 2022

In the Media 

In The Conversation, Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University, analyzed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s March 16 address to Congress.

In The Conversation, Timothy Barney, University of Richmond, argued that maps of the Russian invasion of Ukraine both hide and reveal information.

In The Conversation, Denise M. Bostdorff, The College of Wooster, compared President Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the Truman Doctrine speech. 

Joshua Bolton, Salisbury University, offered WMDT suggestions for how to identify misinformation related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine online. 

In a Quad-City Times op-ed, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas at Austin, analyzed President Biden’s March 26 speech in Warsaw, Poland.

In The Christian Science Monitor, Roberta Chevrette, Middle Tennessee State University, commented on the reasons that some Americans are struggling over the future of “masculinity” in light of changing gender norms.

On KELO, Katy Coduto, South Dakota State University, weighed in on how people use social media to engage with world events.

Pamela Conners, Gustavus Adolphus College, helped curate an exhibit about European refugees during World War II, as described in The Free Press

Nathan Crick, Texas A&M University, spoke with KBTX about how the letter “Z” is being used as a pro-Russian symbol. Crick also explained to KWTX why White House and National Security Council staffers met with TikTok creators about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In TribLive, James Dillard, Pennsylvania State University, explained how fear appeals work and their relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Anne Doohan, University of San Francisco, discussed why marriage rates in some places have declined. 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, commented to the Associated Press on Zelenskyy’s social media communication style.

In The Conversation, Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, Colorado State University, and Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, University of South Florida, argued that economic sanctions against Russia will not halt the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Emily Langan, Wheaton College, spoke with The Atlantic about the importance of rituals, such as regular road trips or phone calls, for maintaining friendships. 

Corrina Laughlin, Loyola Marymount University, joined Vice’s podcast Cyber to discuss how Evangelical Christian communities are using apps and social media to spread their faith. 

On WBAY, Jiaying Liu and Volha Murashka, both of the University of Georgia, explained how “fitspiration” posts on Instagram can affect users’ self-perceptions. 

In the Washington Post, Carolyn Marvin, University of Pennsylvania, weighed in on the sacrifices that the American people will have to make as the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolds. 

On KDVR-TV, Colter Ray, Louisiana State University, discussed how people evaluate places to live when deciding where to move. 

In the Washingtonian, Robert Rowland, University of Kansas, weighed in on text messages between Ginni Thomas and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. 

In the Tampa Bay Times, Joshua Scacco, University of South Florida, remarked on a Florida public official’s use of a meme to publicize information about the state’s handling of COVID-19 data. Scacco also commented in the Tampa Bay Times regarding corporate donations to Florida politicians. And Scacco spoke with Newsweek about how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has attacked the Disney corporation. 

After President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University, commented to Buzzfeed on the difficulty of reaching unvaccinated Americans about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sylvia Sierra, Syracuse University, weighed in on Buzzfeed News about the use of trendy suffixes like “core” to create Internet in-jokes. 

In The Hill, Stephanie Tong, Wayne State University, explained how COVID-19 has affected dating trends.

On WDBD, Jeanine Turner, Georgetown University, weighed in on why “senior moments” have become more widespread during the pandemic. 

Emily Van Duyn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talked with WILL about the new book Democracy Lives in Darkness: How and Why People Keep Their Politics a Secret

In Time magazine, Maria Venetis, Rutgers University, weighed in on why some people may feel shame after getting diagnosed with COVID-19.

In the New York Times, Heather Woods, Kansas State University, explained the appeal of the @depthsofwikipedia account on Instagram. 

Jason Zenor, State University of New York at Oswego, spoke with NNY360 about a journal article regarding legal issues related to artificially intelligent devices. The article received a top paper award from the NCA Freedom of Expression Division at the 2021 Annual Convention. 


Anita Kathy Foeman and Bessie Lee Lawton received the 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award (communication/performing arts/visual arts category) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association for Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing (Cognella, 2022; 978-1-5165-9291-3).

Deanna L. Fassett and Keith Nainby received the 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award (communication/performing arts/visual arts category) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association for Empowering Public Speaking (Cognella, 2021; 978-1-5165-2532-4).

Jake Harwood received the 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association for Thinking Like a Researcher: An Engaged Introduction to Communication Research Methods (Cognella, 2020; 978-1-5165-3063-2)

New Books

Megan R. Dillow, An Introduction to the Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication, (San Diego: Cognella, 2023). ISBN: 978-1-5165-2388-7

Ben Medeiros, Reputation Management Online: America's "Right to Be Forgotten," (New York: Routledge, 2022). ISBN: 9781032262550


Professor of Communication Linda Kean has been appointed Dean of East Carolina University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication.