In the most recent episode of Communication Matters, University of Pennsylvania Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Research Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Daniel Romer discussed how media use has influenced beliefs in COVID-19 conspiracy theories, including how social media sites have responded to conspiracy theories, how conservative media outlets have circulated conspiracy theories, and more. Listeners interested in survey research and the spread of COVID-19 conspiracy theories should check out this episode for insight into conspiracy theories and the possibilities for what media outlets can do to combat them.
Upcoming episodes of Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast include:
- August 19: Communication scholars Jim Cherney (University of Nevada, Reno), Janell Johnson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Nathan Stewart (Lakeland University in Wisconsin), and Sophia Maier (Penn State University) will address Communication research related to ableism and disabilities, as well as some best practices for classroom and campus accessibility and inclusion.
- September 9: Former NCA President Judy Pearson (North Dakota State University) and Jeffrey Ringer (St. Cloud State University) will discuss Pearson’s recent gift to the St. Cloud Department of Communication Studies, what inspired the gift, and how the gift will support the department’s students.
- September 23: This episode will focus on the NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change, or CCCC, which is currently hosted by the University of North Carolina Greensboro. CCCC Director Spoma Jovanovic (UNCG), Roy Schwartzman (UNCG), Kathy Newsom (Corner Farmers Market), and Jessica Clifford (UNCG and CCCC) will join the podcast to discuss the partnership and its benefits for the community.
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