Research Conversations

The UNC School of Media and Journalism's Research Conversations podcast series highlights the outstanding work of the school's faculty and students.

Each episode brings together MJ-school colleagues to discuss current research projects exploring various aspects of mass communication.
 

May 3, 2018

Associate Professor Suman Lee joins Professor Daniel Riffe to discuss his research on international public relations, public diplomacy, public relations theory and international communication. Click here to read more

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March 20, 2018

Assistant Professor Victoria "Tori" Smith Ekstrand joins Professor Daniel Riffe to discuss her research on conflicts between copyright law and the First Amendment, particularly as they arise in journalism and social media. Click here to read more

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Dec. 22, 2017

Academic Dean and James H. Shumaker Professor Francesca Dillman Carpentier joins Professor Daniel Riffe to discuss her research on mass communication theory and statistics. She also conducts research on mass media effects, audience responses to depictions of sex in media and audience motivations governing media content choices. Click here to read more

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Oct. 24, 2017

Associate Professor Deen Freelon joins Professor Daniel Riffe to discuss his research covering two major areas of scholarship: political expression through digital media and data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets. Click here to read more

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Feb. 11, 2016

Associate Professor Rhonda Gibson joins Professor Daniel Riffe to discuss her research examining media images of transgender families and the effects of those images. Click here to read more

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Feb. 11, 2016

Assistant Professor Nori Comello joins Daniel Riffe to discuss her research pretesting an online tool that uses a tailored approach to aid smoking cessation. Comello was one of five MJ-school faculty members awarded 2016 seed grant funds to move their research forward. Click here to read more

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Feb. 11, 2016

Assistant Professor Adam Saffer joins Daniel Riffe to discuss his research examining the network of relationships and assessing the social capital among Chinese NGOs. Saffer was one of five MJ-school faculty members awarded 2016 seed grant funds to move their research forward. Click here to read more

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Feb. 11, 2016

Assistant Professor Joseph Cabosky joins Daniel Riffe to discuss his research exploring new ways to assess the benefit of public relations activity. Cabosky was one of five MJ-school faculty members awarded 2016 seed grant funds to move their research forward. Click here to read more

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Feb. 11, 2016

Assistant Professor Allison Lazard joins Daniel Riffe to discuss her research on how the use of e-cigarette imagery cues influences the effectiveness of messages designed to communicate the potential harms and risks of e-cigarettes. Lazard was one of five MJ-school faculty members awarded 2016 seed grant funds to move their research forward. Click here to read more

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