UNC at 103rd annual NCA conference in Dallas

Seven faculty members and graduate students will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Nov. 16-19, 2017, at the 103rd annual National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Dallas, Texas.

The Carolina contingent of scholars will participate in panel sessions and present authored or co-authored papers and presentations.

The Public Relations Division of the NCA awarded Assistant Professor Adam Saffer the 2017 PRIDE Article Award for, "A Message-Focused Measurement of the Communication Dimension of Social Capital: Revealing Shared Meaning in a Network of Relationships."

MJ-school faculty and graduate student activities at NCA 2017 include:

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Afternoon
  • Jordan Morehouse (Ph.D. student) will present, “Interaction Concepts for Pedagogical Use of Social Media.” 
Friday, Nov. 17  Afternoon
  • Dan Kim will serve as a respondent on the joint session between Korean American Communication Association (KACA) and Chinese Communication Association (CCA), “Media Analysis and Public Opinion.”
  • Elizabeth Adams (Ph.D. student) will present, “Trauma Surgeons’ Multiple Goals in Opioid Prescription Communication.”
  • Shao Chengyuan (Ph.D. student) will present, “Internet Defamation in China: Criminal Cases since the 2013 Supreme People’s Court Judicial Interpretation.” 
Saturday, Nov. 18  Morning
  • Deborah Dwyer (Ph.D. student) will participate in the panel session, “Waging War Against the Media: Donald Trump Battling the Forces of the First Amendment and a Free Press.”
  • Adam Saffer will chair the panel session, “Rising Trends for Relevancy in Public Relations.”
Saturday, Nov. 18  Afternoon
  • Adam Saffer will present, “The Cocreational Legacy and Relevance to Engagement: A Meaning-Centered Approach to Activism Scholarship in Public Relations.” 
Sunday, Nov. 19  Morning
  • Joseph Cabosky will participate in the panel session, “Social Media and Elections: Global Relevance, Diversity Legacies.”

The full conference program can be found on the NCA website.