Dr. Holli Seitz & co-authors publish article in Health Communication
Dr. Holli Seitz, an associate professor in the Department of Communication, and colleagues were recently published in the journal Health Communication. Their article, "Development and Pretesting of Prescription Opioid Misuse Prevention Messages: Results and Implications for Practice," presents results from two studies conducted to inform the development of messages for a statewide campaign for the PROMISE Initiative (Preventing Opioid Misuse in the Southeast). Their work has valuable implications for those planning health communication campaigns.
Dr. Holli Seitz & co-authors publish article in Health Education & Behavior
Associate Professor Dr. Holli Seitz is part of a team that recently had their article, "Increasing Uptake of Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes: Eliciting Preferences and Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Use," accepted for publication in the journal Health Education & Behavior. The article, led by Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson, an assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences, represents research conducted to inform the PROMISE Initiative (Preventing Opioid Misuse in the Southeast).
Dr. Pete Smith invited to submit book manuscript on life & career of performer Philip Loeb
Dr. Pete Smith has been invited by the editorial board of the University Press of Mississippi to submit a book manuscript on the life and career of performer Philip Loeb. The title of the manuscript is "No Way Out: The Controversial Life and Death of Philip Loeb, Papa Goldberg on 'The Goldbergs', Television's First Situation Comedy," and the proposed manuscript is a comprehensive biography of union leader, teacher, and blacklisted actor Philip Loeb (1891-1955); specifically, the manuscript will explore his contributions to the political, creative, and cultural aspects of the broadcasting industry and the theatre and the costs of those contributions to his professional livelihood and relationships.
Dr. Pete Smith publishes book manuscript "Birddogs and Tough Old Broads: Women Journalists of Mississippi and a Century of State Politics, 1880s-1980s"
Dr. Pete Smith, an associate professor in communication, published his book manuscript "Birddogs and Tough Old Broads: Women Journalists of Mississippi and a Century of State Politics, 1880s-1980s" with Lexington Books in August. This book manuscript examines the work of a dozen women journalists over the course of the late nineteenth and most of the 20th centuries. The women profiled in the book either walked the Mississippi State capitol beat or covered political and/or social issues of great importance to the people of Mississippi.
Dr. Holli Seitz & co-authors publish article in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Dr. Holli Seitz contributed to a journal article, "Do they really work? Quantifying fabric mask effectiveness to improve public health messaging," on comparing mask types on filtration efficiency, differential pressure, and leakage with the goal of providing evidence to improve public health messaging.
Dr. Holli Seitz & co-authors publish article in Journal of Public Health in the Deep South
Dr. Holli Seitz contributed to a study, "Making COVID-19-Related Decisions: A Qualitative Study of University Students," investigating MSU students' perceived benefits and barriers to COVID-19 testing, reporting of test results, and quarantining. This work was part of the university's response to COVID-19, and results informed the university's communication efforts.
Josh Foreman and co-author publish "Death Along the Natchez Trace"
Josh Foreman, an instructor in print & digital journalism, and his co-author, Ryan Starrett, recently published "Death Along the Natchez Trace," a collection of nonfiction stories centered on one of the most important roads in American history: the Natchez Trace.
Dr. Melody. Fisher publishes article in Family and Community Health
Dr. Melody Fisher, an associate professor in public relations, recently published The study "Assessing Readiness for Barbershop-Based HIV Prevention Programs Among Rural African American Barbershop Patrons" in Family and Community Health. The study aimed to quantitatively assess the readiness of rural African American men to participate in a barbershop-based HIV prevention program.
Dr. Heesook Choi publishes article in Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Dr. Heesook Choi, assistant professor in print & digital journalism, was recently published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media with her work "How Partisan Cable News Mobilizes Viewers: Partisan Media, Discussion Networks and Political Participation" which examines how partisan media and discussion networks work together to mobilize viewers in the era of partisan polarization.
Dr. Holli Seitz publishes work in partnership with Veterinary Medicine faculty member
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in communication and media studies, and Dr. Jesse Grady, an assistant clinical professor in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, recently published their work on veterinary client preferences for information and autonomy in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Larry Strout publishes article on The Conversation
Dr. Larry Strout's article “Don’t Pay Too Much Attention to Guesses about how US Supreme Court will Vote on Abortion Rights – Experts are Often Wrong,” discussing Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, was published in January of 2022 on The Conversation and quickly became one of the top articles on the website.
Dr. Melanie Loehwing and co-author publish article in Quarterly Journal of Speech
Melanie Loehwing's recent publication, "The Public Screen as Contextual Field: Visibility and Agency in US Films about Homelessness," traces the evolution of depictions of homelessness in US film from 1983 to 2018. She and her co-author examine how cinematic characterizations shape the public's understanding of homelessness as a social issue and limit the types of solutions communities are willing to support.
Dr. Melanie Loehwing and co-author publish article in Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Melanie Loehwing's recent publication, "From Diversity to Dignity: Overcoming Polarization in an Age of Division," examines the rhetorical implications of key terms in diversity, equity, and inclusion work. She and her co-author offer a rhetorical genealogy of the term "diversity" as it has been circulated in higher education contexts. They suggest that critical rhetorical analysis help account for the rhetorical constraints and effects of the terms.
Communication faculty spotlights Natchez in new ‘Hidden History’ publication
A fourth book in the Mississippi “Hidden History” series has been published by a Mississippi State faculty member and journalism advisor. Joshua K. Foreman, an instructor in MSU’s communication department and advisor to The Reflector student newspaper, has released “Hidden History of Natchez,” co-written with Ryan Starrett—a fellow Jackson native and Foreman’s childhood friend.