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.
Josh Foreman and co-Author, Ryan Starrett, publish Hidden History of Natchez
Hidden History of Natchez is the first of two History Press books by Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett about one of the most important cities in early US history: Natchez, Mississippi.
Dr. Holli Seitz co-authors article in The Journal of Rural Health
Together with an interdisciplinary team of MSU researchers, Department of Communication faculty member Dr. Holli Seitz co-authored a recent journal article on research to inform family-based approaches to prevent prescription opioid misuse. Results include specific examples of predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors that influence whether family members engage in prevention behaviors. This work is part of the PROMISE Initiative (PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast).
Dr. Holli Seitz publishes article in Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
An article by Dr. Holli Seitz and colleagues, “Evaluation of a Health Education Intervention for Rural Preschool and Kindergarten Children in the Southeastern United States: A Cluster Randomized Trial,” was recently published in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The article reports on the evaluation of a five-year project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that involved the development and testing of an integrated health education curriculum for young children.
Dr. Terri Hernandez contributes to book chapter
Dr. Hernandez was one of many authors who contributed a book chapter entitled, "Influencer-Marketing: Is it Right for Your Brand?" to Brandi Watkins' book, Research Perspectives on Social Media Influencers and Brand Communication, which explored some positive and negative implications for employing social media influencers to represent an organization's brand.
Dr. Pete Smith has article accepted for publication in Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures
Dr. Pete Smith's article, "To Be Up and Doing": Journalist Kate Markham Power's Crusade Journalism and Case Against Woman Suffrage in Post-Civil War Mississippi, will be published in a 2021 issue of Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures.
Dr. Terri Hernandez co-authors article in Computers in Human Behavior
“Plenty of (Similar) Fish in the Sea: The Role of Social Identity and Self-Categorization in Niche Dating”
Dr. Terri Hernandez co-authors article in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) leadership charged a 13-member Presidential Task Force on Careers to obtain membership’s thoughts on preferences and needs regarding career-assistance programming and activities.
Dr. Pete Smith publishes article in Journalism History
“‘Raising Unshirted Hell’: The Journalism of Norma Fields, State Capitol Correspondent for the Northeast (MS) Daily Journal”
Dr. Holli Seitz co-authors article in the Journal of Child Neurology
“A Mixed Methods Analysis of Parental Perspectives on Diagnosis and Prognosis of NICU Graduates with Cerebral Palsy”