College of Journalism and Mass Communications Research News

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Huskers earn recognition at the American Advertising Federation’s 2024 Creative Nebraska Awards

Mar 1 2024 - 2:45pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students won 10 awards for outstanding creative work during the American Advertising Federation’s annual Creative Nebraska Awards on Feb. 23. The students earned seven silver awards, one gold and two special judge’s citations.

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Griffin and Yan take on childhood adversity in Grand Challenges project

Feb 19 2024 - 4:15pm

Advertising and public relations faculty members at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Jemalyn Griffin, assistant professor of practice, and Changmin Yan, associate professor, are co-principal investigators on the Grand Challenges Catalyst Award project "Inspiring Outcomes for Children through Equitable Early Childhood Education Experiences."

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Waite, Wang panelists at Civic Nebraska's AI & Democracy Community Summit

Jan 23 2024 - 2:45pm

Advancements in artificial intelligence, or AI, raise the likely transformation of our democratic systems. AI-driven tools may potentially help in election administration, but AI’s vast power to rapidly synthesize, regenerate, and spread content in the form of disinformation risks new dangers to democracy, including election integrity.

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Jones named Fred A. and Gladys Seaton Professor

Jan 4 2024 - 11:30am

Valerie Jones, an associate professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was named the Fred A. and Gladys Seaton Professor by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Jan. 2. 

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Frauke Hachtmann, professor in advertising, has published her research on Complex Crisis Response Advertising using examples of COVID-19 advertising, as seen on the video screens in the CoJMC production studio

Hachtmann peeks behind the curtain at how COVID-era advertising evolved

Dec 13 2023 - 10:30am

Frauke Hachtmann’s deep dive into the advertising world’s response to COVID-19 is a guide for how advertising agencies and their clients can maneuver through a global crisis.

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Boling studies true crime media

Dec 13 2023 - 10:30am

True crime podcasts can be either healing or retraumatizing for crime victims or their loved ones. Nebraska researcher and assistant professor of advertising and public relations, Kelli Boling is exploring the popular genre with an eye toward developing best practices for the industry, journalists and perhaps even the justice system.

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Jen Urich, CEO and founder of Sparrow Strategy

Urich named Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research

Dec 12 2023 - 4:45pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces the appointment of Jen Urich, CEO and founder of Sparrow Strategy, as the Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research for the spring 2024 semester.

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Veil receives 2023 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Relations Education

Nov 30 2023 - 7:45am

The National Communication Association Public Relations Division selected Shari Veil, dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, for the 2023 Outstanding Contribution to Public Relations Education Award. The Division recognizes achievements in public relations research. 

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Tan wins Faculty Slam; clinches CoJMC’s three-peat

Nov 10 2023 - 12:45pm

Tan, an assistant professor of sports media and communications, won the 2023 Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam Nov. 8, chosen by spectators among five presenters.

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Study highlights use of TikTok to encourage cervical cancer screening

Oct 6 2023 - 3:15pm

TikTok and other short-form video platforms are booming in popularity — for entertainment and for sharing information, including health information. Researchers are currently examining the effects of social media videos, and among them is Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Kirkpatrick, who studies the intersection of communication and health, recently turned her scientific eye toward TikTok.

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Grant helps students edit, write in more inclusive ways

Oct 2 2023 - 2:15pm

The demonstrated success from Center for Transformational Teaching grant winner Jessica Fargen Walsh shows that embedded videos in Canvas could be a helpful addition for instructors teaching Associated Press style or journalistic writing and editing to expand the perspectives of students. This could also help instructors keep up with the ever-changing nature of editing.

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