College of Journalism and Mass Communications Research News

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347 Huskers named to spring Dean's List

Jun 21 2024 - 11:15am

347 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been named to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Dean's List for the spring 2024 semester.

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Petrotta named ESPN Research Fellow

May 1 2024 - 7:45am

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute (IGI) announced the recipients of the 2024 ESPN Research Fellowships. This year’s selection showcases a diverse group of scholars whose project proposals will be pivotal in advancing knowledge on responsible gambling messaging in sports media.

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Waite and Wang panelists at AI and democracy summit

Apr 11 2024 - 11:15am

Faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications were panelists on Civic Nebraska’s “Democracy in the Age of AI” Community Summit on Feb. 24, 2024.

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UNL hosts symposium on 'Media Literacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,' features leading communication scholars

Mar 31 2024 - 6:00am

The Media Literacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Symposium took place on April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

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Nebraska study illuminates social media trap for new moms

Mar 20 2024 - 9:15am

Being a new mom is not glamorous or effortless — no matter what some social media influencers suggest — and the uptick of idealized portrayals online has been shown to have deleterious effects on moms.

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Walsh launches Nebraska News Map project

Feb 26 2024 - 11:45am

Jessica Walsh, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received funding to support her research project, “Nebraska News Map: Understanding local news access and community news needs.”

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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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