College of Journalism and Mass Communications Research News

Shari Veil, Jane T. Olson Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dean's Update: April 2024

Apr 16 2024 - 10:30am

We had packed house over the weekend as alums traveled across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of Professor George Tuck. Speakers included CoJMC alums Jennifer Gutierrez (‘90), Mike Theiler (‘76), Julia Dean (‘92), Joel Sartore (‘85) and George and Mary Lynn’s dear friend Sherri Johnson. You can watch the recording of the live stream here.

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Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, discusses her work on messaging for medical-trial recruitment. Ashley Washburn/Research Communications

Kirkpatrick wins Slam with call for collaboration between communicators, scientists

Nov 6 2021 - 5:45am

Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, won the $1,000 first-place prize at the fourth annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam, cheered on by a group of colleagues from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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A deeper conversation, Black public affairs programming in South Carolina

Oct 30 2021 - 3:30pm

A recent study, “’We Matter’: Cultural Significance of a Counter-Narrative Black Public Affairs Program,” examines the impact of “Awareness,” the longest-running Black Public Affairs show in the U.S., launched in Columbia, South Carolina, after the civil rights movement.

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Katie Krcmarik published in Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History

Oct 29 2021 - 8:30am

Assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations Katie Krcmarik had a chapter in “Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History.” Baseline Shift centers diverse women across backgrounds whose work has shaped, shifted, and formed graphic design. It captures the untold stories of women across time who used graphic design to earn a living while changing the world.

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Fantasy Sports to legalized betting, a recent study examines the possibility

Oct 29 2021 - 7:15am

A recent study, “A Shaky Bet: Legalized Sports Betting in the United States,” examined the attitudes of fantasy sports players to determine their likelihood to adopt legalized sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018.

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Kirkpatrick selected for Research Development Fellows program

Oct 16 2021 - 7:15am

Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was selected Oct. 15 to participate in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Development Fellows Program.  

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Richter produces audiobook for Ben Nelson

Oct 14 2021 - 2:45pm

Two months into starting her job as an assistant professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Kaci Richter had her first meeting with the University Nebraska Press.

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Study explores how fans use social media to interact with college football recruits

Oct 5 2021 - 3:45pm

A recent study, We Love You, We Hate You: Fan Twitter Response to Top College Football Recruits’ Decisions,” explores how fans interact with recruits before and after college commitments.  

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Study finds peer messages improve the chances of clinical trial participation

Sep 25 2021 - 2:00pm

A recent study, “Effects of Communication Source and Racial Representation in Clinical Trial Research,” published in Health Communication, found that messages from peers improved participants’ attitudes toward clinical trials and increased the intentions to participate in future trials.

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Dean Veil named NSRI Fellow

May 25 2021 - 11:30am

Dean Shari Veil has been named a research fellow at the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska. NSRI Fellows will contribute their expertise, talent and foresight to build multidisciplinary teams that develop solutions for complex problems across the spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) threats.

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Nebraska journalism professor investigates the lure of extremism

Apr 19 2021 - 2:15pm

About five years ago, Nebraska journalism professor Joseph Weber became intrigued by news accounts of young Somali Americans in Minnesota accused in a plot to join ISIS. In May 2016, he traveled to Minneapolis to attend the lengthy trial of three Somali-American men. That launched three years of research, including lengthy interviews with star witness Abdirahman Abdirashid Bashir, a 20-year-old diverted from the plot in the nick of time by his father and other relatives. Bashir became an FBI informant and avoided the harsh fates of some among a dozen who were once his friends: lengthy prison sentences or death in the Middle East.

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