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Our faculty are on the cutting edge of journalism and mass communications. Combining leading research and creative activity with deep professional expertise, we seek to support, inform and shape the future of media and communication.

Areas of Expertise

Public Insight Lab

The Public Insight Lab conducts social media research with collaborators across campuses and the community to power insights that inform action, fueled by cutting edge software and the skills of our faculty, students and affiliates.

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Consortium for Health Promotion and Translational research

The Consortium for Health Promotion and Translational Research (CHPTR) is an impetus for funded research in strategic campaigns and translational sciences in science, technology, engineering, math and health.

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Research News

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that five faculty members will speak on a panel at the 150th Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Ciera Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick named AEJMC Emerging Scholar Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 11:15am

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has named a College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty member as one of its 2023 Emerging Scholars. Ciera Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was awarded a $3,500 grant as part of an AEJMC program to recognize promising young scholars and encourage their professional growth.

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Designing Effective Health Messaging with Ciera Kirkpatrick Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

As the pandemic settled in, Ciera Kirkpatrick was a new mom working on her doctorate, a double challenge added to the already tall order of first-time motherhood. Kirkpatrick reflected her experience in her dissertation, studying how social media depictions of motherhood can affect how women perceive their own experience. It informs her broader interest in how media messages influence people’s health-related decisions.

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