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The Anatomy of Inspiring Media

Instructions for Signing Up for the Anatomy of Inspiring Media   First, please log into the MEL System to determine if you have already participated in Parts 1 and 2 of “The Anatomy of Inspiring Media.”  There are multiple studies being conducted on inspiring media, so please be sure you are looking for the right study. If you participated in Part 1 (the online survey) AND Part 2 (lab session) in fall 2016, you are not eligible to participate again. If you participated in Part 1 only, you are still eligible to participate in Part 2. Simply attend the 30-minute lab session you signed up for during class. If you did not complete either part of the study in fall 2016, please complete Part 1 by clicking on this link. Once Part 1 is completed, please attend the 30-minute lab session you signed up for during class. You MUST complete the online survey prior to attending the lab session.  All lab sessions take place in the Media Effects Lab. You MUST complete Parts 1 and 2 in order to receive course credit.  Partial credit will not be awarded. You will need your 5-digit MEL ID, if you already have one. If you do not have a MEL ID,  when asked for one provide a 5-digit ID number of your choice.  Please remember this number as you will be asked to provide it for both Parts 1 and 2. Questions can be directed to Dr. Meghan Sanders...

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When is it for good for characters to be bad?

When is it for good for characters to be bad?

To study film viewers’ engagement with narratives featuring morally good and bad characters, and ones in between, associate professor and MEL director Meghan Sanders asked individuals about their perceptions of different Harry Potter characters, going beyond past research that suggests people like happy, and just endings. The study examined how much exposure to the narrative, identification, and moral judgment about characters influence whether individuals may morally disengage during mediated entertainment experiences.

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Manship at ICA 2016

Manship at ICA 2016

Manship School faculty, graduate students and alumni are gearing up to leave their mark on the 66th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, June 9-13 in Fukuoka, Japan. Keeping with conference theme, “Communicating with Power,” Manship scholars will present on a variety of issues concerning digital advertising, health communication, and public relations and political communication.

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Meet Nathan Kalmoe

Meet Nathan Kalmoe

Nathan Kalmoe, will join the Manship School as a tenure-track assistant-professor in political communication. His teaching and research interests are in U.S. politics integrate public opinion, communication, psychology, history and research methods. Kalmoe did his undergraduate work—in journalism and political science—at the University of Wisconsin and earned his master’s and doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan. He also served as a postdoc in the School of Media & Public Affairs at George Washington University.

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Ahh, Do I HAVE to Say Goodbye??

As the saying goes, breaking up is hard to do. Not only are we finding ourselves breaking up with friends, teachers, and romantic partners, we also find ourselves having to “break up” our favorite television characters. As if there wasn’t enough problems in this world. It seems like the inevitable fate. Just as you are really starting to like a show or connect with a character, the show is cancelled or the actor is off the show to do bigger and better things (how selfish of that actor, right?).

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