Research

Manship Student Caitlin Burkes

Manship Student Caitlin Burkes

Caitie is a senior Political Communication major at the Manship School and the Ogden Honors College from Slidell, LA. This semester, she successfully defended her honors thesis. She conducted a survey through the Media Effects Lab participant pool. Outside of class, she has worked at the Reveille and is an intern at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). Caitie discusses her thesis, reflects on her time at Manship, and speculates about where she’s headed.

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Q&A with Dr. Hyojung Park

Q&A with Dr. Hyojung Park

Dr. Park discusses her various research, her research process, and what she wants her students to know about research. Dr. Park received her Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her dissertation focused on crisis communication. Her research areas are crisis communication, health communication, and strategic communication. She is an associate professor at the Manship School of Mass Communication in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

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Manship Student Meagan Morvant

Manship Student Meagan Morvant

Meagan is a senior Public Relations major at Manship. She discusses her undergraduate thesis and why she chose to conduct an experiment in the Media Effects Lab.

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Research Profile: PCRG

Research Profile: PCRG

Brian Watson is a fourth-year doctoral student at the Manship School of Mass Communication. He is a member of the Political Communication Research Group (PCRG), and he thinks it’s one of the best ways for students to learn how to do research.

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Effects of Inspirational Media

Effects of Inspirational Media

The Media Effects Lab is not just for professors and graduate students. Undergraduate researcher Kaelen Dalaune’s thesis, “A Study of the Effects of Inspirational Media” utilized the Media Effects Lab in a three-phase study. Dalaune was interested in the power of media and how it can be used not just to sell a product, but to tell a story, create relationships, and motivate people to take charitable actions.

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