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Papers Presented at NCA

Papers Presented at NCA

Baton Rouge, La. (Nov. 2, 2012) — Fourteen research papers examining a range of communication topics will be presented by Manship School of Mass Communication faculty, graduate students and alumni at the 98th Annual National Communication Association Convention, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla.   By Amelia Tritico Among the topics to be presented are social media and first amendment protection, media effects and moral judgment, cross-cultural communications, and crisis communication. Three of the 14 papers have been chosen as top papers by various divisions. Dr. Meghan S. Sanders, associate professor and associate dean for sponsored research and programs was recognized by the Mass Communication Division for “Moral Disengagement and the Moral Continuum in the World of Harry Potter: Examining Moral Disengagement Strategies, Moral Judgments, Enjoyment and Appreciation”. Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel, assistant professor at Boston University is co-investigator of this research. Doctoral student Jason Turcotte received top-paper honors from the American Studies division for “Going to Extremes: The Manufacturing of Capitalist and American Economic Ideology through Reality Television.”  First-year doctoral student Young Kim also received top-paper recognition from the Communication Ethics division. Kim’s paper is titled “Toward an Ethical Model of Effective Crisis Communication.” Manship School faculty and graduate students seek to make intellectual contributions by conducting cutting-edge research focused on the many aspects of mass communication and its multifaceted relationships with society.  The National Communication Association has been promoting the priorities and interests of communications scholars, researchers and professionals since 1914. A schedule of Manship School convention participants and links to the various papers’ abstracts are below. To view the entire schedule of convention events, visit the 98th National Communication Association Convention Online Program. For more information regarding the National Communication Association, visit www.natcom.org.       SCHEDULE Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Jason Turcotte, Louisiana State University: “From Talk to Taboo: The Student, Social Media and First Amendment Protection” (Building New COMMunities of Scholarship in Communication and Law – Room: Lark 1 – First Level)   11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gennadi Gevorgyan, Xavier University: “Cultural Antecedents of Multitasking and Information Processing: Exploring the Cultural Divide between Chinese American and Mainland Chinese Communities of Internet Users” (Internet Use and Its Impact on China’s Culture and Society – Room: Macaw 2 – First Level).     Friday, November 16, 2012 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Young Kim, Louisiana State University: “Toward an Ethical Model of Effective Crisis Communication” (Top...

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