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National Communication Association to Hold 101st Annual Convention

More than 5,000 Communication scholars, students, and professionals are expected at this year’s National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention. Members of the scholarly discipline of Communication will convene in Las Vegas to discuss...
3-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

“Sexters” Should be Requesting Consent

Navigating the minefield of sexual etiquette has never been easy, but a new study explores how today’s romantic partners are being advised on the thorny issue of consent, particularly with regard to “sexting.”
22-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Communication Association Announces New Digital Repository of Anti-Bullying Research and Resources

The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the launch of the NCA Anti-Bullying Digital Repository, providing access to the valuable work that the nation’s Communication scholars have done to help others understand and stop social...
1-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Rise of Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer

Wildly popular comedienne Amy Schumer and her breakout performance at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen is the subject of a new study published in the National Communication Association’s journal Text and Performance Quarterly.
11-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does “Rate My Professors” Help or Hurt Learning?

RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online source for student-generated ratings of college and university professors. Millions of students have evaluated professors on the site, which claims that more than 4 million students use it each month to...
28-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Explores Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication...
24-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?

Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student learning? Can...
4-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Centers for Disease Control Uses ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ to Inspire Disaster Preparedness

In today’s pop culture, it is hard to beat the current zombie upsurge; from TV drama like “The Walking Dead” to movies such as “Resident Evil,” the devilish figures have invaded public consciousness. They are apparently popular in public...
13-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Do Communication, Race, and Class Affect Police-Citizen Relations in 2015?

Unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray has sparked national conversations about joblessness, race, and police violence that have been simmering for years. Gray’s death is just one of several recent and highly publicized deaths...
14-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Digital Divide Resources and Experts Now Available from the National Communication Association

Not long after the World Wide Web gained acceptance by the general public in the early 1990s, scholars, policy makers, and others detected significant discrepancies in use among different groups of people. Dubbed the “digital divide,” the gaps...
9-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Why Is Societal Privilege Such a Flashpoint in Race Relations?

Time magazine’s online publication of a Princeton freshman’s article explaining why he’ll never apologize for his white male privilege, and the subsequent response by a classmate, are adding to the national conversation about race relations.
7-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Experts Available for Comment on White Male Privilege

7-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Can Studying Vladimir Putin’s Body Language Lead to Behavioral Predictions?

Recent revelations that the U.S. government has been studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders for years are leading Americans to wonder:
12-Mar-2014 9:25 AM EDT

Communication Expert Uses Framework of Digital Promiscuity to Critique Facebook Techniques

3-Feb-2014 9:40 AM EST

Predictions and Reactions: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

On the heels of a tumultuous start to his second term in office, how will President Barack Obama move beyond a year of budget battles, a government shutdown, growing distrust in the NSA, and the complicated rollout of the Affordable Care Act? With...
23-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST

Communicating Well to Avoid Family Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and families are gathering to spend quality time together. Families are often diverse and can include in-laws, step-relatives, relatives who are of a different ethnicity or religion, and unresolved sibling tensions. Trying...
16-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

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