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2019 Icrcc Proceedings Table Of Contents, Conference Organizers Jan 2019

2019 Icrcc Proceedings Table Of Contents, Conference Organizers

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

These proceedings are a representative sample of the presentations given by professional practitioners and academic scholars at the 2019 International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference (ICRCC) held March 11-13, 2019. The ICRCC is an annual event that takes place the second week in March in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida. The conference hosts are faculty and staff from the Nicholson School of Communication. The goal of the ICRCC is to bring together prominent professional practitioners and academic scholars that work directly with crisis and risk communication on a daily basis. We define crisis and risk broadly to include, for example, natural ...


The 2018 Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca: Application Of Grunig’S Theory Of Excellence Two-Way Communication Efforts To Avoid A Crisis, Saud A. Alsulaiman, Terry L. Rentner Jan 2019

The 2018 Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca: Application Of Grunig’S Theory Of Excellence Two-Way Communication Efforts To Avoid A Crisis, Saud A. Alsulaiman, Terry L. Rentner

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

Every year, millions of Muslims converge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. So how does a government prepare for a potential crisis when hosting an event of this magnitude? A content analysis guided this study on crisis communication strategies taken by the Saudi government before, during, and after Hajj 2018 and how Saudi Arabia utilized the media to deliver proactive messages to ensure a successful Hajj season. The study found that the government created and built a positive image in the media through the use of effective management, preemptive messages, and multiple communication channels.


Expressing Opinions About The Refugee Crisis In Europe: The Spiral Of Silence And Crisis Communication, Bengt Johansson Mar 2018

Expressing Opinions About The Refugee Crisis In Europe: The Spiral Of Silence And Crisis Communication, Bengt Johansson

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

Framing of crisis events is to a large extent contested, with multiple sources and conflicting messages. Theories of crisis communication acknowledge how people try to deal with these competing messages, and this article seeks to deepen the understanding the process of sense making of crisis events by connecting crisis communication to the spiral of silence theory. The spiral of silence theory, founded by Elisabeth Noelle-Neuman, proposes that people are less willing to express their opinions if they believe their beliefs are shared by a minority. This will lead to a spiral in which those who feel their opinions are popular ...


My Tv Wish List For Future: Latin-Culture Network But With English Dialogue, Amanda Osorio Jan 2017

My Tv Wish List For Future: Latin-Culture Network But With English Dialogue, Amanda Osorio

UCF Forum

I am watching beautiful, empowering African American women being celebrated on a BET show called Black Girls Rock! The audience is full of African Americans celebrating their accomplishments, and network CEO Debra Lee and first lady Michelle Obama come out onstage to address these successful women.


Nurse Perceived Barriers To Effective Nurse-Client Communication, Sara J. Brandenburg Jan 2017

Nurse Perceived Barriers To Effective Nurse-Client Communication, Sara J. Brandenburg

Honors Undergraduate Theses

Successful client care depends on effective nurse-client communication. It is essential in meeting clients' needs, providing quality care, and maximizing positive client outcomes. The intent of this thesis was to explore nurse perceived barriers to effective nurse-client communication. A literature review was conducted and nine articles were identified as addressing nurse perceived barriers to communication. Four major barriers were identified: nurse comfort and knowledge, environment, time, and culture and language. Research on interventions to address nurses' perceptions of barriers to effective nurse-client communication may provide a better understanding of communication barriers and address issues created by ineffective communication with clients.


Even In A Crowd, Protest Is A Personal Journey, Germayne Graham Oct 2016

Even In A Crowd, Protest Is A Personal Journey, Germayne Graham

UCF Forum

In the wake of some recent protests taking place all across the country, I am reminded of the very personal and public consequences that result from various reactions. By definition, protest means "a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something."


The Only Way I Was Going To 'Veganize' My Life Was To Immerse Myself, Amanda Osorio Sep 2016

The Only Way I Was Going To 'Veganize' My Life Was To Immerse Myself, Amanda Osorio

UCF Forum

This summer I made the decision to do something that many Latins often hesitate to attempt: become a vegan.


Women's Professional Sports: A Case Study On Practices That Could Increase Their Profitability, Danielle H. Mcardle Jan 2016

Women's Professional Sports: A Case Study On Practices That Could Increase Their Profitability, Danielle H. Mcardle

Honors Undergraduate Theses

Women’s professional sports leagues have often been considered a risky business endeavor. Critics cite low attendance, lack of sponsorships, lack of media rights deals, and numerous other reasons for why women’s professional sports leagues are not profitable. In analyzing the current landscape of women’s professional sport leagues, this paper uses a case study approach to develop a strategy that will highlight lessons learned from past women’s professional sports leagues, current professional sports leagues, sponsorship agreements, fans, social, digital, and mobile marketing strategies, and management practices to show how the business of women’s sports could be ...


Mutable Means: An Exploration Of Communication And Identity Through Visual And Verbal Deconstruction, Reina Castellanos Jan 2016

Mutable Means: An Exploration Of Communication And Identity Through Visual And Verbal Deconstruction, Reina Castellanos

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Increasingly defined by my status as a Nonimmigrant Alien, I have lived longer in the United States than in my native Venezuela. Knowing my stay in this country will be temporary, I examine feelings of uncertainty about my future by deconstructing communication—both visual and verbal. Through ambiguity I express anxieties on my personal circumstances and retain objectivity in regard to my process through intellectual inquiry. I layer words, images, and sound to mirror my frustrations, and project the conflict of my internal dialogue.


Broad Changes Are Needed To Move Toward Social Harmony, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton Jul 2015

Broad Changes Are Needed To Move Toward Social Harmony, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

UCF Forum

I wonder if the need for workplace-diversity initiatives is an indicator of an underlying societal issue? If so, could a more comprehensive approach to diversity serve as a catalyst for social transformation?


My Nba All-Star Team Of Socially Conscience Players, Richard Lapchick Jul 2015

My Nba All-Star Team Of Socially Conscience Players, Richard Lapchick

UCF Forum

I have been trying to use the sports platform and the power of sports to address serious social issues during my entire adult life.


‘Be Nice To People’ – Grandmother’S Advice Could Fix Many Of World’S Problems, Anthony Major Jun 2015

‘Be Nice To People’ – Grandmother’S Advice Could Fix Many Of World’S Problems, Anthony Major

UCF Forum

As I began to write this column, my ears were ringing with the news story of another senseless shooting. This time it’s of nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.


'Give Light And The People Will Find Their Own Way', Rick Brunson Jun 2015

'Give Light And The People Will Find Their Own Way', Rick Brunson

UCF Forum

A mid the flotsam of a journalism instructor’s desk at the end of a hectic academic year – strewn business cards, papers never picked up by students, memos, meeting notes, neon pink paper clips and half a pack of Ice Blue breath mints – lies a stub of a burned-out candle.


#Blacklivesmatter – So Keep The Conversation Going, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton May 2015

#Blacklivesmatter – So Keep The Conversation Going, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

UCF Forum

#BlackLivesMatter has become part of a symbolic movement with a powerful message. First tweeted on April 11, 2012, following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, #BlackLivesMatter began trending heavily during protests after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Three years later, it remains relevant.


Does Major League Baseball Look Like America?, Richard Lapchick Apr 2015

Does Major League Baseball Look Like America?, Richard Lapchick

UCF Forum

The 2015 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card recently released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows the league had an A on the issue of racial hiring practices, a C/C+ for gender hiring practices, and an overall grade of B.


Live, Learn – And Let Live, Anthony Major Apr 2015

Live, Learn – And Let Live, Anthony Major

UCF Forum

I grew up in a segregated community in Florida and attended supposedly “separate but equal” schools in a small town that had separate water fountains, bathrooms and even beaches, among other restrictions. We were expected to cross the street when a white woman was approaching and never look a white man in the eyes - that is if you didn’t want to appear defiant.


It's The Duty Of All Of Us To Stop Sexual Abuse, Rick Brunson Apr 2015

It's The Duty Of All Of Us To Stop Sexual Abuse, Rick Brunson

UCF Forum

The campus-security video is harrowing.


Sagging Pants Does Not Equate To Sagging Values, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton Mar 2015

Sagging Pants Does Not Equate To Sagging Values, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

UCF Forum

I teach a class in the DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program at the For years I’ve debated the issue of people wearing sagging pants with anyone who cared to listen. I’ve hesitated to speak publicly for fear people would think I was condoning the style of dress. For the record, I believe style is a matter of personal expression.


I'M Hopeful The Power Of Sport Will Expand To Spur Social Change, Richard E. Lapchick Feb 2015

I'M Hopeful The Power Of Sport Will Expand To Spur Social Change, Richard E. Lapchick

UCF Forum

I teach a class in the DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program at the University of Central Florida on ethical and moral principles in sport. Last week we welcomed a distinguished panel to our class, which included: Charlie Freeman, executive vice president of the Orlando Magic; Linda Landman-Gonzalez, vice president for government affairs and community relations for the Orlando Magic; Brett Lashbrook, chief operating officer of Orlando City Soccer; and Keith Lee, the chief operating officer of the National Consortium of Academics and Sport.


History Curriculum Needs More Coverage Of Black Inventors, Anthony Major Feb 2015

History Curriculum Needs More Coverage Of Black Inventors, Anthony Major

UCF Forum

There is a reason we study Russian and European history as an integral part of our history curriculum. History is required from pre-K to college because it is a vital part of knowing how you and your country came to be.


Corrective Lenses Needed When Looking At Race Issues, Rick Brunson Feb 2015

Corrective Lenses Needed When Looking At Race Issues, Rick Brunson

UCF Forum

His name was Eddie, and he was a lot like me. We both were studious, scrawny and 11 years old at the time. He wore a starched white shirt with sharply creased sleeves and heavy-rimmed glasses that probably brought teasing from classmates.


The Future Will Require Learning How To Exist In A Multicultural Society, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton Dec 2014

The Future Will Require Learning How To Exist In A Multicultural Society, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

UCF Forum

Why should I have to tell my sons to respect the police?


Much Of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage Of Negative Stereotypes In Films, Anthony Major Dec 2014

Much Of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage Of Negative Stereotypes In Films, Anthony Major

UCF Forum

Everybody has a perception about what the image of art should say – or not say – but few have an informed opinion. The power of the communicative arts transcends the mere power to inform. That power is used in film, television, newspapers, radio, art, magazines, music, theatre and the new social media network as a means of influencing and shaping attitudes by providing images and opinions.


Sports News Puts Focus On Society's Problems, Richard Lapchick Oct 2014

Sports News Puts Focus On Society's Problems, Richard Lapchick

UCF Forum

Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.


Redefining America's Ethnicity, Gender And Race, Anthony Major Oct 2014

Redefining America's Ethnicity, Gender And Race, Anthony Major

UCF Forum

When redefining the ethnicity, gender and race of American society, I find it is interrelated with the cultural dialogue. The African-American experience has always been tied to those topics.


'One Small Candle Of Truth…Dispels A Lot Of Darkness', Rick Brunson Oct 2014

'One Small Candle Of Truth…Dispels A Lot Of Darkness', Rick Brunson

UCF Forum

America the Beautiful.


Are Diversity And Inclusiveness Really Possible?, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton Aug 2014

Are Diversity And Inclusiveness Really Possible?, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

UCF Forum

I recently overheard one manager ask another if he knew a nurse who was looking for a job. After a moment of thinking, he remembered someone. Within a week, an offer of employment was made for a great-paying job with a wonderful schedule. It is a position that will open doors and create opportunities as well as move this individual into circles he may not have been privy to otherwise


The Failure Of College Sport As An Equal Opportunity Employer, Richard Lapchick Aug 2014

The Failure Of College Sport As An Equal Opportunity Employer, Richard Lapchick

UCF Forum

As someone who has worked for institutions of higher education for more than four decades, it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color.


Life Is Like A Salad Bowl (Or Should Be!), Anthony B. Major Aug 2014

Life Is Like A Salad Bowl (Or Should Be!), Anthony B. Major

UCF Forum

Everyone in the world eats salad of some sort. We enjoy all the different ingredients in our salads depending on what we have a taste for at the time.


I Wish The Sport I Love – Soccer – Could Help Eliminate Injustice Around World, Erin O'Flaherty Jun 2014

I Wish The Sport I Love – Soccer – Could Help Eliminate Injustice Around World, Erin O'Flaherty

UCF Forum

Every four years soccer fans around the globe focus on the FIFA World Cup, this year being held in Brazil. The national teams of countries compete to become World Cup champions in the name of patriotism and pride. I am a fan of almost all sports, but especially soccer – so I cannot contain my excitement for the upcoming matches beginning June 12.