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Budweiser In The 2017 Super Bowl: Dialectic Values Advocacy And The Rhetorical Stakeholder, Benjamin P. Windholz Jan 2018

Budweiser In The 2017 Super Bowl: Dialectic Values Advocacy And The Rhetorical Stakeholder, Benjamin P. Windholz

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

Organizational-public relations discourse is changing given the advent of social media, and corporate statements are evaluated under different criteria in the digital age. Grounding Budweiser’s response to controversy over their 2017 Super Bowl advertisement in terms of consumer expectations for corporate social responsibility provides a new perspective for approaching Bostdorff and Vibbert’s (1994) conceptualization of values advocacy. This study recognizes the power of the rhetorical stakeholder, a discursively created public, and demands re-evaluation of the values common to society from a co-creational OPR perspective. Conceptualizing dialectic values advocacy outlines the changing values among contemporary, common stakeholders as well ...


On Making A Difference: How Photography And Narrative Produce The Short-Term Missions Experience, Joshua Kerby Jennings Jan 2017

On Making A Difference: How Photography And Narrative Produce The Short-Term Missions Experience, Joshua Kerby Jennings

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Short-term missions participants encounter difference in purportedly captivating ways. Current research, however, indicates the practice does not lead to long-lasting, positive change. Brian M. Howell (2012) argues the short-term missions experience is confined to the limitations of the short-term missions narrative. People who engage in short-term missions build assumptions, seek experiences, understand difference, and convey meaning, as a result of this narrative. The process of telling and retelling travel stories is integral to the short-term missions experience. Drawing upon literature on tourism, narrative, development, and photography, this study intends to evaluate the inefficacy of short-term missions through the stories which ...


Hitting The "Bullseye" In Supreme Court Coverage: News Quality In The Court's 2014 Term, Michael A. Zilis, Justin Wedeking, Alexander Denison Jan 2017

Hitting The "Bullseye" In Supreme Court Coverage: News Quality In The Court's 2014 Term, Michael A. Zilis, Justin Wedeking, Alexander Denison

Political Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Case For Empathy: Immigration In Spanish Contemporary Media, Music, Film, And Novels, Constantin C. Icleanu Jan 2017

A Case For Empathy: Immigration In Spanish Contemporary Media, Music, Film, And Novels, Constantin C. Icleanu

Theses and Dissertations--Hispanic Studies

This dissertation analyzes the representations of immigrants from North Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in Spain. As engaged scholarship, it seeks to better the portrayal of immigrants in the mass media through the study of literature, film, and music about immigration spanning from the year 2000 to 2016. Because misconceptions continue to propagate in the media, this dissertation works to counteract anti-immigrant, xenophobic representations as well as balance out overly positive and orientalized portrayal of immigrants with a call to recognize immigrants as human beings who deserve the same respect, dignity, and rights as any other citizen.

Chapter 1 ...


Waves Of Feminism And The Media, Tayllor Blair Johnson Jan 2017

Waves Of Feminism And The Media, Tayllor Blair Johnson

Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

The feminist movement has gone through many different stages, three to be exact. Each stage, or as they are called in the academic world, “waves”, had its own history and unique defining qualities. Media played a role in the movement in the past, and continue to do so today. My research focused on how the two, feminism and media, intertwine with one another and the affect the movement had, and continues to have, on mainstream media. With the recent news of sexual assault allegations in the media industry, the two seem to go hand-in-hand, now more than ever before.

The ...


How To Use Open Source In Digitization Projects: Cooperative Development Between Institutions And Private Industry: The Kitodo Example, Michael Luetgen Aug 2016

How To Use Open Source In Digitization Projects: Cooperative Development Between Institutions And Private Industry: The Kitodo Example, Michael Luetgen

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

No abstract provided.


Microfilm To Digital For Current Newspaper: Case Study From University Of Oregon, Sheila Rabun Aug 2016

Microfilm To Digital For Current Newspaper: Case Study From University Of Oregon, Sheila Rabun

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

The University of Oregon (UO) Libraries have been microfilming and preserving Oregon’s newspapers as a public service since the 1950s. However, microfilm production has become increasingly unsustainable due to the rising costs associated with maintaining microfilming equipment and supplies, and researchers increasingly prefer digital access to newspapers as opposed to microfilm access. In order to mitigate costs and meet user needs, the UO Libraries has transitioned from microfilm to digital to provide preservation and access services for current Oregon newspapers. This case study traces the project from start to finish, outlining motivating factors for making the transition, stakeholder communication ...


(More) Voices And Viewpoints In Chronicling America: Uses Of Historical News For Education And Outreach, Deborah Thomas Aug 2016

(More) Voices And Viewpoints In Chronicling America: Uses Of Historical News For Education And Outreach, Deborah Thomas

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

No abstract provided.


Here Today, Gone Within A Month: The Fleeting Life Of Digital News, Martin Halbert, Katherine Skinner, Marc Wilson, Frederick Zarndt Aug 2016

Here Today, Gone Within A Month: The Fleeting Life Of Digital News, Martin Halbert, Katherine Skinner, Marc Wilson, Frederick Zarndt

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

In 1989 on the shores of Montana’s beautiful Flathead Lake, the owners of the weekly newspaper the Bigfork Eagle started TownNews.com to help community newspapers with developing technology. TownNews.com has since evolved into an integrated digital publishing and content management system used by more than 1600 newspaper, broadcast, magazine, and web-native publications in North America. TownNews.com is now headquartered on the banks of the mighty Mississippi river in Moline Illinois.

Not long ago Marc Wilson, CEO of TownNews.com, noticed that of the 220,000+ e-edition pages posted on behalf of its customers at the beginning ...


Harvesting And Parsing An Html-­Based Newspaper, Eric Weig Aug 2016

Harvesting And Parsing An Html-­Based Newspaper, Eric Weig

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

This article outlines one in-house model for archiving and providing access to HTML-based news in the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP) at the University of Kentucky (UK). To allow for search and retrieval of HTML-based news in the KDNP which already contains news content digitized from analog sources, the encapsulation of HTML content using XML encoded CDATA strings read by a prototype open-source PHP viewer is described.


Dodging The Memory Hole: A Brief History Of Born-Digital News Preservation In The Us, Edward Mccain Aug 2016

Dodging The Memory Hole: A Brief History Of Born-Digital News Preservation In The Us, Edward Mccain

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

No abstract provided.


Cdnc And Local Partnership, Brian Geiger Aug 2016

Cdnc And Local Partnership, Brian Geiger

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

No abstract provided.


What Is To Be Learned From A Statewide Collection Of Pdfs, Mark E. Phillips, Ana Krahmer Aug 2016

What Is To Be Learned From A Statewide Collection Of Pdfs, Mark E. Phillips, Ana Krahmer

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program, operated by the University of North Texas Libraries, actively works to digitally preserve news in the form of print and born digital newspaper content via The Portal to Texas History. For two years, TDNP has partnered with the Texas Press Association to preserve born-digital newspaper titles from its member institutions. These PDF-based print masters total more than 3 million pages from over 500 titles across the state and allow UNT Libraries to explore significant metrics associated with born-digital newspaper content at a scale that previously had been impossible. This paper reports on exploratory investigations by ...


Born Digital News Collections: Other Libraries Approaches, Elisa Villanueva, Jasper Faase Aug 2016

Born Digital News Collections: Other Libraries Approaches, Elisa Villanueva, Jasper Faase

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

Nowadays most newspapers (or almost all of them) have a digital version or are definitely turning to digital. Furthermore, there are many news websites which provide news content. Additionally, with the rise of Web 2.0 many websites are based on user generated content, and others are almost built on the user’s posts and comments as their main sources.

Most of the libraries face challenges collecting, preserving ‘born digital’ news and newspapers which puts this part of our cultural heritage at risk. .The aim of this paper will be to present a desktop research into the approach other libraries ...


Innovative Approaches Of Historical Newspapers: Data Mining, Data Visualization, Semantic Enrichment, Jean-­Philippe Moreux, Caroline Kageneck Aug 2016

Innovative Approaches Of Historical Newspapers: Data Mining, Data Visualization, Semantic Enrichment, Jean-­Philippe Moreux, Caroline Kageneck

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

In this age of Big Data this paper describes how digital libraries can apply at large scale innovative approaches to better valorize and bring better experiences of old newspapers.

On the first hand, the state-of-the-art OLR (optical layout recognition) technique in one of the largest heritage press digitization projects in Europe (Europeana Newspapers, www.europeana-newspapers.eu, 2012-2015) was used in a data mining experiment. Data analysis was applied to quantitative metadata derived from a 850K pages subset of six XIXth-XXth c. French newspaper titles from the BnF collection. The METS/ALTO XML data was analyzed with data mining and data ...


Preserving And Making Accessible U.S. Public Broadcasting News: The American Archive Of Public Broadcasting, Alan Gevinson Aug 2016

Preserving And Making Accessible U.S. Public Broadcasting News: The American Archive Of Public Broadcasting, Alan Gevinson

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

No abstract provided.


Born Digital Records Of Mexican Indigenous People: A Proposal To Preserve Sound And Audiovisual Documents Of Raramuri ́S Culture, Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz, Jaime Ríos Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez, Sylvie Marchand Aug 2016

Born Digital Records Of Mexican Indigenous People: A Proposal To Preserve Sound And Audiovisual Documents Of Raramuri ́S Culture, Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz, Jaime Ríos Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez, Sylvie Marchand

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

Each day increases the amount of digital born sound and audiovisual documents as collections in libraries, archives and museums. However are unaware how these collections must be preserved for the future. Therefore, the risk of loss is increased. All types of sound and audiovisual recordings in risk if they are not documented and preserved properly, highlights the recordings of the indigenous peoples.

This is serious phenomenon because with the loss of an indigenous language will be lost knowledge, worldview, and the way of understanding the world of a social group. The diversity of the indigenous languages of Mexico as cultural ...


A Cooperative Model For Preserving Historical Television News Content, Morgan Gieringer Aug 2016

A Cooperative Model For Preserving Historical Television News Content, Morgan Gieringer

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

The archival profession must begin to confront the many challenges inherent in the large-scale preservation of twentieth century audio/visual resources. A significant portion of our shared cultural heritage, including historical television news recordings, is at risk due to complicated copyright issues, degradation of the original media, the cost involved in digitizing audio/visual resources, and the difficulty of preserving high resolution digital video files. Cooperation between heritage institutions and content creators facilitated by a Custodial Partnership Model is the key to overcoming these significant challenges. The University of North Texas (UNT) and the Dallas/Fort Worth (Texas) affiliate station ...


Web News In China, Yan Yi Lee Aug 2016

Web News In China, Yan Yi Lee

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

In 1995, the first Internet media ‘Shen Zhou Xue Ren’ (神州学人) was established. Since then, web news has developed rapidly in China. Today, there are hundreds and thousands of online news sites all over mainland China. In the era of big data, network news broke through the traditional concept of dissemination of information so that people can get the most information quickly or even in real time. This paper will give an overview of web news in China including an illustration of the developmental history and current state, as well as the advantages and issues. The paper will also discuss ...


"At Risk": An Analysis Of Newspaper Source Materials Digitized By U.S. And European Repositories, Maria Smith Aug 2016

"At Risk": An Analysis Of Newspaper Source Materials Digitized By U.S. And European Repositories, Maria Smith

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

In 2015, in cooperation with IFLA News Media Section, The Center for Research Libraries conducted an in-depth assessment of the outputs of the major newspaper digitization efforts in the U.S. and Europe. The purpose of the assessment was to identify the comparative strengths and gaps in the corpus of newspapers digitized to date, relative to the total body of newspapers held by libraries. The findings of that assessment revealed a number of areas where cooperative action was required by libraries to address the persistent limitations in our shared effort.

A key observation of that assessment was that the bulk ...


News Media Initiative To Developing Digital Repository From Public Contribution: A Case Of Sdpl Nepal, Prabin Babu Dhakal, Kabita Paudyal Aug 2016

News Media Initiative To Developing Digital Repository From Public Contribution: A Case Of Sdpl Nepal, Prabin Babu Dhakal, Kabita Paudyal

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

Digital repositories have been mushrooming all around the world, but it is still rare in the developing countries like Nepal due to technological, economical and infrastructural constraints. A consortium was formed with different professionals and organizations to develop a public repository in Nepal. This initiative was fueled by the growing interest of people on new technology after they showed high degree of immunity to natural disaster during 2015 mega earthquake. This paper discusses about the challenges and the solutions employed to build digital repository in hard economic and technological constraints.

The news media - Voice of Library advocated and motivated stakeholders ...


Wisconsin Model: Capturing Weekly Newspaper Websites, Ron Larson Aug 2016

Wisconsin Model: Capturing Weekly Newspaper Websites, Ron Larson

IFLA 2016 News Media Satellite Session

In 1845, members of the Wisconsin press led the charge to create a historical society and urged its fellow members to gather their respective newspapers each year and donate them to the society’s library.

An editor wrote, “A full collection of Territorial papers, neatly bound and preserved in the State library, we hardly need suggest, would be of the utmost importance for future reference. Come then, brethren, let us arrange ourselves cheek by jowl in some vacant alcove, that we may tell the wise ones that come after us, what happened in our day.”

This progressive way of thinking ...


Using Social Networking Sites During Public Health Crises: Theorizing The Diffusion Of Effective Messages, Sarah Vos Jan 2016

Using Social Networking Sites During Public Health Crises: Theorizing The Diffusion Of Effective Messages, Sarah Vos

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

During a public health crisis, officials need to communicate with the public quickly and accurately. Social networking sites (SNS) have been identified as an appropriate channel for this type of communication; however, few studies have examined what makes SNS messages effective. Further limiting research in this area is a lack of attention to theoretical constructs that may explain message effectiveness in SNS.

In this dissertation, I propose that diffusion of innovations (DOI) be used to understand SNS and message success on SNS. In doing so, I compare traditional message success (persuasion) to message success on SNS platforms (amplification) and provide ...


Do Black Lives Matter In American Mainstream News Media? Two Case Studies Of Police-Involved Shootings Of Black Men Explaining A Racist Media Environment, Alfred J. Cotton Iii Jan 2016

Do Black Lives Matter In American Mainstream News Media? Two Case Studies Of Police-Involved Shootings Of Black Men Explaining A Racist Media Environment, Alfred J. Cotton Iii

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

This dissertation examines two cases of fatal police-involved shootings of Black men in order to expose the power structures perpetuated through racist media narratives assuming the officers’ behavior was justified and the unarmed men the officers killed somehow were complicit in their death. In reporting on police-involved shootings, mainstream media practices that privilege elites and officials as primary sources of information may produce a dominant media narrative that masks the marginalization and mistreatment of minorities at the hands of these officials and their institutions. The two cases under consideration here examine the “floating signifier” of race in media coverage of ...


Sticking To The Script: Sexual Scripts In The Slasher Sub-Genre, Jennifer L. Clay Jan 2016

Sticking To The Script: Sexual Scripts In The Slasher Sub-Genre, Jennifer L. Clay

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

The “slasher” sub-genre has been immensely popular, even spawning television shows that invoke the familiar slasher conventions. This sub-genre has simultaneously become vilified by media researchers over the years. The slasher has received particular criticism for allegedly reinforcing regressive attitudes regarding female sexuality. This study applies sexual script theory to better understand the messages about sex found throughout the sub-genre. This study utilizes content analysis to study the more recent iterations of the slasher sub-genre including the re-make, the modern slasher film and the slasher television show. This analysis uncovered that the slasher sub-genre has evolved over time. While slasher ...


Effect Of Mass Media On Family Planning Choices In Indonesia, Beta Ardiansyah Jan 2016

Effect Of Mass Media On Family Planning Choices In Indonesia, Beta Ardiansyah

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

Realizing the necessity of family planning, the Indonesian government started family planning programs in the late 1960s, long before the global Program of Action from the International Conference of Population (ICPD) in 1994.

Many studies have tried to draw plausible explanations for the prevalence of family planning focused mainly on socio-economic factors but few studies have approached the issue from the perspective of mass media influence as the variable of interest. This study attempts to fill this gap created by the lack of empirical evidence about mass media effects of family planning choices by examining the contraceptive behavior of Indonesian ...


Better Engaging Communities: Moving Beyond Cardinal Rules, Anna G. Hoover Mar 2015

Better Engaging Communities: Moving Beyond Cardinal Rules, Anna G. Hoover

Anna G. Hoover

“Cardinal rules” and best practice approaches have guided governmental risk communication efforts at chronic risk sites for more than two decades, playing an important role in how those most affected by contamination make sense of risk. In addition to providing information, however, communication approaches themselves can affect community perceptions indirectly, through stakeholder interpretations of the processes by which risk information is shared. It is increasingly necessary to evaluate not only whether risk communication approaches have been effective for increasing knowledge but if, in fact, the ways in which information is shared has had unintended consequences that change how stakeholders perceive ...


Aggression Predictors In Video Games: Is Catharsis To Blame?, Robert Craig Vaughn Jan 2015

Aggression Predictors In Video Games: Is Catharsis To Blame?, Robert Craig Vaughn

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

The majority of research tends to focus on the effects of violent video games, and as a result the motivations to play games are understudied. This study used the uses and gratifications theory as a framework for investigating game player’s motivation to play video games for the purpose of catharsis. This study also proposed that in-game variables, such as level of difficulty and content of the video game, all be investigated to see the effects they have on the achievement of catharsis or the development of aggression through other mediating variables such as enjoyment, control, and frustration with the ...


Campaigning For Judicial Office, 2012, Robert J. Zuercher Jan 2015

Campaigning For Judicial Office, 2012, Robert J. Zuercher

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

Concerns over the way in which judicial campaigns are conducted have been voiced since the 1970s. Judicial elections are thought to have become rough and tumble contests, featuring increasing campaign expenditures and controversial campaign speech. With the widespread deregulation of judicial candidate campaign speech in the early 2000s, scholars have become increasingly concerned with how judicial candidates campaign. This dissertation examines the role of the media in judicial elections, campaign communication methods used by candidates, how candidates develop campaign messages, controversial campaign speech, the consequences of campaigning, and candidates’ attitudes toward judicial selection reform. Data gathered from a survey of ...


Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham Jan 2014

Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

This paper focuses on the problem of collapsed “stay in the market” (SIM) beliefs during financial crises. The primary purpose of this investigation was to ascertain whether or not inoculation messages represent a viable communication strategy to preemptively protect SIM beliefs during forthcoming financial crises. Ancillary purposes of this study were to further investigate the role of print and video crises, explicit instructions regarding post-inoculation talk (PIT), and gain and loss frame inoculation messages on the inoculation process. This study used a between subjects factorial design (3 x 2 plus four additional conditions) to explore ten hypotheses. Data collected from ...