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The Prospector, April 9, 2019, Utep Student Publications Apr 2019

The Prospector, April 9, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: The Wellness Issue


Music, Moneymakers, Minorities And Marginalization: A Statistical Look At African-American Pop Music Success Before And After The Radio Payola Scandal, David Ozmun Apr 2019

Music, Moneymakers, Minorities And Marginalization: A Statistical Look At African-American Pop Music Success Before And After The Radio Payola Scandal, David Ozmun

Presentations and Lectures

The 1950’s Payola scandal in radio affected the influence of rock ‘n’ roll disc jockeys (DJ) on music choice and potential phonograph record sales. Various broadcast historians who studied radio concluded the situation worsened for black performers after DJs lost their power to promote certain types of music with increased airplay. Program Directors and Record executives reportedly asserted greater influence and the music created by African-American singers was pushed to the margins, thus reducing opportunities for financial success and future opportunities. This study used data from Billboard magazine’s annual Top-100 ranking system, from 1956 to 1963, to test ...


Bat Meets Girl: Adapting The Dark Knight’S Love Life To The Big Screen, Brandon Bosch Apr 2019

Bat Meets Girl: Adapting The Dark Knight’S Love Life To The Big Screen, Brandon Bosch

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

It is no secret that Hollywood loves a good romance. What is perhaps sometimes overlooked however is how important romance and female characters are to male-dominated action films. Esma Kartal argues women and romance are deliberately placed into action films to create “romantic relief” and attract female viewers for greater crossover appeal.1 In addition to romance, Yvonne Tasker observes how women in action films serve as a witness for “the hero’s suffering” and humanity in action films.2 Finally, a classic use of women and romance in action films is that of the damsel-indistress, which continues to this ...


The Prospector, April 2, 2019, Utep Student Publications Apr 2019

The Prospector, April 2, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Beto 2020


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Apr 2019

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


Women In Radio: A (Her)Story, Shaye Lynn Dipasquale Apr 2019

Women In Radio: A (Her)Story, Shaye Lynn Dipasquale

Communications: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Since the 1920s, women have been an integral part of the radio industry both as originators and as consumers, yet they have experienced near exclusion from histories and analyses on the subject. This thesis project explores the intersection of gender, sound and history through a cultural and historical analysis of female voices in American radio. The analysis includes an examination of the history of silencing women in the public sphere, the on-going conversation surrounding the suitability of female voices for broadcast and modern critiques of female voices. As more women's voices are heard on the radio, the ways gender ...


The Prospector, March 26, 2019, Utep Student Publications Mar 2019

The Prospector, March 26, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Border Challenges Increase


The Prospector, March 12, 2019, Utep Student Publications Mar 2019

The Prospector, March 12, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: UTEP President Finalist Visits


The Prospector, March 5, 2019, Utep Student Publications Mar 2019

The Prospector, March 5, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Women's Issue


Trendjacking: A Social Justice Analysis, Rachel Finnegan Mar 2019

Trendjacking: A Social Justice Analysis, Rachel Finnegan

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The purpose of this paper is to look at the intersection of trendjacking and social justice within five specific advertisements targeted at an American audience from well-known brands. A variety of success in utilizing this intersection is presented and explained through an analysis of the advertisement, people highlighted, the brand’s financial giving and history, social media response, etc. The five brands examined are Pepsi, Dove, Nike, Airbnb, and Levi’s.

To successfully utilize social justice trendjacking, brands must be genuine and specific with their message, be prepared to explain their reasoning for their decisions, have the advertisements checked by ...


The Prospector, February 26, 2019, Utep Student Publications Feb 2019

The Prospector, February 26, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Arts & Entertainment Issue


The Prospector, February 19, 2019, Utep Student Publications Feb 2019

The Prospector, February 19, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Movement Mujeres Launches Fellowship for Women of Color in Texas


The Prospector, February 12, 2019, Utep Student Publications Feb 2019

The Prospector, February 12, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: El Paso Shows Both Love and Hate for President Donald Trump


The Prospector, February 5, 2019, Utep Student Publications Feb 2019

The Prospector, February 5, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: 3D Printing on Campus


Missing The (Turning) Point: The Erosion Of Democracy At An American University, Anthony Fucci, Theresa Catalano Feb 2019

Missing The (Turning) Point: The Erosion Of Democracy At An American University, Anthony Fucci, Theresa Catalano

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

On August 25, 2017, student members of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a right-wing conservative organization who advocates for smaller government and free market enterprise, recruited on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) campus. Members of the UNL community protested nearby. Part of the protest was recorded on video and released to social media leading to harsh public criticism that accused the university of restricting free speech and being an unsafe environment for conservative students. Drawing on cognitive linguistics (e.g. metonymy, framing) and multimodal critical discourse analysis (MCDA), this paper explores how the TPUSA incident at UNL was recontextualized in ...


The Prospector, January 29, 2019, Utep Student Publications Jan 2019

The Prospector, January 29, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Stalking Awareness Month


The Prospector, January 22, 2019, Utep Student Publications Jan 2019

The Prospector, January 22, 2019, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Welcome Back Tier 1


Influence Of Fake News In Twitter During The 2016 Us Presidential Election, Alexandre Bovet, Hernán A. Makse Jan 2019

Influence Of Fake News In Twitter During The 2016 Us Presidential Election, Alexandre Bovet, Hernán A. Makse

Publications and Research

The dynamics and influence of fake news on Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election remains to be clarified. Here, we use a dataset of 171 million tweets in the five months preceding the election day to identify 30 million tweets, from 2.2 million users, which contain a link to news outlets. Based on a classification of news outlets curated by www.opensources.co, we find that 25% of these tweets spread either fake or extremely biased news. We characterize the networks of information flow to find the most influential spreaders of fake and traditional news and use causal ...


Containing The Jeremiad: Understanding Paradigms Of Anxiety In Global Climate Change Experience, Brian Glaser Jan 2019

Containing The Jeremiad: Understanding Paradigms Of Anxiety In Global Climate Change Experience, Brian Glaser

English Faculty Articles and Research

This essay uses Bion’s concept of “containing” to read the psychological dynamics of jeremiads about global climate change, arguing that their structure reveals a strategy of communication that may be useful for more broadly raising awareness about this challenging state of the planet. More specifically, I argue that contemporary global climate change jeremiads have a structure that first elicits alarm and then moves to discuss solutions, and that this structure may be beneficial to those who are awakening to the reality of global climate change by rendering anxiety bearable and therefore open to purposive and creative response.


Media Criticism, Scott Walus Jan 2019

Media Criticism, Scott Walus

Syllabi

This course is an overview to studying media content, producers, and audiences. This empirical andcritical overview maps the current state of mass communication and media studies research through boththeoretical and applied pieces. Specifically it provides the foundations to entering a conversation on mediastudies, the methodology and theory behind producer studies, various theoretical approaches to textualanalysis, and approaching audience and reception studies.


Television Criticism, Scott Walus Jan 2019

Television Criticism, Scott Walus

Syllabi

Television remains the greatest shared cultural force for explaining the world and providing possibilitiesfor living in that world. The average household spends 59.5 hours a week watching televisual content.From early childhood through old age viewers connect with characters who they will never meet andinvest deeply into a narrative that will never end. This course takes an in-depth examination into howtelevision keeps us watching and the complex meanings present in even the most innocuous programming.


Television & Video Development, Scott Walus Jan 2019

Television & Video Development, Scott Walus

Syllabi

This course focuses on the development process of both the creation of television and video content aswell as that of the individual producer. Students will learn about the industry, future careers, the resourcesand opportunities available at EIU, pre-production formats (scripts, storyboard, pitches), the narrativestructure, logistics, and types of productions. This course prepares students for navigating productions, amajor or minor in media, and their profession after graduation.


Communication & Popular Culture, Marita Gronnvoll Jan 2019

Communication & Popular Culture, Marita Gronnvoll

Syllabi

This course examines popular culture and the emergence of mass culture in the United States. Itstarts from the premise that popular culture, far from being a frivolous or debased alternative to“high culture”, is in fact an important site of popular expression, social instruction, and culturalconflict, and thus deserves critical attention. We examine theoretical texts that help us to “read”popular culture, even as we study specific forms and artifacts of popular culture: from televisionshows to Hollywood movies, graphic novels to advertisements, and popular music to fiction.Throughout the course, we ground what we call “culture” in political, economic, and ...


Persuasion, Marita Gronnvoll Jan 2019

Persuasion, Marita Gronnvoll

Syllabi

This class will study symbolic communication intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, andbehaviors. The course will focus on the critical assessment of persuasive messages, with additionalattention to the theories and research behind persuasive message construction.


Political Communication, Marita Gronnvoll Jan 2019

Political Communication, Marita Gronnvoll

Syllabi

The purpose of this course is to explore various aspects of political communication in the UnitedStates. Our first topic will be presidential rhetoric and the rhetorical presidency. As we explorethis topic, we will investigate the historical development of presidential communication and themajor genres which help shape and structure that communication. Our second topic will bepolitical campaigns and the evolution of the “long campaign,” particularly its inescapableconnection to mass media. Our third topic will be grassroots and resistance politicalcommunication. Here, our focus will be on the nontraditional approaches taken by ordinarycitizens and citizen groups as they strive to have their voices ...


Introduction To Communication Theories, Richard Jones Jan 2019

Introduction To Communication Theories, Richard Jones

Syllabi

How does communication work? Why does communication work thatway? Scholars in communication studies begin to answer these questions through the applicationof communication theory. This course serves as an introduction to a broad range ofcommunication theories related to interpersonal, group and public, intercultural, media, gender,and organizational communication. This core course is required for communication majorsbecause it serves as a building block for upper level communication courses that depend upon aworking knowledge of communication theories and processes. This course serves as part of youroverall training as a communication scholar/professional in regards to critical thinking, analyticthinking, critical reading, and listening skills ...


Topics In Media History, Jeffrey Owens Jan 2019

Topics In Media History, Jeffrey Owens

Syllabi

Topics in Media History provides an in-depth study of the history of one particular medium (e.g. film, radio, television, or the internet). It will cover the development of media technology, the structure of media institutions and their regulation, and the social and cultural significance of these media. This class is repeatable with change in topic.


Ua12/6/2 Diversity Programs - Events, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/6/2 Diversity Programs - Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Events sponsored by the Diversity Programs office.


Who Posted That Story? Processing Layered Sources In Facebook News Posts, Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Christina Devoss Jan 2019

Who Posted That Story? Processing Layered Sources In Facebook News Posts, Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Christina Devoss

2019 Faculty Bibliography

With social media platforms becoming primary news sources, concerns about credibility judgments and knowledge grow. This study (N = 233) experimentally tests the effects of multiple source cues on Facebook news posts on credibility and knowledge. Judgments of story credibility were directly influenced by media source cues, but not friend source cues. Involvement in the source topic moderated the effects of these source cues, such that particular combinations influenced credibility differently, and also influenced cognitive elaboration about the topic. Theoretical implications for cognitive mediation model of learning from the news and the heuristic-systematic model of information processing are presented.


Ua3/7/7 President's Office-Alexander Scrapbook File, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua3/7/7 President's Office-Alexander Scrapbook File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Scrapbooks created by and about Kern Alexander administration.