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“Listen To What Your Jotería Is Saying”: Coverage Of The 2016 Orlando Shooting By English- And Spanish-Language Media, Julian A. Bugarín Quezada Dec 2017

“Listen To What Your Jotería Is Saying”: Coverage Of The 2016 Orlando Shooting By English- And Spanish-Language Media, Julian A. Bugarín Quezada

PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

This study will focus on coverage of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting by multiple English- and Spanish-language media sources in the month following the attack. The study assesses the extent through which following the shooting, coverage of the event often ignored the victims’ and survivors’ queerness, Latinidad, or both. Did these actions diminish the intersectional experiences of queer Latinx people? Were stories of the victims and survivors of the shooting accurately represented? How did this event shape queerness, gender identity, and Latinidad in the year after the attack? Through the frameworks of Latino critical race theory and queer theory, this ...


Applying A Mindfulness Practice To Qualitative Data Collection, Laura Lemon Dec 2017

Applying A Mindfulness Practice To Qualitative Data Collection, Laura Lemon

The Qualitative Report

Mindfulness, or paying attention on purpose in the present moment, can serve as a tool for qualitative researchers as they navigate the research setting and data collection. In this article, I provide an overview of mindfulness and suggest ways to incorporate mindfulness as a data collection tool. To demonstrate how to apply mindfulness to qualitative research, I share my personal experience in incorporating a mindfulness practice into data collection as part of a phenomenological study and what I learned in the process. In doing so, I offer an actual practice that researchers can incorporate into the research process as a ...


Truth Or Lies? Fake News And Political Polarization, Brian Halsey Dec 2017

Truth Or Lies? Fake News And Political Polarization, Brian Halsey

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The phrase “fake news” has widely encapsulated the world following the election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States. Media outlets, both conservative and liberal, have come under attack from their opposing counterparts. The headlines which they run, rather than the substance of what is presented under that headline are now even more widely judged by the audiences who view that material than before. This paper, and the survey questions that accompany it, attempts to analyze whether the trustworthiness a viewer has of a certain headline, comes from the headline itself, or rather from the ...


Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe Dec 2017

Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe

Honors Theses AY 17/18

University campuses and other institutions across the nation struggle with installing and operating an internal and unified source of communication. In the era of e-mail, text-messaging, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and many more software applications, college campuses in particular are always looking to adapt best practices and reach the maximum amount of people with engaging content. Here at the University of Wyoming (UW), many departments exercise their rights to distribute information to all of the students, anytime, at their own discretion. Consequently, the issue of oversaturation can occur. In this paper, a focus group comprised of students of varying age ...


Training The Masses In “Informational Awareness”, Carol Choksy Dec 2017

Training The Masses In “Informational Awareness”, Carol Choksy

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The frameworks for “information literacy” and “media literacy” require a complex understanding of authority and context and neglect the most basic of ideas, that all sources have a perspective. Whether that perspective is useful or not is dependent upon its purpose. If a student is researching conspiracy theories, they will be looking at a vast array of perspectives. If a student is researching active measures, they will be looking at an even broader array. Beyond learning to determine whether a news article is “Fake News” students must be able to filter the snippets of information that inundate them on a ...


The Guardian, Week Of December 11, 2017, Wright State Student Body Dec 2017

The Guardian, Week Of December 11, 2017, Wright State Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

News articles from The Guardian for the week of December 11, 2017. The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. It has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2017

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Spartan Daily, December 7, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2017

Spartan Daily, December 7, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 44


Prospectus, December 6, 2017, Parkland College, Evyjo M. Compton, Alex Davidson, Greg Gancarz, Emma Gray, David Saveanu, Derian Silva Dec 2017

Prospectus, December 6, 2017, Parkland College, Evyjo M. Compton, Alex Davidson, Greg Gancarz, Emma Gray, David Saveanu, Derian Silva

Prospectus 2017

WPCD celebrates 40 years of operation; "Bad Moms Christmas" a passable, sometimes tedious sequel; On Black Friday we stay out all night: a family's tale; Giertz Gallery holds mug and dessert fundraiser; Antique naturalism exhibit at KAM closing soon


Spartan Daily, December 6, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2017

Spartan Daily, December 6, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 43


Effect Of Female Superhero Body Types On Parasocial Relationships, Perceived Homophily And Self-Esteem Of College Women, Ashe C. Cleveland, Michael John Farzinpour, Alyssa Aroz Vega Dec 2017

Effect Of Female Superhero Body Types On Parasocial Relationships, Perceived Homophily And Self-Esteem Of College Women, Ashe C. Cleveland, Michael John Farzinpour, Alyssa Aroz Vega

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

This study examines how exposure to female superheroes’ body images increases the strength of parasocial relationships, perceived homophily, and level of self-esteem that female college students experience. Three images of female superheroes were manipulated into round, muscular, and hyper-thin body types. Eighty-one students at a west coast university were randomly assigned to view one of three images of the female superhero. After viewing the images, the participants were asked to answer three Likert scales to determine the strength of parasocial relationships to the superheroine (bonds with the character), perceived homophily (perceived similarity), and self-esteem. The results of the study indicate ...


The Prospector, December 5, 2017, Utep Student Publications Dec 2017

The Prospector, December 5, 2017, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Graduation 2017 Issue


Spartan Daily, December 5, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2017

Spartan Daily, December 5, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 42


Social Movements And Memory: Education, Age, And Memories Of The Women's Movement, Kimberly A. Longfellow Dec 2017

Social Movements And Memory: Education, Age, And Memories Of The Women's Movement, Kimberly A. Longfellow

Gettysburg Social Sciences Review

Past research in memory studies has indicated that there are social factors that influence who are more or less likely to recall certain events as important. Past research emphasizes age as one of the most important variables; however, when regarding memories of social movements, additional demographic factors such as gender, race, region, and education may have potential impacts. More so, past research has not studied the importance of these factors over time. This study re-analyzes the data collected by Schuman and Rodgers (2004) combined with the data collected by Schuman and Scott (1985), in which 5,294 people were asked ...


The Guardian, Week Of December 4, 2017, Wright State Student Body Dec 2017

The Guardian, Week Of December 4, 2017, Wright State Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

News articles from The Guardian for the week of December 4, 2017. The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. It has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Awakening The Potential Of Positive Computing: A Transversal, Heliotropic Design Paradigm For Human Flourishing, Ryan Wynia Dec 2017

Awakening The Potential Of Positive Computing: A Transversal, Heliotropic Design Paradigm For Human Flourishing, Ryan Wynia

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Positive Computing literature does not consider the complex implications stemming from the evidence of computing technologies’ harmful effects. Moreover, present approaches to integrating well-being science into the design of interactive systems are built on deficit-oriented models. In response, a transversal, social constructionist paradigm of Positive Computing sensitive to the social complex and views technology as a part ofcivilization as a living, human construction is explored as a means of advancing the Positive Computing domain. The work argues the well-being of civilization needs to be routinely re-secured through the development of a metacognitive, affirmative competency that recognizessocial systems as capable of ...


Winona Currents Annual Report 2017, University Advancement - Winona State University Dec 2017

Winona Currents Annual Report 2017, University Advancement - Winona State University

Winona Currents

Winona Currents Annual Report for 2017.


Are Late Night Tv Shows Polarizing Society? Examining The Ambivalence Of New Version Of Political Partisanship In The United States, Gregory Gondwe Dec 2017

Are Late Night Tv Shows Polarizing Society? Examining The Ambivalence Of New Version Of Political Partisanship In The United States, Gregory Gondwe

University Libraries Open Access Fund Supported Publications

This study examines the role that Late-Night Television shows (LNTV) play in the United States. The study used qualitative content analyses to generate themes emerging from 87 respondents from an online survey conducted with 23 LNTV show hosts in the United States. The findings suggest three main things: LNTVS hosts have a partisan affiliation that is contagiously infused into their audience; that LNTV hosts have less freedom to create their own content, therefore, providing less ethical consideration for their audience; and that LNTV shows rank politics as providing most newsworthy content than any other event.


The Effects Of Culture On International Advertising Appeals: A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis Of U.S. And Japanese Global Brands, Dan Zhao Dec 2017

The Effects Of Culture On International Advertising Appeals: A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis Of U.S. And Japanese Global Brands, Dan Zhao

Professional Projects from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

An international advertising campaign can be standardized in creative strategy, but localized in execution. As an integral part of the execution, advertising appeals should be tailored to local culture to maximize the effectiveness of international advertising campaigns while minimizing cost. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether advertising appeals mirror predicable differences in cultural values.

This study is based on the influential Hofstede model (Hofstede, 2001; Hofstede & Mooij, 2010), which distinguishes cultures according to six dimensions. While individualism and collectivism have been widely discussed in published studies, other dimensions that are also important indicators of advertising appeals have ...


Presidential Debates Through The Posterity Lens: A Content Analysis Of Policy Frames In U.S. Presidential Debates From 1960-2012, Beatrice N. Epwene Dec 2017

Presidential Debates Through The Posterity Lens: A Content Analysis Of Policy Frames In U.S. Presidential Debates From 1960-2012, Beatrice N. Epwene

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This dissertation content-analyzed a sample of presidential debate transcripts from 1960-2012, to examine and measure the extent to which policy discussions and candidates’ stances during debates reflect the aspirations of posterity. A fundamental American socio-cultural frame asserts that people desire that succeeding generations live better lives than their forebears. Though researchers agree that present day decisions and policies will have perhaps greater consequences on posterity than even on present times, the analysis in this dissertation indicated apathy in engaging in long-term policy stances, because they appear to interfere with candidates’ short-term political interests.

As a consequence, even though the analysis ...


Ua12/2/1 Wkuherald321, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2017

Ua12/2/1 Wkuherald321, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter recapping the top stories of the week.


Spartan Daily, November 30, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Nov 2017

Spartan Daily, November 30, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 41


Prospectus, November 29, 2017, Parkland College, Evyjo M. Compton, Alex Davidson, Greg Gancarz, Emma Gray, David Saveanu, Tom Warner Nov 2017

Prospectus, November 29, 2017, Parkland College, Evyjo M. Compton, Alex Davidson, Greg Gancarz, Emma Gray, David Saveanu, Tom Warner

Prospectus 2017

Parkland organizations here to help with finals; "Murder on the Orient Express" a modern adaptation of a fantastic mystery; PC students discuss Starbucks cup controversy; Cobras men's basketball wins against Lake Land on Nov. 18; Surveying a viable career option for PC students;


Spartan Daily, November 29, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Nov 2017

Spartan Daily, November 29, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 40


The Prospector, November 28, 2017, Utep Student Publications Nov 2017

The Prospector, November 28, 2017, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: #Me Too: UTEP Speaks Out on Sexual Assault


Spartan Daily, November 28, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Nov 2017

Spartan Daily, November 28, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 149, Issue 39


An Unsung Success Story: A Forty-Year Retrospective On U.S. Communications Policy, Christopher S. Yoo Nov 2017

An Unsung Success Story: A Forty-Year Retrospective On U.S. Communications Policy, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Looking backwards on the occasion of Telecommunications Policy’s fortieth anniversary reveals just how far U.S. communications policy has come. All of the major challenges of 1976, such as promoting competition in customer premises equipment, long distance, and television networking, have largely been overcome. Moreover, new issues that emerged later, such as competition in local telephone service and multichannel video program distribution, have also largely been solved. More often than not, the solution has been the result of structural changes that enhanced facilities-based competition rather than agency-imposed behavioral requirements. Moreover, close inspection reveals that in most cases, prodding by ...


The Sidis Case And The Origins Of Modern Privacy Law, Samantha Barbas Nov 2017

The Sidis Case And The Origins Of Modern Privacy Law, Samantha Barbas

Samantha Barbas

The American press, it’s been said, is freer to invade personal privacy than perhaps any other in the world. The tort law of privacy, as a shield against unwanted media exposure of private life, is very weak. The usual reason given for the weakness of U.S. privacy law as a bar on the publication of private information is the strong tradition of First Amendment freedom. But “freedom of the press” alone cannot explain why liberty to publish has been interpreted as a right to print truly intimate matters or to thrust people into the spotlight against their will ...


Creating The Public Forum, Samantha Barbas Nov 2017

Creating The Public Forum, Samantha Barbas

Samantha Barbas

The public forum doctrine protects a right of access - “First Amendment easements” - to streets and parks and other traditional places for public expression. It is well known that the doctrine was articulated by the Supreme Court in a series of cases in the 1930s and 1940s. Lesser known are the historical circumstances that surrounded its creation. Critics believed that in a modern world where the mass media dominated public discourse - where the soap box orator and pamphleteer had been replaced by the radio and mass circulation newspaper - mass communications had undermined the possibility of widespread participation in politics, public life ...


Democratic Engagement In The Digital Age: Youth, Social Media And Participatory Politics In Kenya, Samuel Kamau Nov 2017

Democratic Engagement In The Digital Age: Youth, Social Media And Participatory Politics In Kenya, Samuel Kamau

Graduate School of Media and Communications

As the communication world becomes more complex and participatory, social networking sites (SNSs) have emerged as a platform with the potential to invigorate democracy and political engagement. However, the value of SNSs in politics remains contested among researchers. The study reported on in this article was based on a survey of 600 university students, aged between18 and 35, to examine the relationship between social media use and political engagement among the youth in Kenya. The study focused on the extent to which SNSs facilitate consumption of political information and the role of SNSs in influencing political interest, knowledge and behaviour ...