Research News

UNC analysis shows advantage for picture-based cigarette pack warnings over text warnings

A UNC analysis conducted by professor Seth M. Noar synthesized the results of different experiments comparing picture-based and text warnings.

Carolina J-school at the 2015 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

Faculty members and graduate students will represent the UNC J-school at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium hosted by the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information March 26-28..

Research with Impact: Kreiss looks at presidential campaigns’ use of Twitter in 2012

Kreiss draws on interviews with Obama and Romney campaign staffers and qualitative content analysis of their Twitter feeds to give an inside look at how they used the platform to influence agendas and frames.

Doctoral student recognized for outstanding journalism history research

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication doctoral student Laura Marshall won two awards, including Outstanding Paper on Media and War, at the annual American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) conference Oct. 9-11 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

NIH-funded project at UNC to see if texts, games and web portals can increase HPV vaccination

Joan Cates will lead a team to communicate the importance of vaccinating against the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.

Professor, Ph.D. student awarded $10k grant to study sexual health risk and media

Doctoral student Elise Stevens and associate professor Francesca Dillman Carpentier received a grant from AEJMC's Mass Communication and Society Division.

UNC at AEJMC 2014 in Montréal

Twelve faculty members, 14 grad students, one staff member and nearly 40 alumni represented UNC at the 2014 AEJMC convention in Montréal Aug. 6-9.

Alum wins AEJMC award for best mass communication dissertation

Scott Parrott, a 2013 UNC doctoral graduate, was honored with AEJMC’s Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for best mass communication dissertation. It marks the third consecutive year a UNC student has won the award.

Riffe honored by AEJMC for commitment to mass comm research

Richard Cole Eminent Professor Dan Riffe received the Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award during the 2014 AEJMC convention in Montréal.

Professors’ work for responsible media coverage of sex trafficking honored with AEJMC feminist advocacy award

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston won the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy for The Irina Project, which they co-direct, and its advocacy for the responsible and accurate reporting of sex trafficking.