LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2010) - Thirteen faculty members and a recent doctoral graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies recently presented their research in Singapore at the International Communication Association's annual conference. The conference, held June 22-26, included more than 1,500 media and communications professionals from around the world.
This year's conference focused on political, cultural and technological challenges facing communications professionals.
UK's participants included:
--Deborah Chung, assistant professor in the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications
"Participatory Journalism: Views of Citizens and Journalists," co-authored by Seungahn Nah, assistant professor with the Department of Community and Leadership Development.
--Elisia Cohen, assistant professor in the UK Department of Communication
"A Theoretically Grounded Approach to Understanding Early Adopters' and Nonadopters' HPV Vaccination Beliefs."
--Nancy Harrington, professor and chair of the Department of Communication and associate dean for research in the College of Communications and Information Studies
"Reporting Standards for Studies of Tailored Interventions: A Communication Challenge," co-authored by Seth Noar, associate professor in the Department of Communication.
--Donald Helme, assistant professor in the Department of Communication
"Exploratory Investigation of Interpersonal Discussions in Response to a Safer Sex Mass Media Campaign," co-authored by Seth Noar; Suzie Allard of the University of Tennessee; Rick Zimmerman of Virginia Commonwealth University; Philip Palmgreen, professor in the Department of Communication; and Karen Jean McClanahan of the University of Tennessee.
--Bobi Ivanov, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications
"The Interaction Effect of Attitude Base and Multiple Attacks on the Effectiveness of Inoculation."
--Yung Soo Kim, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications
"The Presidential Image in News Photographs: Differences in Portrayals of Presidents Obama and Bush," co-authored by James David Kelly of Indiana University-Bloomington.
--Deanna Sellnow, professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Communication
"Social Media Use in Response to the Virginia Tech Crisis: Moving From Chaos to Understanding," co-authored by Adam Tyma of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Timothy Sellnow.
--Timothy Sellnow, professor in the Department of Communication and associate dean for Graduate Studies
"The Value of Instructional Communication in Crisis Situations: Restoring Order to Chaos," co-authored by Deanna Sellnow, Derek Lane, and Robert Littlefield of North Dakota State University.
--Laura L. Stafford, professor in the Department of Communication
"Geographic Distance and Communication During Courtship" and "Measuring Relationship Maintenance Behaviors: Critique and Development of a Revised Relationship Maintenance Behavior Scale."
--Shari Veil, assistant professor in the Department of Communication
"Issues Management and Media Transparency: Sanlu Group’s Media Manipulation in China" and "Terror Management Theory: Promoting Tolerance in Campus Safety Campaigns"
--Chan Yoo, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications
"The Obama Effect: Representation and Portrayals of Minority Models in Magazine Advertising," co-authored by Yung Soo Kim.
--Zixue Tai, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications
"Casting the Ubiquitous Net of Control: Internet Surveillance in China From Golden Shield to Green Dam."
--Rajesh Gaur, College of Communications and Information Studies doctoral graduate
"Protesting Retail Liberalization in India: An Examination of Discursive Strategies used by Small Retailers."
Additionally, Elisia Cohen, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, chaired a panel called "Culture-Centered Approaches to Health Communication," and Nancy Harrington chaired a panel titled, "Health Communication: Talk About Smoking." Deanna Sellnow was a panel respondent for "Top 3 Papers in Instructional and Developmental Communication."
The International Communication Association, a nongovernmental organization officially associated with the United Nations, is the largest international academic association for communication scholars, with more than 4,300 members from over 80 countries worldwide.
For more information on this year's International Communication Association conference, visit www.ica2010.sg.