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Publications from the GSU Communication faculty

True phone by by Florian SEROUSSI on FLickr
"True phone" by by Florian SEROUSSI on Flickr

The department of Communication covers a broad multidisciplinary range of subjects including Journalism, Speech, Public Relations, Film and Theatre. These are just a small sample of the many publications from GSU’s Communication faculty in 2009-2010.

Hoffner, C., & Cohen, E. (2009). Audience Perceptions of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on Monk: Social Identity, Presumed Media Influence, and Behavioral Outcomes. Conference Papers — International Communication Association, 1-37.

This study co-authored by Dr. Cynthia Hoffner examined fans of the television show Monk and their perceived influence of the program on their attitudes toward Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Overall the authors found that Monk created a positive influence on attitudes toward OCD and increased willingness of those with the disorder to seek treatment.

Bruner, M. L. (2009). Democracy’s debt: the historical tensions between political and economic liberty. Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.

Dr. Michael Bruner’s book surveys the history of argumentation related to wealth and statecraft, analyzing which forms of governance have provided the mose useful guides for the reform of contemporary institutions in charge of global governance.

Halim, S., & Meyers, M. (2010). News Coverage of Violence Against Muslim Women: A View From the Arabian Gulf. Communication, Culture & Critique, 3(1), 85-104.

This article co-authored by Dr. Marian Meyers analyzes Arabian Gulf newspaper coverage of violence against Muslim women to determine whether coverage reflects traditional Islamic or Islamic feminist perspectives. The authors state that most coverage reflected a patriarchal ideology, but found that some content reflected a feminist perspective.

Tindall, N. T. (2009). In search of career satisfaction: African-American public relations practitioners, pigeonholing, and the workplace. Public Relations Review, 35(4), 443-445.

Dr. Natalie Tindall’s article investigated African-American public relations practitioners’ career satisfaction and their perceptions of racial tokenism and pigeonholing in the workplace. She found that a majority of those surveyed had experienced racism in their professional lives.

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