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Dissertations from 2017

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Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Hope for Racial Reconciliation: An Examination of American Mainstream Media’s Framing of That Message, Zainul Abedin

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Forward Myth: Military Public Relations and the Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

Dissertations from 2016

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Why Do People Continue Using Facebook: An Empirical Study From the Perspectives of Technology Adoption and Social Contract, Chen-Wei Chang

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Seeing is Believing, But is it the Truth? Reality vs. Representation of Men in Contemporary Magazine Advertisements, 1980-2010, Dana Ann Lopez Coleman

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Our Voice, Our Choice: Race, Politics and Community Building on the Pages of Five Historically Black College and University Newspapers From 1930 to 1959, Sheryl Monique Kennedy Haydel

Dissertations from 2015

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Running Contradiction: A Negotiated Reading of Encoding Strategies in the Boondocks Animated Series, 2005-2011, Wesley Tyler French

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How Sports Celebrities Handle Crisis: The Analysis of Social, Traditional and Controlled Media, Nicole Renee Hendricks

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Analysis of Bloggers’ Usage of the Web Space in Kyrgyzstan to Engage Civically and Politically, Bahtiyar Kurambayev

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Public Relations in Government-Based Public Health: Testing Contingency Theory During H1N1 Response, 2009-2010, Terri Lea Sasser

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Looking Back at the Media's Future: A Mixed Method Analysis of Race and Gender Bias During the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary Season, Tim Vance

Dissertations from 2014

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The (Not So) New Normal: A Queer Critique of LGBT Characters and Themes in Primetime Network Television Situational Comedies, Robert Dallas Byrd Jr.

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Gatekeeping the Social Games in a Post-Broadcasting World: A Qualitative Content Analysis of NBC and User-Generated Olympic Twitter Coverage During the 2012 London Games, Daniel Anthony Sipocz

Dissertations from 2013

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Telling Their Own Story: How Student Newspapers Reported Campus Unrest, 1962-1970, Kaylene Dial Armstrong

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Public Relations Models and Dialogic Communication in the Twitterverse: An Analysis of How Colleges and Universities are Engaging Their Publics Through Twitter, Jason Antwuan Beverly

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Trayvon Martin and Election 2012 Social Media Messaging: An Analysis of Framing, Rhetoric, and Media Types in Online Messages by Civil Rights Organizations, Riva Renee Brown

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Age, Gender, Race, and Culture in the ER: A Content Analysis of End-of-Life Issues in the Television Drama, Katrina Wilson Burtt

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Ecological Psychology and Media Consumption Among Young Adults: A New Framework, Alice Diana Cade Ferguson

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The PR President: How Ike Transformed Political Communication, Pamela Ann Parry

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Tweet, Tweet, and Repeat: How College Students and Social Media Bring You the News, Judith Penelope Roberts

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Life, Love, and Hegemony on Daytime TV: A Critical Analysis of Three Popular Soap Operas, Elizabeth Ann Worden

Dissertations from 2012

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Real Women? Gender and Race in Prime Time Police Shows, Rondrek Juwayne Cowans

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Religious Leaders in Crisis: An Analysis of Image Restoration Strategies and Content Variables, Melody Teracita Fisher

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Ideological “Smackdown”: A Textual Analysis of Class, Race and Gender in WWE Televised Professional Wrestling, Casey Brandon Hart

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The Impact of Celebrity Endorser Type and Source Credibility on the Advertising Attitudes and Purchase Intentions of Indian Rural Consumers, Sidharth Muralidharan

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Planned Parenthood Takes On Live Action: An Analysis of Media Interplay and Image Restoration Strategies in Strategic Conflict Management, Leslie Lynn Rasmussen

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"If It Ain't Broke, Break It": How Corporate Journalism Killed the "Arkansas Gazette", Donna Lampkin Stephens

Dissertations from 2011

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Outsiders Within: A Framing Analysis of Eight Black and White U.S. Newspapers' Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1964, Yolanda Denise Campbell

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The Oddity as Commodity: Television and the Modern Day Freak Show, Robin Marie Cecala

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The Impact of Rap Music on Audience Values Structure, Janet Mignon Kucia

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Full Court Press: How Mississippi Newspapers Helped Keep State College Basketball Segregated, 1955-1973, Jason Ashley Peterson

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"Reading" The Apprentice: Commerce, Culture, and the Manufacturing of Reality, Sharon Simpson Terrell

Dissertations from 2010

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A History of the American Film Institute, Deborah Jae Alexander

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The Experiences of Mississippi Weekly Newspaper Editors as They Explore and Consider Producing Internet Editions, Cassandra Denise Johnson

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Links of Connectedness: A Content Analysis and Industry Survey Comparing the Interactive Options of Community and Metro Newspaper Web Sites, Cleveland Allin Means

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The Secret Identity of Race: Exploring Ethnic and Racial Portrayals in Superhero Comic Books, Lowery Anderson Woodall III

Dissertations from 2009

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Intimate Strangers and Estranged Intimates: An Investigation of the Impact of Instant Messaging and Short Message Service on the Size and Strength of Social Networks in Kuwait, Bashaiar Al-Sanaa

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Intimate strangers and estranged intimates: An investigation of the impact of instant messaging and short message service on the size and strength of social networks in Kuwait, Bashaiar Al-Sanaa

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Source-message-receiver in integrated marketing communication: A study of U.S. institutional advancement, Sharee LeBlanc Broussard

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Source-Message-Receiver in Integrated Marketing Communication: A Study of U.S. Institutional Advancement, Sharee LeBlanc Broussard

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Journalism students, Web 2.0 and the digital divide, Mary Elizabeth Green

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Journalism Students, Web 2.0 and the Digital Divide, Mary Elizabeth Green

Dissertations from 2008

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Toward a free collegiate press: An analysis of influences that can lead to censorship at college newspapers, Shaniece Bell Bickham

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Toward a Free Collegiate Press: An Analysis of Influences that Can Lead to Censorship at College Newspapers, Shaniece Bell Bickham

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George Bush doesn't care about black people: Hip hop, public discourse and black politics in the early 21st century, Hazel Bell James Cole

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"George Bush Doesn't Care about Black People": Hip Hop, Public Discourse and Black Politics in the Early 21st Century, Hazel Bell James Cole

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The content and role of Web sites in the public relations of religious congregations, Jerlen Young Nelson

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The Content and Role of Web Sites in Public Relations of Religious Congregations, Jerlen Young Nelson

Dissertations from 2007

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Digital photo manipulation: A descriptive analysis of codes of ethics and ethical decisions of photo editors, Stephen Edwin Coleman

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Cultural values, narratives and myth in reality television, Alison Rebecca Foster Miller

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The other Carter: Betty Werlein Carter, a writer in her own regard, Nancy Rebekah Ray

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The creatures of the night: Vampires from books to films, Andre Marc Strumer

Dissertations from 2006

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Television's portrayal of bald men in prime time, Burton Page Buchanan

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A public relations case study analysis reveals how the Baptist Missionary Association of America (BMAA) resolved a communication conflict, Dedria Givens-Carroll

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Radio's role during Hurricane Katrina: A case study of WWL radio and United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans, Reginald Ford Moody

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New innovations in state legislatures: An examination of the successes of diffusion and the potential of personal home pages, Amber Jean Reetz Narro

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NEW INNOVATIONS IN STATE LEGISLATURES: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SUCCESSES OF DIFFUSION AND THE POTENTIAL OF PERSONAL HOME PAGES, Amber Jean Reetz Narro

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Religious newspaper coverage of the civil rights struggle: 1954--1964, Mike Trice

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The "New York Times" and the civil rights movement, 1954--1964, Don Rodney Vaughan

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Segregationist spin: The use of the public relations by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and the White Citizens' Council, 1954--1973, Laura Richardson Walton

Dissertations from 2005

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Diffusion and adoption of the Internet among public relations practitioners in Saudi Arabian organizations, Khalid Ali Al-Shohaib

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Magnolia matriarchs: Six women's contributions to the community press in Mississippi, Judy Teresa Smith

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The effects of religious outdoor advertising: An experimental study, Jefferson Tarter Spurlock

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Finding points of communication contact with secular culture: Attitudes toward and perceptions of Christianity and its followers, John W. Stiles

Dissertations from 2004

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No way in: The public domain, personal interest and the evolution of copyright, John Stewart Breyer

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Press coverage of four twentieth-century evangelical religious movements, 1967--1997, Jack Garrison Griffith

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The political influence of Al-Jazeera network on Kuwaitis: A uses and gratifications study, Ali Abbas Jamal

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The acceptance of SMS advertising: A cross-cultural study of young American and Taiwanese consumers, Alexander Muk

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Communication strategies of crisis and conflict management in the public and private sectors in the state of Kuwait, Heba Musallam

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Internet usage of Korean and American students: A uses and gratifications approach, Inkon Park

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It's your America: Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929--1956, Glenn Delton Smith

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Religion from the recliner? Discovering religious values from popular television programs, Shonna L. Tropf

Dissertations from 2003

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Who reads what, when, where, and why in Kuwaiti newspapers: A study of uses and gratifications theory, Menawer Bayan Alrajehi

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A content analysis of the Web representation of local commercial television broadcast stations in the United States, Pi-yun An

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Representations of the Cultural Revolution in Chinese films, Ming-May Jessie Chen

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A profile of news people working in the Korean daily newspapers, Yang-june Im

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A content analysis of daily newspaper advertisements in Thailand before and after the 1997 economic crisis, Piangpen Toommanon

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Race riot. Press coverage of urban violence, 1903--1967, Patricia Scott West

Dissertations from 2002

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Environmental labeling and consumer products: A history of policy, regulation and usage, 1990--2000, Nancy Jane Engelhardt

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A cross-media study of Koreans' media choice process and consumption patterns in the new media environment, Jin-Young Kim

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Content of televised political advertising: A comparative analysis of the 2000 presidential campaigns, Ying Hui Liu

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Public relations as practiced by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals: Public information model or relationship management perspective?, Carol McNicoll Madere

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The selling of civil rights: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the use of public relations, 1960--1968, Vanessa De Ann Murphree

Dissertations from 2001

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Marketing the news: A paradigm shift in journalistic practices, Betty Ann Attaway-Fink

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Mass mediated disease: A case study analysis of news reporting and three influenza pandemics and public health policy, Debra Ellen Menconi Blakely

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Lifting the veil of obscurity: Four Black women journalists, 1890--1950, Jinx Coleman Broussard

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Investigating Koreans' Internet use patterns and motivations, and exploring vulnerability of Internet dependency, Yong Jun Choi

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Clayton Thomas Rand and the role of the rural press in the development of Mississippi, Michael Douglas Chute

Dissertations from 2000

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The "Mobile Beacon and Alabama Citizen": An advocate for its community for fifty years, Alma Ruth Oliver Corley

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The Super Bowl: An enactment of American cultural myths and a mirror image of American society, Martin Osim Edu

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This is her story, this is her song: Cultural contrasts in Hollywood's woman of World War II, Christina Louise Hicks-Goldston

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A history of the "National Enquirer", John Patrick McGraw

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An investigation of parental mediation of children's use of television and computer-based entertainment, Cheryl Lee Jones Phillips

Dissertations from 1999

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Communication and social modernization: An analysis of the cultural reflections and the role of advertising in the economic and national development of Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Alozie

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Cloned politicians? A comparative analysis of the political campaign messages of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, Olugbenga Christopher Ayeni

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Perceptions of ideal female body images: A study of African-American students' responses to fashion magazine advertising, Berrin Allison Beasley

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Advertising strategy and attitude formation: A study designed to explain and predict the student college selection process, Buni Leigh Browning

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Relationships between television viewing and adaptation of Thai scholarship students in the United States, Sunsanee Chumnummanee

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Cross-promotion of Internet advertising: A test of recall of worldwide web addresses in prime-time television advertising, Rick Duet

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Applying expectancy-value theory to the consumer's search for information about restaurants, E. Dennis Hinde

Dissertations from 1998

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A study of factors contributing to the effectiveness of political communication to young voters in Louisiana, Laura Ann Gresens