Research News

Doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag and Professor Seth Noar work to reduce indoor tanning

UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar and doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag’s report, “Assessing the Potential Effectiveness of Pictorial Messages to Deter Young Women from Indoor Tanning: An Experimental Study,” was published on Sunday, March 7, in the Journal of Health Communication. The report discusses the health risks associated with indoor tanning and suggests that there are more effective ways to communicate the health risks, than text-only messages.

Examining the intersection of digital brand communication and consumer psychology

MJ-school Assistant Professor Dan Kim's research focuses on brand communication and consumer psychology, looking at what types of commercial messages resonate with social media users.

New MJ-school faculty member brings a different perspective to the school

The MJ-school is proud to welcome Deen Freelon to its faculty starting July 1, 2017, as an associate professor. His primary areas of expertise are political expression through digital media and the use of computer programming and computational methods to extract, preprocess, analyze and visualize large digital datasets.

Research Publication Roundup: April 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

MJ-school doctoral alumna Diane Francis '16 (PhD) receives 2017 GEAB Impact Award

UNC School of Media and Journalism doctoral alumna Diane Francis '16 (Ph.D.) was recognized by the UNC Graduate School with a Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for her graduate work in health communication in diverse communities.

UNC at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association

Six faculty members, 11 graduate students and three alumnae will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism May 25-29, 2017, at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Diego.

Research Publication Roundup: March 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Research Publication Roundup: February 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Social capital and the impact of advocacy networks

Assistant Professor Adam Saffer’s research takes a network perspective to investigate a range of communication questions around how the concepts of social networks and social capital work in public relations, political communication and health communication.

MJ-school awards $20,000 in seed grants to four faculty members for research projects

Four UNC School of Media and Journalism faculty members were awarded a total of $20,000 in seed grants for promising research projects.