Brooke W. McKeever, Robert McKeever, Minhee Choi

Research in Progress: Construction and validation of new scales for advocacy and activism

Despite the growth of research focusing on advocacy and activism, both concepts have been inconsistently defined and measured—and used interchangeably. Page Center scholars Brooke McKeever, Robert McKeever and Minhee Choi are leading a research project that will clarify the concepts and help develop measurement models that measure both advocacy and activism. 

Derek Moscato, Western Washington University

Research in Progress: Energizing communities within a larger environmental activism

Given the sheer number of climate-related weather events recently, Page Center scholar Derek Moscato says it's surprising that environmental topics, including the climate crisis, do not receive more attention in national public forums. He is conducting interviews with organizers and activists, including farmers, ranchers and representatives to better understand eco-activist engagements. 

Jessica Myrick, Pennsylvania State University

Research in Progress: The effects of consuming science narratives via social media

Science communication scholars have caught on to the notion that stories are powerful ways to communicate and have been increasingly interested in studying the effects of narratives on audiences. However, while narratives have been shown to be more persuasive than non-narrative science messages, we don’t know how these narratives operate in the “real world.”

2020 Call for Proposals

2020 scholar grants to identify effective, ethical ways to listen to stakeholders

Listening is essential to effective business and communication practice, yet it has traditionally been theorized as a function of interpersonal communication, human resources, education, or counseling.The Page Center has issued a call for research proposals that will examine organizational listening.

Awards

The Arthur W. Page Center Awards

Every year the Page Center honors icons of public communications who, over the course of their careers, have demonstrated a commitment to the concept of "truth well told."

Page Center Modules

Page Center Training Modules

The Page Center is strengthening the role of ethics education in communications classrooms. We offer 12 free online modules on a range of ethics topics in public relations.

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Legacy Scholar Grants

Support for scholars and professionals making important contributions to ethics and responsibility in public communication.