Blog Archive for Advocacy Communications Category

Soyoon Kim & Queenie J. Li

Research in Progress: Can digital gaming help promote mental health?

October 10, 2019

By Soyoon Kim & Queenie J. Li, University of Miami

College means a time of freedom and time to explore the future with excitement. However, the transition into college also means a time of intense challenge to students’ mental health. The significant challenge brings many college students overwhelming anxiety and unbearable depression.

The ongoing crisis in colleges… More

Research in Progress: How and when should corporations engage in social issues?

October 9, 2019

By Lucinda Austin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Barbara Miller Gaither, Elon University

Should companies take a stand on social issues? What about when these issues are contentious and corporate stakeholders are divided on the topic?

The last few years have included numerous examples of corporate and CEO advocacy on divisive social-political issues including support… More

Brooke W. McKeever, Robert McKeever, Minhee Choi

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

September 10, 2019

By Brooke W. McKeever, Robert McKeever, Minhee Choi, University of South Carolina

Advocacy and activism play significant roles in the success of many types of organizations, and the study of these concepts has gained increased prominence within communications and public relations research.

While advocacy and activism have been defined and examined by focusing on strategic communication strategies… More

Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Nadia Martínez-Carrillo, Daniel Tamul

NGOs should work together to raise awareness of refugee crises, research says

February 2, 2016

This blog post is the fourth in a series highlighting research from the Page Center's Refugee Communication Project and call for research on the refugee crisis occurring across the globe.

By Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Pennsylvania State University, Nadia Martínez-Carrillo and Daniel Tamul, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

International interest in the Syrian refugee crisis spiked after two… More