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Erica Ciszek research

Cultivating trust with LGBTQ publics

May 7, 2019

By Leah Tobia, Page Center intern

To this day, you can be fired for identifying as LGBTQ in over 30 U.S. states. Research shows that to enhance trust in conversations, organizations should first understand and acknowledge their publics, and then implement policies and procedures.

With funding from the Arthur W. Page Center, Erica Ciszek, assistant professor at… More

Yeonsoo Kim

Communicating CSR efforts through social media

April 2, 2019

By Yeonsoo Kim, James Madison University

What are the best ways to communicate corporate social responsibility (CSR) through social media? Is it simply providing information about what your company is doing to contribute to society? What if social media users begin to ask questions or make comments about CSR programs? How do companies react to consumers’ comments or… More

Christopher Cox

Research in Progress: The priming of ‘fake news’ for automated media

October 15, 2018

By Christopher M. Cox, Christopher Newport University

When considering ways to identify and discourage the spread of fake news online, the conversation inevitably turns toward the role of social media algorithms, bots and other automated technologies that obscure the distinctions between verifiable journalism and questionable information.

As we see with the ongoing dilemma of fake news on Facebook,… More

Jin, Spector, Reber, Austin

Financial crises provide lessons learned for corporate communicators

July 27, 2018

American philosopher John Dewey said a person learns as much from failure as he or she does from success. For corporate communicators, two of the lowest points in U.S. financial history provide real-world lessons on how to maintain ethical communications through crisis.

Years ago, Yan Jin, professor at the University of Georgia, and Shelley Spector, founder of the… More

Erica Ciszek

Research in Progress: Ethical engagement with LGBT stakeholders

July 24, 2018

By Erica Ciszek, University of Texas at Austin

June has come and gone*. The rainbow flags and streamers have been packed in storage for next year. But what about the remaining 11 months of the year?

While the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman, noted,… More

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