News Archive for Social Media Category

CCTT - Page Center Collab

Cross-institutional collaboration sparks student research on AI, crisis communication

December 1, 2023

When students from Penn State and the University of Georgia met to kick off a research partnership this past August, they quickly realized they were gaining more than a line item on their CVs. They were getting experience leading collaborative cross-institutional research that will address important topics affecting public communications today.

The new colleagues left that initial meeting… More

The 2023 Page Center Grants

Digital analytics and prosocial communication research grants announced

April 19, 2023

The Arthur W. Page Center announced the recipients of its 2023 Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grants. The 19 projects will cover a wide range of areas and offer insights within two important research topics – digital analytics and prosocial communication.

The scholar grant program is a primary function of the Page Center. Each year with the help of senior… More

Page Center Research Directory

Page Center launches directory to track research outcomes

October 3, 2022

The Arthur W. Page Center launched an online research directory to chronicle the innovative work conducted by its scholars and record the significant outcomes of their work. The database highlights the wide range of expertise among Center scholars and showcases the breadth of research the Center has funded over nearly two decades.

Since 2004, the Page Center… More

Page Center research examines digital media ethics in ‘PR Journal’ special issue

September 24, 2019

The September "Public Relations Journal" is a special issue presented by the Arthur W. Page Center that features four studies on digital media.

Eight scholars from five universities conducted Page Center-funded research that examines a variety of topics within digital media, including ghost-posting by CEOs, managing fake news crises, corporate social responsibility on social media and engaging… More

2018 Call

Page Center funding research that targets ‘fake news,’ other communications issues

April 11, 2018

With misrepresentation and half-truths plaguing public discourse these days, the Page Center identified a need to better understand the nature, dynamics and consequences of the “fake news” phenomenon as a contemporary form of misinformation. The Center will fund 11 research projects that study “fake news” from a number of perspectives, as well as seven other studies that tackle a… More

PRism Online Journal

Page-funded research showcases ethical challenges in stakeholder engagement

November 24, 2015

A special issue of the PRism journal on stakeholder engagement explores ethical challenges organizations face when disseminating messages through several modes of communication. From visual stories non-profits tell with their Instagram accounts to the challenges philanthropic goals pose for major corporations, communication researchers studied the strategies behind these corporate methods and how the public responds.

The research,… More