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
Insights Report finds authenticity, purpose, and values are vital in corporate advocacy work
October 19, 2023
The Arthur W. Page Center’s 2023 Insights Report on corporate social advocacy (CSA) reveals that companies must commit to authenticity to build trust. The document, the first of its kind, is a collection of new research-based tips and tactics for leading communicators to engage in multiple forms of advocacy.
In a time when companies can no longer… More
Page Center announces three research calls targeting ethics education, practice and theory
August 24, 2023
The Page Center announced three calls for research proposals as part of its annual Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar grants. The calls target three unique areas that collectively address a wide range of questions facing public communication ethics education, practice and theory.
The topics for the 2024 research proposals are:
1) Ethics training in public relations, journalism, advertising… More
New Page Center ethics module provides in-depth look at shareholder activism
July 24, 2023
The 15th ethics module added to the Page Center's online Public Relations Ethics Training program is a detailed look at shareholder activism, activist campaigns, and strategies that respond to shareholder activism. The module, “Shareholder activism as a force for good,” is the third in the Page Center’s series of scholar-made modules focusing on activism in public relations.
New book showcases Page Center research on narratives in public communication
June 22, 2023
The Page Center’s call for research on narratives fittingly has a unique story. Launched a year before the COVID-19 pandemic stalled everything, the call’s senior research fellows and scholars persevered to publish the first book on narratives research in public and corporate communication. The book will be available in July.
Research shows that storytelling done well can be… More
New book highlights Page Center research on organizational listening
June 14, 2023
Listening plays a part in every facet of strategic communication. In 2020, the Page Center funded 12 research projects that studied listening’s role in the corporate world. That compilation of original work is featured in a new book edited by senior research fellow Katie Place.
Each chapter of “Organizational Listening for Strategic Communication: Building Theory… More