Blog Archive for Research Category

Justin Walden

Research in Progress: Understanding key workplace communication dynamics in a pandemic

December 7, 2020

By Justin Walden, North Dakota State University

Workers are experiencing considerable stress these days, from juggling family responsibilities, to dealing with an unsteady economy, to figuring out how to get through another Zoom meeting.

The coronavirus pandemic has put a glaring spotlight on organizational leaders and the challenges that employees face in teleworking.

How can organizations… More

Fellow Katie Place

‘Ethical communication and listening to low-income publics’ by senior research fellow Katie Place

November 30, 2020

By Katie Place, associate professor of strategic communication at Quinnipiac University

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest this year, organizations have renewed their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well as ethical values. This includes the Page Principles of remaining patient, telling the truth, managing for tomorrow, proving it with action and listening to stakeholders.

Fuyuan Shen

‘Using visual images in narrative and non-narrative messages’ by senior research fellow Fuyuan Shen

November 19, 2020

Does adding visuals to stories make them more effective in communicating issues and changing individuals’ attitudes? This is the research question that I; Michail Vafeiadis, Auburn University; and Jiangxue Han, Appalachian State University, examined in our recent publication in the International Journal of Communication.

As part of our research project, “News storytelling through images: Examining the effects… More