Category Archives: research

blog power


The first piece out of multi-cell survey collaboration looking at how communication professionals use blogs was published this month in the Public Relations Review:  L.V. Porter, K.D. Sweetser Trammell, D. Chung and E. Kim, (2007) Blog power: Examining the effects of practitioner blog use on power in public relations, Public Relations Review 33, […]

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polish blog paper in JCMC


The Polish blog article I wrote with fellow Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme students, Alek Tarkowski and Justyna Hofmokl, and LSU master’s student Amanda Sapp was accepted & just published in the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication. The article is online – so enjoy!

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pr blogging


Next week is Blog Week for the Florida Public Relations Association, an organization I have been an active member of since moving to Gainesville in 2001. They have a full slate of posts planned from 10-14 April, ranging from crisis communication and investor relations to the accreditation process. Like many […]

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/unannounced blog pause


Even though this is a metablog, I try to avoid metaposting as much as possible. But after getting a frantic e-mail from a friend of mine asking if I was still alive because my blog hadn’t been updated since November, I should probably explain myself. I’m thrilled to announce that […]

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blog research recognized


This year at the National Communication Association at least two divisions at the conference have blog papers on the prestigious “top paper panel.” I know this because I wrote them. There could be more top papers – there certainly are plenty of papers about the impact and uses of blogs […]

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political cynicism and blogs


In about 30 minutes I’m presenting “Political Cynicism, Political Uses, and Information Efficacy Among Readers of Celebrity Weblogs “, a paper that came out of my dissertation that I co-authored with Dr. Lynda Lee Kaid from University of Florida: This study tests the effects of personalized and “stealth” political discourse […]

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negative campaign blog posts


At NCA next week I’m presenting my paper on “Negative Messages on Campaign Blog Posts” as a top paper in the Political Communication Division: An advancement in online campaigning during the 2004 election cycle was the integration of blogs in candidate Web sites. Blogs offer a personalized presentation of the […]

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writing craze


I realize it has been quite a bit since I’ve blogged. The reason is part post-hurricane life, part pre-NCA life. I’ve always said that October & early November make up the busiest time of my year … and this year was no different. I am presenting 5 papers at the […]

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iranian blogs


I’m writing a chapter with LSU colleague David Perlmutter about bloggers as the new foreign correspondent. In researching the media coverage of blogging in the Middle East, I came across this article in LexisNexis about the growth of blogs in Iran: Iranian news agency reports findings of a survey of […]

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