Latest Issue of Journal of Public Interest Communications Now Available
The latest issue of the Journal of Public Interest Communications (JPIC) is now available online. The open access journal connects practitioners to the academic research in an effort to strengthen and grow the field of public interest communications.
Volume 3, No 1 covers the following:
Through 15 interviews and five focus groups with high-achieving teachers and administrators, researchers explored the narratives these educators share to understand and improve the story of the teaching profession.
An exploration of the frames associated with child adoption news coverage found that news stories tend to emphasize regulatory and policy frames and frames about the child welfare industry rather than the humanity of adoption.
Author: Kristin Demetrious
To better understand the reach, influence, and limitations of Twitter-based public debate, this study examined factors that contributed to unusually high spikes in Twitter engagement in Australia in February 2017 in connection with a global public relations campaign promoting “clean” coal.
Authors: Joon Kyoung Kim, Carol J. Pardun, Holly Overton
This study examines how e-cigarette companies engage with potential customers on Twitter.
Author: Ashli Stokes
This article explores how direct-action strategies used by the animal rights group PETA complement its text-based advocacy.
Author: Chelsea Woods
This article examine the process activist organizations use to pressure target corporations into altering practices and policies that they perceive to be problematic.
This study investigates how narrative perspective (Ingroup Perspective vs. Outgroup Perspective) interacts with intergroup interaction depiction (Positive vs. Negative) in transgender-related media content to redirect people’s attitudes toward transgender people, transportation, and elevation responses.
Dr. Brigitta Bruner, Public Relations professor at the Auburn University School of Communication and Journalism, is JPIC editor. Dr. Linda Hon, University of Florida (UF) Public Relations professor is the journal supervisor, and Dr. Kelly Chernin, also of UF, is the journal manager.
Posted: May 6, 2019