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Howard Journal of Communications

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Western Journal of Communication

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Oy Vey, the Shtick: Exploring the Relationship between Audience Consumption of Jewish Television Characters and Attitudes toward Jewish Populations

The current set of studies adopts cultivation theory and mediated contact to explore the relationship between viewers’ consumption of Jewish television characters, endorsement of negative Jewish stereotypes (study 1; N = 150), anti-Semitism, and support for Jewish-related social issues (study 2; N = 584). Study 1 revealed a significant relationship between viewers’ consumption of Jewish television characters and Jewish stereotype endorsement.

Critical Studies in Media Communication


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Environmental Communication


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Journal of Applied Communication Research

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“COVID-19 data reveal that the pandemic caused chaos for all, but the Black community repeatedly saw elevated rates of infection and high mortality rates. After COVID-19 vaccines were developed, dissemination and uptake within the Black community lacked. It was abundantly clear that the Black community’s large distrust of the medical establishment was a barrier to successfully rolling out COVID-19 vaccines. Former First Lady Michelle Obama, received her vaccine and posted a captioned image across all of her social media platforms. Her posts functioned as a health promotion tool. “

“The climate change counter-movement (CCCM) was created in 1989 immediately following the formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Brulle 2014) and has only deepened its public influence efforts since the Paris Agreement (Besley & Peters 2020). “

“This study explores perceptions of online racial hate speech directed at Asian Americans in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. We examined how individuals’ enactment of resilience communication in response to that threat affected their self-reported estimates of personal health. .”

“The effectiveness of climate change communication depends in part on how people perceive common terms used to describe key climate concepts. In a mixed methods study (N = 2859), we examined affect, top-of-mind associations, beliefs, policy support, and behavioral intentions elicited by terms communicators colloquially use to refer to the gases responsible for climate change: greenhouse gas emissionscarbon emissions, and carbon pollution. “

“Particularly in uncertain times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are very “media dependent.” The way in which people are informed about the coronavirus heavily depends on the type of media they use. Especially on social media, the sharing of misinformation is considerable, which might impact the way in which people comply with preventive measures. Our study investigates how media use affects misperceptions about the coronavirus and whether this influences important behavioral determinants as well as compliance behavior itself.”

“Aristotle’s notion of eudaimonia guided this investigation on a growing and essential group of professionals that seeks voluntary role transitions to meaningfully advance their careers and nonwork priorities.”

“Following George Floyd’s murder in 2020, academia pursued a policy of diversity, noticeable in the job advertisements for the following academic year. This article analyzes 77 tenure-track positions for the 2020–2021 academic year advertised on the National Communication Association’s COMMNotes. With a focus on the job market and labor, the authors explain the assumptions of applying for tenure-track positions.”

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