Austin Publishes Research; Attends Conference

Ph.D. student Lucinda Austin has published a research article in Public Relations Review. Her essay, entitled "Framing Diversity: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Public Relations Industry Publications," appears in the September 2010 issue of PR Review. Austin's essay is a qualitative content analysis that used framing theory to examine how gender and diversity have been framed over the past decade in modern public relations industry publications. Findings revealed that diversity is most often set aside in its own issue or column and not integrated throughout the whole of the publications. Citation: Austin, L. (2010). Framing diversity: A qualitative content analysis of public relations industry publications. Public Relations Review, 36, 298-301.

Austin also recently attended the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and held August 17-19 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Austin co-authored two papers at the conference: "A Multi-Level Approach to Evaluating Coordinated Communication Initiatives: Reframing Injury and Violence Prevention and Response" and "Social-Mediated Crisis Communication Model" (with assistant professor Brooke Fisher Liu).

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