Communication student wins first place prize at 2018 GSU Research Conference

Congratulations to Alexis Gaffney—student of Communication faculty Dr. Rasha Ramzy—who earned a first place prize among all oral presentations in the humanities discipline at the GSU Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC) yesterday! GSURC is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference which highlights and recognizes the research taking place across Georgia State’s campus. Each year Georgia State undergraduate students… more »

Professor Russell Publishes New Manuscript

Posted On April 3, 2018
Categories Faculty News, News, Research

ABSTRACT Communication researchers have deplored the absence of theory-driven criteria of argument quality in persuasion. Probabilistic Persuasion Theory (PPT) aims to offer theoretical criteria which define the quality of arguments, a priori. Past experimental research tested the validity and distinctiveness of cues as argument quality criteria. Drawing on semantic network theory, the present research introduces… more »

Communicating Activism in a “Post-Truth” Era Panel

Posted On March 30, 2018
Categories Event News, News

We would like to thank the students, teachers, activists, and community members who attended our panel. Also, on behalf of all Panthers and the Atlanta community, much appreciation goes to Tariq Baiyina, Genesis Be, Bill Taft, Aisha Yaqoob, and Todd Wolfson for coming to Georgia State University to speak to our student body and community… more »

Professor Repnikova Awarded Research Fellowship

Posted On March 30, 2018
Categories Faculty News, News, Research

Professor Maria Repnikova has been awarded a 2018 research fellowship from the Social Science Research Council’s InterAsia Program Transregional Junior Scholar Fellowships program, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Hers was one of 14 awarded (out of 134 applications).

Congratulations, Dr. Repnikova!!

“Since 2012, the SSRC has offered a Transregional Research Fellowship program… more »

Communicating Activism in a “Post-Truth” Era

Posted On February 19, 2018
Categories Event News

This panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Todd Wolfson – Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and expert on media activism, will examine how advocacy and activism persist in this age of misinformation and political polarization. He will be joined by Atlanta-based activists Genesis Be, an independent artist and social justice activist;… more »

Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News

The Center for Global Information Studies hosted its second fall semester panel on Oct. 11 and welcomed more than 80 guests to hear journalism experts discuss “Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News.” Moderated by Maria Repnikova, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State and director of CGIS, the panel considered… more »