- Assistant Professor Michael Cacciatore is the lead author of a soon-to-be published article that looked at public trust in scientific and religious authorities when it comes to information about the risks and benefits of science. The study found that Evangelical Christians are generally more trusting of religious authority figures to tell the truth about the risks and benefits of science and technology, and only slightly less likely than non-Evangelicals to trust scientific authorities for the same information. The study, “Opposing ends of the spectrum: Exploring trust in scientific and religious authorities” will be published in Public Understanding of Science.
- Hojoon Choi and Leonard Reid are the co-authors of a recently published study that examined the claims made in food advertising. Their study, “Congruity Effects and Moderating Influences in Nutrient-Claimed Food Advertising,” was published in Journal of Business Research.
Recent and Upcoming Events
- Grady College of Journalism Professors Joe Phua, Michael Cacciatore, Glen Nowak, and Nathaniel Evans published an article in t he February 2016 issue of Health Affairs titled, “Exploring The Impact Of The US Measles Outbreak On Parental Awareness Of And Support For Vaccination.”
- In June, Assistant Professor Michael Cacciatore gave an invited talk on “Emerging sources of scientific information” at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences workshop on the Public Face of Science in Cambridge, MA. The Public Face of Science workshop engaged the expertise of a broad range of leaders in communication, law, humanities, the arts, journalism, public affairs, and the physical, social, and life sciences to address various aspects of the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and the public. More information can be found at: http://www.amacad.org/publicfaceofscience/pfs.html
- Doctoral student Yen-I Lee and Professors Yan Jin and Glen Nowak’s research paper on “Inseparable Duos: The Effects of Message Framing and Presentation on College Students’ Responses to Flu Vaccine Public Service Advertisements was accepted to be presented at the upcoming Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference.