Thomas Jay Harris Institute for
Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC)
The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC) in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University promotes better understanding of Hispanic-related and international media communication through research, teaching and community outreach. Our goal is to create knowledge and encourage greater intercultural awareness through informed interaction among students, teachers, researchers, media industry representatives and community organizations. The Institute supports on-campus initiatives as well as external activities and collaborations related to its mission.
Thomas Jay Harris Press Conference
Dr. Rob Peaslee has published a coedited book, "The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime"(University of Mississippi Press)
His coeditor is Rob Weiner, a humanities librarian at Texas Tech Libraries. More information on the book is available here (http://tidings.ttu.edu/posts/2015/04/villains-and-superheroes-in-a-modern-world) and it may be ordered here (http://amzn.to/1vkAQbK).
Several Harris Institute affiliates presented research at the International Communication Association conference in May 2015:
Lea Hellmueller - "The Effects of Twitter Users’ Weight Status and Gender on Attitudes and Viral Behavior Intentions toward Obesity-Related News Coverage" and "Journalistic Role Performance in the 21st Century: Linking Normative Stances of Journalists to Sourcing Routines and Organizational News Coverage"
Bolanle Olaniran - "BlueSky Workshop: Rethinking Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Theories"
Eric Rasmussen - "Boomerang Effects in Restrictive Mediation: Investigating the Role of Reactance Using Serial Multiple Mediation Analysis" and "Pretty as a Princess: Longitudinal Effects of Engagement With Disney Princesses on Gender Stereotypes, Body Image, and Prosocial Behavior in Children"
Eric Rasmussen & Rebecca Ortiz - "The Relation Between Norm Accessibility, Pornography Use, and Parental Mediation Among Emerging Adults"
Nathian Rodriguez - "Homophobic Slur or Cultural Misunderstanding? Discourse Around #FIFAPUTOS"
- Congratulations to Kent Wilkinson, Ph.D. on being the Higher Ed Subscriber Spotlight for the month of April. Wilkinson has also been featured in the NBC Learn April 2015 Newsletter.
- The Washington, DC Media Corps in the 21st Century: The Source-Correspondent Relationship, by Lea Hellmueller, Ph.D., New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
The book explores how globalization affects the relationship between sources and reporters in DC. It provides insights into how evolving journalistic practices in a transnational environment challenge our assumptions of journalism culture. Based on a three year investigation, Hellmueller conceptualizes elements of transnational journalism culture proposing a theoretical framework for future studies.
Link to book on Amazon here.
- Reaching Audiences II Conference
“Reaching Audiences II: Media Management and Big Data Analytics” a conference co-sponsored with Dr. Erik Bucy, Marshall and Sharlene Formby Professor in Strategic Communication, April 7-8, 2015 in the College of Media & Communication.