As the Hispanic population continues to grow in the U.S., so does the representation of Hispanic characters on television. Punyanunt-Carter, along with assistant professor Marilda Oviedo and instructor Samer Melhem, studied college students' perceptions and portrayals of Hispanics on television and how those potentially impact their beliefs about race.
David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D., professor and dean of the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication, was inducted as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) on Aug. 9 at the annual AEJMC conference in Toronto.
Nick Bowman, an associate professor of journalism and creative media industries in Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study augmented and virtual reality tools. This award will put Texas Tech and the College of Media & Communication at the forefront of this technology as it is used for information, persuasion and entertainment.
With tremendous support from CoMC faculty and the student officers of the former TechPR group, the Texas Tech PRSSA chapter has found its new home in CoMC. The PRSSA, or the Public Relations Student Society of America, is the student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the non-profit trade organization for industry professionals and educators with more than 30,000 members around the world.
Faculty from the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication have been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation, a prominent source of federal funding and an unusual funding agency for communications-related fields.