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Erik Bucy, Ph.D.

October 14, 2019

CoMC Regents Professor Studies News Knowledge's Impact on Digital Disinformation

With so much information floating around, it's hard for users to sort through it all and know what is credible and what is not. According to new research by Erik Bucy, the Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, a certain level of procedural news knowledge – background information about how mainstream media operate – helps users sort legitimate content from disinformation.

Narissra Punyanunt-Carter

October 08, 2019

CoMC Professors Analyze College Students' Perceptions of Hispanics in Media

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.

CoMC Dean Perlmutter Inducted as 2019 AEJMC President

October 04, 2019

CoMC Dean Inducted as AEJMC President

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

October 04, 2019

CoMC Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Study Augmented, Virtual Reality

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.

PRSSA Group photo

October 02, 2019

TechPR is now the Texas Tech Chapter of the PRSSA

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.