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Read about exciting research in the College of Media & Communication. Our researchers are making major contributions adding to the body of knowledge that will benefit our local and global community.




College of Media & Communication Office of Graduate Studies

October 31, 2019

CoMC Graduate Student Assistantships

The College of Media & Communication offers a variety of graduate student assistantship opportunities for students in our master’s and doctoral programs. In addition to tuition fee waivers and monthly stipends, graduate students on assistantships receive quality experience that can help prepare them for careers as communication professionals, researchers and educators.

Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D.

October 23, 2019

Professors Analyze Social Media's Impact on Mental Health in Emerging Adults

In the last decade, the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat has skyrocketed. Eric Rasmussen, an associate professor and director of the doctoral program in Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication, led a team of researchers on a study to see what about social-media use impacts emerging adults' mental well-being.

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.


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