Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

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By Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting.

That’s the conclusion University of Illinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft and her research colleagues reached in a study being published next month in the journal Communication and the Public.

29 Nov
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WIRTZ ‘SEX IN ADVERTISING’ STUDY IN TOP 1 PERCENT OF ONLINE RESEARCH MENTIONS

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A recent journal article by assistant professor John G. Wirtz is ranked in the top 1 percent of recently published research in terms of media coverage and social media mentions, according to Altmetric, a digital science company that analyzes online attention to academic research. Wirtz’s article is ranked 864 out of the 232,922 journal articles, books, encyclopedia entries, and other scholarship published in the last year and tracked by Altmetric.

18 Sep
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Faculty and students participate in conference

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The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication held its annual conference Aug. 9 – 12 in Chicago. A number of faculty and staff participated in the conference presenting research, moderating panels and sharing their expertise.

 

Preconference session: Reinventing Advertising and Advertising Education
Moderator/Presiding: Jan Slater, with the help of Dave Kissel ’85 JOURN, Global Business Lead, DDB 

17 Aug
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Professors and students participate at conference

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The American Academy of Advertising held its annual conference July 6 – 8 at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Professors and students participated in the conference by presenting research, serving as panelists and moderating panels.

10 Jul
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