COMM Team Leads Web Convenings to Connect Research to Journalists and Practitioners, Identify New Research Priorities

January 25, 2022

On December 2 and December 10, 2021, our team convened audiences of journalists, communication professionals, researchers and advocates to learn about and discuss research findings. On December 2, the team led a discussion on Storytelling and the Social Safety Net, while the session on December 10 focused on Communicating about Race, Class, and Health Equity.

Cumulative Exposure to Political Campaign Ads about Crime Increases Crime Worry among Republicans

September 10, 2021

In a recently published study in The International Journal of Press/Politics, our team of researchers, led by Jiawei Liu, examined the content of political campaign ads about crime during the 2016 U.S. election cycle, and the consequences of cumulative exposure to political campaign ads about crime on crime worry.

Narrative Approach Can Change Minds on Child Care Spending

September 7, 2021

By Tom Fleischman

How do you capture hearts and minds when it comes to increasing public support for policies and programs related to early childhood education?

According to new multi-institution research led by Jeff Niederdeppe, professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, that all depends on whose hearts and minds are in the audience.

New Study on Paid Family Leave on Local Television News in the U.S.

June 28, 2021

Our team, led by Margaret Tait, recently published the results of a study exploring local television news coverage related to paid family leave policy in SSM-Population Health. A team of trained coders conducted a content analysis of relevant local news stories airing in 2018 and 2019 on the four major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX) in all 210 media markets in the U.S.

Synthesizing Knowledge and Gaps in Research to Inform Communication Strategies in Building a Culture of Health

March 21, 2021

On January 15, 2020, the COMM HSP team convened an invitation-only research workshop called “Synthesizing Knowledge and Gaps in Research to Inform Communication Strategies in Building a Culture of Health”, held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Our team's work is profiled in this @RWJF #CultureofHealth blog post

How can we communicate about race, class, and health equity? Last week our team shared key findings about communication challenges, and recommendations for addressing them. Key themes from the conversation were illustrated by Rio Holaday

The @commhsp team was delighted to share our research on Storytelling and the Social Safety Net last week to an audience of researchers and professional communicators. Here's a graphical summary of our research by the amazing Rio Holaday.

How can communication help to build healthy and equitable communities? We're excited to launch our new site, complete with a resource library and summaries of what we know

Research from @commhsp shows that political campaign ads about crime are more likely to mention severe crime problems and punitive measures than crime prevention policies. Exposure to political ads about crime increased crime worry among Reps but not Dems

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Our core team includes researchers at three institutions: Cornell University, Wesleyan University, and the University of Minnesota.

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