Six research articles have been selected for inclusion in the Spring 2010 edition of Public Relations Journal, the open-access, peer reviewed, electronic research journal published by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and available at www.prsa.org/prjournal.
The articles are:
“Forced Transparency: Corporate Image on Wikipedia and What it Means for Public Relations,” authored by Marcia W. DiStaso, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University and Marcus Messner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“An Analysis of New Communications Media Use in Public Relations: Results of a Five-Year Trend Study,” authored by Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Professor of Public Relations in the College of Communication at Boston University and Michelle Drifka Hinson, M.A. Director of Development Institute for Public Relations that is based at the University of Florida.
“Examining the Gender of Sources in Media Releases. Does the CEO Matter?,” authored by Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University; Lynn M. Zoch, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the School of Communication at Radford University, and Erik Collins, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Director for Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina.
“More Words, Less Action: A Framing Analysis of FEMA Public Relations Communications During Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav,” authored by Seth Oyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Public Relations Sequence head in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University; J. Keith Saliba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at Jacksonville University and Franklin Yartey, a doctoral student in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University.
“Examining the Role of Social Media in Organization-Volunteer Relationships,” authored by Windy L. Hovey, a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a M.S. in Communication and Society and a certificate in Nonprofit Management.
“Whose Site Is It Anyway? Expectations of College Web Sites,” authored by Sheila M. McAllister-Spooner, Ph.D., APR, Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the Department of Communication at Monmouth University.