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From Bandannas to Berets: A Critical Analysis of Beyoncé’s “Formation” Music Video 

James, Kesha (2017-07-11)
The release of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video as well as her debut performance of the song at the 2016 Super Bowl has incited debate and controversy across the United States. While some feel empowered and prideful, ...

Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis of National Newspapers 

Irwin, Katherine Coffey (2009-07-31)
A content analysis was conducted to examine whether a gender bias existed in national newspaper coverage of the 2008 presidential election. This presidential race proved to be historical in many aspects. Not only was the ...

Graduate Student Burnout and Cynicism: Examining the Effects of Student Co-Rumination and Need for Cognition 

Newport, Matthew (2020-04-14)
Life for graduate students can be challenging, as they must find some way to balance their academic demands with other areas of their lives. Attempting to find such a balance only increases the stress that graduate students ...

Help, Is There a Doctor in the Forum?: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of the Student Doctor Network Forums 

Hillyer, Joshua (2008-08-15)
This thesis uses an applied methodology based on Bormann's (1972b) fantasy theme analysis to study the Internet communication in the Student Doctor Network (SDN) Forums. The Internet posts of several thousands of pre-medical ...

Hong Kong New Wave Wuxia Pian Films and their Contribution to Hong Kong's National Agency During the 1980s and Early 1990s 

Walters, Mark (2007-08-15)
This thesis uses a national agency approach to analyze seminal Hong Kong New Wave wuxia pian films from directors Tsui Hark and Cheng Xiaodong. Martial arts films are a popular genre of films in Hong Kong, and wuxia pian ...

How Does Perez Do It?: Evaluating Tabloid News Transparency and Credibility in the Blogosphere 

Voynich, Melissa (2008-08-15)
The effect that blogger transparency has upon credibility evaluations of a weblog and Web blogger were tested. Two hundred and sixty-five university students were surveyed regarding their credibility evaluations of celebrity ...

Humanizing the Gangster: An Examination into the Character from Hawks’ to DePalma’s Scarface 

Kirby, Nicholas (2008-08-15)
This thesis determines why the film gangster gained acceptance in American society through an examination of both the 1932 and 1983 versions of Scarface. The gangster depicted in the earlier film was characterized as a ...

It's a Man's World: Representations of Gender and Competing Ideologies in 'Shaun of the Dead' 

Stull, Gretchen (2008-08-15)
This thesis utilizes a gender media studies approach to analyze the 2004 British film Shaun of the Dead. Blending several film genres, Shaun of the Dead is counted among a small but growing sub-subgenre of film known as ...

Life and Death: Examining the Power Dynamic Between Black Women, Physicians, and Society Through Narratives 

Baker, Daisa (2019-05-08)
The current research examines the maternal narratives of four Black women who struggled during childbirth due to negligence by medical staff. Historically, Black women have struggled to receive equitable care for reasons ...

Local Motion Picture Exhibition in Auburn, From 1894-1928: A Cultural History from a Communication Perspective 

Williams, Danielle (2004-08-15)
This thesis is a historical analysis of Auburn’s motion picture history from 1894- 1928. Auburn’s motion picture history is unique because it does not follow traditional film histories. In 1905, Auburn residents and API ...

Managing Relationships: A Content Analysis of Nonprofit Organization Websites 

Williams, Kelly (2009-04-15)
This thesis utilizes a content analysis to explore how relationships are managed by nonprofit organizations with their publics via their Websites. It finds that while most nonprofit organizations are in fact engaging in ...

A Narrative Look at the Regional Voice of Political Columnist Molly Ivins 

Armstrong, Jessica (2005-08-15)
Mass communication research that focuses on analyzing the opinion writing of prominent columnists is nearly non-existent. The columns of Austin, Texas-based nationally syndicated columnist Molly Ivins are studied, looking ...

"The Nerds Are in Charge Here...:" The Fan Convention Celebrity Encounter 

Dannar, Anthony (2018-04-23)
This paper is an ethnographic examination of the fan-celebrity dynamic at a particular fan convention, Wizard World New Orleans (2018). Although fan motivations for attending a convention may vary, one of the main draws ...

Online Communication Practices of Reform Judaism Congregations 

Frost, Jonathon (2013-07-16)
This study’s purpose was to determine online communication practices of congregations associated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the governing body of American Reform congregations. The study examined 252 American ...

Online Community Response to A Political Corruption Issue: A Study of Sina Weibo in the Lei Zhengfu Affair 

Dong, Le (2013-12-04)
This study conducted a content analysis of one of the most popular Chinese microblogging sites, Sina Weibo, to investigate how Chinese Internet users used microblogging in response to a well-known political corruption ...

Overlooked: Dominant Ideology, Limestone County, Alabama Newspapers, and TVA Family Relocation, 1934-1936 

Daws, Laura (2005-08-15)
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) construction of Wheeler Dam necessitated the flooding of 52,000 acres of land in Lauderdale, Limestone and Morgan counties in north Alabama. TVA purchased this land from the 835 ...

Perceptions of Internal Organizational Diversity Efforts of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color Working in Public Relations 

Mayer, Ashley (2022-04-26)
This thesis explores how Black, Indigenous, and women of color (BIWOC) working in public relations perceive their workplace diversity and inclusion efforts. Some perceptions of workplace diversity and inclusion efforts ...

“A Politician’s Worst Nightmare”: Framing Analysis of Facebook Campaign Advertisements from the 2020 Alabama Senatorial Election 

Waddell, Ashley (2022-04-29)  ETD File Embargoed
This study is a framing analysis of campaign advertisements from the 2020 Alabama senatorial election between Doug Jones and Tommy Tuberville. This research aims to understand the relationship between the types of communicative ...

Public school teachers during COVID-19: A study of performance using job demands-resources theory 

Schell, David (2021-07-14)  ETD File Embargoed
This study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public school teacher performance. The study uses job demands-resources (JD-R) theory to view the overall relationship between the positives and negative aspects ...

Queering the Princess Role: A Critical Cultural Analysis of Disney's Frozen 

Wright, Salora (2017-04-17)
Using a critical cultural approach, I articulate a queer reading of Disney’s Frozen. In establishing the significance of this study, I address how queer readership positions are formed and why such practices are important. ...