Bellisario College researchers active at NCA Convention

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than a dozen communications researchers — a combination of faculty and graduate students — are serving as authors or presenters during the annual National Communication Association Convention that runs Nov. 16-19 in Dallas.

The many topics addressed by Penn State researchers include: the role of internet memes on virtual communities; the impact of entertainment media and social media on young women's indoor and outdoor training behaviors; bridging digital and financial divides as a result of mobile phone diffusion; and the ethic of celebrity's positive expressions on Twitter.

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication, through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

The association serves the scholars, teachers and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. 

Last Updated November 16, 2017