Graduate students present at communication conference Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Four graduate students from Point Park University's School of Communication presented their research papers at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) from Oct. 7-9 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.
Pamela E. Walck, Framing War: How Two U.S. Newspapers Reported the 'What-a-story' During the Early Days of the Iraq War
- Andrew Hayn John, Are Male Sporting Events Covered Differently Than Female Sporting Events? A Content Analysis of the Newspaper Coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments
School of Communication graduate students, from left, Sarah Sudar,
Stephanie Sikora, Andrew Hayn John and Pamela E. Walck.
- Sarah Sudar,Creating an Online Self: A Study of Young Girls, Blog Creation and Identity Exploration
- Stephanie Sikora, Internet Strategies Used by Nonprofit Organizations: How Do They Measure Up?
At the conference, Walck, John, Sudar and Sikora met and interacted with students and faculty from other Pennsylvania schools who presented their research.
PCA is one of the oldest communication associations in the country, which brings together communication faculty and students from Pennsylvania colleges and universities including Penn State, Temple, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne and many others.
The annual conference of the PCA takes place in different parts of the state and highlights accomplishments in scholarship in various areas of human communication such as media, public relations, advertising, communication technology and rhetoric.