October 14, 2020
Media and Mental Health Communication During COVID
Health communication researcher Sebastian Scherr studies how people engage with social media – specifically mental health messaging – and how the media is structured to respond to users. At a time when many students are reporting feeling anxious and overwhelmed, Scherr said it is important to raise awareness of the mental health resources available to Texas A&M students.
March 20, 2020
Defining the Mission – Journalism for the 21st Century at Texas A&M
In April, the Department of Communication/Journalism program hosted a virtual awards ceremony for the Office of the Texas Governor Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards. Media professionals and student journalists from across Texas were recognized for work in all media forms that accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities.
September 12, 2019
Social Media Key to Public Health, Monitoring Disease Outbreak
The rise of social media in the past decade has created a more efficient way to identify disease outbreak through media platforms such as Twitter. Texas A&M health communication expert Dr. Lu Tang and her team work together to identify health behaviors, beliefs and attitudes on social media during disease outbreaks.