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Media+Health Lab research team wins International ABERJE Award

Apr 20, 2020

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Dr. Aloni Hill (middle) received the International ABERJE Award for the Media+Health Lab team from IPRRC Executive Director Dr. Don Stacks. Dr. Grace Ji (right) also presented her latest research study at the conference. 

A research team from the Media + Health Lab at Robertson School of Media and Culture won the International ABERJE Award from the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) last month.

The team included Dr. Jeanine Guidry, Dr. Nicole O'Donnell, Dr. Aloni Hill, Professor Vivian Medina-Messner, and Dr. Marcus Messner as well as Dr. Shana Meganck from James Madison University and Dr. Alessandro Lovari from the University of Cagliari in Italy, who was a visiting scholar at the Robertson School last fall. Dr. Hill presented the research paper at the conference on March 7 in Orlando and received the award for the team.

Dr. Aloni Hill presented the award-winning research paper at IPRRC in Orlando.

The award-winning paper, which is part of a longitudinal research project, is titled "When Public Health meets Twitter Communicating #globalhealth issues across the globe" and explores the differences in Twitter messaging by national public health departments of 12 countries. It is the third-time that a health communication team from the Robertson School has won this prestigious annual award. 

Robertson School assistant professors Dr. Grace Ji and Dr. Cheng Hong also presented their latest research at the conference. Their research study is titled "Can advocacy posts break echo chambers on Facebook? A digital ethnography study."

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