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Hanesbrand CEO Stresses the Importance of Studying Communication

April 30, 2011 coms 0

Hanesbrands CEO, Richard A. Noll, visited the Tepper School recently to give a talk to undergraduate students about his experiences in school and the workplace. The thing he stressed most were how crucial his communication studies classes were in developing the skills he still uses today while running one of the world’s most well-known brands.

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Women are silenced and sexualized in film

April 29, 2011 coms 0

A new study by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California (USC) found that when it comes to movies, women are seen rather than heard.

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Attractive women are less likely to be hired if employer is female

April 28, 2011 coms 0

A new study found that attractive women are less likely to be hired if their new employer is female. The research found that when applications contained a picture of an attractive female these women received only 25% of the responses that an application containing a plain picture or no picture acquired.

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Cell Phone Demographics [Infographic]

April 20, 2011 coms 0

Wilson Electronics, Inc. put together this rather interesting infographic displaying the demographics of cell phone use. According to their data, China has the greatest number of cell phones, 15% of Americans answer their phone during sex, and Americans each use approximately 21 minutes per day.

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TV Writers’ Strike Led to Distress and More Media Use

April 19, 2011 coms 0

We tend to think television viewers would spend more time exercising or hanging out with friends if their TV was just turned off — but according to a new study by assistant professor of communication Emily Moyer-Gusé and former grad student Julie Lather of Ohio State University, that may not be the case.

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Teen Cell Phone Statistics [Infographic]

April 18, 2011 coms 6

The following data is taken from the Pew Internet Research Center. It details statistics for on teenagers use their cell phones. Through the infographic we find that 75% of teens own cell phones, 33% text more than 100 messages per day, and 11% send more than 200 texts per day. We also find out that girls on average send and receive 80 text messages a day, while boys only send and receive 30. Take a look at the infographic to find more statistics on how teens are using their cell phones.

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Most Commonly Used Words In Children’s Toy Ads Reinforce Gender Stereotypes [Infographic]

April 16, 2011 coms 0

New research by Crystal at The Achilles Effect looked at vocabulary used in television commercials for children’s toys. She found that the most commonly used words reinforced gender stereotypes. After analyzing 658 words from 27 commercials for boy’s toys and 432 words from 32 commercials for girl’s toys, Crystal was able to create a word cloud showing the most commonly used words in these TV adverts.