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Lucinda Austin selected as emerging scholar, presents at strategic communications conference

Communications assistant professor presents her work on social media and crisis communication at a special conference for emerging scholars.

New Agendas Presenters (Austin is second from the left in the back row)

Lucinda Austin, an assistant professor in Elon University’s School of Communications, was selected to participate in the New Agendas in Communication—StrategicCommunication—Conference from April 3-4 in Austin, Texas.

At the conference, Austin presented her research in social media and crisis communication in a presentation titled, "Social Media and Crisis Communication: Explicating the Social-Mediated CrisisCommunication Model."

 Participants in the New Agendas series were competitively selected as emerging scholars for their notable contributions to the field of strategic communication. Participants were flown to the mini-conference, hosted by the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, to present their original research. Peer-reviewed papers from the conference will become chapters in a book published by Routledge titled "Strategic Communication: New Agendas in Communication."
At the conference, Austin presented her research with Yan Jin, associate professor of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University. Austin and Jin will co-author their publication in the New Agendas series.

Colin Donohue,
4/8/2014 4:30 PM