At the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication our goal is to produce graduates who: are well-educated in communication, the liberal arts and humanities, and in the social, natural, and physical sciences; are ethical, technologically proficient, analytical, and critical; have the cognitive, research, and professional skills required to succeed in their first jobs and to mature as leaders in a constantly changing, challenging, and exciting new information era; and are able to contribute as citizens to a changing and increasingly complex society.

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  • Print readers remember more of the news they read than online readersUH Study Finds Print Readers Recall More Than Online Readers
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Valenti School weekly update 10.23.14

Zeng, L., Agwaziam, N. & XIAO, Z. (2014). Framing the Jos Crisis in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of the Punch, the Guardian and Thisday. International Communication Research Journal, 49(1-2), 2-21.

Zeng, L., XIAO, Z., & Tahat, Khalaf (2014). “Identity of terrorism in the Middle East: An examination of two leading news websites.” In M. Kopytowska & Y. Kalyango (eds.), Why Discourse Matters: Rethinking Identity in New Media Environment. Peter Lang Publishing.

TEMPLE NORTHUP was an in-studio guest on Fox 26's morning show Tuesday. Dr. Northup discussed how the coverage of Ebola by the media can influence people to overestimate their personal risk of infection.

TEMPLE NORTHUP was quoted in last Sunday’s Houston Chronicle article about Ebola anxiety:

TEMPLE NORTHUP was recognized as one of the "Outstanding Faculty" of CLASS at a luncheon Wednesday. The award was given by the Provost, who had requested Dean Roberts nominate faculty from within CLASS who are making exceptional contributions to the College and the University of Houston.

ERICA CISZEK volunteered at the 7th annual Interactive Strategies conference (October 17), presented by the Houston Interactive Marketing Association. The conference explores current trends and best practices in digital media, featuring talks from leaders in the digital communication fields.

SUZANNE BUCK, TEMPLE NORTHUP, WARD BOOTH, JOSE VAZQUEZ, MICHAEL PHAN and MARY GALVAN welcomed approximately 18 people for the UH Family Weekend, providing tours of the media production studio and the Jack Valenti photo gallery for students’ families. Alumni Ania Czarnecka and Justin Concepcion spoke to the families about their UH experiences and how they are now using their communication degrees.

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Dr. Temple Northup

Dr. Northup is a professor at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. He lived in LA for seven years where he wrote in the entertainment industry. After writing for television, he decided to study the effects that watching television has on an individual. He currently teaches a documentary film class and persuasion.

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