Nicole Lee, Matthew VanDyke, and Rachel Hutman

Finding ways to communicate climate change, ethically and effectively

Research in Progress: Two studies will address the ethics of framing climate change and build an understanding of how different climate change messaging strategies are perceived among science communication practitioners and the public.

J. Suzanne Horsley and Jill M. Bode

New research will unearth behind-the-scenes stories from disaster communicators

A recently funded Page Center project is seeking insight into how experienced communicators accomplish their goals when faced with challenges that may create ethical issues. The researchers hope to elicit compelling real-life stories that can help other professionals facing similar challenges. 

Jinyoung Kim, the Pennsylvania State University

New research will ID cues on Fortune 500 websites that elicit private information

Many Internet users say they are concerned about submitting private information online, but do it anyway. A Page-funded project is looking into this behavior inconsistency and identifying cues commonly used on Fortune 500 websites that elicit private information from the public.

Yan Huang

Narratives may facilitate crisis communication

This Page-funded research project will examine the influence of narratives and message source in the context of crisis management. It will also seek to understand the potential impact of employees’ communication activities during a crisis.

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Legacy Scholar Grants

Support for scholars and professionals making important contributions to ethics and responsibility in public communication.

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Resources for teaching and research on corporate communication ethics and responsibility topics.

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Sustainability Communications Initiative (SCI)

Research that highlights best practices in sustainability communication across disciplines.