Research

Research Interests

  • Health communication
  • Public relations and new media technologies
  • Effects of public relations on society
  • Ethical issues in public relations

 Publications

  • Messner, M., DiStaso, M., Jin, Y., Sherman, S., Meganck, S., Norton, S. (2014). Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia. First Monday, 19(11).
  • Messner, M., Jin, Y., Meganck, S., Quarforth, S., Norton, S., Messner-Medina, V. (2013). 140 characters towards a better health: An exploration of the Twitter engagement of leading nonprofit organizations. Social Media and Strategic Communication.

 In Review

  • Guidry, J. P. D., Messner, M., Jin, Y., Meganck, S., & Niyirora, J. (2015, March). #Ebola on Instagram and Twitter: How health organizations address the health crisis in their social media engagement. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 Works in Progress

  • Guidry, J.P.D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M., Carlyle, K., Park, E. & Niyirora, J.
    (2015). Disease outbreaks on Twitter: An analysis of tweets during the #Ebola and #measles crises. Preparing article for submission.
  • Guidry, J.P.D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M. & Medina-Messner, V. (2015). @JunckerEU vs. @MartinSchulz: How leading candidates in the 2014 European Parliament Elections campaigned on Twitter. Preparing article for submission.
  • Guidry, J. P. D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M., Carlyle, K., & Niyirora, J. (2015). #Ebola on Pinterest and Twitter: How publics address the health crisis in the light of risk perception and health behaviors. Preparing article for submission.

Presentations

  • Guidry, J.P.D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M., Carlyle, K., Park, E. & Niyirora, J. (2015, August). Disease outbreaks on Twitter: An analysis of tweets during the #Ebola and #measles crises. Paper to be presented in the ComSHER division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Guidry, J.P.D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M. & Medina-Messner, V. (2015, August). @JunckerEU vs. @MartinSchulz: How leading candidates in the 2014 European Parliament Elections campaigned on Twitter. Paper to be presented in the CTEC division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Meganck, S., Stewart, L., & Jin, Y. (2015, June). Engaging Alumni Mindfully: Building Organic Connection Between Capacity, Communication Quality and Donor Relations. Paper to be presented at the Corporate Communication Conference, New York, NY
  • Guidry, J. P. D., Meganck, S.L., Messner, M., Carlyle, K., & Niyirora, J. (2015). #Ebola on Pinterest and Twitter: How publics address the health crisis in the light of risk perception and health behaviors. Paper presented at the DCHC Conference, Washington, DC, April 16, 2015
  • Guidry, J. P. D., Messner, M., Jin, Y., Meganck, S., & Niyirora, J. (2015, March). #Ebola on Instagram and Twitter: How health organizations address the health crisis in their social media engagement. Paper presented at the Institute for Public Relations’ 17th International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL. Top Three Papers for Practical Significance.
  • Meganck, S. (2013, August). Setting The Nutritional Agenda: An Analysis of Nutrition Blog Sourcing. Poster presented at the 2014 AEJMC National Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Messner, M., DiStaso, M., Jin, Y., Sherman, S., Meganck, S., Norton, S. (2012, August). Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia. Paper presented at the 2012 AEJMC National Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Meganck, S., Quarforth, S., Messner, M., Sherman, S. (2012, March). From Web to Mobile: A Meta-Analysis of Trends in Digital Health Communication Research, 2001-2010. Paper presented at the 2012 IPRRC Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Messner, M., DiStaso, M., Jin, Y., Sherman, S., Meganck, S., Norton, S. (2012, March). Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia. Paper presented at the 2012 AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK.
  • Meganck, S. (2011, November). Digital Media: Giving Voice to the Voiceless. Paper presented at 2011 NCA Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Meganck, S. (2011, April). The Junction of the Virtual and the Real in Online Dating: Altering Interpersonal Communication and Gender Identity. Paper presented at the 2011 Women’s and Gender Studies NOW Conference, Richmond, VA.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.