News

On the left, a woman wearing a green dress. On the right, the same woman wearing a green dress but with a darker skin tone.

News

Online retail images reveal skin tone discrepancies
A Cornell study found that still images of models in online retail ads had statistically lighter skin tones than those in videos of the same product and model. They also found evidence of “tokenism” – one model who was considerably darker-skinned than the others.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
COVID-19 vaccines

News

Misperceptions of marginalized and disadvantaged communities’ level of concern regarding COVID-19 and other issues could undermine cooperation and trust needed to address collective problems, according to new Cornell-led research.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
An aerial view of a neighborhood

News

A new database allows users to search any U.S. ZIP code address to learn about extreme weather concerns like hurricane or wildfire exposure, and to find nearby problematic environmental sites.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Environment
A stethoscope

News

A Cornell collaboration crossing medicine, law, technology and communication is aiming to encourage the use of health care benefits by refugees in the U.S. – who often suffer poor health but are using these entitlements less than they have in the past.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
Chinatown

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The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will collaborate on four Innovation for Impact Fund (IIF) awards to foster creative collisions that provoke large-scale, long-term impact.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Global Development

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History of the Department of Communication

The History of the Department of Communication, compiled by William B. Ward, details the department's history from 1874, when Cornell offered the first university-level journalism course, to 2000, with faculty and staff who are still part of the department today. The book is up for digital download (links to the right), and there are physical copies available in the department.