Research by J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication in CALS, found that Reddit community members who fact-checked suspect stories led to those stories being dropped in the website’s rankings.
In a study involving 16 focus groups, a multidisciplinary research team found that uncertain and vague language on the warning labels of electronic cigarettes was confusing and reduced risk perceptions.
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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.