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syringe and vials

‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
The New York Times building.

What The New York Times Gets Wrong About PTSD

In analyzing the articles The New York Times has published about posttraumatic stress disorder over the last 35 years, Drexel’s Jonathan Purtle and his team found some troubling trends in the influential paper’s coverage.
Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer, Chronicler of British History and Brother of Princess Diana, to Visit Drexel on Book Tour

A civil war that led to the beheading of a king, an 11-year discontinuation of the monarchy, followed by a bloody man-hunt for the judges who signed his death warrant – are all part of one of the most tumultuous times in England’s history and the subject of “Killers of the King,” the latest book by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is both part of England’s recent history and a renowned chronicler of its more distant eras. On Jan. 22, he will visit Drexel University to talk about his book and also about what it’s like to run the Spencer family estate of Althorp —a real-life Downton Abbey— in the 21st Century. This event is part of a lecture series sponsored by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

Jordan McClain discusses "Serial"

"Serial" and Grim Media: A Q&A With Jordan McClain

Exploring a 1999 murder case, "Serial" is the latest installment of popular media dealing with "gritty" subject matter. A professor from the Department of Communication delves into the series' appeal and the popularity of dark subjects.