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Communications Research Activities

The Gabelli School of Business communications and media management faculty consistently share their research with the wider community by publishing in high-quality academic journals and books and participating in industry conferences. The listing below is a sample of the communications area's recent research activities.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2020

Mikko Villi, Mikko Grönlund, Carl-Gustav Linden, Katja Lehtisaari, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Robert G. Picard, and Axel Roepnack, 2020, “They’re a little bit squeezed in the middle: Strategic challenges for innovation in US Metropolitan newspaper organisations,” Journal of Media Business Studies, 17(1), 33-50.

Allie Kosterich, 2020, “Managing news nerds: strategizing about institutional change in the news industry,” Journal of Media Business Studies, 17(1), 51-68.

John A. Fortunato, 2020, “The NCAA Commission on College Basketball: Institution Maintenance and Reputation Management in Practice,” Journal of Global Sport Management, 5(2), 147-166.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2019

John A. Fortunato, and Ralph A. Gigliotti, 2019, “Non-causality Crisis Response and Organizational Reputation: The Actions of CVS to the Opioid Epidemic,” Journal of Brand Strategy, 8(1), 86-99.

Allie Kosterich, and Matthew S. Weber, 2019, “Transformation of a Modern Newsroom Workforce: A Case Study of NYC Journalist Network Histories 2011-2015,” Journalism Practice, 13, 431-457.

Allie Kosterich, Matthew S. Weber, 2019, “Careers in modern professional journalism: A case study of NYC journalist network histories 2011-2015,” Journalism Practice, 13, 982-987.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2018

Katja Lehtisaari, Mikko Villi, Mikko Grönlund, Carl-Gustav Lindén, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Robert Picard, and Axel Roepnack, 2018, “Comparing Innovation and Social Media Strategies in Scandinavian and US Newspapers,” Digital Journalism, Volume 6, 1029-1040.

John A. Fortunato, 2018, “Sports leagues’ game exposure policies: Economic and legal complexities,” Journal of Global Sport Management, 3(1), 61-78.

John A. Fortunato, 2018, “Understanding a non-causality crisis response: Examining the Florida Panthers response to Hurricane Irma,” Public Relations Review, 44(5), 776-783.

John A. Fortunato, Ralph A. Gigliotti, and Brent D. Ruben, 2018, “Analyzing the dynamics of crisis leadership in higher education: A study of racial incidents at the University of Missouri,” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26(4), 510-518.

Julita Haber, and Robert Tesoriero, 2018, “Student Impression Management in the Classroom,” Global Research in Higher Education, 1(1), 69-79.

Matthew S.Weber, and Allie Kosterich, 2018, “Coding the news: The role of computer code in the distribution of news media,” Digital Journalism, 6, 310-329.

Allie Kosterich, and Matthew S. Weber, 2018, “Starting up the News: The Impact of Venture Capital on the Digital News Media Ecosystem,” International Journal on Media Management, 20, 239-262.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2017

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, and Lyn M. Van Swol, 2017, “The Effects of Shared Opinions on Nonverbal Mimicry,” SAGE Open.

John A. Fortunato, 2017, “The FIFA Crisis: Examining Sponsor Response Options,” The Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 25(2), 68-78.

John A. Fortunato, Ralph A. Gigliotti, and Brent D. Ruben, 2017, “Racial Incidents at the University of Missouri: The Value of Leadership Communication and Stakeholder Relationships,” International Journal of Business Communication, 54(2), 199-209.

Philip Napoli, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Dobin Yim, Henry C. Lucas, and Abrar Al-Hasan, 2017, “Evaluating Strategic Approaches to Competitive Displacement: The Case of the U.S. Newspaper Industry,” Journal of Media Economics, 30(1), 19-30.

Stefan Klein, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, and Diego Ponte, 2017, “The transformation of the academic publishing market: multiple perspectives on innovation,” Electronic Markets — The International Journal on Networked Business, 27(2), 97-100.

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, Tom Acton, and Kieran Conboy, 2017, “Examining decision characteristics & challenges for agile software development,” Journal of Systems and Software, 131, 248-265.

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, and Mali Senapathi, 2017, “Refining a model for sustained usage of agile methodologies,” Journal of Systems and Software, 132, 298-316.

Matthew S.Weber, K. Ognyanova, and Allie Kosterich, 2017, “Imitation in the quest to survive: Lessons from news media on the early web,” International Journal of Communication, 11, 5068-5092.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2016

John Carey, 2016, "Audience Measurement of Digital TV," The International Journal of Digital Television, 7(1), 119-132.

John Carey, 2016, "Adoption of New Media in the Digital Era," E-Leader International Journal, 11(2).

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “The FIFA Crisis: Examining Sponsor Response Options,” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 24(3), 1-11.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “The Intersection of Agenda-setting and Campaign Finance in a Digital Media World,” Journal of Information Policy, 6, 129-153.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Legal Consistency in Sports Gambling: Can Antitrust Law and Understanding Sponsorship Provide a Legal Path for States to Permit Wagering on Sports Games?” Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 5(2), 219-274.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Business-to-Business Sponsorship Opportunities: Examining UPS’ Functional Congruence with the NCAA,” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science (Special issue on Business-to-Business Marketing), 26(1), 36-50.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Agenda-Setting through the Television Programming Schedule:  An Examination of Major League Baseball on Fox,” International Journal on Media Management, 18(3/4), 163-180.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “How the Citi Olympic Sponsorship Strategy uses the Knowledge of the Elaboration Likelihood Model,” Journal of Financial Services Marketing, 27(1), 76-85.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2015

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “The Advocacy and Corrective Strategies of the National Football League: Addressing Concussions and Player Safety,” Journal of Conflict Management, 3(1), 7-21.

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “The Sponsorship Function in Collegiate Athletics; Discussing a Potential Outcome of the Jenkins v. NCAA Lawsuit,” University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 17, 91-119.

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “Sponsorship and the Elaboration Likelihood Model; BMW’s 2014 Winter Olympic Marketing Strategy,” Journal of Brand Strategy, 4(1), 83-95.

Bill D. Herman, 2015, “Dissolving Innovation in Meltwater: Copyright and Online Search,” Journal of Information Policy, 5, 204-244.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2014

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, 2014, “Performance on Agile Teams: Relating Iteration Objectives and Critical Decisions to Project Management Success Factors,” Information and Software Technology, 56(5), 506-515.

Bill D. Herman and Minjeong Kim, 2014, “The Internet Defends Itself: The Network Neutrality Debate on the Web,” The Information Society, 30(1), 31-44.

Books and Book Chapters

Allie Kosterich, forthcoming, “News Nerds: Institutional Change and Journalism,” New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Allie Kosterich, forthcoming, "Media Markets," Gregory Borchard (ed.), Encyclopedia of Journalism, SAGE.

Allie Kosterich, and Matthew S. Weber, forthcoming, "Careers in modern professional journalism: A case study of NYC journalist network histories 2011-2015," Robert E. Gutsche and Bonnie Brennen (eds.), Journalism Research in Practice: Perspectives on Change, Challenges, and Solutions, Routledge.

John A. Fortunato, forthcoming, “The ethics of media framing:  Examining sports gambling as a legally permitted activity,” in A. Davisson, Communication and Media Ethics, Rowman & Littlefield.

John Carey, forthcoming, "Media Convergence," Encyclopedia of Journalism, Gregory Borchard (ed.), Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publishing.

Olaf Cames, and Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, 2019, “Complex Action Methodology for Enterprise Systems (CAMES): A system to contextualise the behavioural management issue as quantum mechanical variable,” In A. Normore & L. Long (General Editors), The handbook of research on strategic communication, leadership, and conflict management in modern organizations. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8516-9.

John A. Fortunato, 2019, “Making the cut: Life inside the PGA Tour System,” Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. Publishing.

John Carey, 2019, “Economic and Social Patterns in the Adoption of New Media,” Digital Value Migration in Media, Zvezdan Vukanovic, Michael Friedrichsen and Milivoje Pavlovic (eds.), London: Routledge Publishing.

John Carey, 2019, "Innovation Meets the Marketplace," Digitized: Industry Transformation Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Gali Einav (ed.), Bongley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

John A. Fortunato, 2019, “Should the team hire the controversial, but successful head coach?  A case study of John Calipari and the ability to contribute to winning,” T. Renter & D. Burns, Case studies in sport communication: You make the call (pp. 57-64), New York: Routledge. 

Bozena I. Mierzejewska, and Castulus Kolo, 2019, “Economics of information and cultural goods,” in “A research agenda for media economics”, A. Albarran (Ed.), Edgar Elgar, London.

Alan Albarran, Jaemin Jung, and Bozena Mierzejewska, 2018, “Handbook of Media Economics and Media Management,” (2nd ed), New York: Routledge.

John Carey, and Bozena I. Mierzejewska, 2018, "Audience Ethnography," Mediated Communication, Philip Napoli (ed.), Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

John Carey, 2018, “Media Technology Adoption,” Mediated Communication, Philip Napoli (ed.), Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

John Carey, and Gali Einav, 2018, “The Internet and Television,” Encyclopedia of the Internet, Barney Warf (ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Allie Kosterich, and Matthew S. Weber, 2018, "Consumers, News and a History of Change," Niels Brugger, Megan Sepnar Ankerson, and Ian Milligan (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Web History, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Allie Kosterich, and Philip M. Napoli, 2017, "Measuring fandom: Social TV analytics and the integration of fandom into television audience measurement," Jonathon Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, and C. Lee Harrington (eds.), Fandom: Identities and communities in a mediated world (2nd ed.), New York: New York University Press.

John A. Fortunato, and Ralph A. Gigliotti, 2017, “Crisis leadership: Upholding institutional values,” Brent D. Ruben, Richard De Lisi, and Ralph A. Gigliotti, A guide for leaders in higher education: Core concepts, competencies, and tools (pp. 299-323), Sterling, VA: Stylus.