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James Dillard, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences featured in recent publication

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James Dillard, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, has long studied “warning messages,” or communication that functions to alert people to threats and how to mitigate them. In a recent publication of “The Conversation,” he turned his expertise on this topic to analyzing public health messaging about COVID-19. The article, “Does scaring people work when it comes to health messaging? A communication researcher explains how it's gone wrong during the COVID-19 pandemic,” can be found here: https://theconversation.com/does-scaring-people-work-when-it-comes-to-health-messaging-a-communication-researcher-explains-how-its-gone-wrong-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-174287