MCOM students to present at ICCTE Conference 2012

MCOM students, Tanja Morgan, Cheryl Hampton, Shanise Davenport, and Ellen Young, in collaboration with several MCOM faculty members, have written an article called “Sacred Symbols with a Secular Beat? A Content Analysis of Religious and Sexual Imagery in Modern Rock, Hip-Hop, Christian, and Country Music Videos,” which has been chosen for publication by the Journal of Pop Culture and Religion.

This peer-review article began as a final research project in the graduate Communication Research Methods course. It was then prepared for presentation at the Religious Communication Association pre-conference meeting in 2008, and subsequently revised for submission as an article. The lead authors on this paper are four MCOM students: Tanja Morgan, Cheryl Hampton, Shanise A. Davenport, and Ellen Young. These MCOM students worked closely with three faculty co-authors: Dr. Diane Badzinski-Proctor (Chair, Department of Communication, Colorado Christian University), Dr. Kathy Richardson (Professor of Communication, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia), and MCOM professor Dr. Robert H. Woods Jr.