Category Archives: Communication and Journalism

Hot research topic on addiction to the latest celebrity news and gossip: Celebrity worship syndrome (CWS)

We all enjoy hearing the latest celebrity news and gossip. But things got weird on January 24, 2014, when MSNBC interrupted an interview with a U.S. congresswomen to air breaking news about Justin Bieber’s latest brush with the law. It’s …

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Documentary Oscar nominees: What research topics are featured in this year’s Academy Awards?

Documentaries have a long and sordid history with the Academy Awards. It’s a highly contested category, and the rules of Oscar nominees’ eligibility have changed a number of times. This year, topics include genocide (“The Act of Killing”), backup singers …

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2014 Oscar nominees: History themed topics of slavery and scandal in American films

If you’re interested in American history and in movies, then you’ll love this year’s Oscar nominees. The list of nominees for best picture includes films based on a true story of slavery in America, a political scandal from the 1970s, …

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Last call: Apply now for The MVP Scholarship by Questia!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down …

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Tips for student success: Dealing with difficult professors and classmates

We’ve all encountered the stuffy professor who can’t understand why you need help before your final exam or the slacker student who disrupts your study habits or sabotages your group project. Here are some tips for college students on dealing …

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College student resume and cover letter tips: How to stand out in a field of candidates

When you decide to go job hunting you’ll need a game plan. For the college student, resume and cover letter tips are essential to your success. You may not have the wealth of experience that other candidates have, but there …

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10 more common grammar mistakes to avoid

Fixing common mistakes in grammar and spelling in your writing isn’t just for the journalism major; it makes everyone’s writing for professors, potential employers and even peers look more professional, clean and accurate. Student success depends not just on the …

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ leads the box office in girl power, but still has flaws

The newest film by Disney, Frozen, finished 2013 and began 2014 at the top of the box office. It’s one of several “girl power” box office hits of 2013 –including Catching Fire, starring Today celebrity of the year Jennifer Lawrence, …

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Random acts of kindness: Make helping others your New Year’s resolution

It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions. What will be on your list this year? What about random acts of kindness? The holiday season is a time for helping others. It’s when we ask for peace on earth and goodwill …

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Game of Thrones most pirated TV show of 2013

House of Stark has plenty of problems – one of them being that the television show that tells their story is the most pirated television show of 2013. TorrentFreak released its most pirated television show list of the year, and …

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