JMC students participate in the 18th annual Developing Scholars Program Research Poster Symposium
Monica Diaz and Rafael Garcia, students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, participated in the 18th annual Developing Scholars Program Research Poster Symposium on April 15.
The Developing Scholars Program (DSP) is within Kansas State University's Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. It offers high-achieving, serious-minded, historically-underrepresented students research projects in their field of study with faculty mentors. Scholars receive academic, social, and financial support while becoming integrated into the intellectual climate of the university.
Diaz is conducting research about whether there is gender bias in the media. Using coding, her research analyzes genders of television
anchors, reporters and people interviewed in order to better understand if gender bias is evident. Her mentor is journalism and mass communications professor Tom Hallaq.
Garcia's research, in partnership with journalism and mass communications professor Gloria Freeland, examines a Spanish-language
newspaper in Kansas and how well it interacts with its Hispanic community. This case study is accomplished through qualitative interviews and analysis of the paper, as well as quantitative surveys and demographic data. Garcia received the "Above and Beyond" award at this year's poster symposium.