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Contact: Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

CEDAR CREST PROFESSOR SELECTED TO PRESENT RESEARCH AT 2004 CENTRAL STATES COMMUNICATION
ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

Allentown, PA (March 31, 2004) - Elizabeth Ortiz, Communication Studies Instructor at Cedar Crest College, has been selected to present her research on "Differences Beyond the Cover Model: A Content Analysis of Women's Magazines" at the 2004 Women's Caucus of the Central States Communication Association Convention. The convention will be held April 1 - 4, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ortiz's research examines the different ways in which magazines created for a general (White) audience and magazines created for women of color treat age, weight and beauty. "The results of this study reveal that magazines catering to women of color treat these three variables much more positively," says Ortiz. "The results demonstrate that women of color, although not portrayed as frequently as they should be in the mainstream U.S. media, could actually benefit by not consuming mainstream magazines."

The CSCA Women's Caucus selected Ortiz's research from a large number of papers and proposals that were received on all aspects of gender communication studies. The purpose of CSCA is to unite academic and professionals in the field of communication to promote their common interests and the advancement of the field.

Ortiz received a B.A. in communication studies from Cedar Crest College and an M.A. in media studies from Syracuse University.

For more information or to set up an interview with Elizabeth Ortiz, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

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Abigail Fota
College Relations Associate - Media
610-740-3790
afota@cedarcrest.edu


 


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