Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research


Editor-in-Chief: Shelby Strecker, Pepperdine University
Associate Editors: Chelsea Christian, Pepperdine University
  Hannah Novak, Pepperdine University
  Tiffany Sciubba, Pepperdine University
  Shannon Tefertiller, Pepperdine University
The Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research seeks to pursue truth and academic excellence in the field of communication by recognizing outstanding student scholarship that explores interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric and leadership, and intercultural communication. Through rigorous peer-review, the Journal strives to contribute to ongoing discussions in communication studies by publishing student papers that investigate a variety of contemporary topics and issues.

Current Volume: Volume 4 (2016)

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Editor’s Notes
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