Publications & Presentations

Publications

Journal Articles

Smith-Frigerio, S. Grassroots mental health groups’ use of advocacy strategies in social media messaging. Manuscript under review.

 

Smith-Frigerio, S. “You are not alone”: The importance of online peer support in grassroots advocacy groups’ social media messaging. R&R under review.

Fitzsimmons, K. & Smith-Frigerio, S. (Forthcoming). "Still there for you?: Why Millennials still love Generation X's Friends." Ohio Communication Journal.

Click, M. & Smith-Frigerio, S. (2019). “One Tough Cookie: Exploring Black Women’s Responses to Empire’s Cookie Lyon.” Communication, Culture and Critique. doi:10.1093/ccc/tcz007 

Smith-Frigerio, S. (2019). “Coping, community and fighting stereotypes: An exploration of multidimensional social capital in personal blogs discussing mental illness.” Health Communication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1564959

 

Smith-Frigerio, S. (2017). “Intersectionality of race, class and gender: The complex representation of Bipolar Disorder on Empire.” The Howard Journal of Communicationdoi:10.1080/10646175.2017.1407720

Book Chapters

Smith-Frigerio, S. (2019). “'Warrior Moms': Stigma management communication and advocacy on Postpartum Progress concerning maternal mental health concerns” In Communicating Mental Health: History, Concepts, & Perspectives. Eds. Lance Lippert, Robert Hall, Aimee Miller-Ott & Daniel Cochece Davis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Smith-Frigerio, S. & Houston, J.B. (2018). “Crazy, Insane, Nut Job, Wacko, Basket Case, and Psycho: Donald Trump’s Tweets surrounding Mental Health Issues and Attacks on Media Personalities.” In President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter.Ed. Michelle Lockhart. London: Routledge. 

Book Review

Smith-Frigerio, S. (2016). Media marathoning as meaningful experience [Review of the book Media Marathoning: Immersions in Morality]. Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media,60:2, 364-366, DOI:10.1080/08838151.2016.1165223. 

Conference Presentations (peer-reviewed)

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2020). #ImMentallyIllAndIDontKill: A case study of grassroots health advocacy messages on Twitter following the Dayton and El Paso shootings. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association. 

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2019). Panelist on “Communicating mental health – History, concepts, and perspectives: A roundtable discussion on studying mental health in the communication discipline.” Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2019). “You are not alone”: Linking peer support to information and resources for mental health concerns in advocacy groups’ social media messaging. 

Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2019). Grassroots mental health advocacy groups’ use of advocacy strategies in social media messaging. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association.

 

Lauren J. Johnsen & Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2019). Sad dads: Examination of framing and stigma of Paternal Postpartum Depression in U.S. news and magazines. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2018). “From deranged madmen to red flags: Discursive shifts in news coverage concerning mental health concerns in mass shooters.” To be presented to the National Communication Association. 

 

Kristin Fitzsimmons & Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2018). “Still there for you? Why Millennials still love Generation X’s Friends.” To be presented to the National Communication Association. 

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2018). “‘You can’t drink oil’: How the Water is Life Movement employed risk communication techniques to garner popular support for their cause.” To be presented at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Awarded the Eason Top Student Paper by the ComSHER division of AEJMC. 

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2017). “Coping, community and fighting stereotypes: An exploration of multidimensional social capital in personal blogs discussing mental illness.” Presented at the National Communication Association. 

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2017). “’Sickos,’ ‘wackos,’ ‘crazy,’ and ‘insane’: The stigmatizing discourse of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.” Presented at the National Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio & Benjamin Warner. (2017). “Familiarity breeds less contempt: The effects of familiarity in reducing stigma attributed to news stories.” Presented at the International Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio & Melissa Click. (2017). “’It just kinda hits home’: Towards a critical consciousness among fans of Empire concerning mental illness.” Presented at the International Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2016). “A white people problem”: The complex representation of bipolar disorder on Empire.” Presented at the National Communication Association. 

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2016). “Warrior Moms”: Audience engagement and advocacy in spreading information about maternal mental illness online.” Presented to the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Awarded Top Honors by the ComSHER division of AEJMC. 

 

Josh Hawthorne, Sarah Smith-Frigerio, Heesook Choi, Calvin Coker, & Freddie Jennings. (2016). “’When politics fail, violence is sometimes necessary’: The potential consequences of in-group bias and political trust.” Presented to the Central States Communication Association. Top Paper Panel.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio. (2015). “’Irrelevant?’: The use of agonism in understanding incivility on YouTube.” Presented to the National Communication Association.

 

Sarah Smith-Frigerio, Cynthia Frisby, Joseph Moore, Abigail Gray, & Miranda Craig. (2015). “Seeking treatment, helping others: Thematic differences in mental illness media narratives between traditional and new media content.” Presented to the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

Shelly Rodgers, Erin Schauster, Margaret Duffy, Sarah Smith-Frigerio, & Erin Willis. (2012). “Students’ perspectives on online pedagogy: Findings from depth interviews with graduate online MA students.” Presented to the American Academy of Advertising. 

Courses Taught

Comm 1200/COMM 1110 

Public Speaking
Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

 

Comm 3050 

Survey of Communication Studies- Writing Intensive

Fall 2017

 

COMM 3157

Qualitative Methods

Spring 2020

 

COMM 3242

Writing for Media

Spring 2020

 

COMM 3256 

Communication Theory

Fall 2019, Summer 2020

Comm 3580/ COMM 4135 

Crisis Communication

Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019

 

Journ 8100 

Thesis Seminar

Every term, including summers, Fall 2009- Spring 2016

 

Journ 8056

Theories of Mass Communication

Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016

 

Journ 8001 

Topics in Journalism: Theoretical Foundations of Interactive Media 

Summer 2014 and 2015

 

Honors & Awards

2018 Disaster and Community Crisis Center Dissertation Fellowship

2018 National Communication Association Caucus Student Travel Grant

2018 AEJMC Graduate Student Travel Grant 

2018 Awarded the Eason Top Student Paper by the ComSHER division of AEJMC

2017 Innovative Program Award, Central Region, University Professional Continuing Online Education Association (UPCEA), Interactive Media Online Master’s emphasis area, Missouri School of Journalism, recognized as member of program development team

 

2016 Awarded Top Honors by the ComSHER division of AEJMC 

 

2016 Finalist for Mick Deaver Award for Student Relations Excellence, University of Missouri

2016 Nominee for Excellence in Education Award, University of Missouri

2016 Top Paper Panel, Central States Communication Association

 

2014 Excellence in Teaching with Technology, University of Missouri 

2011 Amy Lenk Staff Excellence Award, Missouri School of Journalism 

 

2002 Commendation, Department of Defense, Center for Deployment Health Research

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