The December 2022 issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is Now Available

Volume 65, Number 4, December 2022

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 Research Articles: 

A Corpus-Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis of News Construction of the Flint Water Crisis, Y. Kong This study integrates corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis to analyze 1858 news reports about the Flint water …

Candidates on Slate for 2022-2024 Board of Governors

A slate of six candidates for election to the ProComm Board of Governors for 2022–2024 has been announced.

Nancy Barr, Mercer UniversityZhijun Gao, Peking University Suzanne Lane, MITKira Dreher, University of QatarLin Dong, University of International Business and Economics, BeijingAravindhan Anbazhagan, IEEE ProComm YP representative

The election schedule is as …

Generation Z sets technological boundaries at work, research shows

A recent article from IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication was featured in the Arizona State University news.

Generation Z have been told throughout their high school and collegiate careers that their technology use would distract them in the workplace. However, when they got there, they discovered …

How communication in industry differs from academia

Moving from Student to Engineer – Part 1

By Robert Lyons, Technical and Management Consultant, and Nancy Barr, PhD

The differences between academic and industrial communication projects seem to be in scope and scale of content, size and number of teams, duration of collaboration, and geographic dispersion. 

Industry …

Announcing the ProComm Fireside Chat series

Our society is excited to launch a discussion series to help you stay connected with like-minded professionals as we all navigate significant changes to our professional lives. The “ProComm Fireside Chat” series will be an informal opportunity to learn from other ProComm members as we …

Award Nominations 2021

ProComm is currently looking for nominations for our 2021 awards, specifically:

The Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering CommunicationThe Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication SocietyThe Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education

Additional details about these …

Finding your Voice and Verbs in Engineering

In her paper “‘Here We Show’: Teaching Engineering Students to Reason with an Audience,” to be delivered at ProComm 2020, Dr. Suzanne Lane argues that learning to use first-person discourse alongside with active voice is an important step in becoming an engineer. 

Although the use of …

Flatten the Curve: Why certain messages catch on

When communicating about risk, the hope is to craft appropriate messaging to motivate appropriate action and understanding by the public. This is often challenging, particularly when there is so much scientific uncertainty involved in the risk. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, many messages have been developed …

Communicating Leadership in a Crisis

Photo: Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have witnessed many stark examples of strong, responsible leadership – and some examples of not so responsible leadership. This leadership has been demonstrated through legislative action, but also through acts of communication …