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Paul Haridakis

Professor & Director

B. A., University of Akron
J.D., University of Akron School of Law
Ph.D., Kent State University

Paul conducts research on media uses and effects, law, public policy, new communication technologies, sports communication, freedom of speech, and the history of communication studies. His recent work has focused on the role of YouTube and other social media in political campaigns and interpersonal communication, user-generated content, mediated interactivity, and First Amendment issues related to the regulation of content in various media such as the Internet and television. He teaches courses in Freedom of Speech; Media Use and Effects; Political Communication; Communication in an Information Society; Sports Communication; Media, War & Propaganda; Research Methods; and Communication Theory. He also is a lawyer.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Books 

Earnheardt, A. C., Haridakis, P., & Hugenberg, B. (Eds.). (2012). Sports fans, identity, and socialization: Exploring the fandemonium. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Rubin, R. B., Rubin, A. M., Haridakis, P. M., & Piele, L. J. (2010). Research methods: Strategies and sources (7th ed.). Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Haridakis, P. M., Hugenberg, B. S., & Wearden, S. T. (Eds.). (2009). War and themedia: Essays on news reporting, propaganda and popular culture.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Hugenberg, L. W., Haridakis, P. M., &  Earnheardt, A. (Eds.). (2008). Sports mania:essays on fandom and the media in the 21st century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Articles & Book Chapters

Ponder, J. D., & Haridakis, P. M. (in press). Selectively social politics: The differing role of media use on political discussion. Mass Communication & Society.

Haridakis, P. M., Hanson, G. L., Lin, M-C, & McCullough, J. (2014). Fitting social media into the media landscape during a 2012 republican primary. In J. Hendricks & D.Schill (Eds.), Presidential politics and social media. Oxford University Press.  

Ponder, J. D., Haridakis, P. M., & Hanson, G. (2014). Social networking in political campaigns. In R. Alhajj & Rokne, J. (Eds). Encylopedia of Social Nework Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York.

Belcher, J., & Haridakis, P. M. (2013). The role of background characteristics, music-listening motives and music selection on music discussion. Communication Quarterly, 61, 375-396.

Haridakis, P. M. (2013). Uses and gratifications: A social and psychological perspective of media use and effects. In E. Scharrer (Ed.), Media Effects/Media Psychology. Wiley Blackwell.

Child, J., Haridakis, P., & Petronio, S. (2012). Blogging privacy rule orientations, privacy management, and content deletion practices: The variability of online privacy management activity at different stages of social media use. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1859-1872.

Haridakis, P. M. (2012). Sports viewers and intergroup-related communication. In H. Giles (Ed.). The handbook of intergroup communication. New York: Routledge.

Haridakis, P. M. (2012). Media images then mediated memories now: An introduction to session 2, media culture and public memory. In L. Davis and C. Barbato (Eds.), Democratic narrative, history and memory (pp. 67-72). Kent University Press.

Haridakis, P. M., & Earnheardt, A. C. (2012). Understanding fans' consumption and dissemination of sports: An introduction. In A. C. Earnheardt, P. Haridakis, & B. Hugenberg (Eds.). Sports fans, identity, and socialization: Exploring the fandemonium (pp. 1-6). Lanham, MD: Lexington

Belcher, J. D., & Haridakis, P. (2012). From "alternative" to "trance": The role of music in facilitating political group activity and activism. Ohio Communication Journal, 49, 145-175.

Hanson, G. L., Haridakis, P. M., & Sharma, R. (2011). Differing uses of YouTube during the 2008 U.S. Presidential primary election. Electronic News Journal, 5, 1-19.

Haridakis, P., & Hanson, G. (2011). Campaign 2008: Comparing YouTube, social networking and other media use among younger voters and older voters. In J. A. Hendricks & L. L. Kaid (Eds.), Techno-politics and presidential campaigning: New technologies, new voices, and new voters. Routledge.

Hanson, G. L., Haridakis, P. M., Wagstaff, A., Sharma, R., & Ponder, J. D. (2010). The 2008 presidential campaign: Political cynicism in the age of Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Mass Communication & Society, 13, 584-607.

Haridakis, P. M. (2010). The religious explorations of Thomas Jefferson and his public and private expressions of faith. In D. Weiss (Ed.), What democrats talk about when they talk about God (pp. 11-24). Lexington Books/ Rowan & Littlefield.

Haridakis, P. M. (2010). Rival sports fans and intergroup communication. In H. Giles, S. Reid, & J. Harwood (Eds.), The dynamics of intergroup communication. New York: Peter Lang.

Haridakis, P. M., & Hanson, G. (2009). Social interaction and co-viewing with YouTube: Blending mass communication reception and social connection. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 53, 317-335.

Haridakis, P. M. & Hugenberg, L. W. (2009). NASCAR's role post-9/11: Supporting all things American. In M. Morgan (Ed.), The impact of 9/11 on the media, arts, and entertainment: The day that changed everything (pp. 235-250). Palgrave Macmillan.

Haridakis, P. M. & Ferris, A. (2009). The use of "speech zones" to control public discourse in the 21st century. In M. Morgan (Ed.), The impact of 9/11 and the new legal landscape: The day that changed everything (pp. 39-56). Palgrave Macmillan.

Haridakis, P. M., Hugenberg, B. S., & Wearden, S. T. (2009). The impact of war on communication theory, research and the field of communication. In P. M. Haridakis, B. S.

Hugenberg, & S. T. Wearden (Eds.), War and the media: Essays on news reporting, propaganda and popular culture (pp. 3-22). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Haridakis, P. M. (2009). Teaching and fostering freedom of speech: Shouldn't that be "basic" to the "basic course"? In B. Hugenberg & L. W. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, Volume 12 (pp. 27-36). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Kim, J., & Haridakis, P. M. (2009). The role of Internet user characteristics and motives in explaining three dimensions of Internet addiction. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14, 988-1015.

Wang, Y., Sun, S., & Haridakis, P. M. (2009). Internet use and cross-cultural adaptation: Testing

a model of Internet use in the cross-cultural adaptation context. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 20. Available at http://www.immi.se/intercultural/.

Earnheardt, A. C., & Haridakis, P. M. (2009). An examination of fan-athlete interaction: Fandom, parasocial interaction, and identification. Ohio Communication Journal, 47, 27-53.

Haridakis, P. M., & Wearden, S. T. (2008). Media influence to audience mindsets: The changing face of mediated communication in the 20th and 21st centuries. In L. Hanson, & S. Kirca Schroeder (Eds.). Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication, Mass Media & Culture: Freedom and Prejudice (pp. 446-460). Istanbul: Bacesehir University 

Parker, R. E., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008). Development of an organizational identification scale: Integrating cognitive and communicative conceptualizations. Journal of Communication Studies, 1(3-4), 105-126.

Hanson, G. L., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008). YouTube users watching and sharing the news: A uses and gratifications approach. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11(3). Available at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;cc=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0011.305  

Sun, S., Rubin, A.M., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008).The role of motivation and media involvement in explaining Internet dependency. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 52, 408-431.

Pornsakulvanich, V., Haridakis, P. M., & Rubin, A. M. (2008). The influence of dispositions and Internet-use motivation on online communication satisfaction and relationship closeness. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 2292-2310. 

Earnheardt, A., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008). Exploring fandom and motives for viewing televised sports. In L. W. Hugenberg, P. M. Haridakis, &  A. Earnheardt (Eds.), Sports mania: Essays on fandom and the media in the 21st century (pp. 158-171). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Spinda, J., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008). Exploring the motives of fantasy sports: A uses-and gratifications approach. In L. W. Hugenberg, P. M. Haridakis, &  A. Earnheardt (Eds.), Sports mania: Essays on fandom and the media in the 21st century (pp. 187-199). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Haridakis, P. M., & Whitmore, E. (2006). Understanding electronic media audiences: The pioneering research of Alan M. Rubin. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 50, 766-774.

Haridakis, P. M. (2006). Men, women, and televised violence: Predicting viewer aggression in male and female television viewers. Communication Quarterly, 54, 227-255.

Haridakis, P. M. (2006). Citizen access and government secrecy. Saint Louis University Public Law Review, 25, 3-32.

Haridakis, P. M. (2006). Self-disclosure, immediacy, involvement and parasocial interaction. Ohio Communication Journal, 41, 69-97.

Haridakis, P. M. (2005). The tension between national/homeland security and the first amendment in the new century. Temple University Political & Civil Rights Law Review, 14, 433-454.

Haridakis, P. M., & Rubin, A. M. (2005). Third-person effects in the aftermath of terrorism. Mass Communication & Society, 8, 39-59.

Rubin, A. M., Haridakis, P. M., Hullman, G., S. Sun, Chikombero, P., & Pornsakulvanich, V. (2005). Television exposure not predictive of terrorism fear. In  E. Kelley Grusin and S. H. Utt (Eds.), Media in an American Crisis: Studies of Sept. 11, 2001 (pp. 191-206). Lanham, MD: University Press of America. (Reprint of article in Newspaper Research Journal, 24, 128-145).

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). Homeland security and democracy in the United States during the war on terrorism. In N. Ammar (Ed.), Democracy and homeland security: Strategies, controversies, and impact. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). The war on terrorism: Military tribunals and the First Amendment. Communication Law & Policy, 9, 317-349.

Rubin, A. M., Haridakis, P. M., & Eyal, K. (2003). Viewer aggression and attraction to television talk shows. Media Psychology, 5, 331-362

Rubin, A. M., Haridakis, P. M., Hullman, G., S. Sun, Chikombero, P., & Pornsakulvanich, V. (2003). Television exposure not predictive of terrorism fear. Newspaper Research Journal, 24, 128-145.

Haridakis, P. M., & Rubin, A. M. (2003). Motivation for watching television violence and viewer aggression. Mass Communication & Society, 6, 29-56.

Haridakis, P. M. (2002). Viewer characteristics, exposure to television violence and aggression. Media Psychology, 4, 323-352.

Haridakis, P. M. (2001). The regulation of indecent but nonobscene computer-mediated expression and the First Amendment. Free Speech Yearbook, 38, 34-56. 

Haridakis, P. M. (2001). The right to bear (and the regulation of) arms and quills. In T. Hensley (Ed.), The boundaries of freedom of expression & order in American democracy (pp. 133-137). Kent, OH: Kent University Press.

Rubin, A. M., & Haridakis, P. M. (2001). Mass communication research at the dawn of the 21st century. Communication Yearbook, 24, 73-97.

Haridakis, P. M. (1999). Commentator ethics: A policy. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 14(4), 231-246.

Haridakis, P. M., & Gonzales, J. J. (1994). Thorough preparation crucial in case OSHA shows up: A checklist for an effective response plan. Corporate Legal Times, 4(36), p. 31.

Encyclopedic Articles

Ponder J.D., Haridakis, P., & Hanson, G. (in press). Social Networking in Political Campaigns. In J. Rokne & R. Alhajj, The Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer.

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). Korematsu v. United States. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 548-552). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). The Federal Communications Commission. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol.1, pp. 385-386). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). Ethnocentrism. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp.353-354). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Haridakis, P. M. (2004). National Origin. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 639-640). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Haridakis, P. M., & Bennett, R. J. (2004). The Civil Rights Act of 1991. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol.1, pp. 184-187). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Haridakis, P. M., & Bennett, R. J.  (2004). Sex discrimination. In J. Beckman (Ed.), Affirmative Action: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 799-801). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Paul Haridakis
OFFICE
School of Communication Studies
135 Taylor Hall
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-0180
pharidak@kent.edu