Luttrell co-authors paper on corporate message framing around social justice issues

Regina Luttrell, associate professor of public relations, co-authored the paper, “Silence has no place: a framing analysis of corporate statements about racial inequity, immigration policy and LGBTQ rights” with Yvette M. Sterbenk of Ithaca College; Jamie Ward of Eastern Michigan University; and Summer Shelton of the University of Southern Indiana. The paper was published in Corporate Communications: An International Journal.


This study explores the framing of messages delivered by 105 Fortune 500 companies across 21 sectors in June 2020 in response to three social justice issues that took prominence that month in the United States: racial inequity, immigration laws and LGBTQ rights.