Thesis Title: Mixing Friends with Politics: A Functional Analysis of '08 Presidential Candidates
Social Networking Profiles
B.A. in Communication and English, Southwest Baptist University
Compton, J. L. (2016). Newspaper Coverage of American Political Campaigns. In W. L.
Benoit (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States. ABC-CLIO
Saks, J., Compton, J. L., Hopkins, A., & Damanhoury, K. E. (2016). Dialed in: Continuous
response measures in televised political debates and their effect on viewers. Journal
of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60, 2, 231-247.
Benoit, W. L., & Compton, J. L. (2016). Functions and topics of 2012 American presidential
advertising: An increase in attacks. Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism, 6,
Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2015). Open letters from the National Football League,
concussion prevention, and image repair rhetoric. International Journal of Sport Communication
8(3), 266-275. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/IJSC.2015-0049
Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2014). College sports, losing seasons, and image repair
through open letters to fans. Communication & Sport, 2(4), 345-362. doi: 10.1177/2167479513503542
Benoit, W. L. & Compton, J. L. (2014). A functional analysis of 2012 presidential
primary tv spots. American Behavioral Scientist, 58, 4, 497-509.
Benoit, W. L., Compton, J. L., & Phillips, B. (2013). Newspaper coverage of prime
minister elections in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Human Communication,
16, 4, 201-213.
Compton, J. L. (2012). Unsports(wo)manlike conduct: An image repair analysis of Elizabeth
Lambert, the University of New Mexico, and the NCAA. In Blaney, J.R., Lippert, L.R.,
and Smith, J.S. [eds.] (2012). Repairing the athlete’s image. Lanham, MD: Lexington
Books (Rowman & Littlefield).
Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2016, March). The athlete’s image, visual representation,
and image repair: Tom Brady, Jane Rosenberg, and the courtroom sketches. International
Association for Communication and Sport 2016 Summit: Grand Rapids, MI.
Benoit, W. L. & Compton, J. L. (2015, April). Functions and Topics of 2012 American
Presidential Advertising. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
Compton, J. L. (2014, March). You win some, you lose some: An image repair analysis
of NFL post-game press conference. Summit on Communication and Sport, New York.
Compton, J. L. (2014, March). Where’s JoePa? A rhetorical unpacking of the former
Joe Paterno memorial site. Summit on Communication and Sport. New York.
Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2014, March). “Better and safer”: Image repair strategies
in open letters to fans of the National Football League about concussion prevention.
International Association for Communication and Sport 2014 Summit: New York City
Compton, J. L., Benoit, W., & Phillips, B. (2013, April). News coverage of Australian,
Canadian, and UK elections. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
Tenzek, K. E., & Compton, J. L. (2013, April). Remembering loved ones through stories:
An analysis of StoryCorps’ 9/11 narratives. Central States Communication Association,
Compton, J. L. (2013, February). “Aren’t you going to buy me dinner first, doc?” A
critique of the Know Your Stats prostate screening awareness campaign. Sixth Summit
on Communication and Sport, Austin, TX.
Pi Kappa Delta
International Association for Communication and Sport