On April 26, Annenberg hosted its seventh annual Graduate Student Symposium. The event was organized by a student committee including Sean Fischer, Megan Genovese, Leeann Siegel, Alex Tolkin, and Tian Yang (pictured at left). The day featured presentations by 16 doctoral students and candidates.
Panel 1 — Nothing But Norms
Leeann Siegel — "The Effects of E-cigarette and Tobacco-Related Descriptive Norm Information in Media on Young People's Normative Perceptions"
Rui Pei — "Developmental Trajectory of Peer Influence Effects on Adolescent Decision Making: A Cultural Perspective"
Douglas Guilbeault — "The Network Dynamics of Category Formation"
Yilang Peng — "Predicting Public Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars"
Panel 2 — Moments in Media
Alex Tolkin — "Kavanaugh and the Court: Institutional Legitimacy in the #MeToo Era"
Yasemin Y. Celikkol — "Visualizing Nationalism and Islam"
Sean Fischer — "Wall-E & Political Persuasion"
Virtual Reality Demonstration
Natalie Herbert — During lunch, Natalie Herbert and staff member Kyle Cassidy presented their work on providing Narcan training through virtual reality.
Panel 3 — Information Production and Producers
Jennifer R. Henrichsen — "Reconceptualizing Indigenous Journalism Through Information Poverty Theory"
Isabelle Langrock — "Digital Collaboration & the Production of Knowledge"
Megan Genovese — "'This Ship and Her History': Recursion in Franchise Narratives"
Brendan Mahoney — "The Presentation of Yelp in Everyday Life"
Panel 4 — Methods Madness
Soojong Kim — "Directionality of Information Flow and Echoes Without Chambers"
Jacob Parelman — "Brain Communities and Communications"
Tian Yang — "Niche News and Peripheral Fragmentation: A Network Percolation Approach to the Analysis of News Consumption"
Do Eon (Donna) Lee — "Partisanship or Culture?: The Effects of Information Variety and Volume on Trust"