Annenberg Presentations and Events at ICA 2023

The International Communication Association will hold its 73rd annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

By Amy Solano

The International Communication Association's 73rd annual conference, "Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication," will be held May 25-29 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference includes hybrid sessions held synchronously that include both the online and in-person audiences.

All Annenberg contributions to the conference are listed below, with panel name and room location. Please note that non-Annenberg authors have been omitted from this list, but can be seen in the full ICA 2023 program.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

REMOTE PRECONFERENCE: Media and Communication in Global Latinidades

  • Mariela Morales Suárez, Lucila Rozas Urrunaga, Celeste Wagner (Ph.D. '22) - Organizers
  • Valentina Proust, Silvia Téliz - Presenters
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

More information can be found here.

PRECONFERENCE: 20 Years of Podcasting: Mapping the Contours of Podcast Studies

Location: Toronto Metropolitan University Allan Slaight Radio Institute

  • Katie Rawson, Jing Wang - Presenters

More information can be found here.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

PRECONFERENCE: Nothing About Us, Without Us: Authentic Engagement With Persistently Marginalized/Minoritized Populations in Health Communication Scholarship

Location: M - Cedar (Sheraton)

  • Andy Tan - Chair
  • Andy Tan - “Nothing About Us, Without Us: Authentic Engagement with Persistently Marginalized/Minoritized Populations in Health Communication Scholarship”
  • Ava Kikut - Discussant

More information can be found here.

PRECONFERENCE: The Legacies of Elihu Katz

Location: M - Birchwood Ballroom (Sheraton)

  • David Park (Ph.D. '01) - Organizer
  • Barbie Zelizer - Moderator

Elihu Katz (1926–2021) was an unparalleled figure in communication study. This preconference invites presenters to explore, critique, and extend Katz’s contributions to communication scholarship. Some will situate Katz’s legacies in pertinent historical contexts; others will use his work to imagine media futures; still others will consider Katz’s many roles (teacher, institution-builder, broadcast pioneer, mentor). The preconference — dedicated to ideas, history, and conversation — will be an academic counterpart to the ICA 2022 memorial for Katz.

View full preconference schedule.

PRECONFERENCE: Media and Communication Studies in Global Contexts: A Critical History

Location: 2 - Huron (Sheraton)

  • Aswin Punathambekar - Chair
  • Jing Wang - Presenter
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

More information can be found here.

PRECONFERENCE: Journalism Studies Ph.D. Colloquium

  • Anjali DasSarma - Presenter

More information can be found here.

PRECONFERENCE: Games and the (Playful) Future of Communication

Location: University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez - Presenter

PRECONFERENCE: Reimagining the Field of Media, War and Conflict in the Age of Information Disorder

Location: 2 - Dufferin (Sheraton)

  • Liz Hallgren - Presenter

PRECONFERENCE: News Avoidance, Resistance, and Related Audience Practices: Definitions, Predictors, and Consequences

Location: Maple East + West (Sheraton)

  • Shengchun Huang - Presenter

PRECONFERENCE: Mis/disinformation and the Artifices of Authenticity and Authentication

Location: York University

  • Roopa Vasudevan - Moderator

PRECONFERENCE: Political Communication Graduate Student Preconference

Location: International Living Learning Centre of Toronto Metropolitan University 

  • Alex Tolkin: "Sport VS War: Disambiguating the game frame"

PRECONFERENCE: PhD Mentoring Workshop: Environmental Communication Division

Location: University of Toronto - School of the Environment

  • Julia Cope: "Positioning in Advertising: How the advertising trade press grapples with the incompatibility of promoting consumption and concern for the climate"

LIVESTREAM: ICA OPENING PLENARY: Authenticity at the Heart of Communication (Scholarship)

Location: Grand Ballroom East (Sheraton)

  • Sarah Banet-Weiser - Panelist

Friday, May 26, 2023

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Annenberg Alumni Breakfast

Annenberg alumni and current community members are invited to join us for the annual alumni breakfast. 

Location: Churchill Foyer & Churchill Room (Sheraton)

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

AI, Metaverse, and Communicative Changes

Location: 2 - Wentworth (Sheraton)

  • Chloe Ahn - Chair

BLUE SKY BIG IDEAS SESSIONS: Institutional Support and Guidance for Multimodal Scholarship

Location: 2 - Huron (Sheraton)

  • John Jackson - Chair

Communication Science and Biology Welcome Meeting

Location: M - Cedar (Sheraton)

  • David Lydon-Staley - Chair

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Racial Capitalism, Colonialism, and Commoditizing Communication

Location: 2 - Kent (Sheraton)

  • Arlene C. Fernández - “'Bodega Bro' Chronicles: The Entanglements of Racial Capitalism, Urban Space, and Media Imaginaries”

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Culture-Centered Health Communication

Location: M - Peel (Sheraton) 

  • Andy Tan - “Project Resist: Effects of culturally tailored anti-smoking messages among young adult sexual minority women”

HIGH-DENSITY: Ethnicity and Race in Communication

Location: 2 - Kent (Sheraton)

  • Jenny Lee, Chloe Ahn - “Colonizers in the neighborhood: A content analysis of Nextdoor users' 'postracial' surveillance”

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Social and Parasocial Interaction

Location: 4 - Yorkville West (Sheraton)

  • Darin Johnson, David Lydon-Staley, Emily Falk - “Assessing Day-to-Day Fluctuations in Code Switching Tendency in association with Discrimination, Vigilance, and Negative Affect among Black Americans” 

Industry, Labor, and Policy

Location: 2 - Elgin (Sheraton)

  • Antoine Haywood - “Digital Entertainment Taxes and the Future of Local Information in the United States”

Worth the hype? Integrating the concept of mindfulness in studying mobile communication

Location: M - Norfolk (Sheraton)

  • Yoona Kang, Emily Falk - “Mobile-based mind-body interventions: Recommendations for future research”

Race and Media Theory: A Roundtable on New Books and New Directions

Location: 2 - Huron (Sheraton)

  • Sarah J. Jackson - “Theme: Publics and Counterpublics”
  • Lyndsey Beutin (Ph.D. '18) - "Trafficking in Antiblackness (Duke University Press, 2023)"

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Communication and Media Theories Over Time

Location:  M - Norfolk (Sheraton)

  • Matthew Conaty - Participant, “Contra the “Gerbnerian Contention”: J. Mallory Wober’s Trans- National Critique of George Gerbner and the Political Economy of Violent Content Regulation”

HIGH DENSITY SESSION: TOP 20 in Feminist Scholarship - Day 1

Location: M - Maple East (Sheraton)

  • Emilie Grybos - “Elizabeth Holmes: Silicon Valley, Unicorns, and the Limits of Visibility”

HYBRID HIGH DENSITY: Communicating about COVID-19 Vaccine

Location: M - Willow Centre (Sheraton)

  • Danielle Clark, Ava Kikut, Emma Jesch, Robert Hornik - “Examining the relationship between general misinformation beliefs about coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccination intention and behavior: A nationally representative longitudinal survey study among U.S. adults”

Ethnicity and Race in Communication Top Papers

Location: 2 - Kent (Sheraton)

  • Simron Gill - “What's in a name? A qualitative analysis exploring the effects of positioning and naming of minority ethnic groups in Britain”

Spread and Diffusion of Health Information

Location: M - Peel (Sheraton)

  • George Pearson - “To Tweet or not to Tweet: Tweets About Tobacco Regulation Can Help Disseminate Anti-Regulatory Messages”

HYBRID: Contact Tracing

Location: 2 - Dominion South (Sheraton)

  • Jessa Lingel, Jenny Lee - “Mitigating Information Anxiety in COVID-19 Contact Tracing for BIPOC Communities”

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

HYBRID: Making Sense of COVID-19: Sorting Facts From Propaganda

Location: LC - Grand Ballroom Centre (Sheraton)

  • Adetobi Moses - “A Century of Pandemics: The Spanish Flu, Covid-19, and the Splintering of the Modern Time Regime”

Saturday, May 27, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 

BLUE SKY BIG IDEAS SESSION: Managing scammers, bots, and ineligible participants from social media recruitment

Location: X MTG 2 Roosevelt (Sheraton)

  • Kelly Diaz - Chair

HYBRID HIGH DENSITY: Health Information Credibility and Accuracy

Location: M - Willow West (Sheraton)

  • Emma Jesch - “A Cloud of Confusion: Assessing the Effects of Conflicting Information about E-Cigarettes”

Risk and Crisis Communication

Location: LC - Osgoode West (Sheraton)

  • Sixiao Liu - “Parents’ COVID-19, HPV, and Monkeypox vaccination intention: A multilevel structural equation model of risk, benefit, barrier, and efficacy perceptions and individual characteristics”

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

High Density: Designing Health Communication and Campaign Messages

Location: LC - Osgoode West (Sheraton)

  • Sixiao Liu - Chair

HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY: Communication Science & Biology Idea Blitz

Location: 2 - City Hall (Sheraton)

  • Jeesung Ahn, Yoona Kang, Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, David Lydon-Staley, Emily Falk - “Neural responses to peers’ faces predict vulnerability to loneliness during COVID-19”

Media Technologies For/Against Migrants

Location: M - Maple West (Sheraton)    

  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez - Chair
  • Eszter Zimanyi - “The Ethics of Documenting Migration”

Identity, Media, and Politics

Location: M - Chestnut West (Sheraton)

  • Sam Wolken, Daniel Hopkins, Yphtach Lelkes - “The Rise of and Demand for Identity-Oriented Media Coverage”

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

HIGH-DENSITY: Information Systems Promising Papers Session

Location: 2 - Civic South (Sheraton)

  • Yoona Kang, Jeesung Ahn, Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, Mia Jovanova, David Lydon-Staley, Emily Falk - “Frontoparietal system functional connectivity moderates the within-day associations between increases in time spent on social media and subsequent negative affect”

Authenticity, Ephemerality, Imaginaries. Transnational and Historical Perspectives    

Location: 2 - Huron (Sheraton)

  • Muira McCammon - “Performances of ephemerality: A history of communication and contestation during the Trump administration”

HYBRID: Freedom of Expression in the Digital Context

Location: 2 - City Hall (Sheraton)

  • Pawel Popiel - Chair

Modeling Time: Computational Approaches for the Anlaysis of Longitudinal, Temporal, and Time-Dynamic Data

Location: M - Norfolk (Sheraton)

  • Yphtach Lelkes - “Measuring Dynamic Media Bias”


Location: LC - Osgoode East (Sheraton)

Fallon Parfaite - “EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Algorithmic Resistance: How Black TikTok Creators endure and protest racist algorithms”

What journalism ought to be: Metajournalistic discourse and the interpretive community

Location: M - Linden (Sheraton)

  • Jeanna Sybert - “'It Was a Nightmare': Difficult Memories, Institutional Identity, and Journalists’ Recollections of 9/11”

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Platformed University: Care, Collaboration and Cope

Location: 2 - Elgin (Sheraton)

  • Sarah Banet-Weiser, Kathryn Higgins - “Grind and Grift: Gender, Con(fidence), and Post-Authenticity in Academic Labor”

Publishing and Editing Media and Cultural Studies Scholarship

Location: 4 - Yorkville West (Shearton)

  • Aswin Punathambekar - “Reflecting on a Decade of 'Crosscurrents' in Media, Culture, and Society”

Not All News Is Fit to Print: Issues hounding journalism practice

Location: 2 - Wentworth (Sheraton)

  • Muira McCammon - “Excavating the state’s memory hole: What watchdogs (don’t) want to remember”

HYBRID: Communication and Technology Top Student Paper Session

Location: LC LIVESTREAM - Grand Ballroom East (Sheraton)

  • Chloe Ahn - “More Than Job Loss: The Influence of Symbolic Threat from Automation on Redistribution and Technology Attitudes”

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

HIGH-DENSITY: Affect, Emotion, and Morality

Location: 2 - Kent (Sheraton)

  • Thandi Lyew, Mia Jovanova, Danielle Cosme, Yoona Kang, Emily Falk, David Lydon-Staley - “The Influence of Uncertainty Intolerance on Daily Mood before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  • Xinyi Wang, Emily Falk, David Lydon-Staley - “Manipulating Curiosity through Social Influence”

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Klaus Krippendorff: A Celebration

Location: M - Willow Centre (Sheraton)

  • Mary Angela Bock (Ph.D. '09), Mariaelena Bartesaghi (Ph.D. '04) - Organizers
  • Barbie Zelizer - Panelist

This memorial session honors Klaus Krippendorff, the Gregory Bateson Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication left this earth on October 10, 2022. His scholarly accomplishments, his genius, and his legacy to our field is well documented in official obituaries. His dedication to teaching and mentoring has been inspirational for his students. This is an event to celebrate his life, to share stories, to gather as scholars and individuals who loved and admired him.

Remembering Todd Gitlin: His Life and Legacy

Location: 2 - Civic North

  • Florence Zivaishe Madenga, Speaker

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Annenberg East/West Reception

Location: Dominion Ballroom (Sheraton)

Sunday, May 28, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Hybrid - HIGH DENSITY SESSION: Representation and The Limits of Representation    

Location: 2 - Dominion South (Sheraton)

  • Azsaneé Truss - “Portrait of a Postfeminist Black Woman: Shondaland & the Limits of Representation”

Post-Truth and Trust in a Globalized Society: Popular Truth and Consequences

Location: 2 - Dufferin (Sheraton)

  • Kathryn Higgins - “The Post-Truth of Rape”

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Annenberg Walking Tour

Location: Meet in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel lobby at 10:00 am.

Annenberg alumni and current community members are invited to a guided walking tour around Toronto. The tour will be two hours in length and will end at the Sheraton Centre Hotel at noon.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

HIGH-DENSITY: InfoSys-CSaB Co-Sponsored Session in Neuroscience and Psychophysiology

Location: M - Chestnut West (Sheraton)

  • Mia Jovanova, Danielle Cosme, Jeesung Ahn, Nicole Cooper, Yoona Kang, Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, David Lydon-Staley, Emily Falk - “Integrating multimodal data and machine learning to predict individual differences in health behavior change”

Communication Science and Biology Escalator Session

Location: 2 - Kent (Sheraton)

  • David Lydon-Staley - Chair

Philosophy, Theory and Critique Research Escalator

Location: 2 - Dufferin (Sheraton)

  • Aswin Punathambekar - Discussant

What Constitutes an “Authentic” Journalism History?

Location: 2 - Civic North (Sheraton)

  • Barbie Zelizer - Moderator
  • Barbie Zelizer - “Enmity and Nationhood in Journalism During the Cold War”

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

HYBRID: Health Communication about Science and Scientists

Location: M - Willow East (Sheraton)

  • Patrick E. Jamieson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson - “Beyond Trust and Trustworthiness: Predicting Science-Consistent Behaviors and Support for Funding Science”

Misinformation, Disinformation, and Political Messages

Location: 4 - Yorkville West (Sheraton)

  • Sandra González-Bailón - “The Puzzle of Misinformation: Exposure to Unreliable Content is Higher among the Better Informed”

Social Issues in the News: Examining News Coverage

Location: M - Cedar (Sheraton)

  • Valentina Proust - “Is it really the news media job? Conflict frames versus public service journalism in the coverage of education policies”

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

HIGH-DENSITY: Decomposing Stereotypes, Contact, and Intergroup Mechanisms

Location: M - Birchwood Ballroom (Sheraton)

  • Emily Falk, David Lydon-Staley, José Carreras-Tartak - “Examining the Association Between Emotion Regulation and Friendship Network Diversity”

Local and Rural Journalism

Location: M - Chestnut East (Sheraton)

  • Louisa Lincoln: “Everything Else is Public Relations: How rural journalists draw the boundary between journalism and public relations in rural communities”

Computational Methods Research Escalator

Location: M - Maple West (Sheraton)

  • Isabelle Langrock - “Open Data & Social Media: Communication Research in the Post-API age”

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY: Top Papers in Communication Science & Biology

Location: M - Willow East (Sheraton)  

  • Mia Jovanova, Prateekshit Pandey, Yoona Kang, Danielle Cosme, David Lydon-Staley, Emily Falk - “REGISTERED REPORT: A person-specific approach to study health behavior: proof of concept with alcohol use”
  • Danielle Cosme, José Carreras-Tartak, Nicole Cooper, Emily Falk - “Neural and behavioral evidence that message self and social relevance motivate content sharing”

Visual Communication Studies Top Paper Session

Location: 2 - Dufferin (Sheraton)  

  •  Chelsea Butkowski - “From Staging Normalcy to Moving in Silence: The Politics of Visual Self-Representation in a Pandemic Era”

HIGH DENSITY: Publics and Counter-Publics: Contested and Polarized Publics

 Location: 2 - Huron (Sheraton)

  • Jessa Lingel, Nathalie Marquez - “Work-in-Progress: The publics and counterpublics of incarcerated media”

Navigating populism and polarization

Location: 2 - Churchill (Sheraton) 

  • Barbie Zelizer, Chair

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Recognizing the Contributions of Joseph N. Cappella and Robert C. Hornik to the Field of Health Communication

Location: M - Chestnut East (Sheraton) 

  • Itzhak Yanovitzky (Ph.D. ’00) - Chair
  • Yariv Tsfati (Ph.D. ’02), Sijia Yang (Ph.D. ’19), Jeff Niederdeppe (Ph.D. ’06), Lourdes S Martinez (Ph.D. ’11), Rebekah Nagler (Ph.D. ’10), Robin Nabi (Ph.D. ’98) - Participants

Mediated Activism Against Hate and For Peace

Location: 2 - Elgin (Sheraton) 

  • Yuval Katz - “Peace through solidarity: Nonreciprocal listening on the digital activist project Border Gone”

HYBRID: Influencers, Mass Media and Conflicts

Location: M - Willow West (Sheraton)

  • Louisa Lincoln, Jenny Lee - “Anon, Please! The Liberatory Façade of DeuxMoi’s Sousveillant Citizen Paparazzi”

Sensors and Internet of Things

Location: 2 - Mackenzie (Sheraton) 

  • Chelsea Butkowski - “Communication About Sensors and Communication Through Sensors: Localizing the Internet Of Things in Rural Communities”

HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY: Morality, Partisanship, and Polarization

Location: 2 - Dominion North (Sheraton)

  • Qijia Ye - “A Moral Perspective on Guilt Appeals: Examining the Moral Matching Effect”

Communication Science and Biology Business Meeting

Location: M - Linden (Sheraton)    

  • David Lydon-Staley - Chair

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception for Joseph N. Cappella and Robert C. Hornik

Location: Davenport Room (Sheraton)

Monday, May 29, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Fandom, Popularity, Local Culture

Location: 2 - Simcoe (Sheraton)

  • Yuval Katz, Chair

The Color of Expertise: When Your Authenticity Undermines Your Authority

Location: M - Chestnut West (Sheraton)    

  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez - “Professionalizing equity in academic publishing: new editorial possibilities?”

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

HIGH-DENSITY: Persuasion and Health Communication

Location: 2 - Kenora (Sheraton) 

  • Mary Andrews, Nicole Cooper, Darin Johnson, Andrew Strasser, Emily Falk - “Compounding effect of microaggressions and exposure to tobacco advertising on stress and smoking”
  • Emily Falk - “An axe to grind? Neural mechanism of implicit source bias on persuasive message processing”

HIGH-DENSITY: Assessing Bias in Social Media and Engagement With News

Location: M - Maple West (Sheraton)

  • Natasha Williams, Julia Cope, Sandra González-Bailón - “Measuring Media Bias in Online News”

HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY: Pandemic and Equality Around the World

Location: 2 - Dominion North (Sheraton)    

  • Guobin Yang - Chair, “Research on Social Memory of Traumatic Events: an Example of Wuhan’s Lockdown at the Beginning of COVID-19”

Postliberal Autonomy and Web 3.0 Governance Challenges

Location: 2 - Civic South (Sheraton)

  • Pawel Popiel - Chair
  • Diami Virgilio - “Race 3.0: Regulating racialization in Web 3.0”

Of the People, by the People, for the People – Re-Inventing Public Media to Support Democracy and Social Change 

Location: 2 - Dufferin (Sheraton) 

  • Victor Pickard - Participant

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

HYBRID: Global Film Industries

Location: 2 - City Hall (Sheraton)  

  • Yuval Katz, U of Pennsylvania

HYBRID: Language and Social Interaction Research Escalator

Location: 2 - Provincial South (Sheraton)

  • Valentina Proust - “Hegemonic-splaining? A reconceptualization of mansplaining from the perspective of (gendered) discursive strategies”

Re-examining Political Satire in an Age of Broken Politics

Location: 4 - Yorkville West (Sheraton)    

  • Guobin Yang - “Online Satire during Pandemic Lockdowns in China”

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Television, Anti-Voices and Representation

Location: 2 - Simcoe (Sheraton)    

  • Yuval Katz - “Studying everyday peace in popular culture: The case of Arab Labor and the Israeli television industry”

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

POSTCONFERENCE: Reimagining Urban Communication: Methods, Ethics, and Praxis in a Digital Age

  • Arlene C. Fernández, participant