ASC@Penn News Digest, April 13


Journal Articles


Professor Joseph Cappella and Provost Vincent Price: "Online discussion effects on intention to participate in genetic research: A longitudinal experimental study" Psychology & Health

Doctoral Candidate Sandra Ristovska: "Strategic witnessing in an age of video activismMedia Culture & Society

Doctoral Student Elena Maris: "Hacking Xena: Technological innovation and queer influence in the production of mainstream televisionCritical Studies in Media Communication


The Annenberg Public Policy Center conducted Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) surveys on how the U.S. public feels using genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight the Zika virus and who the public thinks is most at risk for the virus.

In the Media

Matter of Fact with Fernando Espuelas: "Political Ads Provide Direct Channel To Supporters" interviewed Dean Michael Delli Carpini and "Trump's Message Appeals to Frustrated Voters" interviewed Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Los Angeles Times: "Alarming news from the NRA - via a calm, steady voice" quotes Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Science: "For real this time: Talking to people about gay and transgender issues can change their prejudices" quotes Professor Diana Mutz.

FiveThirtyEight: "An Apparent Fraud - And A Way To Change Opinions On Transgender Rights" quotes Professor Diana Mutz.

Huffington Post: "When Commercialism Trumps Democracy" was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

U.S. News & World Report: "Media Are Selling Out to Donald Trump" was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

PBS NewsHour: "How Donald Trump turned media spectacle into campaign wins" included an interview with Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

NPR: "Why Are Presidential Campaigns So Long? There's Plenty of Blame To Go Around" included an interview with Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Diane Rehm Show (NPR): "Controversy Over Media Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race" included Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson as a guest.

Kveller: "This Is Why I've Never Cut My Kids' Hair" was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Business 2 Community: "4 Predictions on the Future of Marketing Technology" cites the research of Professor Joseph Turow.

Daily Pennsylvanian: "Professors crack down on laptop use in classes" describes Professor Amy Jordan's laptop policy in class.

Northside Neighbor: "Ike's Grandson: Leadership weighed on president" recaps a talk given by David Eisenhower, Director of the Institute for Public Service.

New York Times: "Annenberg Grants to Aid a Range of Emerging Artists" profiles awards by the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Musiquology: "Practice Love, Sound Protest" was written by Doctoral Student John Vilanova.

Awards & Honors

Professor Diana Mutz was awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She will use it to study attitudes toward globalization and how that affects political views. READ MORE.

Professor Amy Jordan won the 2016 Senior Scholar Award from the Children, Adolescents, and Media division of the International Communication Association. She will receive the award at its annual conference this June in Fukuoka, Japan.

Doctoral Student Jennifer Henrichsen received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention award.

Doctoral Candidate Christopher Cimaglio was selected for a dissertation completion fellowship next year at the University of Virginia.

At the Podium 

At the 74th annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Dean Michael Delli Carpini and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson participated in the panel, "Arthur Lupia's 'Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It." Doctoral Student Kecheng Fang also gave the presentation "The Party Mouthpieces Go Viral: How China's Propaganda Machine Adapts to Social Media."

Professor Amy Jordan Spoke at the White House Conference on Helping Children Explore, Learn, and Dream Without Limits: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys sponsored by The White House Council on Women and Girls; the U.S. Department of Education; and the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California. She spoke on the panel "Gender Disparities in Children's Media and Toys."

Professor Amy Jordan moderated the lunchtime panel "Getting the Word Out: Helping Scientists Engage With the Public" organized by the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Resource Center.

Professor Sharrona Pearl moderated a conversation with journalist and speaker Mona Eltahawy at the event "Complicating and Confusing the Image of Muslim Women" as part of the Rethinking Leadership from the Bottom Up conference organized by Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies at Penn.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke at Rutgers University at the event "Communicating the Value and Values of Science."

Professor Sandra González-Bailón delivered the Elihu Katz Colloquium Lecture, "Digital Technologies, Computational Tools, and the Analysis of Social Change."

Professor Diana Mutz was a panelist at the Journal of Law & Public Affairs Annual Symposium at Penn Law School. She spoke on the panel "Does Democracy Need to Be Fixed?"

Professor Joseph Turow spoke on the panel "The Future of Marketing: Challenges for Consumers and Regulators" at the Consumer Federation of America's annual Consumer Assembly.

The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC), directed by Professor Marwan Kraidy, held its 2016 Symposium with the theme "Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture." 

Lecturer Carlin Romano participated in the Berggruen Institute’s March workshops on “Hierarchy, Inequality, Harmony and Freedom” at Stanford University, giving a talk on American pragmatism  and philosopher John Dewey’s theory of arts criticism.

Director of the Institute for Public Service, David Eisenhower, spoke at the event "The Eisenhower Legacy Today: A Conversation with David Eisenhower" at Philadelphia's City Hall. 

Scholars Program in Culture and Communication Visiting Scholar David Hesmondhalgh gave the Scholars Colloquium "Creative Industries, Public Policy and Culture." 

Executive Director of, Eugene Kiely, spoke today at the North Carolina Science Festival as part of the public roundtable "Science and the Campaign Trail."

The graduate students of the Annenberg School held their fourth annual Graduate Student Symposium with the theme "Connected." Students who presented include Minji Kim, Jazmyne A. Sutton, Leah Ferentinos, Yilang Peng, Taylor-Rae Collins-Headley, Elisabetta Ferrari, Jasmine Erdener, Danielle Naugle, Aaron Shapiro, Sun-ha Hong, Jonathan Pace, Natalie Hebert, Rosemary Clark, Joshua Becker, Kate Zambon, and Nour Halabi.

CAMRA held its fourth annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival on the theme "Race, Media, and Social Justice" as well as its CAMRA Fellows Program Student Project Showcase.

University of Minnesota professor Giovanna Dell'Orto visited the Annenberg School to deliver a book talk about her upcoming book, "AP Foreign Correspondents in Action."

Gus Carlson, Executive Vice-President and Global Chief Communications Officer for Thompson Reuters, spoke at Annenberg, delivering a talk titled "The New Now."

9th Wonder and Crew held a masterclass on beat making and sampling in hip-hop, co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies.

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