ASC@Penn News Digest, April 2018


Book Chapters

Professor Joseph N. Cappella, Doctoral Candidate Yotam Ophir, and Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton: "The Importance of Measuring Knowledge in the Age of Misinformation and Challenges in the Tobacco Domain" in Misinformation and Mass Audiences (University of Texas Press)

Journal Articles

Postdoctoral Fellow Kirsten Lochbuehler, Postdoctoral Fellow Melissa Mercincavage, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: "Effect of Message Congruency on Attention and Recall in Pictorial Health Warning Labels" (Tobacco Control)

Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “When Visual Cues Activate Moral Foundations: Unintended Effects of Visual Portrayals of Vaping within Electronic Cigarette Video Advertisements” (Human Communication Research)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Global Media Studies: A Critical Agenda” (Journal of Communication)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Medios Transnacionales, Política y Cultura en el Mundo Árabe (1991-2017)” (AWRAQ)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “A Tale of Two Modernities” (NACLA Report on the Americas)

Professor Diana C. Mutz: “Status Threat, Not Economic Hardship, Explains the 2016 Presidential Vote” (PNAS) [READ MORE]

Professor Sharrona Pearl: “Saving Faces” (CMAJ)

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: "Adolescent Perceptions of Black-Oriented Media: 'The Day Beyoncé Turned Black'" (Journal of Advertising Research)

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang: "Authoritarian Participatory Persuasion 2.0: Netizens as Thought Work Collaborators in China" (Journal of Contemporary China)

Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner: “Crisis of Representation and New Media Policies in Latin America” (Latin American Perspectives)

Doctoral Student Alvin Y. Zhou: “Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives” (Information, Communication, & Society)

Research Reports

Internet Policy Observatory: “Digital Propaganda or 'Normal' Political Polarization? Case Study of Political Debate on Polish Twitter” (with research from Doctoral Student Pawel Popiel)

In the Media

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

KSFR Radio: “How Invisible Forces Shape Our Behavior” interviewed Professor Damon Centola. [AUDIO]

Quartz: “Want to Change Facebook? Don’t Delete Your Account — Use It For Good” was written by Professor Sandra González-Bailón.

Middle East Research and Information Project: “From the Editors” referenced research by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Salon: “Laura Ingraham Ad Exodus Incites Conversation About Free Speech” quoted Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

JSTOR Daily: “Why Deleting Facebook Isn’t the Answer to Data Driven Targeting” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Research by Professor Diana C. Mutz was covered in the following media outlets:

CMAJ Podcasts: “The Ethics of Face Transplants: Medical Versus Societal Needs” interviewed Professor Sharrona Pearl. [AUDIO]

H-Net: "Let's Not Reimagine: Debating Debates about the Necessity of Face Transplants" reviewed Professor Sharrona Pearl's book Face/On.

Lilith: “It’s (Past) Time for the Gun Conversation” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Romper: "Putting a Tracker on My Kid's Lovey Was Genius, and Nearly Triggered an Emergency Protocol in the Airport" was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Professor Victor Pickard was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

The Nation: “Break Facebook’s Power and Renew Journalism” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

Critical Studies in Media Communication: “Media Activism in the Digital Age” reviews Professor Victor Pickard and Professor Guobin Yang’s edited volume of the same name.

Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Penn Today: “Three Years On: A Look at the Penn Wharton China Center” quoted Professor Guobin Yang.

International Documentary Association: “Center for Media at Risk Launches as Bulwark for Journalism against Global Political Intimidation” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Penn Today: “Q&A with Barbie Zelizer” interviewed Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Indy100: "'Black-oriented' Films are Highly Profitable if They're Marketed to a Mainstream Audience, Study Finds" covered research by Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley.

Pennsylvania Gazette: “This is Your Brain on Politics” profiled Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Washington Post: “Ready for the Media’s Comey Swoonfest? Nothing Can Stop it Now.” quoted Lecturer David Eisenhower.

New York Times: “Baseball’s Unwritten Rules” was written by Lecturer Doug Glanville.

Cure: "Chronic Illness and Disability: Living with a Long-Term Diagnosis" was written by CARGC Fellow Samira Rajabi.

The following Annenberg doctoral students and candidates were published in a special section of Media Theory:

supchina: “Jordan Peterson and China’s ‘White Left’” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

ScienceNews: "Website Privacy Policies Don't Say Much About How They Share Your Data" quoted Doctoral Candidate Tim Libert.

Slate: “Can They Really Delete That?” and “Trouble @JTFGTMO” were written by Doctoral Student Muira McCammon.

Public Seminar: “No Offense to Robert Musil, But…” was written by Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver.

QDSS.IT: “Pre-crimine nella realtà: i software di ‘predictive policing’ utilizzati dalla polizia americana” referenced research by Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro. (in Italian)

Markets Insider: "Cohesity Accelerates Application Testing and Development with Cloud-Based Test/Dev" quoted Senior Systems Manager Marlon Wenceslao.

Awards & Honors

Professor Barbie Zelizer has been named a 2018 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow.

Faculty Research Associate Jessica Fishman received the Everett Lee Hunt Award for her book Death Makes the News. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert, Doctoral Candidate Danny Kim, Doctoral Candidate Hye-Yon Lee, and Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky won 2018 Russell Ackoff Fellowships from the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen has been named a co-editor for a book about national security and journalism, which is being developed by the Center for the Study of Ethics of the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

At The Web Conference 2018, Doctoral Candidate Tim Libert received an Honorable Mention for his paper entitled “An Automated Approach to Auditing Disclosure of Third-Party Data Collection in Website Privacy Policies.”

APPC’s won a 2018 Webby for Best Politics Site. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivered the annual spring lecture to the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a lecture entitled "How Russian Hackers and Trolls Exploited U.S. Media in 2016" at the American Philosophical Society's 275th Anniversary Meeting.

Professor Damon Centola gave a lecture at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.

The following members of the Annenberg community presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication:

  • Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky and Professor Robert C. Hornik: “Wild and Daring or Gross and Weird? An Elicitation Survey of Adolescents’ Perceptions of e-Cigarette Use and Peer Users”
  • Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “#digitalhood: Engagement with Risk Content on Social Media Among Black and Latino Youth”
  • Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale: “Natural Cigarette Advertising: Perceived Effectiveness by Smoker Type”

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was the keynote speaker at the Media Studies Forum conference in Lebanon.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave a presentation entitled "A Tale of Two Modernities" at the Latin East conference, hosted at NYU.

Professor Guobin Yang participated in a panel, entitled "'The Legacies of the Sixties,' Now and in the Future," at the Fifty Years After the Revolution Conference, hosted by Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies.

Professor Guobin Yang served as the discussant for a panel, entitled "Transnational Radicalism: What Can China Tell Us?," at the Radical Democracy Conference, hosted by The New School for Social Research.

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture at the Memory Rebound conference held at The New School.

Lecturer Clovis Bergère gave a MARC lecture, entitled “’Fake’ Genre, Twitter Humor, and the Constitution of Youth as Political Agents in Guinea — Conakry.”

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang participated in a panel, entitled “Contemporary China through the Lens of Media,” at the 2018 Vanderbilt China Forum.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang gave a guest lecture at The University of Hong Kong, entitled “Co-opting Digital Media for Party Propaganda.”

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang presented his paper “Information Platforms for Whom?: Reproducing Inequality on China’s Public Social Media” at the Platformization of Chinese Society workshop.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang gave an invited talk, entitled “More Information, Less Diversity: The Problems with Digital Media and How Can We Fix Them,” at NYU Shanghai.

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault participated in a panel, entitled “AI Effects,” at the Contentious Narratives conference held at George Washington University.

Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund gave a talk entitled "Social Media and the Industrialization of Influence" at Theorizing the Web, hosted at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

At the 2018 Pop Conference, hosted by the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle, Doctoral Candidate Rachel Stonecipher gave a presentation entitled "Sighting and Citing the Lesbian in Live Music Performance," and Digital Design Specialist Kyle Cassidy and Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova gave a presentation entitled "I'm Not the Drummer's Girlfriend: Merch Stands, Merch Girls, and the Gendered Dynamics of Live Music's Backline Labor."

The Annenberg School hosted its sixth annual Graduate Student Symposium, organized by Doctoral Student Joshua Becker, Doctoral Student Sean Fischer, Doctoral Student Megan Genovese, Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi, Doctoral Student Subhayan Mukerjee, and Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey. The symposium included presentations by the following students:

  • Doctoral Student Joshua Becker: “Can Individuals Benefit from the Wisdom of Crowds”
  • Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner: “Effect of Sex of Source on Perceived Severity of Sexual Harassment”
  • Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey: “Social Influences on Health Message Receptivity: How Physical Activity across Social Network Changes Neural Receptivity to Health Messages”
  • Doctoral Student Leeann Siegel: “Framing an Epidemic: Impacts of Episodic Framing and Exemplar Characteristic in Opioid Epidemic News Articles on Attributions of Responsibility and Policy Support”
  • Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang: “Fostering Health Discussions Online: Persuasive Messaging, Virtual Networking, and Causal Inference”
  • Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “The Network Dynamics of Category Emergence”
  • Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi: “Resisting the Cloud”
  • Doctoral Student Alvin Y. Zhou: “Twitter Character Limit Change Increases Incivility of Political Talks”
  • Doctoral Student Sean Fischer: “Hollywood's Political Space”
  • Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol: “It's All Good with Food: Communist Bulgaria's Quest of Cleansing of All Vestiges of Turkishness...Except the Food”
  • Doctoral Student Heather Jaber: “(De)Constructing the Global: The Ephemeral Queer Arab and the Globalization of Mashrou Leila”
  • Doctoral Student Eunji Kim: “Entertaining Belief in Economic Mobility”
  • Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari: “Mundane Modernity: How the Hungarian Internet Tax Protests Imagined the Internet”
  • Doctoral Candidate Yilang Peng: “Mapping and Explaining the Gender Gap in Consuming Science News: Findings from WeChat”
  • Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen: “Breaking Through the Ambivalence: Behind Journalistic Motivations and Barriers to Adopt Digital Security Technologies”
  • Doctoral Student Do Eon Lee: “What You Read and See: The Influence of Incongruently Valenced Text and Images in Political News on Readers' Attitudinal Response and Intent to Vote”
  • Doctoral Student Subhayan Mukerjee: “Online Audiences and the Political Cycle”
  • Doctoral Student Lauren Bridges: “Hacking the News: Constructing Murdoch's Professional and the Entrepreneurial Ethic”

The Annenberg School hosted a screening of the documentary “Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End,” which profiles Lecturer Dwayne Booth. A Q&A with Booth and the filmmaker Pablo Bryant followed.

CARGC held its third biennial symposium, entitled “Mediating Islamic State,” which included remarks from Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, CARGC Fellow Samira Rajabi, CARGC Fellow Rayya El Zein, Doctoral Student Heather Jaber, Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih, and Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol.

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Manuel Puppis for a colloquium entitled “Libertarians' Quest to Put the Media at Risk: The Swiss Referendum on the Abolishment of Public Service Broadcasting.”

The Center for Media at Risk held its launch symposium, entitled “What is Media at Risk?,” which included remarks from Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Professor Barbie Zelizer, and Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

The Control Societies Speaker Series hosted Bernard Harcout for a lecture entitled “The Counterrevolution: When Digital Technology Meets the Counterinsurgency Warfare Paradigm,” and Elvin Wyly for a lecture entitled “Hayek in the Cloud: Cognitive Conservatism and the Evolution of the Smart City.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomes Jennifer Pan for a lecture entitled “How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, Not Engaged Argument.”

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