ASC@Penn News Digest, August 2017


Book Chapters


The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication (Oxford), co-edited by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, includes chapters written by: Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Professor Joseph Cappella, Professor Emeritus Oscar Gandy, Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz, Professor Victor Pickard, Professor Emeritus Vincent Prince, Research Director Patrick Jamieson, Research Director Daniel Romer, Research Director Kenneth Winneg, Researcher Ilana Weitz, and Doctoral Student Allyson Volinsky.

Professor Victor Pickard: “Rediscovering the News: Journalism Studies’ Three Blind Spots” in Remaking the News: Essays on the Future of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age (MIT Press)

Journal Articles

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “The Role of Language in Expressing the Life Sciences in a Polarized Age” (Politics and the Life Sciences)

Professor Emily Falk: “The Influence of Peer Behavior as a Function of Social and Cultural Closeness: A Meta-Analysis of Normative Influence on Adolescent Smoking Initiation and Continuation” (Psychological Bulletin) [READ MORE]

Professor Victor Pickard: “Principles for Policymakers” (InterMedia)

CARGC Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya el Zein: “Developing a Palestinian Resistance Economy through Agricultural Labor” (Journal of Palestine Studies)

CARGC Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya el Zein: “Book Review: Freedom without Permission” (Politics & Gender)

Doctoral Candidate Katerina Girginova: “Hijacking Heads and Hashtags” (Global-E)

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “How Politicians Express Different Viewpoints in Gesture and Speech Simultaneously” (Cognitive Linguistics)

Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi: “The Ancient Walls of Damascus and the Siege of Mouaddamiyya: A Historical and Spatial Analysis of Bounded Place and Cultural Identity” (Space and Culture)

Survey Research & Reports

The Annenberg Public Policy Center released the following research reports:

In the Media

Democracy Digest: “Limit Democracy to Save Liberalism?” referenced a book by Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

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

MarketWatch: “Not Even Free Money Can Make Some People Go to the Gym” referenced a study conducted by the Network Dynamics Group, including Professor Damon Centola, Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, Doctoral Student Joshua Becker, and Doctoral Student Natalie Herbert.

BOLD: “The Mechanics of Influence” is a Q&A with Professor Emily Falk.

Research conducted by Professor Emily Falk was covered in the following media outlets:

Brill Online: “The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World” reviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book of the same name.

Professor Yphtach Lelkes wrote an article, published in the Washington Post, titled “In a New Poll, Half of Republicans Say They Would Support Postponing the 2020 Election if Trump Proposed it,” based on research he conducted. The article was reprinted or covered in the following media outlets:

Vox: “The Trolling Presidency“ referenced a paper written by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

NiemanLab: “Is ‘Platform’ the Right Metaphor for the Technology Companies that Dominate Digital Media?” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Artribune: “Reinventare la Rete. Il Saggio di Jessa Lingel” discussed Professor Jessa Lingel’s research. (in Italian)

Pacific Standard: “Why Does Hollywood Tell So Many Stories about Women Obsessed with Social Media?” quoted Professor Emeritus Carolyn Marvin.

Vox: “Trump’s Idea that Jobs Will Solve Racism is Just Wrong” referenced a book by Professor Diana C. Mutz. The article was reprinted in CNBC, Gears of Biz, and USA News Guide.

New Scientist: “The Enigma of the Face in Forming First Impressions” quoted Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Professor Victor Pickard wrote an article, published in The Conversation, titled “The Slippery Slope of the Oligarchy Media Model.” The article was reprinted in the following media outlets: Alternet, Auburn Pub, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle,, EconoTimes, Fort Bend Herald, Hedge Accordingly, Idaho Press-Tribune, Journal Star, The Journal Times,, Media Shift, MT Standard, Observer, Odessa American, The Sentinel-Cumberlink, Seriously Media, Skagit Valley Herald,, Winona Daily News, and WTOP. “Sinclair Purchase of WJW Fox 8 Triggers Concerns about Local News” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Washington Post: “The Immigrant Hordes are Already Here! Or Not.” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

CNN: “Can Nudity Crack Hollywood’s Double Standard?” referenced a paper by Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley.

1A on NPR: “How to Keep Friends and Influence Yourself” interviewed Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

J-Source: “Collaboration between Newsrooms and J-Schools Can Help Fill Local News Gaps” quoted Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Guest Column by 54 Penn Students & Alumni: Statement on Amy Wax and Charlottesville” was co-written by Doctoral Student Corrina Laughlin, Doctoral Student Jasmine Erdener, and Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro.

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was named a 2017 Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. [READ MORE]

Professor Sandra González-Bailón was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study digital news and the consumption of online information.

Professor Barbie Zelizer was awarded the Rutman Fellowship for Research and Teaching from the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. [READ MORE]

Karlstad University awarded the Ander Visiting Professorship for 2017-2018 to Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Professor Barbie Zelizer is beginning the second year of her Peabody Media Fellowship with the Peabody Awards for Excellence in Electronic Media.

Lecturer Susan Haas has been asked to join the research team of the newly launched national Cold War Communications Project, led by Jane Curry of Santa Clara University.

At the Podium

Kicking off the 15th season of the Seminars at Steamboat, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a talk, titled “Debunking Political Deception and Viral Deception,” in Colorado.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated two panels on civics and fake news at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Francisco.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

Professor Emily Falk gave a talk at the Summer School in Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics, held at Duke University. Along with Falk, Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz attended the week-long event.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón participated in the first CRI Research Advanced Workshop in Paris. [WATCH VIDEO]

Held at Princeton University, the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science featured a lecture by Professor Sandra González-Bailón. [WATCH VIDEO]

At the Freedom of Expression: Facing Up to the Threat Conference in Qatar, Professor Barbie Zelizer delivered a plenary keynote on Al Jazeera and media freedom. [READ MORE]

At KCON in Los Angeles, George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Dayna Chatman participated in two panel discussions: “Cross Cultural Clashes in Hallyu” and “Black American Music and K-Pop.” [WATCH VIDEO]

Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen gave a presentation titled “Digital Security Technologies for Journalists: Integrating Diffusion of Innovation Theory and Theories of Persuasion to Develop Messaging That May Facilitate Adoption” at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab Summer Institute.

At the 2017 International Conference on Social Media and Society, Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund gave a presentation titled “Measured Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Instagram's Fashion Influencers."

The Annenberg School hosted its annual Convocation ceremony, welcoming 12 new doctoral students.

CARGC welcomed Patrick Murphy for a book talk on his book The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses.

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Daoud Kuttab, who gave a talk entitled "Challenges of Independent Media in the MENA Region: Radio al Balad in Jordan."

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