ASC@Penn News Digest, August 2020


Book Chapters

Professor Guobin Yang: “Postscript: Environmental Communication between Conflict and Performance” in Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures (Michigan State University Press)

Professor Guobin Yang: “Communication as Translation: Notes toward a New Conceptualization of Communication” in Rethinking Media Research for Changing Societies (Cambridge University Press)

Journal Articles

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Policy Views and Negative Beliefs About Vaccines in the United States, 2019” (American Journal of Public Health)

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Prospective Associations of Regional Social Media Messages with Attitudes and Actual Vaccination: A Big Data and Survey Study of the Influenza Vaccine in the United States” (Vaccine)

Doctoral Candidate Muira McCammon: “Tweeted, Deleted: An Exploratory Study of the US Government’s Digital Memory Holes” (New Media & Society)


Postdoctoral Fellow Bradley Mattan: “A Registered Report on How Implicit Pro-Rich Bias is Shaped by the Perceiver's Gender and Socioeconomic Status” (Royal Society Open Science)

Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood: “PEG Access Media: Local Communication Hubs in a Pandemic” (Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University)

In the Media

Penn LDI: “Is the Threat of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Getting Enough Attention?” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Wired: “Neuroscience Could Be the Key to Getting People to Wear Masks” quoted Professor Emily Falk.

The New Yorker: “The Second Act of Social Media Activism” quoted Professor Sarah J. Jackson.

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

New York Times: “Trump Is Trying to Bend Reality to His Will” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

NiemanLab: “This is How FiveThirtyEight is Trying to Build the Right Amount of Uncertainty into its 2020 Election Data Analysis” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Wharton Business Daily: “Victor Pickard on Wharton Business Daily” interviewed Professor Victor Pickard. [AUDIO]

Professor Victor Pickard’s book Democracy Without Journalism? was reviewed or mentioned in the following outlets:

Washington Post: “Cutting Back the U.S. Postal Service Would Hurt the Lifeblood of Democracy” was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

Lincoln County Record: “New Research: Americans Are Not as Divided as They Believe” quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau and Postdoctoral Fellow Samantha Moore-Berg.

WHYY: “Why Kamala Harris Was Raised as a Black Woman” was written by Lecturer Murali Balaji.

WHYY: “Kamala Harris Could Help Dems Court Philly’s Large Indian American Community” interviewed Lecturer Murali Balaji. [AUDIO]

Journalist’s Resource: “Race and the Newsroom: 7 Studies to Know” quoted Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood.

New York Times: “How Artists Are Trying to Solve the World’s Problems” quoted Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan.

WBAL TV: “ Reviews DNC Claims” interviewed Staff Member Robert Farley.

Essence Magazine: “Never Mind the Pandemic, These Black Women Are Thriving” quoted Staff Member Debra Williams.

Research conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center was covered in the following media outlets:

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson received the Robert H. Koff 2020 Memorial Award from the National Superintendents Roundtable.

Professor David Lydon-Staley received the 2020 Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Postdoctoral Fellow Elisabetta Ferrari received the 2020 Best Dissertation Award from the Association of Internet Researchers, and Postdoctoral Fellow Fernanda R. Rosa received an honorable mention.

Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood received a Presidential Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and was elected 2020-2021 student liaison by its Participatory Journalism Interest Group.

Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan received an Eyebeam Fellowship and the 2020 James D. Woods Award. [READ MORE]

At the (Virtual) Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivered a virtual talk to the National Superintendents Roundtable. She was also a panelist at a virtual event hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

Professor Victor Pickard, Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood, and Doctoral Candidate Muira McCammon gave presentations at the 2020 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Postdoctoral Fellow Fernanda R. Rosa, Doctoral Student Lauren E. Bridges, and Doctoral Student Kinjal Dave gave presentations at the 2020 meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

Professor Joseph Turow was a panelist for the virtual event entitled “How Do We Move Beyond Consent Models in Privacy Legislation?

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