ASC@Penn News Digest, February 2017



Professor Amy Jordan: Children, Adolescents, and Media: The future of research and action (Routledge)

CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali: Media Localism: The Policies of Place (University of Illinois Press)

Book Chapters

Professor Victor Pickard: “Confronting Market Failure: Past Lessons Toward Public Policy Interventions” in The Communication Crisis in America, And How to Fix It (Palgrave Macmillan)

Doctoral Candidate Eleanor Marchant: “Organizational Cultural Hybrid: Nonprofit and For-Profit Cultural Influences in the Kenyan Technology Sector” in Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making (Palgrave Macmillan)

Journal Articles

Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Professor Joseph N. Cappella, and Professor Emily B. Falk: "A neural model of valuation and information virality" (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) [READ MORE]

Professor Victor Pickard: “Toward a People’s Internet. The Fight for Positive Freedoms in an Age of Corporate Libertarianism” (Blurring the Lines)

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau: “Backlash: The Politics and Real-World Consequences of Minority Group Dehumanization” (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) [READ MORE]

Postdoctoral Fellow Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang: “Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?” (Health Education & Behavior)

Postdoctoral Fellow Qinghua (Candy) Yang: “How do cancer risk perception, benefit perception of quitting, and cancer worry influence quitting intention among current smokers: A study using the 2013 HINTS” (Journal of Substance Use)

Postdoctoral Fellow Qinghua (Candy) Yang: “Are Social Networking Sites Making Health Behavior Change Interventions More Effective? A Meta-Analytic Review” (Journal of Health Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark: “Book review: Andi Zeisler, We were feminists once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl®, the buying and selling of a political movement” (Communication and the Public)

Survey Research & Reports

Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center published the following reports:

In the Media

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

Research conducted by Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk was quoted in the following media outlets:

BuzzFeed: “A Bunch of ‘Rogue’ National Parks Have Created A National Science Movement” quoted Professor Sandra González-Bailón.

34th Street Magazine: “Are Screens Good For Teens?” quoted Professor Amy Jordan and Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley.

Pennsylvania Gazette: “What Kids Want (to Watch)” quoted Professor Amy Jordan.

The Middle East Journal published a review of Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book The Naked Blogger of Cairo.

Washington Post: “This is why the Islamic State shocks the world with its graphically violent imagery” was written by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Philadelphia Magazine: “The Internet Is Killing Happiness. Can We Stop It?” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

MPR News: “J.K. Rowling responds to fans threatening to burn ‘Harry Potter’ books over political views” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

PCMA Convene: “The Way Forward” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Kveller: “Talking to My Daughter About Her Friend’s Transgender Parent” and “Why I Couldn’t Stay Quiet About the Muslim Ban During My Kid’s Kindergarten Visit” were written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Scary Mommy: “Dear (Future) Granddaughter: This Is Why Your Grandma Fought The Rise Of Trump” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

The Nation: “The Problem With Our Media Is Extreme Commercialism” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

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

The Atlantic: "The Future of Shopping is More Discrimination" was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

Forbes: “The Future Of Privacy And Customer Experience” quoted research by Professor Joseph Turow.

Huffington Post: “Millennials Are The Foot Soldiers Of The Resistance” quoted Professor Guobin Yang.

OMNIA: “The Red Guard Generation” quoted Professor Guobin Yang.

Forbes: “Stolen Oscars: History, Markets and Myths” was written by Professor Peter Decherney.

Penn Current: “Penn cinema profs to talk 89th Academy Awards” quoted Professor Peter Decherney.

Real Clear Politics: “The Presidential Ratings Racket” quoted Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg.

Black News: “Desiree Peterkin Bell Joins Faculty at University of Pennsylvania as Guest Lecturer This Spring” was written about Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Desiree Peterkin Bell recommends having a quarter life crisis, talks about her class that covers ‘fake news’” was a Q&A with Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell.

Lecturer Carlin Romano’s book America the Philosophical was featured in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Existenz, Contemporary Pragmatism, and European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy. [READ MORE]

Washington Post: “Trump says his travel ban will make America safer. Our research shows it will do the exact opposite.” was co-authored by Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau’s research was covered in the following media outlets:

NiemanLab: “If small newspapers are going to survive, they’ll have to be more than passive observers to the news” was co-authored by CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali.

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon wrote the following articles:

Wilson Center: “Hurting the Feelings of the Chinese People” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Huffington Post: “With The Stroke of A Pen, Trump May Have Sparked An American Brain Drain” quoted Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih.

Generocity: “Predictive policing software is a small sliver of the police reform puzzle” quoted Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro.

Singularity Hub: “Could Predictive Policing Lead to a Real-Life Minority Report?” references an article written by Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Penn’s graduate schools often lack cohesion. A new student leader wants to fix that.” quoted Doctoral Student Rachel N. Stonecipher.

Los Angeles Times: “Beyoncé’s Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art” was written by Doctoral Student John Vilanova.

Doctoral Student John Vilanova was quoted in the following media outlets:

Awards & Honors

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was named Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, including a dual appointment at the Annenberg School and the School of Arts and Sciences, and a secondary appointment at the Wharton School. [READ MORE]

Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang, Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey, Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk won a top paper award from the Communication Science and Biology interest group of the International Communication Association.

Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Doré, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk won two top poster awards from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society.

Postdoctoral Fellow Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang was named a Research Associate at the University of Missouri’s Media and Diversity Center.

Doctoral Candidate Andrew Daniller was named the 2017-2019 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Eleanor Marchant is a Visiting Scholar this semester at USC Annenberg.

Doctoral Student Elena Maris and Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro were awarded internships with Microsoft Research Labs. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Professor Robert C. Hornik gave a talk sponsored by Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives entitled, “Choosing Message Themes for Mass Media Campaigns; The Case of the FDA’s Real Cost Campaign.”

Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. gave a talk entitled, “Unpacking the Relationship Between Urban Ethnography and Activism: Views from the Field,” at Penn GSE’s 2017 Ethnography Forum.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the following lectures:

Professor Jessa Lingel co-organized the second Queer Internet Studies Symposium, co-sponsored by the Annenberg School and CARGC. [READ MORE]

Professor Jessa Lingel gave the following lectures:

Several Annenberg faculty members and graduate students presented at the 2017 Digital Sociology Mini-Conference:

  • Professor Jessa Lingel: "Networked Field Studies: A Method for Comparative Analysis of Socio-Technical Networks"
  • Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: "A Content Analysis of Hepatitis B-related Social Media Content"
  • Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark: "Building a Digital Girl Army: Cultivating Feminist Safe Spaces Online"
  • Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang: “'Pink Girls' in China: From Boys’ Love to Patriotic Digital Activism"
  • Doctoral Candidate Katerina Girginova: "Let the Games Begin: Twitter and Active Spectatorship"
  • Doctoral Student Helene Langlamet: "Can Digital Technologies Create a Stronger Model for Democratic Participation?"

Professor Victor Pickard gave a talk at USC Annenberg entitled “Journalism Director’s Forum: A Conversation with Victor Pickard.”

Professor Joseph Turow gave a talk at Amsterdam School of Communication Research entitled, “The Hidden Life of Personal Data in 21st Century Commerce.”

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave the following lectures:

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a commencement address entitled, “Why a University Degree Matters Today,” at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. (in Portuguese)

Professor Peter Decherney gave a Penn Arts and Sciences Knowledge by the Slice talk entitled, “Oscars 2017: The Glitter and Politics.”

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins gave an Elihu Katz Colloquium lecture entitled, “The Increasingly United States?: The Nationalization of American Political Behavior.”

Visiting Scholar Lisa Henderson was invited to lead a graduate workshop at Carleton University entitled, “Critical Karaoke.”

Visiting Scholar Isabel Molina-Guzmán gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication lecture entitled “Television, Difference and Representation in the Age of Trump.”

Visiting Scholar Zvi Reich gave an Elihu Katz Colloquium lecture entitled, “The Disruption of Journalistic Expertise.”

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon held a book launch, for his recently published book Journalism in Crisis, at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Dayna E. Chatman gave the George Gerbner Postdoctoral Lecture entitled, “Networked Co-Viewing on Twitter: Black Viewers’ Participatory Practices Around Scandal.”

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska presented her paper entitled, "The Rise of Eyewitness Video and Its Implications for Human Rights: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches" at the International Studies Association (ISA) 2017 Conference.

The Elihu Katz Colloquium series welcomed Peter Bearman, who gave a talk entitled, “The neural signatures of social relations: liking, future liking, and reciprocity in human groups."

The Annenberg School co-sponsored the 16th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, featuring Charles Blow, Joy Reid, and Camille Charles.

The Annenberg School welcomed Caty Borum Chattoo, who gave a talk entitled, “The Role of Documentary & Entertainment Storytelling for Social Change: Intersecting Contemporary Practice and Scholarship.”

TCORS welcomed Jonathan Cohen, who gave a lecture entitled, “Why Do We Identify with Fictional Characters? The Determinants of Character Identification and Its Role in Narrative Persuasion.”

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