ASC@Penn News Digest, February 2018


Journal Articles

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: "Transparency in Authors’ Contributions and Responsibilities to Promote Integrity in Scientific Publication" (PNAS)

APPC Research Director Kenneth Winneg and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Associations of Topics of Discussion on Twitter with Survey Measures of Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors Related to Zika: Probabilistic Study in the United States” (JMIR Public Health and Surveillance)

Postdoctoral Fellow Nicole Cooper, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O'Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk: "Associations Between Coherent Neural Activity in the Brain's Value System During Antismoking Messages and Reductions in Smoking" (Health Pscyhology)

Professor Sandra González-Bailón and Doctoral Student Subhayan Mukerjee: “Networks of Audience Overlap in the Consumption of Digital News” (Journal of Communication)

Professor Yphtach Lelkes: “Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and Demobilizes the Public” (SSRN) [READ MORE]

Professor Monroe Price, Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen, and Doctoral Candidate Eleanor Marchant: “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Global Report 2017/2018” (UNESCO)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “When the Wrong Kind of Authority Neutralizes Journalism: Cold War Enmity, Journalism, and the U.S. Presidential Race” (Comunicazioni Sociali)

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “How Patterns of Learning About Sexual Information Among Adolescents are Related to Sexual Behaviors” (Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang: “Cognitive Roadblock Not Gateway: Effects of Visual Vaping Cues on Young Adults’ Harm Perceptions” (Tobacco Regulatory Science)

In the Media

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

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Forbes: “How to Weave a Web to Improve Your Agility” quoted Professor Emily B. Falk.

Strategy+Business: “The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership” quoted Professor Emily B. Falk.

Penn Current: “A Look into the Hidden Logic of Social Life” profiled Professor Sandra González-Bailón and her new book Decoding the Social World.

Professor Yphtach Lelkes’ research was covered in the following media outlets:

MARC Blog: “Media, Techno-Political Action, and Social Justice Symposium: A Partial Reader” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Cato Institute: “Public Opinion and Counterterrorism Policy” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Lilith: “Welcome (Back) to the Resistance, Mom” and “When Your Child Brings a Sexist Book Home from Jewish Day School” were written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Social History of Medicine: “Sharrona Pearl, Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other” reviewed Professor Sharrona Pearl‘s book Face/On.

Christian Science Monitor: “Unilever’s Gambit Reflects Advertisers’ Role in Cleaning Digital ‘Swamp’” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

NBC News: “Our Digital Devices May Be Revealing More About Us Than We Realize” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: “Revolution and Factionalism in China’s Cultural Revolution, with Guobin Yang” interviewed Professor Guobin Yang. [AUDIO]

Marquette Tribune: “Nieman Lecturer Argues Against Journalism’s Current Code of Ethics” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

New York Times: “Trump Has Got Democrats Right Where He Wants Them” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Quartz: “The Unique Traits Americans Developed From Decades of Immigration” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts: “Pearson Presents: Emile Bruneau on Tricking Your Mind to Resolve Global Conflicts” interviewed Research Scientist Emile Bruneau. [AUDIO]

The American Prospect: “What the Parkland Students Wanted the World to See – But the Media Didn’t” quoted Research Associate Jessica Fishman.

J-Source: “HuffPost Canada Keeps Unpaid Bloggers After U.S. Counterpart Moves to Paid Opinion Sections” was written by Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.

Knowledge at Wharton: “A ‘Dirty and Open Secret’: Can Social Media Curb Fake Followers” interviewed Doctoral Student David Elliot Berman. [AUDIO]

NBC 10: “Philadelphia’s Link to Russian Election Meddling” interviewed Doctoral Student David Elliot Berman. [VIDEO]

Al Jazeera: “Disinformation and Democracy (Part II): People and Power” interviewed Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault. [VIDEO]

Awards & Honors

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., currently the dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, was named the next dean of the Annenberg School. He will begin on January 1, 2019. [READ MORE]

Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz will receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement ceremony on May 14. [READ MORE]

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley was named Most Valuable Professor by her students on the Penn Women’s Lacrosse team.

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon was named Journalist of the Year by the Critical Distance Awards 2018.

At the Podium

A group of Annenberg researchers representing the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) presented their work at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) annual meeting in Baltimore.

  • Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Effects of Visual Features in Graphic Tobacco Warning Labels on Quitting Intention: A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) Approach”
  • Doctoral Candidate Elissa Kranzler, Doctoral Student Rui Pei, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk: “Adolescent Neural Responses to Anti-Smoking Messages, Perceived Ad Effectiveness, and Sharing Intention and Elaboration"
  • Research Director Laura Gibson, Doctoral Student Kwanho Kim, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: "The Valence of Media Coverage of E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products"
  • Doctoral Student Leeann Siegel, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: "The Prevalence of Population and Individual-Level Descriptive Norm Information in Media Coverage of E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products"
  • Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky, Doctoral Candidate Elissa Kranzler, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: "Support for Tobacco 21 Policy Among Youth and Young Adults (2014-2017)"
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Kirsten Lochbuehler and Postdoctoral Fellow Melissa Mercincavage: “Does Message Congruency in Pictorial Health Warning Labels Affect Attention and Recall Over Time?"
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Melissa Mercincavage and Postdoctoral Fellow Kirsten Lochbuehler: "Packaging Color Effects on Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarette Use, Perceptions, and Harm Exposure: Results from an Experimental Pilot Study"
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Morgan: “How Do Conversations About Pictorial Cigarette Pack Warnings Impact Quit Attempts? A Multiple Mediational Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial”
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Morgan: "Using Convenience and Probability Samples for Tobacco Research: Comparing Estimates of Experiments, Correlates, and Prevalence"
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Morgan: "Conversational Trajectories about Pictorial Cigarette Pack Warnings: Message Characteristics and Demographic Predictors"
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Morgan: "Constituents Disclosures on Cigarette Packs: A Randomized Clinical Trial"
  • Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang: "Effects of Exposure to Vaping Cues Within E-Cigarette Advertising on Smoking and Vaping Urges Among College Students"

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a talk, entitled “Preemptive Reporting: Increasing Public Understanding of What and How Science Knows in a Polarized Climate,” at the 4th Kavli Symposium on Science Journalism. APPC Science Writer Vanessa Schipani gave a talk as well.

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. gave the keynote lecture, “Thinner Depictions: the Benefits and Hazards of Theorizing in Images and Sounds,” in the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program’s Social Impact Media Lecture Series at Reed College. [WATCH HERE]

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture, entitled “Islamic State’s Media Doctrine: A Preliminary Analysis,” at the University of Chicago.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the keynote address, entitled “Igniting the Caliphate: How ‘Islamic State’ Uses Fires to Articulate Space, Belonging, and Gender,” at the Reworking Space, Re-Narrating Belonging Workshop in Berlin.

Professor Victor Pickard gave a lecture, entitled “The Structural Roots of Misinformation Society,” at a Boston College Communication Department symposium.

Professor Guobin Yang gave a lecture entitled “Platform Protest in China” at the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a Nieman Lecture, entitled “Why Journalism Ethics Don’t Work: From Trump to #MeToo,” at Marquette University.

APPC Research Director Dan Romer gave a lecture, entitled “History Overview of Media Guidelines,” at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU.

Visiting Scholar Dan Schiller gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication lecture entitled “From The Great Society to the Age of Nixon: The Task Force on Communications Policy.”

CARGC Postdoctoral Fellow Samira Rajabi gave a CARGC Colloquium entitled “Mediating Possibility after Suffering: Meaning Making of the Micro-political through Digital Media.”

Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang spoke to University of Florida Social Media and Society Students about latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) and structural topic modeling.

CARGC welcomed Gaye Theresa Johnson (of UCLA) and Alex Lubin (of the University of New Mexico) to discuss their book Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso 2017).

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Shalini Singh (of the Niemen Foundation) for a colloquium entitled “Why Reporting on the Lives and Livelihoods of 800+ Million Rural Indians Should Matter,” and Nathan Matias (of CivilServant and Princeton University) for a lecture entitled “Managing Internet Risks with Citizen Behavioral Science.”

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Sarah Sharma (of the University of Toronto) for a lecture entitled “Exit Media and Mommy’s Basement: On Never Being Left to Your Own Devices,” and André Brock (of the University of Michigan) for a lecture entitled “’A Governmental Habit of Thought’: Respectability and Black Twitter.”

MARC welcomed Ruth Braunstein (of the University of Connecticut) to give a lecture entitled “Religion, Resistance, and Competing Stories of America in 2016 and Beyond.”

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