ASC@Penn News Digest, February 2019


Book Chapters

Professor Guobin Yang: “Performing Cyber-Nationalism in 21st Century China: The Case of the Diba Expedition” in From Cyber-Nationalism to Fandom Nationalism: The Case of Diba Expedition in China (Routledge)

Journal Articles

Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Regulating Language, Not Inference: An Examination of the Potential Effectiveness of Natural American Spirit Advertising Restrictions” (Tobacco Control)

Professor John B. Jemmott III: “Mobile App-Based Small-Group Physical Activity Intervention for Young African American Women: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial” (Prevention Science)

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins: “When Can Exemplars Shape White Racial Attitudes? Evidence from the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign” (International Journal of Public Opinion Research)

Research Project Manager Darien Perez Ryan and Research Director Patrick Jamieson: “Risk and Culture of Health Portrayal in a U.S. Cross-Cultural TV Adaptation, a Pilot Study” (Media and Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund and Lecturer Lee McGuigan: "A Shoppable Life: Performance, Selfhood, and Influence in the Social Media Storefront" (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons: “The Work of Classroom Safe Spaces” (Teaching Media Quarterly)

Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang: "Examining Interpersonal Self-Transcendence as a Potential Mechanism Linking Meditation and Social Outcomes" (Current Opinion in Psychology)

Research Reports

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen: “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Regional Overview of Western Europe and North America 2017-2018” (UNESCO)

In the Media

Medium: “Rare Books: Inspiring Behavior Change” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

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

Motherboard: “The Death of Local News is Making Us Dumber and More Divided” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

The Street: “Vice Media to Lay Off 10% of Staff” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

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

Publico: “Para onde caminhas tu, jornalismo?” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

CBC: “Journalism’s Knife Fight: Fact vs. Truth” interviewed Lecturer Carlin Romano. [AUDIO]

Tablet: “The Myth of the Jewish Nose” was written by Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Earther: "It Takes Just a Few Years For Extreme Weather to Start Seeming Normal, Study Finds" quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Yotam Ophir.

Global Times: “High Costs, Unpredictable Policies Driving Away Chinese Students from US” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

The Atlantic: “Why Does Everyone Suddenly Have Fancy Fake Teeth?” quoted Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

Penn Today: “The Language of Climate Change — and the Anthropocene” interviewed Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris.

Rudaw: “Kurdish PhD Student Establishes Language Course at University of Pennsylvania” interviewed Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih.

The Atlantic: “What it Takes for Black Artists to Win Big at the Grammys” was written by Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.

Musiqology: "The 2019 GRAMMYs: Streaks Broken, Questions Unanswered" was written by Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.

NBC 10: “Virtual Reality Helping in Fight against Opioid Deaths” interviewed Digital Design Specialist Kyle Cassidy. [VIDEO]

The Annenberg Running Club recently helped apprehend a suspect in a campus theft, garnering attention from a number of media outlets. The following clips include quotes from Research Scientist Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood, Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert, Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver, and Digital Design Specialist Kyle Cassidy:

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson won the 2019 R. R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers for her book Cyberwar. [READ MORE]

Alumnus Jin Woo Kim (Ph.D. ’17) was named the 2019-2021 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson participated in a panel entitled “The Politics Tearing Us Apart” at the Greater Good Gathering at Columbia University.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was a distinguished guest at the Association of American Publishers annual conference, where she gave a talk on her book Cyberwar.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave a talk entitled “The Torch and the Hearth: The Pyropolitics of ‘Islamic State’” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Professor Yphtach Lelkes gave talks at the University of Miami and the University of Texas, Austin. He also gave a keynote at the Computation and Journalism Conference.

Professor Diana C. Mutz gave a lecture entitled “The Psychology of Foreign Trade” at the University of California Los Angeles.

Professor Victor Pickard gave the Spring 2019 Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lecture at Penn State University. His talk was entitled “Confronting the Misinformation Society.”

Professor Julia Ticona was an invited panelist at the Looking Beyond Disruption Workshop, held at the Data & Society Research Institute.

At the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Intervention Science Preconference in Portland, Oregon, Postdoctoral Fellow Samantha Moore-Berg presented a paper, co-authored with Research Scientist Emile Bruneau, entitled "Reducing Islamophobia: An Assessment of Psychological Mechanisms that Underlie Successful Anti-Islamophobia Videos."

Research Director Dan Romer gave a talk entitled “Widespread Misleading Content in User-Generated Tobacco Videos on YouTube” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Postdoctoral Fellow Clovis Bergère delivered a CARGC colloquium address entitled “Youth, Hashtags, and the Digital Circulation of Protests of Guinea.”

At the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Political Psychology Preconference, Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri presented a paper entitled "Paradoxical Thinking as a Conflict Resolution Intervention: Examination of Psychological Mechanisms."

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen presented at a MARC meeting entitled “News Media and the American Far-Right.” Penn Sociology doctoral student Mengyang Zhao also presented.

At the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT), Doctoral Student Emma Jesch presented a paper entitled "'I Quit': Testing the Added Value of Including an Efficacy-Focused Message Among Cigarette Package Warning Labels."

The Annenberg School welcomed Paul Frosh of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a lecture entitled “The Poetics of the Screenshot.”

The Annenberg School welcomed Sarah J. Jackson of Northeastern University for a lecture entitled “HashtagActivism: Networks of Race & Gender Justice.”

CARGC welcomed Cynthia Miller-Idriss for a talk about her book Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted the Securing MediaMakers Forum, featuring Lisa Parks, Assia Boundaoui, Parker Higgins, Sara Rafsky, Patricia Aufderheide, Daniel Grinberg, and Professor Barbie Zelizer.

The Center for Media at Risk co-sponsored a roundtable discussion entitled “Has Trump Changed the Media?” Panelists included Pablo Boczkowski, Zizi Papacharissi, Jay Rosen, alumna Claire Wardle (Ph.D. ‘04), and Professor Barbie Zelizer.

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Amy Balkin, who gave a lecture entitled “Making Climate Data Public,” as part of the Data at Risk Series.

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Zach Blas of Goldsmiths, University of London for a talk entitled “We, Generic Mannequins.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Chenjerai Kumanyika of Rutgers University for a lecture entitled “Researching Cultural Industries and Emergent Journalism from the Inside Out.”

MARC welcomed alumna Khadijah White (Ph.D. ’13) of Rutgers University for a talk about her book The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: the News Media and the Tea Party.

The Undergraduate Program hosted a Penn Career Services event entitled “Marketing Your Communication Major.”

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