ASC@Penn News Digest, January 2019



Professor Emeritus Monroe Price: Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice (Palgrave) [READ MORE]

Book Chapters

Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver: “Presence and Absence: The Berlin Wall as Strategic Platform” in Communicating Memory & History (Peter Lang)

Journal Articles

Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini: “Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia” (Higher School of Economics)

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Conversion Messages and Attitude Change: Strong Arguments, Not Costly Signals” (Public Understanding of Science)

Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Doré, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk: “Neural Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation Moderate the Predictive Value of Affective and Value-Related Brain Responses to Persuasive Messages” (Journal of Neuroscience)

Doctoral Student Rui Pei, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk: “Adolescents’ Neural Response to Tobacco Prevention Messages and Sharing Engagement” (American Journal of Preventative Medicine)

Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: “Identifying Potential Campaign Themes to Prevent Youth Initiation of E-Cigarettes” (American Journal of Preventative Medicine)

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff: “The Changing Landscape of Content Analysis: Reflections on Social Construction of Reality and Beyond” (Chinese University Press)

Professor Yphtach Lelkes and Professor Matthew Levendusky: “The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States” (Annual Review of Political Science)

Professor Victor Pickard: “The Violence of the Market” (Journalism)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Special 20th Anniversary Issue: The Challenges Facing Journalism Today” (Journalism)

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “#digital hood: Engagement with Risk Content on Social Media among Black and Hispanic Youth” (Journal of Urban Health) [READ MORE]

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “Youth Social Media Use and Health Outcomes: #diggingdeeper” (Journal of Adolescent Health)

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Lik Sam Chan: “Paradoxical Associations of Masculine Ideology and Casual Sex among Heterosexual Male Geosocial Networking App Users in China” (Sex Roles)

Postdoctoral Fellow Samantha Moore-Berg: “An Intersectional Approach to Understanding How Race and Social Class Affect Intergroup Processes” (Social and Personality Psychology Compass)

Postdoctoral Fellow Giang Nguyen-Thu: “Vietnamese Media Going Social: Connectivism, Collectivism, and Conservatism” (The Journal of Asian Studies)

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen: “Reimagining Journalism to Help Save Democracy and Fight Trumpism” (Media Theory)

Research Reports

CARGC released CARGC Paper 10: “Contextualizing Hacktivism: The Criminalization of Redhack” (CARGC Press) [READ MORE]

In the Media 

Daily Pennsylvanian: “John Jackson Looks to Tackle Polarization of Media in New Role as Dean of Annenberg” interviewed Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Light Workers: "'MAGA Hat Teen + Native American Vet': 3 Lessons We can Learn from the Latest Viral Controversy" quoted from one of Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini's books.

Penn Today: “’One of the Highlights of My Life’” profiled Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini.

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

Nieman Lab: “The Coming Splintering of Conservative Media” referenced research by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Professor Joseph N. Cappella.

Experience Life: “The Power of Working Out Together” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Undark: “One the Spread of Behavior: Five Questions for Damon Centola” interviewed Professor Damon Centola.

Professor Emily Falk was quoted or had her research highlighted in the following media outlets:

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was quoted or had his research highlighted in the following media outlets:

iDeia Design Magazinebook: “Projetando socialilidades: o discurso do design e seus impactos” interviewed Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff. (in Portuguese)

Towards Data Science: “Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Demobilizes the Public” covered research by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Plural: “The Future of Digital Communities: Interview with Jessa Lingel from the Annenberg School for Communication” interviewed Professor Jessa Lingel.

WHYY: “Being Heard on Capitol Hill: Postcards with an Edge” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Professor Diana C. Mutz was quoted or had her research highlighted in the following media outlets:

Associated Press: “Company Known for Deep Cost-Cutting Offers to Buy Gannett” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Columbia Journalism Review: “No, Tech Companies Shouldn’t Fund Journalism” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Nieman Lab: “We Will Finally Confront Systemic Market Failure” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

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

New America: “AI Marketing as a Trojan Horse” was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

New York Times: “Mark Zuckerberg’s Delusion of Consumer Consent” was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

Omnia: “Listen and Learn (Audio)” interviewed Professor Guobin Yang. [AUDIO]

Professor Barbie Zelizer was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Penn Today: “Black and Hispanic Teens See Risky Behaviors on Social Media, But Few Actually Post About Them” covered research by Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley.

Penn Today: “A Conversation with Mr. Fish” interviewed Lecturer Dwayne Booth. [AUDIO]

Tampa Bay Times: “DeSantis Names Wide-Ranging Education Transition Committee” quoted Lecturer Alvin Felzenberg.

Research Director Dan Romer was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Philadelphia Inquirer: “The True Cost of Free LinkPHL WiFi Might Be Privacy” was written by Lecturer Aaron Shapiro.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: “’A Minefield’: How Scholars Who Don’t Drink Navigate the Conference Social Scene” quoted Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

The Guardian: “This Womb Transplant Breakthrough Could Open Up Pregnancy to All Sexes” quoted Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl wrote the following articles:

Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Grinberg interviewed filmmaker and journalist Carrie Lozano for the Center for Media at Risk.

The Conversation: “Countering Misinformation about Flu Vaccine is Harder than it Seems” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Kathryn Haglin, Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta, and Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula.

Newsweek: “Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Anti-Vaxxers Think They Know Better than Medical Experts” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta.

Washington Post: “Many Americans Think that Climate-Change Deniers ‘Get What They Deserve’ When Disasters Strike” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta.

High Country News: “No Needs is Bad News for Public Health” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Yotam Ophir.

Cure: “Living in the Land of the Healthy” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Samira Rajabi.

New York Times: “Can Netflix Take Turkey’s TV Dramas to the World?” quoted Doctoral Student Yasemin Celikkol.

Reuters: “As Trump Touts Trade War Truce, China Holds its Tongue” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang. The article was reprinted in over 75 additional media outlets.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang wrote an article about the end of Baidu. Written in Chinese, the article quickly went viral and was covered in Quartz, the New York Times, and the South China Morning Post, among others.

Penn Today: “A New, Virtual Tool in the Very Real Fight against Opioid Overdoses” highlighted a joint project between the Annenberg School and Penn Nursing, involving Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert and Digital Design Specialist Kyle Cassidy.

Center for Media at Risk: “Reporting White Supremacy: The State of the Beat” was written by Doctoral Student Florence Madenga and Doctoral Student Jeanna Sybert.

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon interviewed media scholar Cherian George for the Center for Media at Risk.

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Lenfest Institute Awards Half a Million in Grants to Promote Sustainable Local Journalism" mentioned MIC.

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson won the Government, Policy, and Politics subject category award from the Association of American Publishers for her book Cyberwar.

Professor Guobin Yang was appointed Honorary Professor at the School of Media Science of Northeastern Teachers University in Changchun, China.

Awarded as part of the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaborative, Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan won an artist-in-residence fellowship at Haverford College for the Spring 2019 semester. She will give artist talks, work with faculty, guest lecture in classes, and develop her own work.

The Media, Inequality & Change Center (MIC) received a Philadelphia News Ecosystem Collaboration Grant from the Lenfest Institute. MIC will use the grant to create a series of public dialogues between a diverse group of Philadelphia’s leading journalists and Philadelphia’s leading public advocates from across the political spectrum. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave the following talks:

Professor Damon Centola gave an invited talk at the PRISM Health Symposium held at UCSF. He also gave an invited talk at the Penn Regional Alumni Club in Jacksonville.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave talks at the following events:

  • Workshop on the Future of Media Studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel
  • European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science in Germany
  • The Duke Network Analysis Center at Duke University
  • Workshop on Viral Deception, Polarization, and Networks at the University of Pennsylvania
  • CSES Symposium on the Future of the Social Sciences at the Cornell Club in New York City
  • Information Science Colloquium at Cornell University

Professor Victor Pickard gave a lecture as part of a two-day workshop entitled “A Modern History of the Disinformation Age: Communication, Technology, and Democracy in Transition” held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Guobin Yang gave two public lectures at the School of Media Science of Northeastern Teachers University in Changchun, China. He also gave a lecture at Schwarzman College and two lectures at the School of Journalism and Communication, both part of Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Co-convened by Professor Barbie Zelizer, the first Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication included presentations by Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari, Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen, and Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver.

Visiting Scholar Ruth Ben-Ghiat gave a Center for Media at Risk colloquium address entitled “Visualizing Fascism.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Yakein Abdelmagid gave a CARGC colloquium address entitled “Digital Chronotopes: The Promises and Politics of the Digital under Authoritarianism in Egypt.”

Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan presented her work and facilitated a workshop at Processing Community Day in Los Angeles.

The Annenberg School co-sponsored the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, featuring Reverend Dr. William Barber, II.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted a symposium entitled “Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk.” [READ MORE]

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Patricia Clough, of CUNY, for a lecture entitled “The User Unconscious: Subjectivity, Embodiment, and Datafication.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Filiz Garip, of Cornell University, for a lecture entitled “Networks, Diffusion, and Inequality.”

MARC hosted Efrat Daskal, of Northwestern University, for a lecture on her research into digital rights activism.

The Undergraduate Program hosted an informational session for students interested in participating in the Annenberg in Washington summer internship program.

The Undergraduate Program co-sponsored an informational session with Penn Abroad for students interested in studying abroad.

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