ASC@Penn News Digest, June 29


Book Chapters

Professor Guobin Yang: "Activism" in Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Princeton University Press)

Professor Klaus Krippendorff: "Design, an Undisciplinable Profession" in Design as Research. Positions, Arguments, Perspectives. (Birkhäuser Verlag/De Gruyter)

Professor Klaus Krippendorff: "Basic Concepts of Human-Centered Design" in Design: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Journal and Journal Articles

Professor Klaus Krippendorff: "Rediseñar el diseño una invitacióón a un futuro responsible" (Infolio)

Doctoral Candidate Holli Seitz, Penn Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: "Effects of a risk-based online mammography intervention on accuracy of perceived risk and mammography intentions" (Patient Education & Counseling)

Annenberg Public Policy Center Research Director Dan Romer edited a Media and Communication special issue, "Adolescents in the Digital Age: Effects on Health and Development." Annenberg authors in the issue include:

Doctoral Student Corrina Laughlin: "Reading Sol Worth in the Age of YouTube," a book review of The Complete Sol Worth, Larry Gross and Jay Ruby, eds. (American Anthropologist)

The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication Press Released PARGC Paper 4 by Arjun Appadurai, entitled “The Academic Digital Divide and Uneven Global Development."

In the Media

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including:

New York Times: "How the Cultural Revolution Sowed the Seeds of Dissent in China" is a Q&A with Professor Guobin Yang.

Huffington Post: "McCarthy Revisited?" is written by Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Agence France-Presse: "Is it Internet or internet? Debate rages on downshift" quotes Professor Joseph Turow.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: "Do we even care about privacy?" included Professor Joseph Turow as a guest.

Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog: "What to read this summer about the Middle East" mentions Professor Marwan Kraidy's new book, The Naked Blogger of Cairo.

Noticias24: "¡Pánico! Fans de Juego de Tronos temen que el Brexit ponga en riesgo la serie" quoted a tweet from Professor Marwan Kraidy

Mobilizing Ideas: "Radicalism and Factionalism of the Red Guards" is a book review of Professor Guobin Yang's new book, The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China.

Georgia World: "We Study What Makes People More Liberal. But What Makes Them More Conservative?" quotes Professor Diana Mutz.

Washington Post: "Trump's ugly speech threatens our ideals and our safety" highlights the work of Visiting Scholar Emile Bruneau

Panta: Cartoonist and Lecturer Dwayne Booth (also known as Mr. Fish) wrote an artist's statement and his work was featured on the magazine's cover.

Gawker: "Is Hollywood's Sugarcoating of Violence a Good or Bad Thing for Moviegoers?" quotes APPC Research Director Dan Romer.

USA Today: "Zika Q&A" cites APPC's Annenberg Science Knowledge survey on Zika. Also cited in the Baltimore Sun's "Conspiracy theories muddy Zika public health message."

Annenberg Public Policy Center-sponsored focus groups led by Peter Hart received the following press coverage:

Awards & Honors

A number of faculty and students received awards at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Fukuoka, Japan:

  • Professor Amy Jordan received the 2016 Senior Scholar Award from the Children, Adolescents, and Media division of ICA.
  • Professor Monroe Price won the C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy from the Philosophy of Communication and Communication Law and Policy divisions of ICA.
  • Professor Devra Moehler won a Best Section Article Award from the Political Communication division at ICA for “Moderation from Bias: A Field Experiment on Partisan Media in a New Democracy."
  • Professor Jessa Lingel won Top Faculty Paper Award from the Theory, Philosophy and Critique division for the paper, "Incoded counter-conduct: What the incarcerated can teach us about resisting mass surveillance."
  • Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Doctoral Student Christin Scholz, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk received a Top Paper Award from the Information Systems division for "The Value of Selecting and Sharing Information: A Neural Account of Information Transmission.”
  • Doctoral Student Christin Scholz, Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Postdoctoral Fellow Hyun Suk Kim (Gr'14), Professor Joseph N. Cappella, and Professor Emily Falk received a Top Faculty Paper Award from the Mass Communication division for "The Value of Sharing: A Neural Model of Self-Related and Social Processing in Value-Based Virality."

Professor Klaus Krippendorff was elected to be a member of the exclusive International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS). 

Doctoral Candidate Sandra Ristovska was elected to serve as a member of the International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). In addition, Ristovska and her CAMRA co-director, Arjun Shankar, curated a series of documentaries that was selected by the jury of the Paratissima Art Festival in Skopje, Macedonia as a top 10 project presented at the festival. As a result, these films will also be screened at the partner Paratissima Festival in Torino, Italy this November. 

At the Podium

More than 50 Annenberg faculty and students presented their research at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Fukuoka, Japan. View a complete list of presentations here. Professor Amy Jordan, who served this year as ICA President, delivered a Presidential Address. 

Professor Victor Pickard spoke on "The History and Future of Public Service Journalism" at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Guayaquil, Eduador.

Professor Guobin Yang was a co-organizer of "Body, Lived Space and Mobile Media: The 2nd International Conference on Communication and the Public," held at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing. He delivered the welcome remarks on the opening day, and introduced Professor Marwan Kraidy, who gave the keynote, "Security, Speed, Spectacle: The Body and the War Machine in the Digital Age." Doctoral Student Rosemary Clark also presented, "Toward an Intersectional Anti-Street Harassment Activism: From Locative to Local Feminist Media Praxis."

Professor Marwan Kraidy gave two lectures at the 2016 Summer Workshop at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. They were entitled "Retaking Public Space: Ritual and Performance in Political Graffiti" and "Rituals of Terror: Islamic State and the Performance of Global Affect."

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was featured at a Minnesota Public Radio Westminster Town Hall Forum, held in downtown Minneapolis. The audio is available here.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón presented at the 2016 International Conference on Circuits, System and Simulation with the talk, "Communication Networks and Large Scale Coordination."

Doctoral Candidate Sandra Ristovska presented "Journalism's Challenges, NGOs' Opportunities: The Purchase of the Visual in Legitimizing Human Right" at the Human Rights in the Age of Ambiguity Conference at Fordham University.

Doctoral Student Emily Hund presented "'Artists, Brands, Billions of Consumers': The allure of the influencer economy" at the Cultural Studies Association annual conference at Villanova University. She also presented "Creative but Quantifiable: Tensions in the labor of fashion blogging" at the Console-ing Passions conference at Notre Dame University.

The Center for Global Communication Studies held its 18th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute​ at the University of Oxford. 

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