Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen: Journalism After Snowden (Columbia University Press)
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Terror, Territoriality, Temporality: Hypermedia Events in the Age of Islamic State” (Television & New Media)
Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Seeing the Present, Remembering the Past: Terror’s Representation as an Exercise in Collective Memory” (Television & New Media)
Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley, Postdoctoral Fellow Morgan Ellithorpe, Research Director Patrick Jamieson, and Research Manager Ilana Weitz: “Alcohol, Sex, and Screens: Modeling Media Influence on Adolescent Alcohol and Sex Co-Occurrence” (The Journal of Sex Research)
Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon: “The Audience ‘Talking Back’: Alan M. Thomas’ Educational Television Experiment in Democratic Decision Making” (Canadian Journal of Communication)
Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon: “Temporary Labor Coverage” (Journalism Studies)
Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Doré: “Neural Predictors of Decisions to Cognitively Control Emotion” (The Journal of Neuroscience)
Doctoral Student Celeste Wagner: “The boomerang effect: innovation in the blogs of mainstream news sites, 2008-2012” (Media, Culture & Society)
Survey Research & Reports
Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center published the following reports:
- “Counteracting the Influence of Peer Smoking on YouTube” (Journal of Health Communication) [READ MORE]
- “Engaging in Effective Science Communication: A Response to Blancke et al. on Deproblematizing GMOs” (Trends in Biotechnology) [READ MORE]
In the Media
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Associated Press: “Art of the parse: Politicians finely split rhetorical hairs”
- Charlie Rose: “Civic Education” [VIDEO]
- CNN: “New name for fake news: ‘viral deception’” [VIDEO]
- Daily Pennsylvanian: “Penn professors are doing their part to battle ‘fake news’”
- Los Angeles Times: “How the phony conspiracy theory over wiretapping caught fire”
Research by Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Professor Joseph N. Cappella, and Professor Emily B. Falk received media coverage, including:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: “Neuroscience of Viral News” [AUDIO]
- arsTechnica: “Which stories go viral? Those that tickle just the right spots of our brains”
- Association for Psychological Science: “Brain Activity Can Predict Which Articles Go Viral”
- Bailiwick Express: “Brain scans can predict if news stories will go viral”
- Cosmos Magazine: “What makes a story go viral?”
- Daily Mail: “What makes YOU share something on social media? The secret behind how your brain makes articles go viral”
- Discover Magazine: “Brain Activity Can Predict If an Article Will Go Viral”
- Elite Daily: “This Is What Makes Something ‘Go Viral,’ According to Science”
- El País: “O cérebro revela o truque das notícias virais” (in Portuguese)
- eos Wetenschap: “Hersenscan voorspelt welk krantenartikel viraal gaat” (in Dutch)
- EurekAlert!: “How your brain makes articles go viral”
- Fars: “Your Brain Activity Might Predict which Articles You Read Will Go Viral”
- Forskning & Framsteg: “Hjärnkamera förutsäger klickmonster” (in Swedish)
- Fortune: “Why You (And Everyone You Know) Felt Compelled to Share That BuzzFeed Quiz on Facebook”
- Giornale Di Sicilia: “Articoli virali sul web, perché il cervello ne sceglie alcuni e ne scarta altri?” (in Italian)
- Health Medicine Network: “How your brain makes articles go viral”
- Inc.: “Neuroscience: This Is How to Make Something Compulsively Sharable”
- Independent: “We share stories on social media to make ourselves look good, study says”
- La Stampa: “Cosa condividiamo on line? Quello che ci fa apparire migliori” (in Italian)
- Live Science: “What Makes a Viral Story? Study Takes a Look into Readers’ Brains”
- Mashable: “How your brain decides which stories to share”
- Mediaite: “Study Says Our Brains Know What News Stories Will Go Viral”
- Medical Daily: “Human Brain Process Explains Why Some Articles Go Viral and Others Don’t, Studies Say”
- Medical Xpress: “How your brain makes articles go viral”
- Muy Interesante: “La clave para crear un contenido viral en internet” (in Spanish)
- NDTV: “What Makes A Story Go Viral? Here’s What A New Study Says”
- Nueva Tribuna: “Tu cerebro influye para hacer un contenido viral en internet” (in Spanish)
- Philly Voice: “Will this story go viral? Penn researchers use MRIs to show you know the answer”
- Popular Science: “Your brain activity might predict which articles you read will go viral”
- Science 2.0: “Brain Images of Sharing Predicts Which Articles Go Viral”
- Science Daily: “How your brain makes articles go viral”
- Scientific American: “El cerebro influye en la viralidad de un contenido en internet” (in Spanish)
- Scienze: “Perché gli articoli diventano virali? Il segreto è nel nostro cervello” (in Italian)
- Sogo Tech News: “Which stories go viral? Those that tickle just the right spots of our brains”
- Technoxplora: “Tu cerebro influye para hacer un contenido viral en internet” (in Spanish)
- Tiede: “Aivokuva ennustaa, miten juttuja jaetaan somessa” (in Finnish)
- Vice: “MRIs Say We’re All Needy Attention Seekers on Facebook”
- Virgin: “Why do some stories go viral?”
- Vozpópuli: “La neurociencia puede predecir si un artículo se hará viral” (in Spanish)
- The Weekly Observer: “Which article will spread like a virus on the Internet?”
- The World Weekly: “Why do articles go viral? It’s about your sense of self”
Wall Street Journal: “An Orthopedic Surgeon Stays Disciplined Via Sweaty Selfies” quoted Professor Damon Centola.
Popsugar: “1 Expert Shares Why You Need to Focus on the Short Term to Hit Long-Term Goals” quoted Professor Emily B. Falk.
The Journal of Communication published a review of Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book The Naked Blogger of Cairo.
Jadaliyya: “New Texts Out Now” was a Q&A with Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.
The Conversation: “How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.
Culture Digitally: “Book announcement: Digital countercultures and the struggle for community” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.
Philadelphia Magazine: “Binge Watching Is Over. Get Ready for Speed Watching.” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.
Medium: “ID Systems Fail Because Their Designers Have a Blind Spot: the User” mentioned Professor Carolyn Marvin.
Philadelphia Inquirer: “How 1 angry Philly nanny started a statewide protest movement” quoted Professor Carolyn Marvin.
The Guardian: “He who must not be named: how Harry Potter helps make sense of Trump’s world” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.
Kveller: “I’m Furious About the Proposed Budget – And You Should Be, Too,” “Sorry, I’m Not Going to Pledge to Greet Hate With Love,” and “I Told My Kid How Babies Get Made and Whoops! Her Little Sister Heard.” were written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.
Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Christian Science Monitor: “You’ll never shop alone again”
- CreditCards.com: “’The Aisles Have Eyes’ author talks privacy and data in shopping”
- Marketplace: “McDonald’s moves into mobile ordering and delivery to boost sales”
- NewsReview: “The Sacramento Kings arena has eyes”
- WRED-Memphis: “How retailers are tracking your every move”
Al Jazeera: “Is the media ‘normalising’ Donald Trump?” featured Professor Barbie Zelizer. [VIDEO]
El País: “La foto y el asesino” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer. (in Spanish)
Creative Loafing: “David Eisenhower on his grandfather, Trump, and a happy marriage” quoted Professor David Eisenhower.
Vox: “7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics” quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.
Daily Pennsylvanian: “Gender equity panelist: ‘Women are being erased’ under Trump” quoted Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell.
The Conversation: “Trump’s FCC continues to redefine the public interest as business interests” was written by CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali.
CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Demystifying Media Series: “Studio Q&A With Christopher Ali” [VIDEO]
- Demystifying Media Podcast: “The Future of Local Newspapers” [AUDIO]
- Poynter: “Is it time for a new definition of local news?”
- Daily Emerald: “Segerstrom: Q&A with Dr. Christopher Ali on net neutrality and internet accessibility”
Story Board: “New UK report highlights the challenges of freelancing” was written by Visiting Scholar Errol Salmon.
OpenDemocracy: “How ‘evidence-based’ anti-trafficking campaigns make facts and mismeasure freedom” was written by Doctoral Candidate Lyndsey Beutin.
The Ecology, Environment & Conservation newsletter published a review of an article written by Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault.
94.1-KPFA: “Are Award Shows Racially Bias?” interviewed Doctoral Student John Vilanova. [AUDIO]
Musiqology: “I Got Dreams to Remember: Considering Race in Contemporary Memphis” was written by Doctoral Student John Vilanova.
Awards & Honors
Professor Emily B. Falk was selected for an Early Career Award by the Attitudes and Social Influence Interest Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field in the first six years after completing a Ph.D. program.
Doctoral Student Eunji Kim won a 2017 Student Travel Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
At the Podium
Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini and Professor Carolyn Marvin were panelists at The Veritas Forum at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a talk entitled “Minimizing Inadvertent Distortion of Science by Scientists and Media” at the National Academy of Sciences’ Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium. [READ MORE]
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave the keynote address at the Rutgers University Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop.
Professor Damon Centola gave lectures to the Department of Psychology at Drexel University, to the California Center for Population Research at the University of California Los Angeles, and to the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
Professor Damon Centola gave the Gallagher Lecture at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
The following members of the Annenberg community presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco:
- Doctoral Candidate Elissa C Kranzler, Doctoral Student Rui Pei, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk – “Brain processes involved in self-related processing during message exposure also used during recall of ‘the real cost’ anti-smoking campaign”
- Postdoctoral Fellow Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, Doctoral Student Allyson Volinsky, Postdoctoral Fellow Qinghua (Candy) Yang, Doctoral Student Jiaying Liu, Doctoral Candidate Stella (Juhyun) Lee, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik – “Identifying promising campaign themes for a mass media campaign to prevent youth initiation of vaping and e-cigarette use”
Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. gave the Robert L. Hess Memorial Lecture at Brooklyn College.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave a talk, entitled “Understanding Islamic State’s Spectacle,” at the Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy participated in a panel, entitled “American Studies Encounters the Middle East, a Book Launch,” at the American University of Beirut.
The following members of the Annenberg community presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies:
- Professor Victor Pickard – Respondent for “The Advocacy Strategies of Noncommercial Media, 1930-1970”
- George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Dayna E. Chatman – “From Colorism to the ‘N-word’: Black Women K-Pop Fans’ Fight against Anti-blackness”
- Doctoral Student Nour Halabi – “The Spatialized Politics of Syrian Television Drama”
Professor Victor Pickard presented his paper “The Propaganda of Corporate Libertarianism in the 1940s and Beyond” at the 2017 meeting of the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference.
Professor Joseph Turow gave a book talk, entitled “The Hidden Life of Commercial Data,” at Ryerson University.
Professor Guobin Yang gave a book talk on The Red Guard Generation at the USC U.S.-China Institute.
Professor Guobin Yang and Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang attended the Association for Asian Studies conference. Yang was the Discussant for a two-part panel on “Aesthetics and Political Cultures in the PRC, 1949-1966” and “Enacting the New Culture: Scripts and Practices Leading to the Cultural Revolution.” Fang presented a paper entitled “From Economic to Social Media Experiments: The Tensions of Fragmented Authoritarianism.”
Professor Guobin Yang and Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark were both invited speakers at IMPACT Presents: Contemporary Social Movements.
Professor Barbie Zelizer presented at a seminar entitled “Boundaries of History” held at the National Research University’s Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.
Professor Barbie Zelizer gave the keynote lecture, entitled “'History Often Rhymes': Retiring Journalism’s Anglo-American Imaginary After Brexit and Trump,” at the Public Time and Media Temporalities in an Age of Acceleration workshop.
Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell spoke at Philly PR Girl’s Women in Business event.
Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell and Lecturer Marjorie Margolies were featured speakers at the 2017 OWN IT UPENN event.
Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg delivered the Anderson-Ashby Lecture, entitled “Rethinking the Presidential Ratings Game,” at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. [WATCH HERE]
CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali gave a lecture, entitled “Demystifying: The future of local newspapers,” at the University of Oregon School of Journalism as part of its Demystifying Media Seminar Series.
CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali gave a book talk on Media Localism: The Policies of Place. The event was sponsored by CARGC.
Visiting Scholar Lisa Henderson gave two Scholars Program in Culture and Communication lectures, “Reviewing Practice-Based Research in Communication” and “Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research Practice.”
Visiting Scholar Isabel Molina-Guzmán gave a lecture, entitled “’East Los High’ and the Digital Centering of Chicana/Latina Audiences,” at the University of Michigan.
Visiting Scholar Isabel Molina-Guzmán led a workshop and gave an invited keynote at the Communicating Diversity Conference at Texas A&M University.
George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska gave the George Gerbner Postdoctoral Lecture entitled, “When the Law Confronts Visual Culture: Lessons from Human Rights Activists.”
Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang gave an invited talk, entitled “Understanding Chinese Media: Beyond Censorship and Resistance," at Colorado College.
Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang gave a lecture, entitled “From Economic to Social Media Experiments: The Tensions of Fragmented Authoritarianism,” at Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China.
Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen presented research, entitled "All or Nothing? Journalists' Perceptions of Digital Security Technologies," at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain.
camra hosted its 5th annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival, which included presentations by George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska and Doctoral Student Leah Ferentinos.
CARGC welcomed Katherine Sender for a colloquium lecture entitled “Sexual Mobilities: Selling Cosmopolitanism with Same-Sex Materials in Korean, UK, and US Sex Museums.”
CARGC hosted a Global Media Studies panel, which included CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali, Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Toby Miller, Nancy Morris, and Patrick Murphy.
Christoph Koettl from Amnesty International spoke to George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska’s undergraduate class, COMM 290: Visual Culture and Human Rights.
MARC welcomed Shahid Buttar for a lecture entitled “Mass Surveillance: Why democracy is at stake, and how you can defend it.” The event was co-sponsored by Penn for Privacy.
TCORS welcomed Jim Thrasher, who gave a seminar entitled “Emerging Research on Tobacco Marketing and Counter-marketing in a Shifting Nicotine Market.”
Annenberg’s Undergraduate Program welcomed Eric Deggans, who gave a lecture entitled “Building Bridges Instead of Walls: Decoding the Media’s Confusing Coverage of Race and Culture.” [READ MORE]
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