ASC@Penn News Digest, March 2018


Book Chapters

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini: “Alternative Facts: Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New U.S. Media Regime” in Trump and the Media (MIT Press)

Professor Victor Pickard: "When Commercialism Trumps Democracy: Media Pathologies and the Rise of the Misinformation Society" in Trump and the Media (MIT Press)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: "Why Journalism in the Age of Trump Shouldn’t Surprise Us" in Trump and the Media (MIT Press)

Journal Articles

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Crisis or Self-Correction: Rethinking Media Narratives about the Well-Being of Science” (PNAS) [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Yotam Ophir and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Intentions to Use a Novel Zika Vaccine: The Effects of Misbeliefs about the MMR Vaccine and Perceptions about Zika” (Journal of Public Health) [READ MORE]

Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell and Professor Emily B. Falk: “Global Brain Dynamics During Social Exclusion Predict Subsequent Behavioral Conformity” (Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Resetting Journalism in the Aftermath of Brexit and Trump” (European Journal of Communication)

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “A National Survey of Young Women’s Beliefs about Quitting Indoor Tanning: Implications for Health Communication Messages” (Translational Behavioral Medicine)

Doctoral Candidate Elena Maris: “Too Old for Leather? Aging Out of a 1990s TV Reboot” (Feminist Media Studies)

Research Reports

Doctoral Student John Remensperger and Research Project Manager Laura Schwartz-Henderson: “Using Research in Digital Rights Advocacy: Understanding the Research Needs of the Internet Freedom Community” (Internet Policy Observatory)

In the Media

Jacobin: “Stop Blaming Poor People for Their Poverty” quoted Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

Los Angeles Review of Books: “Can Journalism Be Saved?” quoted Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

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

Research by Doctoral Candidate Yotam Ophir and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was covered in the following media outlets:

Philly Voice: “Vaccine Denial — ‘a Big Problem’ — Among Topics at Weeklong Penn Teach-In” quoted Professor Joseph N. Cappella.

Eater: “Going Viral: How Restaurants and Agencies are Working Together to Achieve Cronut-level Fame” referenced research by Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Professor Joseph N. Cappella, and Professor Emily B. Falk.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: “Trump Takes on the Opioid Crisis” referenced research by Professor Robert C. Hornik. [VIDEO]

New Media & Society: “Global Media Studies” reviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book.

Washington Post: “How Election Forecasts Confuse Americans — and May Lead to Them Not to Vote at All” referenced research by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Alice Paul Center: “Staff Are Often the Least Appreciated” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Alice Paul Center: “APC Podcast #1: E. Patrick Johnson on What’s Left of Queer Theory Now?” was produced by Professor Jessa Lingel and edited by Doctoral Student Zane Cooper. [VIDEO]

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Instead of Rape Whistles, We Have Apps. But Are We Still Blaming the Victim?” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Washington Post: “Why Trump’s Steel Tariffs May End Up Helping Him Politically” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Kveller: “I Just Became a U.S. Citizen. Here’s Why” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Lilith: “What My Dislike of Book Clubs Taught Me About Feminism” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Reuters: “Japan’s Abe Seeks to Remove ‘Balance’ Requirements in Broadcast News” quoted Professor Victor Pickard. The article was also printed in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and at least 13 other media outlets.

Committee to Protect Journalists: “YouTube Labels on Public Broadcasters Draw Ire in U.S., Russia” quoted Professor Monroe Price.

Inquisitr: “Google’s AI and Deep Learning Researcher Warns about AI-Fueled ‘Mass Population Control’ [Opinion]” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

LSE Polis: “Cambridge Analytica: A Symptom of a Deeper Malaise in the Persuasion Industry” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

The Nation: “Power Needs to Be Restored to Internet Users” referenced research by Professor Joseph Turow.

Public Seminar: “Putting Journalistic Ideals Back in the Service of Practice: Al Jazeera and the Problems of Media Today” was written by Professor Barbie Zelizer.

CBS News: “Smooth Operator: Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown” quoted Professor Peter Decherney.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “Jorge Ramos / U.S. Attitudes on Immigration” interviewed Professor Daniel J. Hopkins. [AUDIO]

Sheer Intelligence: "Dwayne Booth: And Then the World Blew Up" interviewed Lecturer Dwayne Booth. [AUDIO]

Wicked Local: “At Salem Film Fest, Mr. Fish Makes a Big Splash” profiled Lecturer Dwayne Booth.

Daily Pennsylvanian: "Prof Emile Bruneau Discussed How Neuroscience Influences Worldwide Conflict at Penn Event" quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

CBS Sports: “The Jonah Keri Podcast: Doug Glanville” interviewed Lecturer Doug Glanville. [AUDIO]

NBC Sports: "NBC Sports Chicago Announces its 2018 Cubs Season-Long, Multi-Platform Coverage Details" mentioned Lecturer Doug Glanville.

New York Times: "The Baseball Season Begins. So You Think You Know Your Teammates?" was written by Lecturer Doug Glanville.

Penn Today: “Alumnus Doug Glanville Returns Home to Teach Class on Sports and Social Justice” profiled Lecturer Doug Glanville.

Hoover Institution: “Hoover Archives Staff and Scholars Discuss Cold War Broadcasting at Recent Library of Congress Conference” mentioned Lecturer Susan Haas.

Color Magazine: “Desiree Peterkin Bell: The Power of Purpose” profiled Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell.

Philadelphia Magazine: “How to Boost Your Social Media Presence According to Philadelphians Who Know” quoted Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/9/2018)” mentioned Lecturer Carlin Romano.

Knowledge at Wharton: “How the Next Generation of Global Kids Will Learn from One Another” was written by Visiting Scholar Howard Blumenthal.

The Conversation: “March for Our Lives Awakens the Spirit of Student and Media Activism of the 1960s” was written by Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.

SupChina: “How ‘Self-Media’ in China Has Become a Hub for Misinformation” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Third Spaces: “Norse Gods, Nazis and Olympic Athletes” was written by Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi.

Dame: “The New Yorker Has a Byline Problem” quoted Doctoral Candidate Alex T. Williams.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Philly Fitness Studio That Doesn’t Cater to Just Rich, Skinny Women” profiled Special Events Director Debra Williams.

Awards & Honors

Lecturer Felicity Paxton has received the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon’s article “Persisting in Dark Times: Lessons from a War Crimes Researcher” was selected as a feature story by Medium’s editors.

At the Podium

The following Annenberg faculty members were panelists for Penn Teach-In events:

  • Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., “Teach-In Opening Ceremony: Knowledge Production, Communication, and Impact in the 21st Century”
  • Professor Joseph N. Cappella and Professor Damon Centola, “Vaccine Denial: A World-Wide Public Health Concern”
  • APPC Research Director Dan Romer, “Firearm Violence: Science, Policy, and Politics”

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivered an acceptance speech for the Ev Rogers Award at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Professor Diana C. Mutz gave a lecture at Cornell University as part of the Roper Center’s Public Opinion Speaker Series.

Professor Victor Pickard gave a keynote lecture, entitled "Confronting the Misinformation Society: Causes, Concerns, and Alternatives," at the Social Media and Education Conference in Canada.

At Microsoft Research Center, Professor Victor Pickard gave a colloquium address entitled "Future of Digital Journalism and Platform Regulation."

Professor Joseph Turow gave a keynote address, entitled “The Data Explosion Online and Off: Pros and Cons,” at a symposium in honor of Wayne State University’s 150th anniversary.

At the Association for Asian Studies 2018 Conference, Professor Guobin Yang was a discussant for a session entitled “Unreconciled Memories: Oral Histories of the Cultural Revolution,” and Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang presented a paper entitled “Anime and Pop Idols as Ideology Propagators in China.”

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture, entitled “From Trump to #MeToo: Why U.S. Journalism Keeps Getting it Wrong,” at George Mason University.

At the Photomedia 2018 conference in Helsinki, Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a keynote lecture.

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau gave a lecture, entitled “Retracting the Claws of Conflict: Interventions to Reduce Intergroup Hostility,” at Penn State University.

CARGC Research Fellow N. Bülay Doğan gave a CARGC colloquium entitled “Contextualizing Hacktivism: The Criminalization of RedHack.”

Doctoral Student Joshua Becker presented a paper, co-authored with Professor Damon Centola, entitled “Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds” at COMPLENET ’18.

Doctoral Student Yasemin Yusufoff Celikkol gave a lecture, entitled “Neo-Ottoman Cool in Bulgaria: The Drama of Turkish Drama in the Bulgarian Public Sphere,” at Drexel University.

At the Popular Culture Association 2018 National Conference, Doctoral Student Yasemin Yusufoff Celikkol presented a paper entitled “Geopolitical Drama: The Discursive Reproduction of East and West in Russian Drama.”

Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi co-organized the Artist as Witness conference at Lehman College. She also moderated a panel entitled “Framing Conflict: Photography as Documentation and Engagement.”

Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen gave a talk, entitled "Surveillance Fascism in Bahrain: The Secret Political Economy of Surveillance Technologies and Their Impact on Journalists and Activists" at the Internet Freedom Festival.

Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund spoke on a panel at the Theorizing the Web conference.

Doctoral Candidate Elena Maris gave a lecture, entitled “Queering Hip Hop: The Nicki Minaj Playlist,” sponsored by Penn’s Lambda Grads, QPenn, and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon gave a talk, entitled “How Digital Technologies Have Transformed the Narratives of Americanness, Security, and Defense Coming Out of One of the World’s Most Inaccessible and Controversial Prisons, Guantanamo Bay,” at Trinity College.

At the National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web, Doctoral Student Muira McCammon and Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris were panelists for a session entitled “Web Archiving as Civic Duty.” Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris also co-led a Data Refuge workshop.

The Annenberg School hosted the 2018 George Gerbner Lecture in Communication, given by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg (M.A.C. ’01). The event was covered in the Daily Pennsylvanian and in the San Antonio Express-News.

CARGC hosted Aynne Kokas of the University of Virginia for a book talk on her book Hollywood Made in China.

CARGC hosted Giang Nguyen-Thu of Vietnam National University for a book talk on her book Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market.

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Caty Borum Chattoo (M.A.C. ‘98) of American University for a colloquium entitled "Investigative Independent Documentary: Risks & Benefits of Creative Storytelling in a Justice Arena."

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Liz de Freitas of Manchester Metropolitan University for a lecture entitled “The Biosocial Subject: Sensor Technologies and Worldly Sensibility.”

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