ASC@Penn News Digest, March 2019



Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini: Digital Media and Democratic Futures (Penn Press)

Book Chapters

Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova: “Migos’ Crossover Win at the AMAs Signals an Imminent Industry Shift” in Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: 2018 (Sugarchamp Books)

Journal Articles

Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk: “Decision-Making about Broad- and Narrowcasting: A Neuroscientific Perspective” (Media Psychology)

Professor John B. Jemmott III: “Syndemic Conditions Predict Lower Levels of Physical Activity among African American Men who Have Sex with Men: A Prospective Survey Study” (PLOS One)

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff: “My Scholarly Life in Cybernetics” (World Futures)

Professor Joseph Turow: “The Corporate Cultivation of Digital Resignation” (New Media & Society)

Lecturer Lee McGuigan and Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons: "This Kill Shot is Brought to You by...: An Analysis of Hunting Television in the United States" (Critical Studies in Television)

Research Director Dan Romer: “Heightened Adolescent Risk-Taking? Insights from Lab Studies on Age Differences in Decision-Making” (Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences)

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Lik Sam Chan: “Multiple Uses and Anti-Purposefulness on Momo, a Chinese Dating/Social App” (Information, Communication & Society)

Research Reports

Lecturer Aaron Shapiro: “Dynamic Exploits: The Science of Worker Control in the On-Demand Economy” (Media, Inequality & Change Center) [READ MORE]

In the Media

Pennsylvania Gazette: “The Virality Paradox” profiled Professor Damon Centola.

Vox: “Why You Still Don’t Understand the Green New Deal” referenced research by Professor Joseph Cappella and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

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

New York Times: “No Hate Left Behind” referenced research by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Culture Digitally: “The Gentrification of the Internet” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

The Atlantic: “The Geography of Partisan Prejudice” referenced research by Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Partisan Prejudice: Philly and its Suburbs are Loaded with it” referenced research by Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “Regional Roundup 3/25/2019” interviewed Professor Victor Pickard. [AUDIO]

Insight into Diversity: “In Lieu of ‘Objectivity,’ Journalism Professors Argue for Credibility and Directness” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

New York Times: “The Internet’s Endless Appetite for Death Videos” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “How Can We Stop Anti-Muslim Bias that Blames an Entire Culture for Individual Acts?” was written by Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Star Tribune: “How to Respond to Anti-Muslim Speech? Here are Some Suggestions” quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Quartz: “Today’s Influencer Economy Can Be Explained By a 19th Century Economic Theory” covered research by Lecturer Lee McGuigan and Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

Lilith: “Don’t Assume Anything about that Kid on the Bus” was written by Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Penn Today: "Do Adolescents Have a Natural Tendency to Engage in More Risk-Taking than Children?" quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Father of Sandy Hook Victim is Latest Mass-Shooting Survivor to Be Found Dead. What Are the Signs of Possible Suicide?" quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

CNN Politics: “Poll Explainer: The Way a Question is Asked Can Have a Major Effect on the Way It’s Answered” quoted Research Director Ken Winneg.

Research Fellow Sébastien Mort and Doctoral Student Jeanna Sybert interviewed Visiting Scholar Ruth Ben-Ghiat in "Episode 10.1 - The Authoritarian Playbook," published by the Center for Media at Risk. [AUDIO]

Washington Post: “In America, Talk Turns to Something Not Spoken of for 150 Years: Civil War” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri.

The Conversation: “Veterans are Concerned about Climate Change, and that Matters” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta.

Smithsonian Magazine: “It Only Takes a Few Years for Perceptions of Extreme Weather to Normalize, Study Suggests” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Yotam Ophir.

Columbia Journalism Review: “After New Zealand Massacre, Islamophobia Spreads on Chinese Social Media” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Sixth Tone: “Baidu Audits Online Encyclopedia after Illegal Porn Links Found” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

The Atlantic: “I Gave Up and Let Instagram Shop for Me” quoted Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

The Digital Entertainment Group: “Seeking Ourselves Onscreen: How People Respond to Movie ‘Personalities’” was written by Doctoral Candidate Danny Kim.

Research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center was referenced in the following media outlets:

Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Philly Connection to the Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Strike in L.A.” covered work by the MIC Center.

Philadelphia Inquirer: "What Philly Can Learn from Some of the Biggest Victories around the World by On-Demand Gig Workers" covered an event hosted by the MIC Center.

Awards & Honors

Professor Sandra González-Bailón has been named a 2019-2020 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. [READ MORE]

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study youth consumption of sports and energy drinks. [READ MORE]

The Center for Media at Risk received a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

camra hosted its annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival. This year’s theme was “Rending Matters of Concern and Present Histories,” and included a keynote lecture from Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

The MIC Center hosted a two-day symposium entitled “The Platform and the Future of the City.” Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. introduced the Mayor of Philadelphia, and Professor Julia Ticona moderated a panel discussion. [READ MORE]

Professor Damon Centola gave an invited talk at CUNY Graduate Center.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón spoke at the Computational Social Science Data for Good Seminar held at Columbia University. Her talk was entitled “The Analysis of News Consumption through Co-Exposure Networks.”

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave the following talks:

Professor Marwan Kraidy gave a talk entitled “The Torch and the Hearth: Islamic State and the Age of Pyropolitics” at Webster University in Vienna.

Professor Victor Pickard gave a talk entitled “The Rise of the Misinformation Society” at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of Calgary.

Professor Victor Pickard served as commentator for a panel entitled “What Do Book Editors Want?” as part of Fox Leadership’s Books for the Long Run series.

Professor Julia Ticona participated in a panel entitled “Protecting the Vulnerable Workers of the Future” at CityLab.

Professor Joseph Turow gave a lecture entitled “What Would Happen if Publishers Treated Libraries the Way Target Treats its Customers?” as part of the University of Penn Libraries Speaker Series.

At the International Convention of Psychological Science, held in Paris, Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri presented a paper entitled “Paradoxical Thinking as a Conflict Resolution Intervention: examination of Psychological Mechanisms,” and 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.”

Visiting Scholar Ruth Ben-Ghiat gave a Center for Media at Risk lecture entitled “Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump.”

Predoctoral Fellow Beatrice Choi gave a CARGC colloquium address entitled “Innovation on Standby: Political Pitfalls, Economic Uncertainty, and Scientific Frustrations in Brazilian Computer Innovation.”

CARGC hosted South x Southeast, an early career symposium organized by its postdoctoral and doctoral fellows. Speakers included Postdoctoral Fellow Clovis Bergère, Doctoral Student Heather Jaber, and Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang presented during the “Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule in China” panel of the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang presented at the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit.

Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault participated in the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Transatlantic Working Group, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault gave a presentation at Penn SBSI entitled “The Network Dynamics of Category Formation.”

Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris gave an invited lecture entitled “American Climate Change Reporting at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities for Journalism in a Warming World” at Delaware Valley University.

The Annenberg School welcomed alumna Vani Henderson (Ph.D. ’06) for the annual George Gerbner Lecture in Communication. Her talk was entitled “Research to Insights to Action: Bringing Human Insights to Technology.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Srividya Ramasubramanian of Texas A&M University for a lecture entitled “Stereotypes, Stigma, and Social Change: Examining the Role of Media in Racial Justice.”

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