Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi: “If These Walls Could Speak: Borders and Walls as Communicative Devices” in Interventions: Communication Research and Practice (Peter Lang)
Research Director Dan Romer, Research Director Patrick Jamieson, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and Postdoctoral Fellow Azeez Adebimpe: “Parental Desensitization to Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies” (Pediatrics)
Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek and Professor Emily Falk: “Persuasion and Influence: What Makes a Successful Persuader?” (Current Opinion in Psychology)
Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky, Doctoral Candidate Elissa Kranzler, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: “Tobacco 21 Policy Support by U.S. Individuals Aged 13-25 Years: Evidence From a Rolling Cross-sectional Study (2014-2017)” (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Survey Research & Reports
Professor Joseph Turow, Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi, and Doctoral Student Diami Virgilio: “Divided We Feel: Partisan Politics Drive Americans’ Emotions Regarding Surveillance of Low-Income Populations” [READ MORE]
In the Media
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Daily Beast: “Even Ann Coulter is an MSNBC Fan”
- New York Times: “An Evangelical Journalist Finds His Calling at the White House”
- New York Times: “’We’ll See,’ Trump Says on North Korea. And Iran. And NAFTA. And So On.”
- Politico: "Why ABC Had No Choice But To Dump Roseanne"
6ABC: “#ThisIsAmerica — Episode 2: Moving In” interviewed Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. [VIDEO]
Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “Teen Vaping” interviewed Professor Joseph N. Cappella. [AUDIO]
New York Times: “Which Side Are You On?” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.
American Laboratory: “Evolution of the Internet of Things” interviewed Professor Jessa Lingel.
Penn Today: “Three-Dozen Summer Reading Recommendations from Faculty and Staff” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel and Professor Victor Pickard.
Sun Sentinel: “Robocallers Proliferate Despite Laws, Fines and Public Outrage” quoted Professor Emeritus Carolyn Marvin.
Professor Diana C. Mutz was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Center for American Progress: “Drivers of Authoritarian Populism in the United States”
- Chicago Tribune: “Thanks, Kanye — Let’s Talk More about Race in Politics”
- Comment: “Liberal Democracy Has ‘Trust Issues’”
- Daily Kos: “Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: No One in the White House Can Get Their Story Straight”
- Journal Courier: “Commentary: A Few Answers to ‘Why Trump?’”
- National Journal: “Before They Make Gains, Dems Need to Look in the Mirror”
- The New Yorker: “Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?”
- New York Times: “You Can’t Separate Money From Culture”
- New York Times: “White’s Unease Shadows the Politics of a More Diverse America”
- Observer Research Foundation: “Group Instinct and the White Tribals of America”
- Salon: “White Fear Elected Trump: Political Scientist Diana Mutz on the ‘Status Threat’ Hypothesis”
- Salon: “Angry White Men, the ‘Incel Rebellion’ and an Age of Worldwide Reaction”
- Seattle Times: “Guaranteed Jobs May Not Solve the Democrats’ Bigger Problem with Many Voters”
- Washington Post: “Democrats Can’t Give Up On White Working-Class Voters”
- Washington Post: “America is Not as Religious in Practice or Identity as Mike Pence Told College Graduates”
- Washington Post: “White People Get More Conservative When They Move Up — Not Down — Economically. Here’s the Evidence.”
- Washington Post: “Morning Bits: Too Many People Make Too Many Excuses”
Aeon: “Why Uterus Transplants Are a Bad Idea for Women” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.
The Revealer: “Televised Redemption” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl and reviewed Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.’s book.
Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- CIO: “In Praise of Personalized Pricing”
- Make Use Of: “Why Have Americans Given Up on Privacy?”
- New York Times: “Creepy or Not? Your Privacy Concerns Probably Reflect Your Politics”
- Penn Today: “Political Leanings Dictate Feelings about Surveillance of Low-Income Populations”
- Straits Times: “Use of Genealogy Site to Arrest California’s Golden State Killer Raises Concerns”
Jerusalem Post: “Media Comment: The European Bias” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.
Washington Post: “Did the News Media, Led by Walter Cronkite, Lose the War in Vietnam?” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.
Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Pacific Standard: “Majority-Black Casts Can Clearly Win at the Box Office. Now Will Hollywood Take Notice?”
- Penn Today: “It’s Not Just ‘Black Panther:’ Film Marketing Can Transcend Race”
- Science Blog: “Black-oriented Films Can Be Highly Profitable When Marketed to All Audiences”
- Science Newsline: “Black-oriented Films Can Be Highly Profitable When Marketed to All Audiences, Study Finds”
Variety: “Film Review: ‘Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End’” quoted Lecturer Dwayne Booth.
Washington Post: “Why It Matters When the President Calls People, Even Violent Gang Members, ‘Animals’” quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.
RISE Podcast: “Interview with Doug Glanville, Retired MLB Player, Author, Baseball Analyst and Professor” interviewed Lecturer Doug Glanville.
CBS Philly: “New Study Suggests Parents Want PG-15 Rating for Movies” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.
New York Times: “Does Hollywood Need a PG-15 Rating?” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly: “Book Reviews” reviewed Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon’s co-edited volume Journalism in Crisis.
Vice: “Canada’s Press Freedom Threatened by Demands to Reveal Confidential Sources” quoted Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.
Bustle: “What It Feels Like to Know Your Iranian Family Is Under Attack by Your Own President” was written by CARGC Fellow Samira Rajabi.
Cure: “Letting Go of Fear in Recovery” was written by CARGC Fellow Samira Rajabi.
WOSU: “Tech Tuesday: Golden State Killer, Government Agencies & Social Media, and T-Mobile/Sprint Merger” interviewed Doctoral Student Muira McCammon. [AUDIO]
Awards & Honors
Fourteen faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students won awards at the 2018 International Communication Association conference in Prague. [READ MORE]
- Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini was inducted as an ICA Fellow.
- Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz received the Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award.
- Doctoral Candidate Yotam Ophir and Professor Joseph N. Cappella won a Top Four Paper award from the Health Communication Division.
- Doctoral Student Rui Pei and Professor Emily Falk won a Top Paper award from the Communication Science and Biology Division.
- Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Doré, Postdoctoral Fellow Nicole Cooper, and Professor Emily Falk won a Top Paper award from the Information Systems Division.
- Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark-Parsons won a Top Paper award from the Feminist Scholarship Division.
- Doctoral Student Zane Griffin Talley Cooper won a Top Paper award from the Philosophy, Theory and Critique Division.
- Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault won a Top Student Paper award from the Communication & Technology Division.
- Doctoral Student Eunji Kim won a Top Paper award from the Political Communication Division.
- Doctoral Student Revati Prasad won a Top Four Paper award and a Top Student Paper award from the Global Communication and Social Change Division, and a Second Top Student Paper award from the Media Industry Studies Division.
Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. [READ MORE]
Lecturer Howard Fineman received an honorary degree from Gettysburg College.
Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale and Doctoral Student Revati Prasad received the 2018 James D. Woods Award, recognizing outstanding teaching by a graduate student. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Student Eunji Kim received a 2018 GAPSA-Provost Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania.
Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver won the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Pennsylvania. [READ MORE]
At the Podium
At the 2018 International Communication Association conference in Prague, more than 65 faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows presented research. [READ MORE]
Eleven faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and students presented at the 2018 Union for Democratic Communications conference in Chicago, including:
- Professor Victor Pickard — “Right-Wing Media Policy Activism: The Propaganda of Corporate Libertarianism in the 1940s and Beyond”
- CARGC Fellow N. Bülay Doğan — “Criminalization of Hacktivism”
- CARGC Fellow Samira Rajabi — “Interrogating and Nuancing the #MeToo Movement: Understanding Mediated Advocacy and Protest Through ‘Me Too’ Testimonies” and “Digital Media Making and Everyday Tactics in the Lives of Populations Impacted by Trump’s Travel Ban”
- Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon — “Journalism Labor in Crisis”
- Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman — “The White Geek’s Burden: Development and Facebook’s Global Data Empire”
- Doctoral Student Lauren Bridges — “Power and Cables: Politics of the Cloud”
- Doctoral Student Zane Griffin Talley Cooper — “Betting It All On Black: Rare Earth Discourse in the U.S. Since 2010”
- Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi — “If These Walls Could Speak: Borders and Walls as Communicative Devices”
- Doctoral Student Sanjay Jolly — “A Philadelphia Story: Urban Mythmaking, the University, and Black Erasure”
- Doctoral Candidate Lee McGuigan — “Information: Blind Spot of the Audience Commodity Thesis?”
- Doctoral Student Mohammed A. Salih — “Internal Cultural Imperialism: The Case of Kurds in Turkey”
Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture, entitled “Iconicity and Invisibility,” at the International Centre on Humanistic Studies at the University of Bologna.
Lecturer Howard Fineman delivered the keynote Commencement speech at Gettysburg College.
The Annenberg Graduate Program held its annual graduation ceremony. [READ MORE]
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