ASC@Penn News Digest, May 2019

Publications

Book Chapters


Professor Guobin Yang: “Voice and Listening for Communication Research: Lessons of Radicalism and Theoreticism from the 1960s” in Voices: ICA Theme Book 2018 (Peter Lang)

Professor Guobin Yang: “Internet Politics in China” in Politics in China: An Introduction, 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press)

Journal Articles
 

Alum Joshua Becker (Ph.D. ’18) and Professor Damon Centola: “The Wisdom of Partisan Crowds” (PNAS) [READ MORE]

Professor Damon Centola: “Influential Networks” (Nature)

Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang and Professor Emily Falk: “Purpose in Life and Conflict-Related Neural Responses during Health Decision-Making” (Health Psychology) [READ MORE]

Professor John B. Jemmott III and alumna Jingwen Zhang (Ph.D. ‘16): “Barriers and Facilitators to Engaging African American Men Who Have Sex with Men in the HIV Care Continuum” (Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Why Journalism is about More than Digital Technology” (Digital Journalism)

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins: “The Rise of Trump, the Fall of Prejudice? Tracking White Americans’ Racial Attitudes 2008-2018 via a Panel Survey” (SSRN)

Lecturer Lee McGuigan: “Automating the Audience Commodity: The Unacknowledged Ancestry of Programmatic Advertising” (New Media & Society)

Research Director Dan Romer: “Effects of Exposure to Self-Harm on Social Media: Evidence from a Two-Wave Panel Study among Young Adults” (New Media & Society)

Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta, Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Chapman, Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula, and Postdoctoral Fellow Kathryn Haglin: “An Experimental Examination of Measurement Disparities in Public Climate Change Beliefs” (Climatic Change) [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Soojong Kim: “Directionality of Information Flow and Echoes without Chambers” (PLOS One)

Doctoral Candidate Revati Prasad: “An Organized Work Force is Part of Growing Up: Gawker and the Case for Unionizing Digital Newsrooms” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Research Reports
 

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Media Use in the Middle East, 2018” (Northwestern University in Qatar)

CARGC published CARGC Briefs Volume 1, which included an introduction from Professor Marwan M. Kraidy and essays by Doctoral Candidate Katerina Girginova, Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih, and Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova. [READ MORE]

In the Media

Research conducted by alum Joshua Becker (Ph.D. ’18) and Professor Damon Centola was covered in the following media outlets:

Research conducted by Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang and Professor Emily Falk was covered in the following media outlets:

Psych Central: “Broadening the Social Network” quoted Professor Emily Falk.

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

Research conducted by Professor John B. Jemmott III was covered in the following media outlets:

Qatar Tribune: “NU-Q Survey Reveals Large Support for Online Freedom of Expression in Middle East Region” mentioned Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Milwaukee Independent: “Nonprofit News Needs More Philanthropic Support as Journalism Suffers from Systemic Market Failure” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Will Google’s Struggle with its ‘Underclass’ Lead to White Collar Workers Becoming the Next Labor Activists?” quoted Professor Julia Ticona.

Nieman Lab: “So What Is ‘Digital Journalism Studies,’ Anyway? Is It Its Own Thing?” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Washington Post: “Racial Prejudice Has Declined as a Reaction to Trump’s Presidency, a New Study Suggests” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Measure Radio: “Moving Images, Risk, and Youth Behavior” interviewed Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley. [AUDIO]

New Scientist: “Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Really Increase Suicide Rates?” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Instagram and Self-Harm: 1 in 3 Youth Who See Cutting Images Try it Themselves, Study Suggests” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Research conducted by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta, Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Chapman, Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula, and Postdoctoral Fellow Kathryn Haglin is covered in the following media outlets:

Cure: “Carrying the Weight of Chronic Illness” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Samira Rajabi.

In a Center for Media at Risk Q&A, Doctoral Candidate Megan Genovese interviewed Louise Godbold.

For the Center for Media at Risk podcast, Doctoral Student Florence Madenga interviewed Chenjerai Kumanyika in “Episode 11: Stories of Race & Power.”

Penn Today: “Kurdish is the Newest Class on the Global Language Roster” quoted Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih.

Awards & Honors

Thirteen faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students won awards at the 2019 International Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C. [READ MORE]

  • Professor Barbie Zelizer received the 2019 B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, one of ICA's top honors.
  • Professor Damon Centola and alumna Jingwen Zhang (Ph.D. ‘16) won a top four paper award from the Health Communication Division.
  • Professor Yphtach Lelkes received a top paper award from the Political Communication Division.
  • Professor Jessa Lingel won a top faculty paper award from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies interest group.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Lik Sam Chan won a top paper award from the Communication and Technology Division.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons was a co-winner of the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Activism, Communication, and Social Justice Interest Group.
  • Alumnus David Conrad (Ph.D. ’17) won a top dissertation award from the Journalism Studies Division.
  • Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen won a top student paper award from the Journalism Studies Division.
  • Doctoral Student Heather Jaber won the top student paper award from the Global Communication and Social Change Division.
  • Doctoral Candidate Eunji Kim received a top student paper award from the Political Communication Division.
  • Doctoral Candidate Soojong Kim won a top four paper award from the Information Systems Division.
  • Doctoral Student Muira McCammon won a top four paper award from the Mobile Communication Division.
  • Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris received a top student paper award from the Visual Communication Studies Division.

Professor Damon Centola and Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault received a grant from Facebook. [READ MORE]

Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Dorè, Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Research Director Nicole Cooper, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk received the 2019 Social & Affective Neuroscience Society Poster Award.

Professor Jessa Lingel received a grant from the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women. [READ MORE]

Professor Diana C. Mutz received a grant from the National Institute for Civil Discourse. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Lauren Bridges and Doctoral Student Leeann Siegel received the 2019 James D. Woods Award, recognizing outstanding teaching by a graduate student. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández was awarded the 2019 Urban Communication Research Grant from the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon has been named a Penn IUR affiliated student.

At the Podium

At the 2019 International Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C., more than 80 faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows presented research. [READ MORE]

At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, held in Miami, research conducted by 11 faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows was presented, including: Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Professor Emily Falk, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Research Director Nicole Cooper, Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Dorè, Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang, Postdoctoral Fellow Nina Lauharatanahirun, Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Doctoral Student Mia Jovanova, Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey, and Doctoral Candidate Rui Pei.

Professor Damon Centola gave an invited talk at the International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Science Conference, held at the University of Utrecht.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave an invited talk at the Big Data in Social Sciences and Public Policy conference, held in Mexico City.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson participated in a panel at the Council of Scientific Society Presidents’ spring leadership workshop in Washington, D.C.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave talks about her book Cyberwar at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne, P.A., and the Harvard Club in New York City.

Postdoctoral Fellow Stanislav Budnitsky participated in a panel discussion, entitled "Understanding Media and Communication in a Post-Truth Era," hosted at Drexel University.

Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández and Doctoral Student Melissa Skolnick-Noguera both presented at VII Coloquio Internacional hosted at la Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba.

Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari gave a MARC lecture entitled “Appropriation, Negotiation, Challenge: How the Technological Imaginaries of Contemporary Social Movements Respond to Silicon Valley.”

Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert gave a poster presentation at the eLearning 3.0 conference, held at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

The Annenberg Graduate Program held its annual graduation ceremony. [READ MORE]

The Annenberg Undergraduate Program held its annual graduation ceremony. [READ MORE]

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