ASC@Penn News Digest, November 2016


Book Chapters

Professor Guobin Yang: “The Political Styles of Online Activism in China” in Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia (Rowman & Littlefield)

Journal Articles

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “The 2014 walrus haul out: a case study of selective exposure to environmental news coverage” (Environmental Communication)

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Journalism’s Deep Memory: Cold War Mindedness and Coverage of Islamic State” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Andrew Daniller: “Divisive campaigning damages democracy” (Nature)

Survey Research & Reports

The Annenberg Public Policy Center released survey research about the failure of the Pope’s encyclical to raise concern regarding climate change.

In the Media

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

Professor Damon Centola’s research on exercise and competition was covered by the following media outlets:

The Atlantic: “Electric Corsets, the Original Wearable Devices” quoted Professor Carolyn Marvin.

Harvard Business Review: “People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.” quoted research by Professor Diana C. Mutz and Doctoral Student Eunji Kim.

Star Tribune: “Five myths about democracy” quoted research by Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Huffington Post: “Merger Fatigue In A Time Of Media Oligopolies” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

Professor Victor Pickard was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Kirkus: “The Aisles Have Eyes” reviewed Professor Joseph Turow’s forthcoming book of the same title.

Publishers Weekly: “The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power” reviewed Professor Joseph Turow’s forthcoming book of the same title.

Professor Joseph Turow was quoted in the following media outlets:

Berggruen Insights: “China’s Divided Netizens” was written by Professor Guobin Yang.

Forbes: “The Supreme Court May Be About To Decide The Future Of Halloween Costumes” and “The Supreme Court Grapples With The Meaning Of Fashion” were written by Professor Peter Decherney.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Penn’s snazzy new online course will provide a glimpse into Hollywood” quoted Professor Peter Decherney.

FiveThirtyEight: “Most Voters Haven’t Changed Their Minds All Year” was written by Professor Daniel J. Hopkins and quoted research he conducted with Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Grapple: “Episode 12: Breaking Down a Changing American with Maria Hinojosa and Dan Hopkins” featured Professor Daniel J. Hopkins. [AUDIO]

C-SPAN: “In Depth with Kate Andersen Brower, William Seale, and Alvin Felzenberg” featured Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg.

J-Source: “Journalism internships should be paid fairly and offer personal mentoring” was written by Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.

The Atlantic: “How Twitter Bots Are Shaping the Election” was written by Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault.

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault was featured in the following media outlets:

ARA News: “Kurdistan Region’s prosecutor worries that live coverage could help ISIS” quoted Doctoral Student Mohammed A. Salih.

Awards & Honors

Professor Barbie Zelizer was named an inaugural Peabody Fellow by The Media Center at Peabody. READ MORE.

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska received the outstanding dissertation of the year award by the Visual Communication Division of the National Communication Association. READ MORE.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang received a Top Paper award from the Association for Chinese Communication Studies at the National Communication Association conference for his paper “’Idolizing’ a Communist Party Leader: The Toad Worship Culture on the Chinese Internet.”

At the Podium

Nearly 30 Annenberg faculty and students presented research at the National Communication Association’s 2016 conference held in Philadelphia. READ MORE.

At the 2016 Fall Conference of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini moderated a panel titled “Shift from Old to New Media” and Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley presented on cyberbullying.

Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. gave the opening keynote entitled “Thick Depiction: How Taking Film Seriously Should Change Ethnography” at the Barnard Center for Research on Women’s conference Hurston@125: Engaging with the Work and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a lecture entitled “What Presidential Debates Reveal” at Loyola University in Maryland.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the keynote address and participated in two panels at Global Fusion 2016 in Philadelphia.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy presented a paper entitled “Creative Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency: From the Arab Uprisings to the Rise of Daesh” at Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities in London.

At the symposium “The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China” held at the University of Pittsburg, Professor Guobin Yang gave the keynote address entitled “Enchantment and Disenchantment in the Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China” and Doctoral Student Bo Mai gave a talk entitled “Talking about Censorship: Mapping Topic Clusters on the Chinese Twitter Sphere.”

Professor Guobin Yang gave a talk entitled “Performing an Imagined Revolution: Chinese and American New Left in 1968” at the international symposium on “Cultural Revolution in Asia and Beyond” held at Duke University.

Professor Guobin Yang gave a lecture at the University of Mississippi entitled “Little Pink Cyber Nationalism and the Hot and Cool of China’s Millennials.”

Professor Guobin Yang gave a lecture entitled “Performing Revolution: Violence and Dissent in the Red Guard Movement” at Johns Hopkins University.

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a talk entitled “When the Wrong Kind of Authority neutralizes Journalism: The Cold War, Journalism and the US Presidential Race” at Uppsala University in Sweden.

At ECREA in Prague, Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a talk entitled “The Principle of Academic Subsidiarity in Communication Scholarship” and George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska gave a talk entitled "The Institutionalizations of Visual Knowledge and Its Implication of Human Rights."

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins gave a lecture entitled “Ethnicity, Race and Voting Behaviors of Americans” at the Penn Lightbulb Café.

Researchers from the Penn Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) presented their findings to the FDA on which e-cigarette beliefs might be the most effective for mass media campaigns aimed at convincing non-smoking teens not to use e-cigarettes. Postdoctoral fellow Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang and Doctoral Student Allyson Volinsky co-presented the research on behalf of the research team, which also includes Professor Robert C. Hornik, TCORS Research Director Laura Gibson, Postdoctoral Fellow Qinghua (Candy) Yang, Doctoral Candidate Stella (Juhyun) Lee, and Doctoral Candidate Jiaying Liu.

Visiting Scholar Karen Gwinn Wilkins gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication lecture entitled “Communicating Gender and Advocating Accountability in Global Development.”

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska gave a talk entitled “Video Evidence, Trial Coverage and Advocacy: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia” as part of the Visual Jurisprudence Lecture Series sponsored by the Visual Law Project at Yale Law School.

Doctoral Student Celeste Wagner presented a poster entitled “Elections versus Crimes: Which Topics Are More Effective Burglar Alarms in Online News Sites?” at the 41st Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research.

The Annenberg School and the School of Social Policy and Practice co-sponsored a screening of the documentary film TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell, followed by a panel discussion.

The Annenberg School and the Annenberg Public Policy Center welcomed Marcia McNutt who gave the 2016 Annenberg Lecture entitled “Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ Communications in Science: The Why, How, and When.”

CARGC welcomed Bilge Yesil, who gave a colloquium lecture entitled “Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State,” Olga Kamenchuk, who gave a colloquium lecture entitled “The ‘Russian Card’ in the 2016 American Presidential Elections,” and Matt Sienkiewicz, who gave a colloquium lecture entitled “The Other Air Force.”

MARC sponsored a screening of the documentary film 1971, followed by a panel discussion.

TCORS hosted its 2016 Fall Grantee Meeting which highlighted their most important findings to date.

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