ASC@Penn News Digest, October 2017


Book Chapters


Professor Victor Pickard: “Structural Collapse: The American Journalism Crisis and the Search for a Sustainable Future” in What is Sustainable Journalism? Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Economic Challenges of Journalism (Peter Lang)

Journal Articles

Research Director Laura Gibson and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: "Explaining the Effects of a Decision Intervention on Mammography Intentions: The Roles of Worry, Fear, and Perceived Susceptibility to Breast Cancer" (Psychology & Health)

Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Influence of Natural American Spirit Advertising on Current and Former Smokers’ Perceptions and Intentions” (Tobacco Control) [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Elissa Kranzler, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik: “Recall of ‘The Real Cost’ Anti-Smoking Campaign Is Specifically Associated With Endorsement of Campaign-Targeted Beliefs” (Journal of Health Communication)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture - An Introduction” (International Journal of Communication)

Professor Victor Pickard: “A Social Democratic Vision of Media: Toward a Radical Pre-History of Public Broadcasting” (Journal of Radio and Audio Media)

Professor Guobin Yang: “Remembering Disappeared Websites in China: Passion, Community, and Youth” (New Media & Society)

Professor Guobin Yang: “Killing Emotions Softly: The Civilizing Process of Online Emotional Mobilization” (Chinese Journal of Communication and Society)

Doctoral Candidate Lyndsey P. Beutin: “Black Suffering for/from Anti-trafficking Advocacy” (Anti Trafficking Review)

Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark-Parsons: “Building a Digital Girl Army: The Cultivation of Feminist Safe Spaces Online” (New Media & Society)

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang: “Demystifying ‘Little Pink’: The Creation and Evolution of a Gendered Label for Nationalistic Activists in China” (New Media & Society)

Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi: “The Contingency of Meaning to the Party of God: Carnivalesque Humor in Revolutionary Times” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Rowan Howard-Williams: “Terrorism and World Risk Society: Resilience, Resentment, and Spectacle” (Global-E)

Doctoral Student Revati Prasad: “Ascendant India, Digital India: How Net Neutrality Advocates Defeated Facebook’s Free Basics” (Media, Culture & Society)

Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova: “Mongol Hordes, the Khmer Rouge, and the Islamic State: Non-Modern Conceptions of Space and Time” (Global-E)

In the Media

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

Research conducted by Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella was covered in the following media outlets: EurekAlert!, Health Medicine Network, and Science Newsline.

H-Net: “El-Hibri on Kraidy” reviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book The Naked Blogger of Cairo.

New York Times: “The Party of Lincoln is Now the Party of Trump” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Kveller: “What We Really Needed to Hear from Mayim: ‘It’s Not Your Fault.’” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Inside Sources: “Trump is Not the First President to Want Media Licenses Revoked Due to Unfavorable Coverage” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

New York Times: “Chinese Village Where Xi Jinping Fled Is Now a Monument to His Power” quoted Professor Guobin Yang.

Academics in China: “Translator’s Identity in the English Translation of Wenxin Diaolong” referenced Professor Guobin Yang’s book Dragon-Carving and the Literary Mind.

Knowledge@Wharton: “Internet Safety for Kids” interviewed Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley. [AUDIO]

Penn Current: “Mr. Fish and the Art of Public Disengagement” profiled Lecturer Dwayne Booth’s new art exhibit on display at the Annenberg School.

The Guardian: “An Old Friend for Dinner... Why We’re Not Scared of Hannibal Lecter Any More” quoted APPC Research Director Daniel Romer.

Quartz: "What to Watch for When America's Tech Giants Testify on Russian Hacking Today" was written by Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault. Brooklyn: “To What Extent is a Tweet a Federal Record?” profiled Doctoral Student Muira McCammon’s research.

Awards & Honors

Professor Joseph N. Cappella was appointed to the FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy won the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award, for The Naked Blogger of Cairo, from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association. [READ MORE]

Professor Amy Jordan joined the Sesame Workshop Board of Trustees. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang received the Young Scholar Award from the China Times Cultural Foundation. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi is a fellow at the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder.

At the Podium

The following members of the Annenberg community presented posters at an NIH TCORS Conference in Bethesda, Maryland:

  • Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella - "Examining the Effects of Natural American Spirit Advertising on Current and Former Smokers' Perceptions and Intentions"
  • Doctoral Candidate Yotam Ophir and Professor Joseph N. Cappella - “Using Narrative Messages to Reduce the Persistent Effect of Misinformation on Natural Tobacco Products”
  • Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton, Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella - “Impact of Visual Features of Tobacco Warning Labels on Effectiveness and Policy Support”
  • Doctoral Student Leeann Siegel, Research Director Laura Gibson, and Professor Robert C. Hornik - “The Prevalence of Population-Level Descriptive Norm Information in Media Coverage of E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products”
  • Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky and Professor Robert C. Hornik - “‘Lonely, Edgy, Antisocial, Rebel’: An Elicitation Survey of Adolescents’ Perceptions of E-cigarette Use and Peer Users”

Professor Joseph N. Cappella gave a talk at University of Colorado at Boulder, entitled “Collective Intelligence in Deliberating Groups,” and a talk at Colorado State University, entitled “Studies in Emerging Media: Selection, Retransmission, & Recommendation.”

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff gave the 31st Annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. His lecture was entitled “How Language Matters in Conversations, Discourses, and Algorithms.”

Professor Jessa Lingel gave a presentation, entitled “From Democracy to Populism: Political Metaphors of Digital Utopianism,” at the Society for the History of Technology annual meeting.

At the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers Conference in Estonia, Professor Jessa Lingel presented her project, “Invisibility and Hypervisibility: Imagining Publics for Urban Broadband Networks.” She also participated in two panel discussions: “Studying Theories and Methods of Power in Social Mediated Conflicts” and “Making Sense of Life in 2017 - Metaphors of the Internet.” In addition, Professor Victor Pickard was an organizer and presenter for the roundtable discussion “Internet Policy in the Age of Trump - and How to Stop it.”

Professor Victor Pickard gave an invited lecture, entitled “Journalism Under Trump: A Political Economic Critique,” at the University of Tampere in Finland. Speaking on “Global Communication in the Post-Truth Era,” he was also an invited panelist at the Center for Global Information Studies, Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Professor Monroe Price organized and designed a media workshop with Ukrainian officials, broadcasters, and civil society representatives concerning fake news and other Russian propaganda efforts affecting Ukraine.

Professor Guobin Yang gave a book talk on The Red Guard Generation at Lehigh University.

Professor Barbie Zelizer was a featured speaker for the symposium entitled “Give/Get: Cross-Sector Collaboration in Film and Journalism” at the 2017 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival.

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley was a panelist at an event dedicated to Internet Safety for Kids at the University of Pennsylvania.

Visiting Scholar Des Freedman gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication lecture entitled “Should We Trust the BBC? Public Service and Media Capture” and colloquium entitled “Commitment, Complicity, and Academic Labor.”

CARGC Research Fellow Bülay Doğan participated in a panel entitled “Media, Politics and Law” at 2017 Conference: Law and Politics in Turkey.

The following Annenberg graduate students gave presentations at Global Fusion 2017 held at Ohio University:

  • Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman - “Facebook is Eating Development: Free Basics and the New Data Colonialism”
  • Doctoral Student Yasemin Celikkol - “Taming Neo-Ottoman Cool: The Discursive Reproduction of East and West in Russian Drama”
  • Doctoral Student Revati Prasad - “Digital News in India: An Investigation of Journalism Start-Ups”
  • Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih - “Political Satire in Iraq: A Bridge Between Media Systems”

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon gave a presentation, entitled “GiTMO, FOIA, NARA, and 500 Deleted Tweets: Lessons from a War Crimes Researcher,” at the Radical Networks conference in Brooklyn.

The Scholars Program in Culture and Communication hosted its annual SummerCulture Colloquium. Doctoral Student Megan Genovese, Doctoral Candidate Nour Halabi, Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen, Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris, and Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova presented research from the two-week trip to Vancouver. [READ MORE]

The Annenberg School hosted its annual Professional Development Day. This year 12 alumni and one visiting scholar shared career advice with current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. [READ MORE]

CARGC welcomed Christoph Linder for a colloquium entitled “Concrete Chic: From Vertical Squatting to Airbnb.”

CARGC hosted a launch event for the International Panel for Social Progress Chapter on Media and Communication. Panelists included Nick Couldry, Clemencia Rodriguez, and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

CARGC welcomed Saskia Sassen for its 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Global Communication. Sassen’s lecture was entitled “Digital Formations of the Powerful and the Powerless.”

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Minelle Mahtani for a lecture entitled “Risk, Relation, Revolution, Repair: Refusing Closure, Accepting Ambivalence.”

The Control Societies Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the Annenberg School, welcomed Alexander Galloway for a lecture entitled “The Golden Age of Analog (It’s Now)” and Shannon Mattern for a lecture entitled “All Your Data Are Belong To Us: Databodies and the Quantified Human Condition.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Seyram Avle for a lecture entitled “Innovating to Survive: African Tech Entrepreneurs and the Global Discourse of Technology Production,” Anita Say Chan for a lecture entitled “Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures, Digital Memory, and the Myth of Digital Universalism,” and Reighan Gillam for a lecture entitled “Animating Racism: Irony and Images of Dissent in Afro-Brazilian Media.”

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