ASC@Penn News Digest, October 2018



Postdoctoral Fellow Giang Nguyen-Thu: Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market (Routledge)

Book Chapters

Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.: “The Panoptic Sort: Looking Back; Looking Forward” in Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication, Second Edition (Peter Lang)

Professor Joseph Turow: "Advertising and the Modern World" in The Advertising Handbook (Routledge)

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “United States: Manufacturing Consensus Online” in Computational Propaganda: Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media (Oxford University Press)

Journal Articles

Postdoctoral Fellow Yotam Ophir and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “The Effects of Zika Virus Coverage on Familiarity, Knowledge, and Behavior in the U.S. — A Time Series Analysis Combining Content Analysis and a Nationally Representative Survey” (Health Communication)

Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton, Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Perceived Effectiveness of Objective Features of Pictorial Warning Messages” (Tobacco Control) [READ MORE]

Research Scientist Matthew Brook O'Donnell and Professor Emily B. Falk: "Brain Sensitivity to Exclusion is Associated with Core Network Closure" (Scientific Reports)

Professor Robert C. Hornik, Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky, and Research Director Laura Gibson: “Validating the Hornik & Woolf Approach to Choosing Media Campaign Themes: Do Promising Beliefs Predict Behavior Change in a Longitudinal Study?” (Communication Methods and Measures)

Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.: “Exploring Neuromarketing and Its Reliance on Remote Sensing: Social and Ethical Concerns” (International Journal of Communication)

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins: “The Muted Consequences of Correct Information about Immigration” (The Journal of Politics)

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “Compensation Behaviors and Skin Cancer Prevention” (American Journal of Preventative Medicine)

Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri: "Paradoxical Thinking Interventions: A Paradigm for Societal Change" (Social Issues and Policy Review)

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “Digital Marketing in the Disinformation Age” (Journal of International Affairs)

Doctoral Student Chloé Nurik: “50 Shades of Film Censorship: Gender Bias from the Hays Code to MPAA Ratings” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Doctoral Candidate Yilang Peng: “Same Candidates, Different Faces: Uncovering Media Bias in Visual Portrayals of Presidential Candidates with Computer Vision” (Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Pawel Popiel: “The Tech Lobby: Tracing the Contours of New Media Elite Lobbying Power” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Research Reports

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini: “Being Informed: A Study of the Information Needs and Habits of Philadelphia Residents” (Lenfest Institute for Journalism) [READ MORE]

In the Media 

MinnPost: “The Constitution Should Not Protect a Right to Lie in Politics” quoted Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

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

The Daily Beast published an excerpt of Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson‘s new book, Cyberwar, entitled “Russia’s Cyberattacks Aren’t Meddling—They’re Acts of War.”

The Guardian: “How Russia Cyber Attacks Helped Trump to the U.S. Presidency” was written by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Research conducted by Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton, Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella was covered in the following media outlets:

Physics World: “The Physicists’ Library” recommended Professor Damon Centola’s book How Behavior Spreads.

Research by Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang, Research Director Nicole Cooper, Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk was covered in the following media outlets:

Columbia Journalism Review: “Forecasting the Midterms: Uncertainty with a Chance of Finger-Pointing” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Counter Punch: “’Male Energy,’ Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Media Activism Research Collective: “A Conversation between Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw, Moderated by Dorothy Roberts” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Penn Researchers Hit Up Flea Markets and Harvest Festivals to Probe the Rural Mind” profiled Professor Diana C. Mutz and Doctoral Candidate Eunji Kim.

Professor Diana C. Mutz was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets: "Channel 8 Facing Uncertain Future After Collapse of Sinclair Merger Bid" quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

La Liberté: “Donald Trump: La Vérité Si Je Mens!” quoted Professor Victor Pickard. (in French)

C-SPAN: “Communicators with Joseph Turow” interviewed Professor Joseph Turow. [VIDEO]

MM&M: “FDA Looks for Ideal Way to Convey Risk Info in Drug Ads” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

Penn Center for the Study of Contemporary China: “Internet Culture and Politics in China” interviewed Professor Guobin Yang. [AUDIO]

Penn Today: “Political Intimidation, At-Risk Media, and the Future of Journalism” interviewed Professor Barbie Zelizer.

FiveThirtyEight: "How Much Do Voting Restrictions Affect Elections?" interviewed Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting” interviewed Research Scientist Emile Bruneau. [AUDIO]

American History Magazine published an excerpt of Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg’s book, A Man and His Presidents, entitled “Demand a Recount!”

New York Times: “Shaking My Faith in America” was written by Lecturer Howard Fineman.

Lilith: "Let's Vow to Stand with Those Who are Standing with Us Now" was written by Dean's Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Good Morning America: “Death Toll Rises as Devastation from Hurricane Michael Mounts” interviewed Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons. [VIDEO]

Al Jazeera: “The Story of China’s Southern Media Group” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Made in China: “CN Politics: A Conversation with Fang Kecheng” interviewed Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Brookings: “Can Social Media Help Build Communities?” was written by Doctoral Student Eric Forbush.

Quartz: “JCPenney Wants Made-for-Instagram Clothing to Save it” quoted Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

The Atlantic: “Migos’ Crossover Win at the AMAs Signals an Imminent Industry Shift” was written by Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson joined the editorial board of the Journal of Communication. The board also includes Professor Joseph N. Cappella, Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Professor Robert C. Hornik, Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, and Professor Barbie Zelizer. [READ MORE]

Postdoctoral Fellow Stanislav Budnitsky was awarded the Carleton University Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement for his doctoral dissertation.

Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta received the Elsevier Atlas Award for his article “Knowing Less but Presuming More: Dunning-Kruger Effects and the Endorsement of Anti-Vaccine Policy Attitudes.”

Doctoral Student Chioma Woko was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. participated in a panel discussion entitled “Lifelong University,” at the “Beyond the Walls: The University of the Future” event.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave the following talks:

Professor Damon Centola gave the following invited talks:

  • Workshop on Norms & Behavior Change at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Technology and Policy Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania
  • CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health Annual Meeting at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Behavioral Risk Modeling for Pandemic Prevention and Response Workshop

Professor Emily B. Falk participated in a panel discussion as part of a Power of Penn celebration.

As part of Penn’s Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences five year anniversary celebration, Professor Emily B. Falk participated in a panel discussion and Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave a talk entitled “Digital Technologies and Access to News.”

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy participated in a panel discussion entitled “Media Narratives, Populisms and the Consumption of Others” at the 6th International Symposium on Communication and Consumption in Rio de Janeiro.

At Global Fusion 2018, hosted at the University of Virginia, the following Annenberg faculty and students gave talks:

  • Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Digital Devices and the Demise of Global?” and “She Had it Coming: How Media and Authorities Frame Femicides in Mexico City”
  • Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol: “Turkish Drama Beyond Metaphor: Neo-Ottoman Cool in Bulgaria and Russia”
  • Doctoral Student Heather Jaber: “’Edutaining’ in the Transnational Media Sphere: Global Commodities, National Projects, and Failed Melodramas” and “Reviving Female Transgression through the Musalsal: The Story of Raya and Sakina in Egyptian and Syrian drama Programs”
  • Doctoral Student Revati Prasad: “Contesting Biometric Citizenship”

Professor Jessa Lingel gave a talk entitled “Black Holes, Clones, and Other Anti-Anxiety Parables from Science Fiction!,” hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society and Department of Communication.

Penn's Trans Literacy Project hosted its first workshop, and Professor Jessa Lingel participated in the three-professor panel.

As part of the University of Denver’s Constitution Day, Professor Victor Pickard gave a talk entitled “Can Freedom of the Press Survive the Journalism Crisis?.”

Professor Guobin Yang delivered a keynote speech, entitled “Communication as Translation and Some Practical Implications for Knowledge Production,” at the 2018 Chinese Communication Forum “Journalism and Communication Education in the Pan-Media Era” in Beijing.

Professor Guobin Yang delivered a keynote address at an ECREA preconference.

At Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s 2018-2019 opening ceremony in Barcelona, Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture entitled “What Invisibility Tells Us about the News.”

Professor Barbie Zelizer participated in a panel discussion entitled “Changing Cultures of Witnessing: Paintings, Selfies, Hashtags” at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Visiting Scholar Wendy Chun delivered a Center for Media at Risk colloquium address, entitled “Beyond Verification: Authentication, Authenticity, and the Spread of Fake News.”

Visiting Scholar Wendy Chun gave a Wolf Humanities Forum lecture entitled “Segregation: The Stuff Social Media is Made Of.”

Visiting Scholar Cherian George gave a Center for Media at Risk lecture entitled “Divisive Disinformation and the Hate Spin Dilemma.”

Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl gave a lecture at Columbia University entitled “Face/Off or On? Face Transplants and the Resistance to Categorization.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Clovis Bergère gave a talk entitled “Digital Society, Protests and the Politics of Youth in Guinea” at Columbia University.

Postdoctoral Fellow Stanislav Budnitsky gave a Center for the Advanced Study of Global Communication colloquium address, entitled “The Cultural Logics of Digital Governance: Russia’s Great Power Identity and Internet Sovereignty Narrative.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya El Zein gave a talk entitled “Beyond the Twitter Revolutions: Understanding Social Media in the Arab World” at Camden County College in New Jersey.

Postdoctoral Fellow Giang Nguyen-Thu gave a book talk on her new book Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market at the University of Michigan.

At the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Montreal, the following Annenberg faculty and students gave presentations: Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons, Doctoral Student Zane Griffin Talley Cooper, and Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol served as a panel moderator at the World Disability Union’s World Cities Day in New York City.

At the 2018 SummerCulture Colloquium, hosted by the Center for Media at Risk, the following Annenberg students presented research from their trip: Doctoral Student Sanjay Jolly, Doctoral Student Muira McCammon, Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris, Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver, and Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Mohammed A. Salih gave the introduction and moderated the Q&A at the Nowhere to Hide film screening, hosted by Penn Nursing and Penn’s Middle East Center.

Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan gave an invited talk at NYU Florence about her research and art practice. She also facilitated a student workshop.

Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova moderated a discussion entitled “Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America,” hosted by Penn Alumni.

Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner gave a talk entitled “Can Journalism Change Our Minds around Social Issues? An Experiment about the Possibilities and Limitations of Journalism When It Comes to Sexual Harassment Debates” at a conference hosted by the Center for Media and Society in Argentina.

The Annenberg School welcomed Young Mie Kim for an Elihu Katz Colloquium address, entitled “Russia, Cambridge Analytica, and What Else? Groups and Targets behind Divisive Issue Campaigns on Facebook.”

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication welcomed Melani McAlister for a book talk on her book The Kingdom of God Has No Boundaries: A Global History of American Evangelicals.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, for a talk entitled “Digital Citizenship in a Bordered World,” as the first part of its Data at Risk Series.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted a film screening of Dateline-Saigon, followed by a discussion with the film’s producer/director Thomas D. Herman.

The Media Activism Research Collective welcomed Leslie Jones for a lecture entitled “Toward an Intellectual Genealogy of Digitally Enabled Black Feminism.”

The Media Activism Research Collective hosted a student work-in-progress presentation session.

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