ASC@Penn News Digest, September 2018

Publications

Books


Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: CyberWar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President-What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know (Oxford University Press) [READ MORE]

Professor Emeritus Paul Messaris: The Inclusive Vision: Essays in Honor of Larry Gross (Peter Lang) [READ MORE]

Book Chapters
 

Professor Victor Pickard: “Digital Journalism and Regulation: Ownership and Content” in The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies (Routledge)

Journal Articles
 

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault and Professor Damon Centola: “Social Learning and Partisan Bias in the Interpretation of Climate Trends” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) [READ MORE]

Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang, Research Director Nicole Cooper, Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk: “Effects of Self-Transcendence on Neural Responses to Persuasive Messages and Health Behavior Change” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Rui Pei and Professor Emily B. Falk: “Promoting Adolescent Health: Insights from Developmental and Communication Neuroscience” (Behavioral Public Policy)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Media, Communication and the Struggle for Social Progress” (Global Media and Communication)

Professor Victor Pickard: “The Strange Life and Death of the Fairness Doctrine: Tracing the Decline of Positive Freedoms in American Policy Discourse” (International Journal of Communication)

Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons: “#ThisEndsHere: Confronting Sexual Assault and Harassment in Our Campus Communities” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta: “Knowing Less But Presuming More: Dunning-Kruger Effects and the Endorsement of Anti-Vaccine Policy Attitudes” (Social Science & Medicine)

Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari: “’Free Country, Free Internet’: The Symbolic Power of Technology in the Hungarian Internet Tax Protests” (Media, Culture & Society)

Research Reports
 

Professor Victor Pickard and Doctoral Student Pawel Popiel: “The Media Democracy Agenda: The Strategy and Legacy of FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps” (Benton Foundation)

Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication: “CARGC@5: Taking Stock, Forging Ahead 2013-2018” (CARGC Press)

In the Media 

Nonprofit Quarterly: “A Media Theory of Movement Power” quoted Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

Pennsylvania Gazette: “Film for Social Change” quoted Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., Professor Peter Decherney, and Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández.

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

News Wise: “Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant for the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science” mentioned Professor Joseph N. Cappella.

Dice: “The Surprising Benefits of Having a Professional Rivalry” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Science: "Podcast: Q&A with Damon Centola, Author of How Behavior Spreads" is a Q&A with Professor Damon Centola. [AUDIO]

Research by Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault and Professor Damon Centola was covered in the following media outlets:

Research by Postdoctoral Fellow Bruce Doré, Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily B. Falk was covered in the following media outlets:

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:

Penn Today: “Educational Program Successful at Reducing Forced Sex in South African Adolescents” quoted Professor John B. Jemmott III.

NiemanLab: “They’ll Do it Live: The New York Times is Going Beyond Poll Results and Showing How the Numerical Sausage Gets Made” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

KU Today: “Shining Light on Dark Fiber, Other Broadband Networks” covered research by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Professor Diana C. Mutz was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Philadelphia Inquirer: “’Girl Boss’ Shirts, ‘Wild Feminist’ Onesies: How Kids’ Clothing Became Activist in the Era of Trump” quoted Associate Dean Litty Paxton.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “As Trump Ramps Up Attacks on Journalists, Annenberg Profs Launch Media Awareness Initiatives” quoted Professor Victor Pickard, Professor Barbie Zelizer, and Visiting Scholar Cherian George.

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

Benton Foundation: “Bringing the FCC to the People and the People to the FCC” covered research by Professor Victor Pickard and Doctoral Student Pawel Popiel.

Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Rewire.News: “GOP ‘Big Tent’ Implosion: Hindu Edition” was written by Lecturer Murali Balaji.

The Hill: “Rand Paul Ramps Up His Alliance with Trump” quoted Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg.

Edmonton Journal: “Canada’s First Face Transplant” quoted Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Lilith: “Rosh Hashanah Forgiveness for #MeToo Offenders? Not Yet.” was written by Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.

Africa is a Country: “Guinea and the Bully” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Clovis Bergère.

Frank News: “An Interview with Dr. Rosemary Clark-Parsons” is a Q&A with Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

Wired: "How #HimToo Became the Anti #MeToo of the Kavanaugh Hearings" quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

Columbia Journalism Review: “Subtle Sexism in Political Coverage Can Have a Real Impact on Candidates” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula.

Boston Commons: “Check if Twitter Followers are Fake” quoted Doctoral Candidate David Berman.

Queer Asia: “Feelings for Knowledge: Reflecting on Bodies, Borders, and Bacteria at Queer Asia 2018” was written by Doctoral Student Heather Jaber.

The Atlantic: “John Legend’s EGOT and the Seduction of Symbolic Racial Progress” was written by Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.

Awards & Honors

Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari received a grant from Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon and Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang were named Perry World House Graduate Associates.

Doctoral Student Ryan Tsapatsaris received the Gutmann Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.

At the Podium

At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, the following members of the Annenberg School community presented papers: Professor Yphtach Lelkes, Professor Diana C. Mutz, Professor Daniel J. Hopkins, Professor Matthew Levendusky, Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Daniller, Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta, Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang, and Doctoral Candidate Eunji Kim. In addition, Professor Daniel J. Hopkins and Doctoral Candidate Eunji Kim served as a panel chairs.

Professor Damon Centola gave an invited talk during the Neurosurgery Grand Rounds at Penn Medicine and an invited talk as part of the NSF Distinguished Lecture Series.

During her recent travels, Professor Jessa Lingel gave the following talks:

  • “The Craigslist Ethic: A Web 1.0 Vision of Online Democracy” at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
  • “The Gendered Work of AI Surveillance: Notes from Automated Personal Assistants” at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand
  • “Dazzle Camouflage and Queer Counter-Conduct” at the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia
  • “Punks, Body Mod, and Drag Queens: Countercultural Case Studies for Diversifying the Web” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • “It’s Not Like That: Notes on Working in Jail Libraries” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

At the Global Media Studies Initiative conference, held at the University of Michigan, Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave a talk entitled "1985, Lebanon: The Rise of LBC and the Birth of Arab Neoliberal Media," and Professor Guobin Yang gave a talk entitled "1968, China: Reimagining the World by Returning to the Soil."

Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons, Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood, Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari, and Professor Guobin Yang spoke at a roundtable discussion, hosted by Media Research Activism Collective, entitled “The Academy and Activism.”

The Center for Media at Risk hosted its 2018-2019 Introductory Colloquium, during which Visiting Scholar Wendy Chun, Visiting Scholar Cherian George, and Visiting Scholar Ruth Ben-Ghiat introduced themselves and their work to the Annenberg community. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol gave a talk, entitled “Siblings and the Discursive Reproduction of East/West in Russian Drama,” at the Siblings on Screen and Stage Symposium, held at the University of Worcester.

Doctoral Student Eric Forbush gave a talk entitled “Can Social Media Build Communities?” at the TPRC on the Hill conference.

Doctoral Student Jennifer Henrichsen, Doctoral Student Sanjay Jolly, Doctoral Student Muira McCammon, Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris, Doctoral Student Samantha Oliver, and Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner presented their research from SummerCulture 2018 at a colloquium hosted by the Center for Media at Risk.

Senior Systems Engineer Marlon Wenceslao gave a talk at the 2018 Microsoft Ignite Conference.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication hosted Mette Mortensen for a colloquium address entitled “Struggles for Visibility: Surveillance Representations and Self-Representations of Terrorists in the News Media.”

Hector Amaya delivered the 2018 Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication Distinguished Lecture, entitled “Almost Failing: Mexico’s Violence, Space, and Discourse.”

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Cornelia Thomsen, who gave a talk at the opening reception for its SummerCulture Art Exhibit, curated by Professor Monroe Price.

The Annenberg School hosted its annual Professional Development Day, welcoming back 11 alumni to share career advice. [READ MORE]

The Annenberg School welcomed Allison Kluger (C’87) for a talk entitled “How to Have an Impactful Presence in the World.”

Journalists Eugene Robinson and Wesley Lowery spoke to Lecturer Howard Fineman’s undergraduate course, COMM 381: The Journalism of Social Change. [READ MORE]

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