ASC@Penn News Digest, September 2020

Publications

Book Chapters


Professor Jessa Lingel: “Political Ideologies of Online Spaces: Anarchist Models for Boundary Making” in Metaphors of Internet: Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity (Peter Lang)

Journal Articles


Professor Sarah J. Jackson: “Politicians, Social Media, and Digital Publics: Old Rights, New Terrain” (American Behavioral Scientist)

Professor Sarah J. Jackson: “On #BlackLivesMatter and Journalism” (Sociologica)

Research Director Dan Romer and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Conspiracy Theories as Barriers to Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.” (Social Science & Medicine)

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff’s paper “Why Discourses in Action” was translated into Chinese and published in Contemporary Rhetoric.

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff’s paper “Design Research; An Oxymoron?” was translated into Hungarian and published in the Journal of Design Culture.

Doctoral Candidate Sean Fischer and Professor Yphtach Lelkes: “Auditing Local News Presence on Google News” (Nature Human Behaviour)

Doctoral Candidate Amber Hye-Yon Lee and Professor Diana C. Mutz: “How Much is One American Worth? How Competition Affects Trade Preferences” (American Political Science Review)

Professor Andy Tan: “#PuffBar: How Do Top Videos on TikTok Portray Puff Bars?” (Tobacco Control)

Postdoctoral Fellow Padma Chirumamilla: “Crossed Wires and Crooked Calls: Imagining the Telephone in South Indian Comedy Films of the 1990s” (International Journal of Cultural Studies)

Doctoral Student Mia Jovanova: “Should Graphic Warning Labels Proposed for Cigarette Packages Sold in the United States Mention the Food and Drug Administration?” (Nicotine & Tobacco Research)

Doctoral Candidate Amber Hye-Yon Lee: “How the Politicization of Everyday Activities Affects the Public Sphere: The Effects of Partisan Stereotypes on Cross-Cutting Interactions” (Political Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Hanna E. Morris: “Constructing the Millennial ‘Other’ in United States Press Coverage of the Green New Deal” (Environmental Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Leeann Siegel: “Do Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco 21-Related Media Coverage Correlate with Policy Support? an Exploratory Analysis Using Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Methods” (Health Communication)

Book Reviews, Commentaries, and Essays


Professor Sandra González-Bailón and Professor Duncan Watts: “Computational Social Science: Obstacles and Opportunities” (Science)

In the Media

Los Angeles Times: "Op-Ed: Want to Change Hollywood Culture? Stop Using Classic Movie Formulas" was written by Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Penn Today: “Ensuring an Ethical Path to a ‘Warp Speed’ Vaccine” quoted Professor Joseph N. Cappella.

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

Time: “COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Spreading Rapidly—and They're a Public Health Risk All Their Own” quoted Research Director Dan Romer and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Journalist’s Resource: “US Presidential Debates: 3 Studies Journalists Should Know About” covered research by Research Director Ken Winneg and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

New York Times: “Whose America Is it?” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

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

WHYY’s The Pulse: “The Future of Work” interviewed Professor Julia Ticona. [AUDIO]

Wired: “Remote Working Means the Rise of Productivity-Tracking Tattleware” quoted Professor Duncan Watts.

Social Science Research Council: “In China, Pandemic Diaries Unite, and Divide, a Nation” was written by Professor Guobin Yang.

#Deuzevlog: “A Conversation with Barbie Zelizer” interviewed Professor Barbie Zelizer. [VIDEO]

BBC: “अमरीकी चुनाव: ट्रंप के बाद हिंदू वोटों पर अब बाइडन भी लगा रहे दांव” quoted Lecturer Murali Balaji. (in Hindi)

Channel News Asia: “Will Kamala Harris Bring in Asian Votes for Democrats?” interviewed Lecturer Murali Balaji. [VIDEO]

ABC News: “Dwight Eisenhower's Leadership in Spotlight after New Memorial Unveiled in DC” Lecturer David Eisenhower.

VOA News: “New Washington Memorial Pays Tribute to US President Dwight Eisenhower” quoted Lecturer David Eisenhower.

Bloomberg: “Conspiracy Theories and Public Health” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Vox: “The Truth about Violent Crime in American Cities, Explained in 11 Charts” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Penn Students Mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death, Brace for Trump's Supreme Court Nomination” quoted Doctoral Candidate Sanjay Jolly.

Center for Media at Risk Podcast: “Episode 15 – Fearless Speech: Advancing Cyber-Civil Rights” was moderated by Doctoral Student Sophie Maddocks.

Cimpatico Studio’s Climate Edu: “Apocalyptic Environmentalism in the United States” interviewed Doctoral Candidate Hanna E. Morris. [VIDEO]

Environmental Studies & Sciences Podcast: “This Year’s Stars of Environmental Studies and Sciences – the 2020 AESS Award Winners” interviewed Doctoral Candidate Hanna E. Morris. [AUDIO]

VOA News: “Rattled by Protests, Iraqi Kurdish Leaders Punish Journalists” quoted Doctoral Candidate Mohammed Salih.

Poynter: “Here’s How America’s Fact-Checkers Would Moderate Presidential Debates” quoted Staff Member Eugene Kiely.

Philadelphia Magazine: “Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black-Owned Enterprises and Early-Stage Start-Ups” quoted Staff Member Debra Williams.

Awards & Honors

Professor Jessa Lingel received two grants from the Wolf Humanities Center’s Hershey Humanities Against Racism Fund and one Campaign for Community Grant.

Professor David Lydon-Staley received a Young Investigators Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Professor Andy Tan was notified that his NIH grant for Project RESIST was approved for transfer to Annenberg.

Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen was named a Visiting Fellow with Yale’s Information Society Project and a Graduate Associate with Penn’s Perry World House, both for the 2020-21 academic year. [READ MORE]

At the (Virtual) Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivered the following virtual talks:

Professor Victor Pickard delivered the following virtual talks:

  • Invited Panelist, “Saving the News: Paths Forward,” News Guild
  • Invited workshop participant, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium
  • Book discussion, “Democracy Without Journalism?” M&C Saatchi Book Club

As part of Stanford Medicine webinar, Professor Andy Tan delivered a talk entitled “Addressing Communication Inequalities to Reduce Tobacco-related Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations.” He was also a panelist for a SRNT Health Disparities Network webinar.

Professor Joseph Turow delivered a Cornell University sponsored virtual talk entitled “Seductive Surveillance and Social Change: The Rise of the Voice Intelligence Industry.”

Professor Guobin Yang was a respondent for the 2020 SSRC Fellow Lecture.

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen gave a virtual talk entitled “Digital Attacks and Risks of Reluctance,” sponsored by the University of London.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication welcomed Arlene Dávila and Elizabeth Ferrer for a book talk entitled “Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics.”

The Center for Media at Risk hosted a virtual roundtable discussion entitled “Art and Activism in a Time of Social Distancing” and featuring Mediamaker-in-Residence Maori Karmael Holmes and Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan in conversation with Anne Ishii and Danny Orendorff.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted a virtual event entitled “Documentary Filmmaking and the Climate Crisis” and featuring Doctoral Candidate Hanna E. Morris in conversation with Deia Scholsberg.

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcome Charles McIlwain for a virtual talk entitled “Revolutions Collide: Civil Rights, Computing & the Promise or Foreclosure of Afrofutures.”

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