Professor Damon Centola: How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions (Princeton)
Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff: Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology, 4th Edition (Sage)
Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault, Recent Graduate Joshua Becker, and Professor Damon Centola: “Complex Contagions: A Decade in Review” in Complex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems (Springer)
Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “Human-Bot Ecologies” in A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience (Routledge)
Research Director Dan Romer, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Research Director Patrick Jamieson: “Misleading Claims About Tobacco Products in YouTube Videos: Experimental Effects of Misinformation on Unhealthy Attitudes” (Journal of Medical Internet Research)
Research Director Ken Winneg, Research Director Dan Romer, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Differences Between Florida and the Rest of the United States in Response to Local Transmission of the Zika Virus: Implications for Future Communication Campaigns” (Risk Analysis)
Professor Damon Centola and Recent Graduate Joshua Becker: “Experimental Evidence for Tipping Points in Social Convention” (Science) [READ MORE]
Professor Jessa Lingel: “What’s Queer About Internet Studies Now?” (First Monday)
Professor Jessa Lingel: “Lit Up and Left Dark: Failures of Imagination in Urban Broadband Networks” (New Media & Society)
Professor Joseph Turow: “Media as Data Extraction: Towards a New Map of a Transformed Communications Field” (Journal of Communication)
Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley, Research Director Patrick Jamieson, and Research Manager Ilana Weitz: “Do You See What I See? A Character Analysis of Health Risk Behaviors in Television Shows Popular with Black Adolescents in the US” (Journal of Children and Media)
Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley: “Frequent Indoor Tanners’ Beliefs About Indoor Tanning and Cessation” (American Journal of Health Promotion)
Research Scientist Emile Bruneau: “Denying Humanity: The Distinct Neural Correlates of Blatant Dehumanization” (Journal of Experimental Psychology) [READ MORE]
Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang: “Turning a Communist Party Leader into an Internet Meme: The Political and Apolitical Aspects of China’s Toad Worship Culture” (Information, Communication & Society)
In the Media
Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini was interviewed in a Chinese communication and journalism journal.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Christian Science Monitor: “Trump and truth: Why the media are losing the battle”
- HuffPost: “The White House Is Getting Pounded On Its Lies Again, So It’s Blaming The Media Again”
- KCRW: “Family migration and the politics of incivility” [AUDIO]
- Los Angeles Times: “Painful scenes of child separations force a rare retreat from the White House”
- NBC News: “Trump’s potential court picks scrutinized for ‘code’ words on Roe v. Wade”
- Radio Times: “When Trump speaks: A conversation with Kathleen Hall Jamieson” [AUDIO]
- Reading Eagle: “Lawmakers mandate civics knowledge test for high school students”
- UnDark: “Ep. 27: The Bees of Bandelier, Snail Memories, and the State of Science” [AUDIO]
- Washington Post: “Trump’s election and political ads shortened 2016 Thanksgiving dinners, researchers say”
Research by Professor Damon Centola and Recent Graduate Joshua Becker was covered in the following media outlets:
- The Atlantic: “The Tipping Point When Minority Views Take Over”
- Bustle: “How Do You Create Change? A New Study Shows that Once this Many People are On Board with an Idea, the Tide Will Finally Shift”
- Earth.com: “The magic number of people needed for social change to catch on”
- Fast Company: “The magic number of people needed to create social change”
- IFL Science: “How Many Hipsters Does It Take To Turn A Trend Mainstream?”
- Informare X Resistere: “Manipolare la società e le sue convenzioni è possibile? La risposta da uno studio pubblicato su Science” (in Italian)
- thejournal.ie: “How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?”
- Medical Brief: “Quantifying the Tipping Point for Large Social Change”
- PennToday: “Tipping point for large-scale social change? Just 25 percent”
- Phys.Org: “Research Finds Tipping Point for Large-Scale Social Change”
- PsyBlog: “Groups Change Their Mind At This Tipping Point, Research Finds”
- Science: “How minority viewpoints become majority ones”
- ScienceBlog: “Research Finds Tipping Point (Hint: It’s 25%) for Large-scale Social Change”
- Science Daily: “Tipping point for large-scale social change”
- ScienMag: “At what Size Does a Minority Group Become Influential?”
- Scientific American: “The 25% Revolution—How Big Does a Minority Have to Be to Reshape Society?”
- Sierra: “How Many People Do You Need to Change the Culture?”
- Third Sector: “It only takes 25 per cent of a group to successfully create social change”
- World Economic Forum: “How Many People Do You Need to Change the World?”
AirTalk: “Power in numbers? Not so when it comes to changing the mainstream” interviewed Professor Damon Centola. [AUDIO]
Strategy+Business: “Make Your Company’s Culture Go Viral” referenced research by Professor Damon Centola.
Scientific American: “What Your Facebook Network Reveals about How You Use Your Brain” was written by Professor Emily Falk.
CATO Institute: “Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ads Won’t Work” quoted Professor Robert C. Hornik.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was interviewed in the Shanghai Journalism Review.
New York Magazine: “How Social Science Might Be Misunderstanding Conservatives” referenced research by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.
Christian Science Monitor: “Cloud? Mall? Why internet metaphors matter in net neutrality debate” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.
Star Tribune: “Malian ‘Spiderman’ becomes real-life French superhero” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.
CommonSense: “Summer Reads for Teachers” recommended a book by Professor Emeritus Carolyn Marvin.
Professor Diana C. Mutz was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Big News Network: “Will Immigration Get Trump Voters to Midterm Polls?”
- CB Insights: “What Is Psychographics? Understanding The ‘Dark Arts’ Of Marketing That Brought Down Cambridge Analytica”
- Daily Kos: “Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: This is what political firestorm means”
- Daily Kos: “Never underestimate the ability of white conservatives to feel sorry for themselves”
- Daily Kos: “Trump supporters are willing to surrender democracy — if it means keeping other races down”
- The Daily Meal: “Trump Supporters Are Less Likely to Drink Lattes for This Reason”
- Fox News: “Liberals really do drink more lattes, study finds”
- GoErie.com: “Don’t fall prey to forces trying to make us fear the ‘other’”
- The Guardian: “Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left”
- Inquistr: “’White Extinction Anxiety’ Trends on Twitter: Do White People Really Fear Dying Off? ‘NYT’ Columnist Explains”
- MarketWatch: “One reason why liberals drink more lattes”
- MorningStar: “Update: One reason why liberals drink more lattes”
- National Affairs: “Feeding the trolls”
- New York Post: “Liberals really do drink more lattes”
- Orlando Sentinel: “In this era of in-your-face politics, is there any civility left?”
- Philadelphia Inquirer: “Can Trump’s slow-motion ethnic cleansing keep whites in U.S. majority?”
- Phys.Org: “Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think”
- Psy Post: “Study: Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think”
- Thought Catalog: “The Shooting At Capital Gazette News Offices Is A Direct Result Of Trump’s Attacks On Journalists”
- Vail Daily: “Wissot: White identity politics, not economic fueled Trump’s rise (column)”
- VOA News: “Immigration Issue at Center of Republican Campaigns”
- Washington Post: “Does incivility hurt democracy? Here’s what political science can tell us.”
- Washington Post: “This is why white evangelicals still support Donald Trump. (It’s not economic anxiety.)”
- westmountmag.ca: “China on the rise in Washington”
- WSTale: “Liberals Really Do Drink More Lattes”
Washington Post: “FCC chairman has ‘serious concerns’ about the Sinclair-Tribune merger and could seek to block the deal” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.
WHYY: “The end of net neutrality: Will users notice their missing internet freedom” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.
Jetzt Kulturjournal: “Steirischer Herbst und Innsbrucker Festwochen, Kinder bekannter Väter, Neues von Baron Coehn” interviewed Professor Joseph Turow. [AUDIO] (in German)
The Guardian: “The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown” quoted Professor Guobin Yang.
New York Times: “How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.
Reading Religion: “Digital Hinduism” was written by Lecturer Murali Balaji.
Research by Research Scientist Emile Bruneau was covered in the following media outlets:
- Code Switch: “Immigration Nation” [AUDIO]
- IFL Science: “The Dark Psychology of Dehumanizing Migrants Revealed By Brain Scans”
- Metro: “Brain scans reveal dark psychology of dehumanizing immigrants (and why it works)”
- Pacific Standard: “There’s a Distinct Brain Function Behind Prejudice”
- PennToday: “In the brain, ‘dislike’ and ‘dehumanization’ are not the same thing”
- Psych Central: “Brain Imaging Finds Dislike & Dehumanization May Be Different Processes”
- The Pulse: “Science and the Fourth of July” [AUDIO]
- RawStory: “Science explains why Trump supporters can shrug off photos of caged children”
- Science Daily: “In the brain, dislike and dehumanization are not the same thing”
- WGBH: “Study: Dislike Is Different From Dehumanization And That’s Important” [AUDIO]
LA Weekly: “Suicide Is a Tragic Hollywood Story That Needs a New Ending” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.
PennToday: “Floridians took Zika virus more seriously than rest of U.S., but most did nothing” quoted Research Director Ken Winneg.
The Guardian: “Mexico election: why is the leftwing frontrunner so quiet on social issues?” quoted Visiting Scholar Julieta Brambila.
Lilith: “If ‘Incivility’ Makes You Sympathize with Racism, You Were Racist Already” was written by Dean’s Fellow Sharrona Pearl.
The Conversation: “Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta.
Cure: “Love the Genes You’ve Got, But Get Them Tested, Too” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Samira Rajabi.
Sixth Tone: “How Blockchain Could Revolutionize China’s Media” quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.
KNX10.70: “Prepare to Lose Followers! Twitter is Shutting Down Millions of Fake Accounts” interviewed Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault. [AUDIO]
Medium: “AI Effects” quoted Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault.
Wired: “A New Age of Queer Pop is Here — And Artists Want to Talk” quoted Recent Graduate Elena Maris.
Awards & Honors
Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault, Recent Graduate Joshua Becker, and Professor Damon Centola won a Best Paper Award at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science for their paper entitled “Bipartisan Social Networks Reduce Political Bias in the Interpretation of Climate Trends."
Felicity (Litty) Paxton, Director of the Penn Women’s Center and long-time Annenberg Lecturer, will become Annenberg’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi received the 2018-2019 Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellowship in Technology and Democracy from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen has been named to the newest cohort of Knight News Innovation Fellows at the Tow Center for Journalism at Columbia University. [READ MORE]
At the Podium
The following Annenberg faculty and students presented papers at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science, held at Northwestern University: Professor Damon Centola, Professor Sandra González-Bailón, Recent Graduate Joshua Becker, Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault, and Doctoral Student Subhayan Mukerjee. In addition, Centola gave a keynote lecture.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor Joseph Turow, and Professor Guobin Yang gave lectures to doctoral students and professors at a seminar series hosted by Soochow University in Suzhou, China.
Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff was an invited keynote speaker at an international conference on qualitative text analysis, held in Berlin.
Professor Guobin Yang gave a keynote address at the third biennial conference on “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” in Beijing, China.
Research Director Dan Romer presented at the 2018 AMA Marketing and Public Policy Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio.
Doctoral Student Yasemin Celikkol presented a paper at the 2018 Transnational Television Drama Conference, held in Denmark.
Doctoral Student Megan Genovese presented a paper at the 2018 Theorising the Popular Conference, held in Liverpool.
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