Annenberg Student Awards & Presentations at the 2015 ICA Conference

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San Juan was abuzz last month with a record number of Annenberg doctoral students presenting their research at the 65th annual International Communication Association Conference  in Puerto Rico, May 21-25.

Twenty-three ASC students delivered 28 papers to rapt audiences in mostly packed rooms. Of these students, Samantha Oliver, and Jiaying Liu presented three papers each with Devon Brackbill and Emily LaDue delivering two papers each.

Each year the ICA recognizes the best overall paper presented in each of the association’s divisions. Six ASC students Bo Mai, Tim Libert, Sun-Ha Hong, Gretta Moody, Eleanor Marchant, and Christopher Cimaglio -– pulled down top paper awards. The Communication and Technology Division awarded Bo Mai and Tim Libert top student paper for Web Tracking with Chinese Characteristics. Sun-Ha Hong’s Criticizing Surveillance and Surveillance Critique: Why Privacy and Humanism Are Necessary but Insufficient was selected as top paper by the Philosophy, Theory, Critique Division. The Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division recognized A Slave’s Dream? A Freeman’s Promised Land? Reading Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Position on the National Mall by Gretta Moody as its top paper. Eleanor Marchant won for her paper, For Want of a Canon to Call Our Own: The Challenge of Herbert Schiller, in the Communication History Division and Christopher Cimaglio won in the Journalism Studies Division for Bullish on Business News: US Business Journalism in Transition in the 1970s and 1980s.

The International Communication Association is the field’s flagship global organization and The Annenberg School has a longstanding relationship with it that goes back over 40 years. Several Annenberg faculty members are former presidents, ICA Fellows, and/or other ICA award winners. Presenting research at an important conference like ICA is a significant and exciting part of an Annenberg doctoral student’s educational journey.

"Year after year, I’m impressed by the high quality of our students’ conference presentations,” says Joseph Turow, Ph.D., the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. “The large number of competitively selected papers and the numerous awards reflect the intellectual strength of our student body as well as the quality of the education and mentoring they receive at Penn Annenberg."

Below is the list of our graduate student ICA award winners, with links to abstracts of their papers. Congratulations to all of them!

ANNENBERG ICA AWARD RECIPIENTS  

NAME AWARD PAPER TITLE
 
Tim Libert
 
Top Student Paper
Communication and Technology Division
"Web Tracking with Chinese Characteristics"
 
Bo Mai  
Top Student Paper
Communication and Technology Division
"Web Tracking with Chinese Characteristics"
 
Sun-Ha Hong
 
Top Two Student Paper
Philosophy, Theory, Critique Division
"Criticising Surveillance and Surveillance Critique: Why privacy and humanism are necessary but insufficient"
 
Gretta Moody
 
Top Student Paper
ERIC Division
"A Slave's Dream? A Freeman's Promised Land? Reading Martin Luther King Jr.'s Position on the National Mall"
 
Eleanor Marchant
 
Top Student Paper
Communication History Division
"For Want of a Canon to Call Our Own: The Challenge of Herbert Schiller"
 
Christopher Cimaglio
 
Top Student Paper
Journalism Studies Division
"Bullish on Business News": US Business Journalism in Transition in the 1970s and 1980s"