Annenberg Presentations at ICA 2020

More than 45 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 70th Annual Conference, to be held virtually. The conference will be asynchronous, and the platform will be open 24 hours a day from May 20-26. Registered participants can log in, view any content, and make comments at any time during those days.

All Annenberg contributions to the conference are listed below, including both panel name and presentation title. They are organized into divisions and interest groups and then by presenter name. If a presentation is sponsored by more than one division or interest group, it is listed under all applicable divisions and/or interest groups.

Preconference and postconference presentations are listed below the main conference presentations. These presentations will not be available in the main conference platform.

Please Note: For group presentations, the first author listed is the designated presenter, except where otherwise noted. Non-Annenberg authors on the papers have been omitted in this list, except when they are designated presenters, but are available in the full program. Alumni are only listed when they are co-authors on faculty or student presentations.

ICA Conference Presentations

Activism, Communication and Social Justice

Critical Approaches to Media and Communication Studies

  • Rosemary Clark-Parsons — Chair

Novel Strategies for Cultivating Power and Undertaking Research

  • Elisabetta Ferrari — “Visual Focus Groups: Stimulating Reflexive Conversations With Collective Drawing”

Journalism and the Framing of Social Movements

  • Guobin Yang — Chair

New Horizons for Social Movement Theory

  • Guobin Yang — Chair

Varieties of Data Activism in Asia: Beyond the Western Perspective

  • Guobin Yang — Chair

Communication and Technology

CAT Scholarship Potpourri: Thinking About Platforms, Social Media, and Blockchain

  • Ozan Kuru (presented by Lisa Rhee) — “Are Social Media Still Social? How Platform Essence Shapes Perceived Affordances”

Digital Traces and Online Communities (also listed under Computational Methods)

  • Isabelle Langrock and Sandra González-Bailón — “Bridging the Gender Divide in Wikipedia: A Computational Approach to Assessing the Impact of Two Feminist Interventions”

#MeToo and Other Public/Viral Online Movements

  • Subhayan Mukerjee and Yphtach Lelkes — “The Ideological Landscape of Elites on Twitter”

Connectivity in the Global South (also listed under Global Communication and Social Change)

  • Revati Prasad — “For Growth, for Glory, for Governance: Understanding Connectivity Efforts in Andhra Pradesh”

Top Student Papers in Communication and Technology

  • Jeanna Sybert — “The Demise of #NSFW: Censorship, Resistance, and Tumblr’s 2018 Adult Content Ban”

On The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Mass Communication Theory and Research (also listed under Global Communication and Social Change; Mass Communication; and Philosophy, Theory and Critique)

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Why Old Terms of Reference Live On”

Communication History

Dead and Dying Platforms: The Poetics, Politics, and Perils of Internet History

  • Muira McCammon, Chair — “Post-Mortems of Trooptube and Vine: Dissecting Journalistic Coverage of Dead Platforms”
  • Diami Virgilio — “Whose Finger Is on the Button?”

Passing as Memory Studies: Theory and Historical Critique (Top Papers)

  • Guobin Yang — “Media Memories and Media Generations: The Case of China’s Internet Bar Generation”

Communication Law and Policy

Communication Law & Policy: Media, the State, and State Media

  • Muira McCammon — “Seeking Transparency in the Fog: State Freedom of Information Laws and Journalistic Responses to Governmental Opacity”

Communication Science & Biology

Biologically-based Health Interventions and Their Effects on Behavior

  • Mia Jovanova, David Lydon-Staley, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Prateekshit Pandey, Jacob Parelman, Yoona Kang, and Emily Falk — “Default Mode and Salience Brain Network Integration During Messaging Predicts Health Behavior Change”

Foundations of Theory and Research in Communication Science & Biology

  • Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Emily Falk, and Christopher Cascio (Ph.D. ’17) (presented by Arina Tveleneva) — “The Relationship Between Self-Construal and Neural Processes Associated With Conformity”

Media Effects in Communication Science & Biology

  • Rui Pei, Christopher Cascio (Ph.D. ’17), Matthew Brook O'Donnell, and Emily Falk — “Habitual Social Media Use Is Associated With Increased Neural Activity in the Mentalizing Network During Social Exclusion”

Computational Methods

Computational Approaches to News and Misinformation (also listed under Journalism Studies and Mass Communication)

  • Sandra González-Bailón — “Bot Activity and News Visibility During Contentious Political Events”

We Gave the useNEWS Dataset and One Research Question to Five Scholars — Here’s What Happened

  • Sandra González-Bailón — “Social Network Analysis”

Computer Simulations in Communication Research

  • Soojong Kim (presented by Poong Oh) — “How to Lie if You Must: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Trust and Deception”

Digital Traces and Online Communities (also listed under Communication and Technology)

  • Isabelle Langrock and Sandra González-Bailón — “Bridging the Gender Divide in Wikipedia: A Computational Approach to Assessing the Impact of Two Feminist Interventions”

Computational Approaches to Political Communication (also listed under Political Communication)

  • Alvin Zhou and Yphtach Lelkes (presented by Kokil Jaidka) — “This Side of Us: An Experiment for Improving Online Deliberation Through Online Personalization and Party Identity Manipulations”

Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication Top Papers Session

  • Hanna E. Morris — “Fearing the Millennial Other: United States Press Coverage of the Green New Deal”

Feminist Scholarship

#MeToo, Rape, Pornography Discourses

  • Sophie Maddocks — “A Feminist Intervention in All but Name: Combating Non-Consensual Pornography in the United States”

Global Communication and Social Change

Connectivity in the Global South (also listed under Communication and Technology)

  • Revati Prasad — “For Growth, for Glory, for Governance: Understanding Connectivity Efforts in Andhra Pradesh”

Media, Activism, and Hong Kong’s Open-Source Protests

  • Barbie Zelizer — Discussant

On The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Mass Communication Theory and Research (also listed under Communication and Technology; Mass Communication; and Philosophy, Theory and Critique)

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Why Old Terms of Reference Live On”

Health Communication

Improving the Efficacy of Internet and Mobile Health Interventions

  • Mia Jovanova, Bruce Doré, David Lydon-Staley, Nicole Cooper, Yoona Kang, and Emily Falk — “Effects of a Smartphone Delivered Intervention: Using Mindfulness and Perspective-Taking to Reduce Alcohol Consumption Among College Students”

Improving Risk Communication and Messages

  • Leeann Siegel, Jiaying Liu (Ph.D. ‘17), Laura Gibson, and Robert C. Hornik — “Not All Norm Information Is the Same: Effects of Media Exposure on Young People’s Perceptions of E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use Norms”

Health Communication to Decrease Substance Use

  • Yoona Kang and Emily Falk — “Purpose in Life Buffers Social Influence on Alcohol Craving”
  • Stefanie Gratale (presented by Angeline Sangalang) — “Identifying Young Adults’ Misperceptions Surrounding Prescription Stimulant Misuse”

HIGH DENSITY: Media Coverage of Health Topics

  • Ava Kikut and Robert C. Hornik — “A Toxic Blend: Assessing the Effects of Cross-Source Media Coverage of Flavored E-Cigarettes on Youth and Young Adult Perceptions”

Top Four Papers in Health Communication

  • Ava Kikut (presented by Mohima Sanyal) — “Learning From the Perspectives of African American Participants: Assessing How a Recruitment Campaign Motivated Participation in a Genetic Research Study”

New Developments in Tobacco Risk Communication

  • Emma Jesch, Laura Gibson, and Robert C. Hornik — “’If I Smoke, I Will Become Addicted to Nicotine’: Examining the Effects of Addiction Media Content on the Belief That Smoking Is Addictive”

Information Systems

HIGH DENSITY: Information Seeking, Sharing, and Selective Exposure

  • Subhayan Mukerjee and Tian Yang — “Choosing to Avoid? a Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Facebook”

Promising Young Scholar Papers of Information Systems

  • Christin Scholz (Ph.D. ’18), Elisa Baek (Ph.D. ’19), and Emily Falk — “Using Neuroscience to Causally Manipulate Information Sharing”

Journalism Studies

Trump, Populism, Polarization, and Issues in Political Communication (Works in Progress) (also listed under Political Communication)

  • Kelly Diaz — “Do Politics Belong Between Sex and Astrology?: Cosmo, Teen Vogue, and Betches as Budding News Sources”

Personalised News Use (also listed under Political Communication)

  • Sean Fischer and Yphtach Lelkes — “Topical Biases in Local News Curation: An Audit of Google News”

Computational Approaches to News and Misinformation (also listed under Computational Methods and Mass Communication)

  • Sandra González-Bailón — “Bot Activity and News Visibility During Contentious Political Events”

Ideology, Ontology, and Matters of Memory in Journalism Studies

  • Jennifer R. Henrichsen — “The Visibility of Invisibility: Locating Journalists Under Surveillance in the Mnemonic and Discursive Cold War Landscape”
  • Muira McCammon — “Predictive Witnessing: Military Bases and the Politics of Journalistic Access”

A Global Analysis of Journalism Startups and Media Policy

  • Revati Prasad — “Resistance, Censorship, and Digital Journalism Startups in India”

Journalism Studies Interactive Poster Session

  • Caty Borum-Chattoo (M.A.C. ‘98), Lori Young, and David Conrad (Ph.D. ’18) — “’The Rent Is Too Damn High’: Housing Security and Homelessness Portrayals in U.S. Print News Coverage” (Top Poster)

Journalism Epistemology and Power

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Whose Journalism? Whose Power”

Representations in Journalism Studies: Race, Ethnicity, and Intersectionality

  • Barbie Zelizer — Discussant

Mass Communication

Computational Approaches to News and Misinformation (also listed under Computational Methods and Journalism Studies)

  • Sandra González-Bailón — “Bot Activity and News Visibility During Contentious Political Events”

Global Perspectives on News Media

  • Subhayan Mukerjee — “News Reading Publics in Multi-Lingual Political Contexts: Evidence From Online India (2014-2018)”

On The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Mass Communication Theory and Research (also listed under Communication and Technology; Global Communication and Social Change; and Philosophy, Theory and Critique)

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Why Old Terms of Reference Live On”

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication Research Escalator Part I

  • Soojong Kim (presented by Poong Oh) — “Communication for Collective Problem-Solving: An Analytical Review From a Game-Theoretic Perspective”

Philosophy, Theory and Critique

Affective Media, Algorithmic Identity and Data Failure

  • Lauren Bridges — “Identity Resolution, Digital Failure, and Queer Data”

Surveillance Capitalism, Imperialism and Infrastructures of State Power

  • Lauren Bridges — Chair

Cultures of Uncertainty in the Digital Age

  • Elisabetta Ferrari — “’Everybody is on Facebook Now’: Social Movements, Technological Uncertainties and the Limits of the Imagination”

Aggressive Emotion, Precarious Labour and Colonial Continuities: Theoretical Debates on Online Extreme Speech

  • Barbie Zelizer — Discussant

On The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Mass Communication Theory and Research (also listed under Communication and Technology; Global Communication and Social Change; and Mass Communication)

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Why Old Terms of Reference Live On”

Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary: Open Communication

  • Barbie Zelizer — Participant

Political Communication

Trump, Populism, Polarization, and Issues in Political Communication (Works in Progress) (also listed under Journalism Studies)

  • Kelly Diaz — “Do Politics Belong Between Sex and Astrology?: Cosmo, Teen Vogue, and Betches as Budding News Sources”

Polarized Media, Polarized Public?

  • Sean Fischer — “Partisan Overlap in Cultural Preferences: A Mixed-Methods Approach”

Personalised News Use (also listed under Journalism Studies)

  • Sean Fischer and Yphtach Lelkes — “Topical Biases in Local News Curation: An Audit of Google News”

Incidental or Intentional? News Exposure Today

  • Sandra González-Bailón — “Surveys Underestimate Online News Exposure: A Comparison of Self-Reported and Observational Data in Nine Countries”

Political Communication Interactive Poster Session

  • Isabelle Langrock and Lizzie Martin — “Pets, Kids, Politics: American Political Candidates’ Visual Personalization Practices”

Innovative Perspectives on News Media Effects

  • Do Eon Lee and Sean Fischer — “Partisanship or Culture?: The Effects of Information Variety and Volume on Trust”

Visual Politics: Researching Political Participation Through News Images, Selfies and Immersive Videos (also listed under Visual Communication Studies)

  • Do Eon Lee — “What You Read and See: The Influence of Valenced Text and Image in Political News on Readers’ Attitudinal Response and Intent to Vote”

Social Movements in Digital Spaces

  • Mohammed A. Salih — “The Curious Personality Cult of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi”

Selective Exposure Across Media

  • Duncan Watts (presented by Daniel Muise) — “Echo Chambers in the Television News Audience: Evidence From Three Years of Nielsen Panel Data”

Radical Discourse in Political Media

  • Tian Yang and Kecheng Fang (Ph.D. ’19) — “How Dark Corners Collude: A Study on an Online Chinese Alt-Right Community”

Computational Approaches to Political Communication (also listed under Computational Methods)

  • Alvin Zhou and Yphtach Lelkes (presented by Kokil Jaidka) — “This Side of Us: An Experiment for Improving Online Deliberation Through Online Personalization and Party Identity Manipulations”

Popular Communication

From Reading Television to Cultural Science: The Work of John Hartley

  • Barbie Zelizer — “Making News Popular”

Public Relations

Theory-Building in Public Relations: Concepts and Cross-Disciplinary Explorations

  • Alvin Zhou — “Towards a Complete Theoretical Framework of Relationship Management: The Concept of Public-Public Relationships”

Visual Communication Studies

Visual Politics: Researching Political Participation Through News Images, Selfies and Immersive Videos (also listed under Political Communication)

  • Do Eon Lee — “What You Read and See: The Influence of Valenced Text and Image in Political News on Readers’ Attitudinal Response and Intent to Vote”

Studying Self, Stigma, Trauma and Memory Through Visual Methods

  • Hanna E. Morris — Chair

Vernacular Visual Cultures as Expressions of Social Identity, Change and Critique

  • Hanna E. Morris — “The Anthropocene Gaze: Aesthetics of Violence in Climate Change Photography and Documentary Film”

 

Preconference and Postconference Presentations

Preconferences

Social Media, Algorithms, News, and Public Engagements in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

  • Shengchun Huang and Tian Yang — "No Trade-offs between News and Entertainment: Evidence of Audience Fragmentation on Toutiao User Data"

Digital Media in Latin America

  • Fernanda R. Rosa (presented by Arthur Soto-Vasquez) — "National Borders, Digital Bridges? The Mediation of Migrant Caravan on Instagram"
  • María Celeste Wagner, Preconference Organizer — "Consequences of Sexual Harassment Coverage in the Americas: A Proposal to Study Attitudinal Effects and the Interpretations of Women in the Margins"

Postconferences

Digital Platform Regulation: Beyond Transparency and ‘Openness’

  • Victor Pickard — "Can Journalism Survive in the Age of Platform Monopolies?"
  • Pawel Popiel — "Analyzing Digital Platforms’ Policy Preferences"