ASC@Penn News Digest, August 2019


Book Chapters

Professor Sandra González-Bailón: “Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information” in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives (Oxford University Press)

Journal Articles

Alumna Jingwen Zhang (Ph.D. ’16) and Professor Damon Centola: “Social Networks and Health: New Developments in Diffusion, Online and Offline” (Annual Review of Sociology)

Alumna Christin Scholz (Ph.D. ’18), Doctoral Student Mia Jovanova, Alumna Elisa Baek (Ph.D. ’19), and Professor Emily Falk: “Media Content Sharing as a Value-Based Decision” (Current Opinion in Psychology)

Doctoral Student Alvin Zhou and Professor Yphtach Lelkes: “Brevity is the Soul of Twitter: The Constraint Affordance and Political Discussion” (Journal of Communication)

Professor Guobin Yang: “Understanding the Cultural Revolution through Documents of Life” (The PRC History Review)

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau: “Beyond Dislike: Blatant Dehumanization Predicts Teacher Discrimination” (Group Processes & Intergroup Relations) [READ MORE]

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Jin Woo Kim and Alumna Eunji Kim (Ph.D. ’19): “Identifying the Effect of Political Rumor Diffusion Using Variations in Survey Timing” (Quarterly Journal of Political Science)

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen: “Breaking through the Ambivalence: Journalistic Responses to Information Security Technologies” (Digital Journalism)

Doctoral Student María Celeste Wagner: “The Reception of Fake News: The Interpretations and Practices that Shape the Consumption of Perceived Misinformation” (Digital Journalism)

Research Reports

MIC Center published “Cell Phones, Security and Social Capital: Examining How Perceptions of Data Privacy Violations among Cell-Mostly Internet Users Impact Attitudes and Behavior

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon: “The Right to Know or the Right to No” (MIC Center and Center for Media at Risk)

In the Media

Choose to Be Curious: “Ethnography & Cultures of Curiosity” interviewed Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Penn Today: “A Society’s Cultural Practices Shape the Structure of its Social Networks” mentioned Professor Damon Centola.

Penn Today: “Five Insights into How the Brain Works” covered research by Professor Emily Falk, Alumna Elisa Baek (Ph.D. ’19), and Alumna Christin Scholz (Ph.D. ’18).

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

Culture Gabfest: “Super-Abled” interviewed Professor Sarah J. Jackson. [AUDIO]

The Wrap: “Inside the Democrats’ Podcast Presidential Primary, Where Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang Rule” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Penn Lib News: “Q&A with Professor Jessa Lingel” interviewed Professor Jessa Lingel.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Is FaceApp Safe? Pause before Downloading and Use Caution, Experts Say.” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Philly Voice: "Two Dozen Philly Academics: Inky Coverage Undermines Criminal Justice Reform" mentioned Professor Jessa Lingel and Professor Victor Pickard.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “American Flags in Hong Kong Show People Still Fight for Our Values. Americans Should Join Them.” quoted Professor Emeritus Carolyn Marvin.

Boston Review: “Solid Trumpism” covered research by Professor Diana C. Mutz.

The American Prospect: “A Public Option Might Be Journalism’s Last Best Hope” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Moving the Needle: “Inequality in the Gig Economy” interviewed Professor Julia Ticona. [AUDIO]

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

Philadelphia Magazine: “Philly’s Local TV Broadcasts Were a Masterclass in How Not to Cover a Live Shooting” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

FiveThirtyEight: “White Americans Say They’re Less Prejudiced” was written by Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

New York Times: “The Democratic Party is Actually Three Parties” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Washington Post: “Where All the 2020 Presidential Candidates Have Lived — and Where None Have” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

The North Star: “How Both Political Parties Have Appealed to White Insecurities to Gain Power” was written by Lecturer Murali Balaji.

Los Angeles Times: “Column: Mass Shooters Seek Notoriety, and We, the Media, Provide it. Is There Another Way?” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Your Teen Magazine: “How to Motivate Teen Boys? Encourage Risk-Taking” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Popaganda: “Feminism beyond Burnout” interviewed Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons. [AUDIO]

Liquid Flannel: “Jay Inslee’s Climate Cossacks” interviewed Doctoral Student Shane Ferrer-Sheehy. [AUDIO]

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Philly Latinos Fear Losing Community Media Platform and Visibility with New FCC Order” quoted Doctoral Student Antoine Haywood.

Center for Media at Risk Blog: “Inaugural Lisbon Winter School: An Overview” was written by Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen.

Research conducted by Alumna Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18), Alumnus Tim Libert (Ph.D. ’17), and Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen was covered in the following media outlets:

Center for Media at Risk Blog: “Farida Nabourema: Activist & Blogger” was written by Doctoral Student Florence Madenga.

Center for Media at Risk Podcast: “Gitmo Media: Visualizing Injustice” was produced by Doctoral Student Muira McCammon. [AUDIO]

Center for Media at Risk Podcast: “Gitmo Media: Detainee Diary” was produced by Doctoral Student Muira McCammon. [AUDIO]

Center for Media & Social Impact: “Yes, And…Laughter Lab: Creating New Collaboration between Comedy and Social Justice” was written by Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey.

The Kurdish Project: “Bringing Kurdish History & Culture to Light” interviewed Doctoral Student Mohammed A. Salih.

Infobae: “Qué estrategias emplean las personas para evitar las noticias falsas en redes sociales y medios” quoted Doctoral Student María Celeste Wagner. (in Spanish)

Research conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center was covered in the following media outlets:

Weixin: “游学有期·成长无尽 —— 2019年宾夕法尼亚大学暑期交流项目圆满收官” mentioned the Center on Digital Culture and Society. (in Chinese)

Awards & Honors

Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri received a Student Publication Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen received a travel award to participate in SRCCON, a technology and journalism conference.

Doctoral Candidate Soojong Kim was awarded a research grant from MisinfoCon, one of the largest organizations of professionals in the misinformation and fact-checking field.

At the Podium

At the 2019 International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) in The Netherlands, the following faculty and students presented research: Professor Sandra González-Bailón, Professor Yphtach Lelkes, Professor Duncan Watts, Doctoral Candidate Subhayan Mukerjee, and Doctoral Student Tian Yang. [READ MORE]

At the 2019 American Political Science Association (APSA) meeting, the following faculty and students presented research: Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor Yphtach Lelkes, Professor Diana C. Mutz, Professor Daniel J. Hopkins, George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Jin Woo Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow Ozan Kuru, Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula, Doctoral Candidate Hye-Yon Lee, Doctoral Student Tyler Leigh, Doctoral Student Lizzie Martin, and Doctoral Student Alex Tolkin. [READ MORE]

Professor Sandra González-Bailón delivered a keynote address at the Summer School on Computational Social Science in Berlin.

At the 2019 MESO conference, Professor Marwan M. Kraidy delivered a keynote address and Doctoral Student María Celeste Wagner moderated a panel and gave a presentation.

Led by Professor Monroe Price, the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute took place from August 4-17 at the University of Oxford. Participants included Postdoctoral Fellow Stanislav Budnitsky, Doctoral Student Muira McCammon, and Doctoral Candidate Chloé Nurik.

Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan led a session entitled “Extra Credit: New Media and Technology in Contemporary Art” at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

The Annenberg School was a co-sponsor and host of the 8th Annual BlackStar Film Festival.

The Annenberg School hosted its annual Convocation ceremony.

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Neil A. Lewis, Jr. of Cornell University to give a talk entitled “Four Levels of Communication and Their Implication for Identity-Based Motivation.”

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