ASC@Penn News Digest, February 2020

Publications

Books


Professor Sarah J. Jackson: #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press) [WATCH VIDEO]

Journal Articles


Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault and Professor Damon Centola: “Networked Collective Intelligence Improves Dissemination of Scientific Information Regarding Smoking Risks” (PLOS ONE)

Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.: “The Algorithm Made Me Do It! Technological Transformations of the Criminal Justice System” (The Political Economy of Communication)

Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.: “Transportation and Smart City Imaginaries: A Critical Analysis of Proposals for the USDOT Smart City Challenge” (International Journal of Communication)

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Reconceptualizing Public Engagement by Land-Grant University Scientists” (PNAS)

Professor Yphtach Lelkes: "Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and Demobilizes the Public" (The Journal of Politics)

Professor Jessa Lingel: "Dazzle Camouflage as Queer Counter Conduct" (European Journal of Cultural Studies)

Doctoral Student Ava Kikut: “Evaluation of a Multimedia Marketing Campaign to Engage African American Patients in Glaucoma Screening” (Preventive Medicine Reports)

In the Media

Research conducted by Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault and Professor Damon Centola was covered in the following media outlets:

Entrepreneur: “9 Ways You Make It Harder for Your Team to Get Stuff Done” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Penn LDI: “Photo Report from the LDI Health Policy Retreat 2020” featured Professor Damon Centola.

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

Penn Today: “Vaccine Misinformation and Social Media” covered research by Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula, Postdoctoral Fellow Ozan Kuru, and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

MIT Technology Review: “Pollsters Got it Wrong in the 2016 Election. Now They Want Another Shot.” quoted by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Professor Jessa Lingel was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

The Conversation: “Craigslist Turns 25 — A Reminder that a More Democratic Version of the Internet Can Still Thrive” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Philadelphia Magazine: “Penn Professor: American Idol Would Be a Better Way to Elect a President” interviewed Professor Diana C. Mutz.

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

The Guardian: “American Journalism is Dying. Its Survival Requires Public Funds” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

NiemanLab: “How Screwed Are We? Experts Don’t See a Bright Future for Technology’s Impact on Democracy (or Journalism)” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

The Science Show: “The Formula — the News Science of Success” interviewed Professor Duncan Watts. [AUDIO]

Washington Post: “The Coronavirus is Spreading Rapidly. So Is Misinformation about It.” quoted Professor Duncan Watts.

Professor Guobin Yang was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

The Digital Radical: “The Digital Radicals of Wuhan” was written by Professor Guobin Yang.

Washington Post: “There’s No Point in Fighting” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Moment Magazine: "Italian Jews: Rome, The Renaissance and Beyond" was written by Lecturer Carlin Romano.

Los Angeles Times: “Truman and Coolidge Go Up, Jefferson and Jackson Go Down. How History Remembers Presidents” quoted Visiting Scholar Alvin S. Felzenberg.

On the Center for Media at Risk website, Postdoctoral Fellow LaCharles Ward interviewed Visiting Scholar Silvio Waisbord.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “How Does the News Really Make Us Feel? This Penn Expert Looks at How it Changes Our Habits.” interviewed Doctoral Candidate María Celeste Wagner.

Center for Media at Risk Podcast: “Episode 14 — Covering Syria” featured Doctoral Candidate Natacha Yazbeck. [AUDIO]

Awards & Honors

Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini named his endowed faculty position after Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. [READ MORE]

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was named Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar. He begins July 1.

Doctoral Candidate Hye-Yon Lee received a Penn GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation.

At the Podium

Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave a lecture at the “Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society” conference, hosted by the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

At the Camden Conference, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a talk entitled “Cyberwar: Coping with the Challenges Posed by Trolls and Hackers.” She also gave a talk at the London School of Economics entitled “Russian Hackers, Trolls and #DemocracyRIP.”

Professor Jessa Lingel and Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons participated in a panel discussion entitled “Feminist Media and Organizing,” hosted by Penn’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department.

At the Medicare for All and Beyond Conference, co-sponsored by the Annenberg School, Professor Diana C. Mutz and Professor Daniel J. Hopkins participated in a panel discussion entitled “Political Feasibility.”

The Media, Inequality and Change Center hosted a panel discussion on the future of democracy and journalism, which featured Professor Victor Pickard and Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Visiting Scholar Annemarie Iddins gave a Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) colloquium address entitled “The Emergence of Ambivalent Authoritarianism: Global Capital, Financial Journalism, and Independent Media in Morocco.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Fernanda R. Rosa gave a Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) colloquium address entitled “Code Ethnography and the Materiality of Power in Digital Communication Infrastructures.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Zeyno Ustun gave a Center for Media at Risk colloquium entitled “Digital Dissidence: A Cartography of the Gezi Movement and its Legal Aftermath.”

Doctoral Student Heather Jaber gave a talk entitled “Hidden Worlds and Hell Houses: Digital Leaks and Television Production in Egypt” as part of a graduate research colloquium hosted by Penn’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department.

The Annenberg School and the Annenberg Public Policy Center welcomed Willow Bay for the 2020 Annenberg Lecture.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication and the Annenberg Graduate Student Council co-sponsored “Troubling Translations,” a graduate student conference.

The Center on Digital Culture and Society welcomed Catherine Knight Steele for a lecture entitled “Blogging Black Feminism.”

The Center for Media at Risk co-sponsored “’La Revolución nos mal-cogio’: Politics of Identity and the Left in Central America Today.”

The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Eric Deggans for a colloquium address entitled “Building Bridges Instead of Walls: Decoding Media’s Confusing Coverage of Race, Politics, and Culture.”

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Stephanie Dinkins for a lecture entitled “Afro-Now-ism: Community, Craft, and the Vernacular in Artificial Intelligence.”

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed alum Jasmine Nichole Cobb (Ph.D. ’09) for a lecture entitled “New Growth: Black Hair and the Texture of Racial Capitalism.”

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