ASC@Penn News Digest, January 2020



Professor Sandra González-Bailón: The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication (Oxford University Press) [READ MORE]

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff and alum Nour Halabi (Ph.D. ’18): Discourses in Action: What Language Enables Us to Do (CRC Press)

Professor Jessa Lingel: An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of Craigslist (Princeton University Press) [WATCH VIDEO]

Professor Joseph Turow: Media Today: Mass Communication in a Converging World, 7th Edition (Routledge)

Book Chapters

Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Why Journalism Needs to Change” in Media and Populism (Center for Media at Risk)

Visiting Scholar Silvio Waisbord: “Ideas for Comparative Studies of Populism, Media and Communication” in Media and Populism (Center for Media at Risk)

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen: “The Emergence of Contemporary Populisms and Mediated Discourses: An Introduction” in Media and Populism (Center for Media at Risk)

Doctoral Candidate Pawel Popiel: “Copyright Alert System” in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society (Sage)

Journal Articles

Alum Elissa Kranzler (Ph.D. ’18), Doctoral Candidate Rui Pei, Professor Robert C. Hornik, and Professor Emily Falk: “Message-Elicited Brain Response Moderates the Relationship Between Opportunities for Exposure to Anti-Smoking Messages and Message Recall” (Journal of Communication)

Alum Jiaying Liu (Ph.D. 17), Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk: “Deliberation and Valence as Dissociable Components of Counterarguing among Smokers: Evidence from Neuroimaging and Quantitative Linguistic Analysis” (Health Communication)

Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula, Postdoctoral Fellow Ozan Kuru, and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “How Trust in Experts and Media Use Affect Acceptance of Common Anti-Vaccination Claims” (Misinformation Review)

Professor John B. Jemmott III: “Assessing Nurses’ Adherence to the See-and-Treat Guidelines of Botswana’s National Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme” (Cancer Prevention Research)

Professor John B. Jemmott III: “Effects of Church-Based Parent-Child Abstinence-Only Interventions on Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviors” (Journal of Adolescent Health)

Professor Yphtach Lelkes: “Understanding Partisan Cue Receptivity: Tests of Predictions from the Bounded Rationality and Expressive Utility Perspectives” (The Journal of Politics)

Research Director Patrick Jamieson and Research Director Dan Romer: “Intersubject Synchronization of Late Adolescent Brain Responses to Violent Movies: A Virtue-Ethics Approach” (Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience)

Research Director Dan Romer: “Reanalysis of the Bridge et al. Study of Suicide Following Release of 13 Reasons Why” (PLOS ONE)

Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri: “Group-Based Guilt and Shame in the Context of Intergroup Conflict: The Role of Beliefs and Meta-Beliefs about Group Malleability” (Journal of Applied Social Psychology)

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Jin Woo Kim (Ph.D. ’17): “Treatment Versus Punishment: Understanding Racial Inequalities in Drug Policy” (Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law)

Doctoral Student Nicholas Dias: “Emphasizing Publishers Does Not Effectively Reduce Susceptibility to Misinformation on Social Media” (Misinformation Review)

Book Reviews, Commentaries, and Essays

Professor Damon Centola: “Physician Networks and the Complex Contagion of Clinical Treatment” (JAMA Network Open)

Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini: “On Writing in Communication and Media Studies: Introduction to the Forum” (International Journal of Communication)

Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini: “On Writing in Communication and Media Studies” (International Journal of Communication)

Visiting Scholar Silvio Waisbord: “On Writing and Academic Conventions” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Student Florence Madenga: “Benjamin Rex LaPoe II and Victoria L. LaPoe, Resistance Advocacy as News: Digital Black Press Covers the Tea Party” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Student Jeanna Sybert: “Tal Morse, The Mourning News: Reporting Violent Death in a Global Age” (International Journal of Communication)

Research Reports

The Center for Media at Risk and the Media, Inequality and Change Center: “The View from Journalism’s Post-Crisis Generation: Navigating Precarity and Opportunity in Philadelphia and Cincinnati

In the Media

Penn Today: “The Connector” quoted Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Professor Damon Centola was quoted in the following media outlets:

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

Mashable: “How to Ensure Your Online Activism Has an Offline Impact” quoted Professor Sarah J. Jackson.

New York Times: “Twitter Made Us Better” was written by Professor Sarah J. Jackson.

Vox: “In Defense of Twitter” interviewed Professor Sarah J. Jackson.

Penn Today: “Engaging Minds Showcases Best Part of Penn in New York” quoted Professor Sarah J. Jackson and Professor Duncan J. Watts.

Penn Today: “A Global Take on Lebanon” interviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Truthdig: “Is This Goodbye to the American Republic?” covered research conducted by Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

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

Vox: “How Gay Marriage Won America” covered research by Doctoral Candidate Hye-Yon Lee and Professor Diana C. Mutz.

New York Times: “Why Trump Persists” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Washington Post: “Trump’s Abrasive Personality Might Help Him Win Reelection — If Voters Feel it’s a Dangerous World” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

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

Professor Victor Pickard wrote the following articles:

Penn Today: “Office Hours: A Holiday Office Party” interviewed Professor Julia Ticona and Lecturer Dwayne Booth. [AUDIO]

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

NBC News: “After ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ Where Does Disney (and the Franchise) Go from Here?” covered research by Professor Duncan J. Watts.

Scientific American: “Automating History’s First Draft” quoted Professor Duncan J. Watts.

The Conversation: “Is It Ethical to Show Holocaust Images?” covered research by Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Penn Today: “Remembering Auschwitz, with Eyes on the Present” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.

American Press Institute: “Contending with Polarized Audiences” quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Vox: "How to Talk Someone Out of Bigotry" quoted Research Scientist Emile Bruneau.

Research Director Dan Romer was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

National Academy of Medicine: “Transportation Equity, Health, and Aging: A Novel Approach to Healthy Longevity with Benefits across the Life Span” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Elizabeth Walshe.

Daily Dot: “How Net Neutrality Defined a Decade of Internet Activism” quoted Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman.

Jacobin: “We Need Broadband Internet for All” was written by Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman.

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Princeton Prof. Warns of Racial Bias in Technology at Annenberg Talk” quoted Doctoral Student Kinjal Dave.

New Scientist: “Dominic Cummings Wants ‘Weirdos’ to Help Run the UK. Will It Work?” quoted Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault.

Penn Today: “Understanding How Information Flows into and out of Gitmo” profiled Doctoral Student Muira McCammon.

Reading the Pictures: “‘Beautiful’ Violence in Climate Change Photography” was written by Doctoral Candidate Hanna E. Morris.

Rolling Stone: “The Betrayal of the Kurds” quoted Doctoral Candidate Mohammed A. Salih.

Rudaw: “Can Kurdistan Avoid Becoming Entangled in US-Iran Tensions in Iraq?” quoted Doctoral Candidate Mohammed A. Salih.

PsyPost: “For Many Americans, Talking about the News Has Become Synonymous with Talking about President Trump” quoted Doctoral Candidate María Celeste Wagner.

Penn Today: “Side Gigs for Good” profiled Staff Member Debra Williams and “Side Gigs for Good, Part Three” profiled Staff Member Altagracia Felix.

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

Awards & Honors

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been named a recipient of the 2020 Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. [READ MORE]

Professor Julia Ticona received a Facebook grant for a research project entitled “Online Occupational Communities: Exploring Grassroots Economic Support for Workers in the Digital Age.”

Doctoral Student Melissa Skolnick-Noguera received a Transformation Award, which includes a $15,000 grant, from the Leeway Foundation in recognition of her commitment to art for social change.

At the Podium

Professor Victor Pickard gave talks on the future of journalism at the London School of Economics, the University of Edinburgh, Cardiff University, the University of Salzburg, and the Lisbon Winter School. He also participated in a virtual roundtable discussion in Columbia Journalism Review.

Visiting Scholar Ergin Bulut gave a Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) colloquium address entitled “Turkey’s Television Dramas and Authoritarianism from Below: Nationalist Imaginaries, Cynical Ideologies, and Precarious Bodies.”

Visiting Scholar Silvio Waisbord gave a Center for Media at Risk lecture entitled “Post-Disciplinarity and Public Scholarship in Communication Studies.”

Doctoral Student Muira McCammon led a workshop entitled “Disappearing Acts: (Self-)Censorship and the Freedom of Information” at Penn’s Andrea Mitchell Center.

The Annenberg School co-sponsored the 2020 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, featuring Angela David and Gina Dent in conversation with Margo Natalie Crawford.

The Center for Media at Risk hosted its Annual Symposium, entitled “Authoritarianism: Power/Resistance.” [WATCH VIDEO]

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University for a talk entitled “A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life.”

The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Kara Keeling of the University of Chicago for a talk entitled “An Empiricism that Invites Surprises.”

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