ASC@Penn News Digest, March 2020

Publications

Book Chapters


Professor Victor Pickard: "Confronting the Misinformation Society: Facebook's 'Fake News' is a Symptom of Unaccountable Monopoly Power" in Fake News: Understanding Media and Misinformation in the Digital Age (MIT Press)

Professor Victor Pickard: "The Rorschach Election: How the U.S. Narrates U.K. Politics" in U.K. Election Analysis 2019: Media, Voters and the Campaign (Bournemouth University)

Journal Articles


Alum Dror Walter (Ph.D. ’18), Alum Yotam Ophir (Ph.D. ’18), and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Russian Twitter Accounts and the Partisan Polarization of Vaccine Discourse, 2015–2017” (American Journal of Public Health)

Doctoral Student Heather Jaber and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “The Geopolitics of Television Drama and the “Global War on Terror”: Gharabeeb Soud Against Islamic State” (International Journal of Communication)

CARGC Project Coordinator Marina R. Krikorian and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Mediating Islamic State: Introduction” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Mohammed A. Salih and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Islamic State and Women: A Biopolitical Analysis” (International Journal of Communication)

Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons and Professor Jessa Lingel: “Margins as Methods, Margins as Ethics: A Feminist Framework for Studying Online Alterity” (Social Media + Society)

Professor Victor Pickard: “Restructuring Democratic Infrastructures: A Policy Approach to the Journalism Crisis” (Digital Journalism)

Research Director Dan Romer, APPC Senior Web Designer Zachary Reese, and Research Director Patrick Jamieson: “Misleading Tobacco Content is on the Rise on YouTube” (Misinformation Review)

Postdoctoral Fellow Elisabetta Ferrari: “Technocracy Meets Populism: The Dominant Technological Imaginary of Silicon Valley” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

In the Media

Psychology Today: "Changing Social Norms in the Time of a Pandemic" covered research by Professor Damon Centola.

BBC: "CrowdScience: Can I Explain Why I Love Shopping?" interviewed Professor Emily Falk.

Professor Sarah J. Jackson’s new book was featured in the following media outlets:

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

Washington Post: “Did Trump Win in 2016 Because People Are Bad at Probability?” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

WHYY’s Radio Times: “Let’s Talk Super Tuesday” interviewed Professor Diana C. Mutz. [AUDIO]

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

Harvard Business Review: "Journalism's Market Failure is a Democratic Crisis" was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

New York Times: “Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus” quoted Professor Duncan J. Watts.

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

Iowa Public Radio: “River to River: When What Isn’t Shown Speaks Volumes” interviewed Professor Barbie Zelizer. [AUDIO]

Penn Today: “A Q&A with Ben Jealous, Former NAACP Head Turned Tech Investor” interviewed Visiting Scholar Ben Jealous.

Clarín: “Epidemia y tumulto informativo” was written by Visiting Scholar Silvio Waisbord. (in Spanish) [Read English translation on the Center for Media at Risk’s website]

MarketWatch: “Coronavirus Brings New Twist to Old Argument between Working Parents — Whose Job Is More Important?” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

Outras Palavras: “Há algo perverso na comunicação presidencial” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Fernanda Rosa. (in Portuguese)

Daily Dot: “Who’s Afraid of a Twitter Bot?” and "Why is Joe Biden Silent on One of Obama's Most Important Policies?" quoted Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman.

WHYY: "Philly, Follow Boston's Lead and Create an Artist Relief Fund!" was written by Doctoral Student Melissa Skolnick-Noguera.

AV Network: “Christie, Cenero Enhance Visuals for UPenn Annenberg School” quoted Classroom Technology Manager Phil McClelland.

At the Podium

Professor Sarah J. Jackson participated in an online panel discussion around her new book, #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice. [VIDEO]

Professor Victor Pickard gave book talks at the University of Oslo, the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, Columbia University, and Goldsmiths in London. He also gave an invited lecture at the University of Maastricht and invited virtual lectures at Amherst College and London School of Economics.

At the University of Iowa, Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture entitled “On Invisibility and the News in Precarious Times: Why Invisible Trump Accommodates Critique Better than a Visible One.”

Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault gave a Penn Sociology lecture.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication welcomed Payal Arora for a book talk entitled “The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West.”

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