ASC@Penn News Digest, Summer 2019


Book Chapters

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Popular Culture” in Media and Society (Bloomsbury)

Professor Victor Pickard: “The Misinformation Society” in Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk (Public Books)

Journal Articles

Alumna Minji Kim (Ph.D. ’16) and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Reliable, Valid and Efficient Evaluation of Media Messages” (Journal of Communication Management)

Alumnus Yotam Ophir (Ph.D. ’18) and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “The Potential for Narrative Correctives to Combat Misinformation” (Journal of Communication)

Alumnus Brian G. Southwell (Ph.D. ‘02), Alumnus Jeff Niederdeppe (Ph.D. ‘06), and Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Misinformation as a Misunderstood Challenge to Public Health” (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

Alumna Jingwen Zhang (Ph.D. ’16) and Professor Damon Centola: “Facts or Stories? How to Use Social Media for Cervical Cancer Prevention: A Multi-Method Study of the Effects of Sender Type and Content Type on Increased Message Sharing” (Preventive Medicine)

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Daniller and Professor Diana C. Mutz: “The Dynamics of Electoral Integrity: A Three-Election Panel Study” (Public Opinion Quarterly)

Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons: “’I SEE YOU, I BELIEVE YOU, I STAND WITH YOU’: #MeToo and the Performance of Networked Feminist Visibility” (Feminist Media Studies)

Postdoctoral Fellow Samantha Moore-Berg: “Predicting Incidental and Focal Food Consumption Behaviors” (British Food Journal)

Doctoral Student Chloé Nurik: “Book Review: Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media” (Communication & the Public)

Doctoral Student Chloé Nurik: “’Men are Scum’: Self-Regulation, Hate Speech, and Gender-Based Censorship on Facebook” (International Journal of Communication)

Doctoral Candidate Revati Prasad: “Digital Disruption? Journalism Startups in India” (Journalism)

Doctoral Student María Celeste Wagner: “Journalists’ Gender and Influence: Effects on the Perceived Severity of Sexual Harassment” (Cuadernos.Info) (in Spanish, English, and Portuguese)

Research Reports

Doctoral Candidate Subhayan Mukerjee: “Online Audience Engagement with Legacy and Digital-Born News Media in the 2019 Indian Elections” (Reuters Institute)

CARGC published “Dreamers and Donald Trump: Anti-Trump Street Art along the US-Mexico Border” [READ MORE]

MIC Center published “The Platform Economy and the Future of the City” [READ MORE]

In the Media

Penn Today: “A Snapshot of the Year in Review” mentioned Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Research conducted by alumna Jingwen Zhang (Ph.D. ‘16) and Professor Damon Centola was covered in the following media outlets:

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

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg: “The Semantic Turn: Chapter 1” covered Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff’s work. [VIDEO]

The Lily: “TikTok is a Wildly Popular App among Teenage Girls. Here’s How One 15-Year-Old’s Birth Control Video Went Viral” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Wired: “Twitter and Instagram Unveil New Ways to Combat Hate — Again” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Penn Today: "Calling All Techies: Penn's Your Next Stop" quoted Digital Design Specialist Kyle Cassidy and Senior IT Director Richard Cardona and mentioned work by Doctoral Candidate Zane Cooper, Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert, and Professor Jessa Lingel.

Forbes: “’Trump Fatigue’? NBC Interview Will Test President’s Ratings Power” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Journalism History: “Reclaiming a Progressive First Amendment to Save Journalism” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.

Slate: “Bring Back the Golden Age of Broadcast Regulation” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Morning Consult: “In Data-Driven World, Consumers Likely to Overestimate Their Information’s Value” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

PM with Linda Mottram: “Privacy Unravelled: The Databrokers and Privacy Companies Selling our Data” interviewed Professor Joseph Turow. [AUDIO]

New York Times: “Trump is Changing the Shape of the Democratic Party, Too” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Washington Post: “Will Trump’s Fourth of July Speech Soften — or Sharpen — Americans’ Partisan Divisions?” was written by Professor Matthew Levendusky.

Two Old White Guys: On “D-Day Special with David Eisenhower,” Lecturer Al Hunt interviewed Lecturer David Eisenhower. [AUDIO]

FLN: “Between the Covers” interviewed Lecturer Alvin Felzenberg. [VIDEO]

U.S. News & World Report: “Instagram ‘Self-Harm’ Posts Give Rise to Copycat Behavior” quoted Research Director Dan Romer.

Media Commons: “Toward a Feminist Approach to Digital Space” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

Washington Post: “Do Most Americans Believe in Climate Change: The Answer is More Complicated than You Might Think.” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Chapman and Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Vaccines Should Not Become a Partisan Issue” was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Stecula.

New York Times: “Those Silly Chairs You Keep Seeing in the Park? They’re Lamzacs” quoted Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

Quartz: “Rise of the Microinfluencer” quoted Doctoral Candidate Emily Hund.

NACLA: “In Guatemala, Finding a Voice in Indigenous Community Radio” quoted Doctoral Candidate Sanjay Jolly.

Center for Media at Risk Podcast: On “Episode 12.1 – Gitmo Media: Documenting Detention,” Doctoral Student Muira McCammon interviewed Johanna Hamilton.

Public Books: “Shoptalk: Overheard at ICA 2019” was written by Doctoral Student Muira McCammon.

Awards & Honors

Professor Emily Falk was promoted to full professor. [READ MORE]

Professor Victor Pickard won the 2019 Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research in Media Law and Policy from the Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Doctoral Candidate Douglas Guilbeault received two awards from the Cognitive Science Society: a Computational Modeling Prize in Applied Cognition and a Travel Grant.

At the Podium

At the 2019 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference in Madrid, 11 faculty and students presented research. [READ MORE] Professor Monroe Price’s plenary address is available online. [WATCH VIDEO]

Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini gave a presentation at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference in Athens, Greece.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave a keynote address at the 11th International ACM Web Science Conference in Boston. She also gave a talk entitled “Communication and the Hidden Architecture of Collective Behavior” at the Wizenbaum Institut in Berlin.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a book talk on Cyberwar at the Penn Club of New York. She also gave a presentation entitled “Current Issues and Best Practices to Keep the Public’s Trust in Science” at the National Academy of Medicine Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

Professor Sarah J. Jackson, along with alumnus Aymar Jean Christian (Ph.D. ‘12), participated in a panel discussion at the NYU Conference on Race and Technology. [WATCH VIDEO]

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff gave an invited address, entitled “Agency, Algorithms, and new forms of Oppression,” at the 2019 conference of the American Society for Cybernetics, held in Vancouver.

Professor Julia Ticona gave a lecture entitled “Inequality in the Gig Economy — Who is Left Out of the ‘Future of Work’?” at the Wharton Public Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C.

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave two presentations at the Memory Studies Association conference in Madrid.

At the International Society of Political Psychology conference, Postdoctoral Fellow Samantha Moore-Berg gave the following presentations:

  • “Countering Media Bias and Anti-Arab/Muslim Hostility” (co-authored with Research Scientist Emile Bruneau and Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri)
  • “Beyond Partisanship: Using American Misperceptions of Immigration to Understand Anti-Immigrant Hostility” (co-authored with Research Scientist Emile Bruneau)
  • “Reducing Islamophobia: An Assessment of Psychological Mechanisms that Underlie Successful Anti-Islamophobia Videos” (co-authored with Research Scientist Emile Bruneau)

Postdoctoral Fellow Yoona Kang gave a talk entitled “Breaking Habits: Self-Transcendence and Health Behavior Change” at the Mind & Life Institute’s 2019 Summer Research Institute.

Doctoral Student Yasemin Y. Celikkol presented research at the Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM), held at Sofia University. She also presented research at a conference on Eurasia, held at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen gave a presentation, entitled "Understanding Doxing and How to Combat It," to approximately fifty reporters and editors from NJ Advance Media at their headquarters.

Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert gave a presentation at the American Library Association convention.

Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris gave a presentation at the 2019 International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) conference.

Doctoral Candidate Subhayan Mukerjee participated in the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, held in Chicago.

Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan gave an Ignite talk at the Eyeo Festival.

A group of CAMRA members, including Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández and Doctoral Student Melissa Skolnick-Noguera, presented a plenary workshop at the 2019 International Visual Sociology Association conference.

The Center for Media at Risk's annual two week program, SummerCulture, took place this year in Denmark. A group of graduate students explored "Media at Risk of Deletion: The Ethics of Forgetting." The program is directed by Professor Barbie Zelizer and was co-taught this year by Professor Jessa Lingel.

A group of students from Zhejiang University in China traveled to the Annenberg School for a Media Studies Institute, hosted by the Center on Digital Culture and Society.

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