ASC@Penn News Digest, Oct. 16


Journal Articles

Doctoral Student Emily Hund and alum Brooke Erin Duffy (Gr'11): “Having it All” on Social Media: Entrepreneurial Femininity and Self-Branding Among Fashion Bloggers" Social Media + Society

In the Media

The Takeaway: "Liberal: No Longer a Dirty Word?" interviews Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

WHYY Newsworks: "Hitting the gym, with the help of online social networks" includes an interview of Professor Damon Centola, citing a study he did with graduate students Jingwen Zhang, Devon Brackbill, and Sijia Yang. Their work is also profiled in Penn Current

MSN: "FactChecking the Democratic Debate" provides a analysis of the Democratic Presidential Debate. 

The Daily Pennsylvanian: "A night with CBS Correspondent Nancy Cordes: Journalism, politics and the unexpected" recaps the 2015 Annenberg Lecture by CBS Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes.

At the Podium

At the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) "Political Agency in the Digital Age" conference in Copenhagen, Professor Guobin Yang delivered the keynote speech "Activism: An Ambiguous Word for an Ambivalent Age." At the same conference, doctoral student Rosemary Clark presented the paper "Building a Digital Girl Army: The Radical Politics of Online Feminist Communities” and doctoral student Elisabetta Ferrari presented "We protest therefore we are: event-driven, action-oriented collective identities in contemporary social movements."

Professor Guobin Yang also gave a public lecture and book launch at the University of Copenhagen for his new book, China's Contested Internet.

Professor Marwan Kraidy gave the keynote, "Burning Man and Laughing Cow: Entangled Corporeal Aesthetics of Contestation," at the Global Cultures of Contestation conference organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalization Studies. 

Professor Barbie Zelizer was a panelist in the discussion, "Death and The Social Web" presented by Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. 

Professor Amy Jordan presented the Department of Communication Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech, speaking on the topic, "Digital Media Use and the Experience of Childhood in the 21st Century."

Professor Klaus Krippendorff delivered the keynote address “Agency and Discourse; Who – Not What – is Talking and Acting" to the Pennsylvania Communication Association pre-conference, “Patterns of Connection: Gregory Bateson, American Pragmatism and European Philosophy.”

Visiting Scholar Sonia Livingstone gave a Scholars Colloqium on "Parenting for a Digital Future."

Dexter Thomas delivered a Elihu Katz Colloqium Lecture entitled, "Cocaine Blunts and Comic Books: The Woman Who Launched the Japanese Hip-Hop Scene/Is the News Dead?"

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