Professor Sharrona Pearl edited a new book, Images, Ethics, Technology, the latest volume in the Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies series. Professor Barbie Zelizer is the series editor.
Postdoctoral Fellow Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang: "The need for communication research in regulatory science: Electronic cigarettes as a case study" (International Journal of Communication) and "Framing cancer for online news: Implications for popular perceptions of cancer" (Journal of Communication)
Doctoral Student Tim Libert: "Exposing the Invisible Web: An Analysis of Third-Party HTTP Requests on 1 Million Websites" (International Journal of Communication)
Papers & Reports
The Ranking Digital Rights project, which was launched with startup funding from Penn's Global Engagement Fund, the Annenberg School for Communication, and the Center for Global Communications Studies, released its Corporate Accountability Index. Among those who contributed to the project were Professor Monroe Price and Doctoral Students Opeyemi Akanbi, Tim Libert, and Elisabetta Ferrari.
Visiting Scholar Sonia Livingstone: "One in Three: Internet Governance and Children's Rights" (Global Commission on Internet Governance)
In the Media
The Conversation: "Think you’re reading the news for free? New research shows you’re likely paying with your privacy" is an editorial written by Professor Victor Pickard and Doctoral Student Tim Libert.
Penn Current: "Using brain imaging to predict success of public health campaigns" profiles research by Professor Emily Falk and Research Assistant Professor Matthew Brook O'Donnell.
Penn Current: "Cinema studies prof obtains exemption to allow use of copyrighted movie clips in MOOCs" describes Professor Peter Decherney's efforts to gain copyright exemptions for professors teaching MOOCs to show copyrighted media.
Motherboard (Vice): "Nine Out of Ten of the Internet's Top Websites are Leaking Your Data" highlights the research of Doctoral Student Tim Libert.
The Guardian: "World's biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights" reports on the Ranking Digital Right's Project's Corporate Responsibility Index (see above).
At the Podium
Professor Damon Centola will today deliver the Elihu Katz Colloquium Lecture, "The Spontaneous Emergence of Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution."
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson is speaking today at Loyola University as part of its Modern Masters Reading Series. She is giving the talk, "Beyond the Double Bind: 2015" and reading from her book, Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership (Oxford University Press).
Doctoral Student Jingwen Zhang presented at the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Assocation with the talk, "Efficacy and Causal Mechanism of an Online Social Network Intervention to Increase Physical Activity."
Doctoral Students Tim Libert and Bo Mai presented "Web Tracking with Chinese Characteristics: An Investigation of Hidden Data Flows in the Middle Kingdom" at “The Empiricist’s Challenge: Asking meaningful questions in political science in the age of big data” conference organized by the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim.
As part of the Center for Global Communication Studies Internet Policy Observatory lunchtime series, Erik Nisbet delivered the talk "Benchmarking Demand for Internet Freedom: Reviewing Insights from Russia, Turkey, and Pakistan."
To share your news in an upcoming edition of the News Digest, please email Julie Sloane at firstname.lastname@example.org.