ASC@Penn News Digest, March 21


Book & Book Chapter

Professor Guobin Yang (With Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein) edited "The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China" (University of Pennsylvania Press). Professor Yang also wrote the chapter (with Peter Hart-Brinson and Piermarco Aroldi) 'Techno-Social Generations and Communication Research" in Communication Across the Life Span (International Communication Association Annual Conference Theme Book, Peter Lang). 

Professor Victor Pickard: "The Politics of Media Ownership" encyclopedia entry in the International Encyclopedia of Political Communication (Wiley-Blackwell).

Journals & Journal Articles

Professor Guobin Yang is co-editor of a new journal, Communication and the Public (Sage Journals), which recently put out its first issue. READ MORE

Professor Guobin Yang: "The Commercialization and Digitization of Social Movement Society" (Review essay in Contemporary Sociology)

Professor Victor Pickard: Review of Des Freedman's The Contraditions of Media Power for Information, Communication and Society.

The China Quarterly and the London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books published reviews of Professor Guobin Yang's China's Contested Internet.

Doctoral Student Rosemary Clark: "'Hope in a hashtag': the discursive activism of #WhyIStayed" (Feminist Media Studies)

Doctoral Student Lee McGuigan: "The Hunting Industry: Exploring the Marriage of Consumerism, Sport Hunting, and Commercial Entertainment" (Journal of Consumer Culture)

Doctoral Candidate Yoel Roth: "Zero Feet Away: The Digital Geography of Gay Social Media" (Journal of Homosexuality)


The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued several survey research reports on the Zika virus, including: "Most Americans Would Likely Alter Travel Plans to Avoid Zika" and "More than 4 in 10 Mistakenly Think Zika is Fatal, Symptoms are Noticeable." APPC also released a report that nearly 2/3 of Americans claim "poor" or "fair" understanding of GMOs.

Doctoral Student Alex T. Williams: "Paying for Digital News: The rapid adoption and current landscape of digital subscriptions at U.S. newspapers" (American Press Institute)

In the Media

Los Angeles Times: "Chinese tech execs side with Apple -- or maybe just against the FBI" quotes Professor Guobin Yang.

USA Today: "Donald Trump blasts the news media that's helped him to dominate GOP field" quotes Professor Victor Pickard.

Stateline: "Lights, Cameras, Accountability: State Legislatures on TV" quotes Dean Michael Delli Carpini.

Libération: "Syrie: Ils ont filmé la guerre en doleur" (in French) quotes Professor Barbie Zelizer

KCRW's On the Point: "Primary Debates: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" interviewed Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Christian Science Monitor: "Debating Trump: Whatever happened to civility in politics?" quotes Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

NiemanLab: "Can Philly's new Institute for Journalism in New Media live up to the enormous hopes pinned on it?" quotes Dean Michael Delli Carpini and Professor Victor Pickard

Associated Press: "All those debates: Reality TV for the political masses" quotes Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and "Philadelphia newspapers, website handed off to new nonprofit" quotes Professor Victor Pickard.

New York Magazine: "Trump is the Perfect Example of Needy Narcissism," features the research of Doctoral Candidate Chris Cascio and Professor Emily Falk

The Futures We Want: "China's Contested Internet: Historical Struggle and Uncertain Future" is an essay by Professor Guobin Yang.

Voactiv: "Dark Net: Trying To Kill ISIS With Cuteness" quotes Professor Marwan Kraidy.

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Penn journalists move on after spotlight's glare" quotes Professor Barbie Zelizer.

Editor & Publisher: "Shoptalk: Why Journalists Need to Stand Up for Reader Privacy" cites research by Professor Victor Pickard and Doctoral Candidate Tim Libert.

CBS News: "Mosquitos could spread Zika in dozens of U.S. cities" highlights research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center

USA Today: "Zika Q&A: What Americans don't know about Zika is a lot" also highlights Zika research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

FiveThirtyEight: "Clinton Voters Like Obama More than Sanders Supporters Do" and "What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump" were both written by Professor Dan Hopkins.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: Annenberg Public Policy Center Managing Director of Survey Research Ken Winneg (Gr'09) and APPC Distinguished Research Fellow Bruce Hardy (Gr'10) were guests on "Ballot Talks: Politics and Social Media."

National Review: "Remembering Nancy Reagan" is an interview with Lecturer Al Felzenberg and "Conservative Historian about Last Night -- Pie-Throwing, Pants-Wetting & Jeb to Come" offers some of his political analysis.

The Weekly Standard: "Nancy Reagan, 1921-2016" was written by Lecturer Al Felzenberg.

Digital Report: "Melissa Hathaway, Cyber-Readiness Index 2.0: Cybersecurity is essential to a nation's digital future" was written by Center for Global Communication Studies Visiting Scholar Stanislav Budnitskiy.

Doctoral Student Alex T. Williams's Report "Paying for Digital News" received the following coverage:

Awards & Honors

Professor Devra Moehler received a Journal of Politics Best Paper Award for, "Moderation from Bias: A Field Experiment on Partisan Media in a New Democracy."

Doctoral Student Elisa Baek, Graduate Student Christin Scholz, Research Scientist Matthew B. O'Donnell, and Professor Emily Falk received a second 2016 top paper award from the International Communication Association (ICA) in its Information Systems Division for the paper, "The Value of Selecting and Sharing Information: A Neural Account of Information Transmission." They will receive the award at the ICA's Annual Conference this June in Fukoka, Japan.

Professor Barbie Zelizer served as a judge for the 2016 Peabody Awards, which will be announced in May. This is her sixth year as a judge.

Visiting Scholar Roger Caruth was selected to be a American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Meeting Fellow at ARIN 37 in Montego Bay, Jamaica looking at ICT-related policy affecting the Caribbean.

Doctoral Student Jennifer Henrichsen, Doctoral Student Pawel Popiel, and Visiting Scholar Stanislav Budnitskiy have been named emerging scholar fellows to the Center for Global Communication Studies 2016 Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna. 

The Philadelphia City Council honored Judge Marjorie O. Rendell and the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement for their work in civic education. The Annenberg Public Policy Center, home of the Rendell Center, was also honored.

At the Podium 

Professor Victor Pickard gave the keynote lecture "Media Democracy in an Age of Corporate Libertarianism" at Muhlenberg College's Center for Ethics. He was also a panelist at the Radio Preservation Task Force conference "Saving America's Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access and Education."

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated the panel "Public Discourse" at the "Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender" conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Scholars Program Visiting Scholar Susan Douglas gave the lecture "The Media, Baby Boomers and the Advent of New Age Ageism" at the Annenberg School. 

Several Annenberg faculty, postdocs, and students presented posters at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow Kirsten Lochbuehler and Professor Joseph Cappella: "Corrective Statements Improves Cigarette Risk Beliefs: Implications for Tobacco Regulatory Policy"
  • Doctoral Students Allyson Volinsky and Elissa Kranzler: "Recall of E-Cigarette Advertising and Policy Beliefs Among Youth and Young Adults"
  • Doctoral Student Elissa Kranzler, Professor Robert Hornik, TCORS Research Director Laura Gibson: "Exposure to 'Real Cost' TV Ads Is Specifically Associated With Campaign-Targeted Beliefs"
  • Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton: "How Do Latina Smokers Differ from Non-Smokers? An Analysis of a Los Angeles-Based Sample" and "The Association Between Psychosocial Stress, Local and Transnational Social Ties, and Smoking Behavior Among Latinas in Los Angeles"

Doctoral Candidate Tim Libert gave a talk (VIDEO HERE) at Netzpolitische Abend (Internet Politics Evening) hosted by Digitale Gesellschaft at C-Base in Berlin. 

APPC Managing Director of Survey Research Ken Winneg (Gr'10) appeared on a panel on U.S. politics and elections at the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, a program in Philadelphia for foreign Fulbright students to gain a better understanding of the U.S. political process.

Doctoral Student Kecheng Fang gave the talk "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Prepared by the Communist Party: How China's Propaganda Machine Adapts to Social Media" at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. 

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