Annenberg Presentations at ICA 2017

More than 70 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 67th Annual Conference, to be held May 25-29 in San Diego.

All Annenberg contributions to the conference are listed below, with panel name and room location. All events will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, unless otherwise noted. For the full conference program, click here.

Wednesday, May 24

Preconference: Narrative Persuasion: From Research to Practice (Wallis Annenberg Hall, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California)

  • Yotam Ophir, Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, and Joseph N. Cappella - "The Effects of Emotional Flow on Narrative Engagement – An Empirical Test"

Thursday, May 25

Photo credit: Jon SullivanPreconference: Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics (Sapphire 411 AB)

  • Guobin Yang – Co-organizer
  • Rosemary Clark – “’Building, Making, Creating’: The Performative Politics of Second Wave Feminist Manifestos”
  • Marwan M. Kraidy – Chair of “Performing Identities in Public Making” panel
  • Jasmine Erdener – “Embodied and Extended Publics: Political Activism Through Puppetry”

Preconference: Political Communication in the Online World: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives (Aqua Salon F)

  • Sandra González-Bailón – “Online Communication, Political Discontent and the Future of Democracy”

Preconference: Computational Tools for Text Mining (Cobalt 520)

  • Dror Walter and Sijia Yang – Co-organizers
  • Joseph N. Cappella – Panelist

Preconference: Audiences? The Familiar Unknown of Communication Historiography (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Samantha Oliver - Co-organizer and Chair of “Active Audiences and Audience Agency" panel
  • Katerina Girginova - "Olympic Audiences: Past and Present”

Preconference: Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk and Disaster Communication (Indigo 202A)

  • Meghnaa Tallapragada - "Construal Level Theory and Psychological Distance in Environmental Messaging: Understanding the Public’s General Disapproval of Genetic Modification (GM), but Approval of Specific GM Applications"
  • Ben Lyons - "News, Knowledge, and Contact: Predicting the Public’s Environmental Risk Site Awareness"
  • Robert B. Lull - “Identifying Strategic Communication Opportunities in the Context of Public Support for Releasing Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes as a Response to Zika Virus”

Preconference: Data and the Future of Critical Social Research (Indigo 202B)

  • Klaus Krippendorff - Participant

Preconference: Normative Theorizing in Communication Research (University of California - San Diego, Village Conference Room A)

  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Barbie Zelizer - Participants

Preconference: Innovations in Narrative-Based Intervention Design, Development, and Evaluation (Sapphire 410B)

  • Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang - Co-organizer

Preconference: Distribution Matters: Media Circulation in Civic Life and Popular Culture (San Diego State University, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Templo Mayor Room)

  • Joseph Turow

Preconference: Populism, Posttruth Politics and Participatory Culture: Interventions in the Intersection of Popular and Political Communication (Aqua Salon AB)

  • Marwan M. Kraidy

Making & Doing Exhibition (Indigo Ballroom B)

  • Jessa Lingel and Kyle Cassidy - "Payphone Portraits and Urban Imagination"

ICA Board of Directors Meeting (Aqua Salon C)

  • Amy Jordan - Participant

ICA Executive Committee Meeting (Aqua Boardroom)

  • Amy Jordan - Participant

Friday, May 26

Photo credit: Michael Seljos8:00 – 9:15

New Research on Agenda Setting and Priming (Indigo 206)

  • Celeste Wagner – “Elections Versus Crimes: Which Topics Are More Effective Burglar Alarms in Online News Sites?”

Liberal Human Rights, Neoliberalism, and NGOs (Aqua Salon F)

  • Lyndsey Beutin – Chair and “Freeing Modern Slaves: Trafficking in Liberalism’s Anti-blackness”
  • Sandra Ristovska – “How Professionalism Shapes the Voice of Human Rights Activist Videos

Features that Shape Exposure and Effects of Smoking-Related Messages (Aqua 303)

  • Qinghua (Candy) Yang, Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, Erin Maloney, and Joseph N. Cappella – “How is Marijuana Vaping Portrayed on YouTube? Content, Features, Popularity and Retransmission of Vaping Marijuana YouTube Videos”
  • Rosie (Eungyuhl) Bae, Erin Maloney, and Joseph N. Cappella – “Are Susceptible Youth More Likely to Select Pro-Smoking Videos? A Selective Exposure Experiment”

Rethinking Media/Communication Effects (Indigo 204A)

  • Elissa Kranzler, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Rui Pei, and Emily B. Falk – “Teens and the ‘Social Self’: Ad-elicited Neural Activity Associated with Perceived Effectiveness and Sharing Intention”

Reinvigorating Theory in Journalism Studies: Rethinking the Cultural Authority of Professional Journalism (Aqua Salon C)

  • Victor Pickard – Chair

Social Media in China (Indigo 202B)

  • Bo Mai – “Talking about Censorship: Mapping Topic Clusters in the Chinese Twitter Sphere”

CAT Interactive Paper Session 2 (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Jennifer R. Henrichsen - “Harnessing Technology to Resist Surveillance: A Case Study of Low-Income Individuals in West Philadelphia”

9:30 – 10:45

Social Media, Privacy and Security (Indigo 202A)

  • Opeyemi Akanbi – Chair

Politics, Journalism, and Discourses of Modernity (Aqua Salon AB)

  • Barbie Zelizer – Respondent

Health Communication in the Context of Tobacco (High-Density) (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, Yotam Ophir, and Joseph N. Cappella – “Examining the Potential for Narratives to Correct Misinformation about Natural Tobacco: A Test of Emotional Flow”

ACOP Panel: Communication as Intervention to Create Value for Society: Bridging Gaps between Citizens and Public-Political Organizations (Cobalt 500)

  • Michael X. Delli Carpini – “Public Sector Communication and Democracy”

Making the Implicit Explicit: Rethinking Method and Methodology in the Political Economy of Communication (Aqua 307)

  • Brice Nixon – Co-Chair and “Raymond Williams’ Materialist Method: Seeing Production and Analyzing the Conditions of Communicative Practice”

ICA Annual Member Meeting and New Member/Student and Early Career Orientation (Aqua Salon E)

  • Amy Jordan - Participant

11:00 – 12:15

Suffering and Social Justice (Aqua Salon F)

  • Marwan M. Kraidy – “Corporeal Activism The Human Body as a Medium for Global Social Change”

Content and Effects of Communication about E-Cigarettes (Aqua 303)

  • Robert C. Hornik – Chair
  • Jiaying Liu and Robert C. Hornik – “Online Comments Affecting Vaping Norms: The Role of Exposure Dosage, Quasi-Statistical Sense, and Negativity Bias”
  • Allyson Volinsky, Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, and Robert C. Hornik – “Formative Research for a Youth Anti-electronic Cigarette Campaign: Avoiding Unintended Consequences across Subgroups and Behavior”

14:00 – 15:15

Contested Ground: Globalized News and its Meaning in the 20th Century (Indigo 204B)

  • Barbie Zelizer– Respondent

Best Papers in Information Systems Division (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Rui Pei, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Elissa Kranzler, and Emily B. Falk – “Neural Activity During Anti-smoking Message Exposure Predicts Subsequent Message Elaboration”

Fakes, Facts, and Misperceptions on Social Media (Indigo 202A)

  • Elisabetta Ferrari - "Playful and Critical: The Participatory Satire of Political Fakes and Their Publics"

Health Communication and Social Media (High-Density) (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Sijia Yang and Damon Centola - "What Topics Matter? Applying Structural Topic Modeling (STM) to Extract Insights from Social Media-Based Health Interventions"

15:30 – 16:45

Interpreting Video Evidence (Indigo 202A)

  • Sandra Ristovska – Chair and “Activist Videos and the Courtroom”

The Study of Journalism as a Field: Capturing a Moving Target (Aqua Salon C)

  • Barbie Zelizer – Respondent

Hashtagging, Branding, Missing Voices: Social and New Media's Continued Ambiguity as Contested Spaces (Spahhire 410A)

  • Rosemary Clark - “Feminist Ephemera in a Digital World: Theorizing Zines as Networked Feminist Practice”

Advertising and Branding (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Robert B. Lull - "Violence, Sex, and Advertising Effectiveness"

17:00 – 18:15

Social Brains: Neuroscientific Investigations on Social Influence Processes (High-Density) (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Christin Scholz, Elisa Baek, Bruce Doré, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Emily B. Falk – “A Neural Propagation System: Neurocognitive and Preference Synchrony in Information Sharers and Their Receivers”
  • Christopher Cascio, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Emily B. Falk – “Neural Correlates of Social Influence Across Socioeconomic Status”
  • Bruce Doré, Christin Scholz, Elisa Baek, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Emily B. Falk – “Neural Prediction of Population Sharing Behavior Relates to Domain Familiarity”

Cognition, Attitude, and Persuasion (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Amy Bleakley, Patrick Jamieson, and Ilana Weitz – “Drinking and Killing at the #RedWedding: Social Media Use as a Moderator of Exposure to Risky Media Portrayals and Behavioral Intention”

Saturday, May 27

Photo credit: Antoine Taveneaux8:00 – 9:15

Communicating through Censorship: Creative Agency in Transnational Perspective – LANDLINE (Sapphire Ballroom M)

  • Marwan M. Kraidy – Chair

Health Officials and Social Media during Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Aqua 303)

  • Yotam Ophir - "Spreading News: Crisis Communications, the Zika Virus Pandemic, and the U.S. Media - An Automated Content Analysis Approach"

Regulating Access to the Communication Backbone of Spectrum and the Internet (Sapphire 400A)

  • Victor Pickard - Chair

CAT Interactive Paper Session I (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Zane Cooper - "Attractive Data: The Cloud, Rare Earth Magnets, and New Materialism"

9:30 – 10:45

Comparing Contexts: Diverse Methodological Approaches in Comparative Research (Indigo 204B)

  • Kate Zambon – Chair

The Politics of Vision (Sapphire 400A)

  • Marwan M. Kraidy – “The Projectilic Image: Islamic State's Global Networked Affect”

Growing up with Media: Gender, Sexuality, and Romance during the Teen & Young Adult Years (HHD Session) (Indigo Ballroom H)

  • Amy Bleakley – Chair
  • Amy Bleakley, Patrick Jamieson, and Ilana Weitz – “Risk Exposure from Mainstream and Black-oriented Movies: Differential Associations with White and Black Adolescents’ Behavior”

Journalism and Sociology: Comparative Epistemologies, Boundaries, and Ways of Knowing the World (Aqua Salon C)

  • Barbie Zelizer – “On Theorizing the Group in Journalism”
  • Natacha Yazbeck – “Journalism as Labor: Why it Happens, and Why it Matters”
  • Ben Lyons – “Do Data Scandals Beget Boundaries? (Methodological) Tension Between the Social Sciences and Journalism in the Age of ‘Data’ Reporting”

11:00 – 12:15

Communication and Technology, and the Synthesis of Mass and Interpersonal Communication Processes (Indigo Ballroom A)

  • Joseph N. Cappella – “Vectors into the Future of Mass-Interpersonal Communication Research: Big Data, Social Media, and Computational Social Science”

12:30 – 13:45

Engaging the Public? Political Implications of News Consumption (Aqua 309)

  • Michael X. Delli Carpini – Respondent

Online News (Indigo 202A)

  • Subhayan Mukerjee and Sandra González-Bailón – “Are Audiences Fragmented in How they Consume News Online?”

Journal of Children and Media Editorial Board Luncheon (Elevation Room)

  • Amy Jordan - Chair
  • Amy Bleakley - Participant

14:00 – 15:15

New Questions and New Opportunities Brought by New Media (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Stella (Juhyun) Lee, Jiaying Liu, Laura Gibson, and Robert C. Hornik  – “Using Crowd-sourced Labelling to Rate the Valence of Media Texts: Rating Instructions for Achieving Valid Results”

Normative Foundations and Principles for Communication Policy (Sapphire 410B)

  • Victor Pickard – “Democratic and Economic Justifications for Media Policy Interventions”

Media Violence, Aggression, and Suspense (Indigo 204A)

  • Robert B. Lull and Dan Romer – “Is Parental Desensitization to Violent Films a Function of Justified Violence?”

Content and Effects of Health-Related Messages on Social Media (Aqua 307)

  • Sijia Yang - Chair

17:00 – 18:15

Journalism Studies Interactive Poster Session (Exhibit Hall – Rear)

  • Elena Maris – “Remember the 507th: Online News, Memory, and the 10-year Anniversary of the Battle of Nasiriyah”

Media Industry Studies Interactive Poster Session (Exhibit Hall – Rear)

  • John Vilanova – “Beating the Babylon System: Paratextual Apparatuses and Theorizing 1960s Jamaican Record Pressing”

Sunday, May 28

Photo credit: Al_HikesAZ8:00 – 9:15

New Measures, New Methods, and New Theories I (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Christopher Cascio, and Emily B. Falk – “Association Between Social Network Structure and Brain Connectivity During Social Exclusion”
  • Elisa Baek, Christin Scholz, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Emily B. Falk – “Negativity Spreads Socially: Negativity Bias in Opinion Change is Associated with Brain’s Mentalizing System”

9:30 – 10:45

Surveillance and Control (Aqua Salon F)

  • Jessa Lingel – Chair

Sustainable Business Models for News Organizations: Economic Challenges in Journalism (Aqua Salon C)

  • Victor Pickard – Respondent

Information Effects in Political Campaigns: Lessons from the US (Indigo Ballroom H)

  • Daniel J. Hopkins – “The 2012 Obama Effect and White Racial Prejudice: A Theory of Mediated Intergroup Contact”
  • Hye-Yon Lee – “Their Views Are So Unacceptable: The Impact of Partisan News Exposure on Rejection of Oppositional Perspectives”

Social Movements and Technology (Indigo 202B)

  • John Vilanova – “Noise-Making, Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Amplification”

11:00 – 12:15

Policy Influences and Public Perceptions (Sapphire 400A)

  • Joseph Turow – “Persistent Misperceptions: Americans’ Misplaced Confidence in Privacy Policies, 2003-2015”

Kurdish Transnational Communications in an Era of Crisis and Conflict (Aqua 310AB)

  • Mohammed Salih – “Facebook(istan), Iraqi Kurds and the Taboo of Religion”

Regulation and Policy in Media Industry Operation (Aqua 307)

  • John Remensperger - "Discourse and Ideology in Organizations that Oppose Net Neutrality"

Organizing Processes in Global Social Change (Sapphire Ballroom M)

  • Revati Prasad - “Ascendant India, Digital India: How Net Neutrality Advocates Defeated Facebook’s Free Basics”
  • Nour Halabi - “The Ancient Walls of Damascus and the Siege of Mouaddamiyya: A Historical and Spatial Analysis of Place, Identity and Social Movements”

12:30 – 13:45

ICA Fellows' Panel III (Aqua 300AB)

  • Joseph N. Cappella – Respondent

Visual Communication Studies Interactive Poster Session (Exhibit Hall – Rear)

  • Lindsey Beutin – “8-Minute Meditation on Standing in a Sugar Cane Field: Landscape-based Memory Practices and the Unrepresentability of the Violence of Slavery”
  • Samantha Oliver – “A Usable Cold War Past: Comparing the American and Canadian Memorials to Victims of Communism”

14:00 – 15:15

Business Models and Business Strategies in Journalism and Television (Aqua 305)

  • Lee McGuigan – “Selling Jennifer Aniston’s Sweater: The Persistence of Shoppability in the Television Industry”

Panel on Network Methods for Communication Research (Sapphire 411 AB)

  • Sandra González-Bailón – “Network Methods for the Analysis of Online Data”

Creative Industries as ‘Soft Power’: Comparative Perspectives from Emerging Powers (Sapphire Ballroom M)

  • Marwan M. Kraidy – Respondent

15:30 – 16:45

Your Brain on Health Communication: Applications of Communication Science in Health and Education (HIGH DENSITY) (Indigo Ballroom D)

  • Matthew Brook O’Donnell and Emily B. Falk – “Coherent Neural Activity in the Brain’s Value System During Antismoking Messages Predicts Reductions in Smoking”
  • Yoona Kang, Prateekshit Pandey, Christin Scholz, Matthew Brook O’Donnell, and Emily B. Falk – “Increasing Receptivity to Health Communications: Effects of Self-Transcendence and Affirmation Priming on Neural Responses to Health Messages and Behavior Change” (Top 5 Paper)

Public Interest vs State Interest in Regulatory Considerations (Sapphire 400A)

  • Pawel Popiel - "'The Tipping Point': The Comcast-TWC Merger and the Public Interest"

Top Papers in Intergroup Communication (Aqua 313)

  • Ben Lyons - "Reducing Group Alignment in Factual Disputes: Comparing Self-Affirmation and Relative Identity Prominence Interventions"

17:00 – 18:15

Communication Theory: Global Interventions (Aqua Salon E)

  • Barbie Zelizer – Chair

Computational Methods for Analyzing Visual and Online Communication (Sapphire 411 AB)

  • Yilang Peng - "When Images Meet Codes: Applying Computer Vision Methods in Communication Research"

Monday, May 29

Photo credit: Michael Seljos9:30 - 10:45

Propaganda, Censorship and Information in China (Indigo 206)

  • Kecheng Fang - "How a Traffic Accident and an Internet Meme Changed People's Minds"

Blue Sky Workshop: Finding, Landing, and Navigating Academic Jobs (Cobalt 500)

  • Rosemary Clark - Chair

Argument, Engagement, and Persuasion (Indigo 204B)

  • Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang - "When Similarity is Dissimilar: A Meta-Analysis of the Dimensions of Manipulated and Perceived Character-Audience Similarity on Engagement and Persuasion"

11:00 – 12:15

Social Norms, Social Capital, and Social Influence in Health Communication (Aqua 303)

  • Kwanho Kim – “A Moderated Mediation Model of the Relationship between Media, Social Capital, and Stomach Cancer Knowledge”

The Construction of Body: Age, Disability and Plastic Surgery in Media Portrayals (Aqua 313)

  • Elena Maris – “Too Old for Leather? Age, Gender and Negotiating a Xena Reboot”

Visual Methods Focused on Photography (Sapphire 410A)

  • Yilang Peng - "Feast for the Eyes: Combine Human Rating and Computer Vision to Predict Food Photograph Popularity"

14:00 – 15:15

Advances in Network Analysis (Aqua 309)

  • Sandra González-Bailón – “The Contagion Effects of Recurrent Activation in Social Networks”

Issues in Crisis, Risk, Disaster Communication Research (Indigo 204A)

  • Robert B. Lull - Chair

15:30 – 16:45

Immigrant Belonging and Mobile Identities (Aqua 307)

  • Kate Zambon – “Immigrants in the Catalanist Project: Migration, Language, and Culture in the Politics of Independence”

Trust and Tradeoffs for Online Privacy (Indigo 202A)

  • Opeyemi Akanbi – Chair

Technology Studies (Indigo 202B)

  • Jonathan Pace - “Exchange Relations on the Dark Web”

User Comments and Feedback (Indigo Ballroom C)

  • Yilang Peng - "Quantifying the Tyranny of Likes: How Audience Feedbacks Shape Content Production on Instagram"

17:00 – 18:15

Studies of Media and Contextual Effects on Health Behavior (Aqua 305)

  • Amy Bleakley, Patrick Jamieson, and Ilana Weitz – “Adolescent Wishful Identification with Risky Media Characters and the Co-occurrence of Alcohol Use and Sexual Behavior”