ASC@Penn News Digest, Summer 2017

Publications

Books
 

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication (Oxford University Press)

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication (Oxford University Press)

Professor Victor Pickard and Professor Guobin Yang: Media Activism in the Digital Age (Routledge)

Book Chapters
 

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska: “Video and Witnessing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia” in The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights (Routledge)

Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark-Parsons, Doctoral Student Jasmine Erdener, Doctoral Student Elisabetta Ferrari, and Professor Guobin Yang: “Activist Media” in Communication (Oxford Bibliographies)

Journal Articles
 

Doctoral Student Joshua Becker and Professor Damon Centola: “Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds” (PNAS) [READ MORE]

Research Scientist Matthew Brook O’Donnell and Professor Emily B. Falk: “Predicting Behavior Change from Persuasive Messages Using Neural Representational Similarity and Social Network Analysis” (NeuroImage)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Revisiting Hypermedia Space in the Era of the Islamic State” (The Communication Review)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy and CARGC Coordinator Marina Krikorian: “The Revolutionary Public Sphere: The Case of the Arab Uprisings” (Communication and the Public)

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins: “Assessing the Breadth of Framing Effects” (Quarterly Journal of Political Science)

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau: “Parochial Empathy Predicts Reduced Altruism and the Endorsement of Passive Harm” (Social Psychological and Personality Science)

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon: “The ‘Free Press’ of Unionized Journalists and Students” (Journalism Practice)

George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska: “Wire from the Field: Tackling Visual Knowledge: The Story of the Yale Visual Law Project” (Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

Doctoral Candidate Rosemary Clark-Parsons: “Feminist Ephemera in a Digital World: Theorizing Zines as Networked Feminist Practice” (Communication, Culture & Critique)

Survey Research & Reports
 

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Public Space, Street Art, and Communication in the Arab Uprisings” (CIRS Arabic Summary Report: Media and Politics) [ARABIC]

Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault: “Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online” (The Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford University)

In the Media

Kwotable: “Too Many Americans Know Too Little about the Constitution. Here’s How You Can Fix That.” quoted Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.

Nonprofit Quarterly: “A Media Theory of Movement Power” referenced works by Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

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

Research by Doctoral Student Joshua Becker and Professor Damon Centola received coverage in the following media outlets:

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Text and Performance Quarterly: “The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World” was a review of Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book of the same name.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Tracing Right-Wing Alt-Reality on Twitter” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

USA Today: “Blaming Political Vitriol for Men like James Hodgkinson? Not so Fast, Experts Say” quoted Professor Yphtach Lelkes.

Library of Congress: “Emoji, Texting and Social Media: How Do They Impact Language?” interviewed Professor Jessa Lingel.

Slate: “What Facebook Can Learn from Craigslist” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Social Media Collective: “Information Wants to be Free (Maybe) – But Do We Want it to be Leaky?” was written by Professor Jessa Lingel.

Motherboard: “What is the iPhone? 10 Years in, It’s Creators and Chroniclers Explain” quoted Professor Emeritus Carolyn Marvin.

OMNIA: “Office Artifacts: Diana Mutz” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

Toronto Star: “20 Years Later, Harry Potter’s Power is Still Strong” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.

BBC Radio 4: “The Meaning of the Face” interviewed Professor Sharrona Pearl. [AUDIO]

Kveller: “The Moment I Forgot My Great-Grandparents’ Names” and “Why Has My Family Stopped Protesting and Chanting?” were written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Bustle: “The Politics (and Profits) of Letting Trump Supporters Lie on Television” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Fortune: “Google Still Doesn’t Care about Your Privacy” was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

FiveThirtyEight: “What Americans Don’t Like About Obamacare” was written by Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

OZY: “Why Teens are Giving Up on Laptops” quoted Research Scientist Amy Bleakley.

Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg’s new book A Man and His Presidents was promoted or reviewed by the following media outlets:  

RadioLab: “The Gondolier” was reported by Doctoral Candidate David Conrad. [AUDIO]

The Globe and Mail: “How to Stand up to Online Trolls – and Profit – with Humor” quoted Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault.

Wired: “Tinder Nightmares: The Promise and Peril of Political Bots” was written by Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault.

Philly Voice: “Penn Medical School Alum Confronts What ‘No One Want to Talk About’ in New Podcast” highlighted work by Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro.

Awards & Honors

Professor Damon Centola won the James Coleman Award for an Outstanding Article from the Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association.

Research Scientist Emile Bruneau won the International Society of Political Psychology’s Roberta Sigel Award for a paper authored entirely by early career researchers.

Doctoral Student Lee McGuigan won the 2017 Dallas Smythe Award from the International Association for Media and Communication Research. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Student Hanna Morris was awarded the 2017 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship by the International Association for Media and Communication Research and the International Environmental Communication Association. [READ MORE]

At the Podium

Sixteen Annenberg faculty and students presented at the 2017 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. [READ MORE]

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini gave an invited keynote address at the Academia and Media under Siege conference at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

The Paley Center for Media hosted an event titled “JFK at 100: Television and the Presidency,” at which Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was a panelist. [VIDEO]

Professor Sandra González-Bailón was a co-chair of the programme committee for the International Conference on Computational Social Science in Germany, and she chaired a keynote session at the event. In addition, Professor Emily B. Falk gave a keynote address, titled “How Ideas Spread from Brain to Brain,” and Doctoral Student Joshua Becker presented a paper, titled “The Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds.”

Professor Guobin Yang co-organized the Symposium on Digital Formations and Chinese Experiences, held at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing and co-sponsored by the Annenberg School. Yang also gave opening remarks and chaired a panel.

Professor Barbie Zelizer is the first visiting fellow at Loughborough University’s new Institute for Advanced Studies. She delivered a keynote address, led a day-long symposium, and worked with students.

The Scholars Program in Culture and Communication held its annual SummerCulture program in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and its Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Professor Barbie Zelizer led students Nour Halabi, Jennifer Henrichsen, Megan Genovese, Hanna Morris, Steven Schrag, and John Vilanova, and the group was joined by Professor Jessa Lingel

Lecturer Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth gave a TEDx talk titled “Warning! Graphic Content: Using Humor for Social Change.” [VIDEO]

Lecturer Alvin S. Felzenberg spoke at the Philadelphia Union League to promote his new book A Man and His Presidents.

The World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute was held at the University of Southern California. George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska gave a lecture titled “Strategic Narratives: A Video Advocacy Toolkit.”

The 19th Annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute was held at the University of Oxford. Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen gave a presentation titled “Research Ethics and Information Security Practices for Journalists, Researchers, and Lawyers.”

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