ASC@Penn News Digest, September 2017

Publications

Books

 

Emeritus Professor Klaus Krippendorff: Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design, Chinese Translation (China Architecture & Building Press)

Journal Articles
 

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Debunking: A Meta-Analysis of the Psychological Efficacy of Messages Countering Misinformation” (Psychological Science)

Professor Sandra González-Bailón: “Digital News Consumption and Copyright Intervention: Evidence from Spain Before and After the 2015 ‘Link Tax’” (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication)

Professor John B. Jemmott: “Risky Trade: Individual and Neighborhood-Level Socio-Demographics Associated with Transactional Sex among Urban African American MSM” (Journal of Urban Health)

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “The Projectilic Image: Islamic State’s Digital Visual Warfare and Global Networked Affect” (Media, Culture & Society)

Professor Daniel J. Hopkins, Doctoral Student Eunji Kim, and Doctoral Student Soojong Kim: “Does Newspaper Coverage Influence or Reflect Public Perceptions of the Economy?” (Research and Politics)

Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari: “Fake Accounts, Real Activism: Political Faking and User-Generated Satire as Activist Intervention” (New Media & Society)

Doctoral Candidate Aaron Shapiro: “The Medium is the Mob” (Media, Culture & Society)

In the Media

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

Men’s Health: “Recode Your Health: How Apple Engineered Its Watch to Push You to Perform at Your Peak” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Project Muse: “Contested Encounters: Boundaries of American Studies and the Middle East” reviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book The Naked Blogger of Cairo.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “TRUMPadelphia: Welcome to the Culture Wars” quoted Emeritus Professor Carolyn Marvin.

Kveller: “I’m Dusting Off My Jewish Star Necklace” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Nursing Clio: “Renée Zellweger, Isabelle Dinoire, and the Stakes for Changing the Face” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Nursing Clio: “Face to Face with Sharrona Pearl” was a Q&A with Professor Sharrona Pearl.

Forbes: “How Community Media Can Encourage Minority Communities to Engage” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Food Network: “How Today’s Supermarkets Are Totally Changing the Way You Shop” quoted Professor Joseph Turow.

Counterfire: “Resisting ‘America’s First White President’: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Politics of Despair” was written by Visiting Scholar Des Freedman.

New York Times: “Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum Isn’t Just About Independence” was written by Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih.

Rudaw English interviewed Doctoral Student Mohammed Salih on the Kurdish referendum. [VIDEO]

Awards & Honors

Professor Diana C. Mutz won the Doris Graber Award, honoring the best book in political communication published in the last 10 years, from the American Political Science Association. [READ MORE]

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon received $75,000 from CWA Canada for a research project entitled “Media Workers and the Culture of Precarious Work: A Labour Standpoint.”

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon received the Cultural and Critical Studies Division Top Paper Reviewer award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Doctoral Student Eunji Kim received the Political Communication Student Travel Award from the American Political Science Association for her paper “Switching On and Off: Rethinking Partisan Selective Exposure.”

Doctoral Student Eunji Kim received a National Science Foundation funded travel award to attend the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Political Methodology in Wisconsin, Madison.

Doctoral Student Dror Walter and Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang received the John Sprague Award for best graduate student conference paper in social network analysis from the American Political Science Association.

At the Podium

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini delivered a keynote address at the International Conference on Digital Media, Political Polarization, and Challenges to Democracy,” held in Vienna.

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the Pockrass Lecture, an invited public talk, at Pennsylvania State University. His lecture was entitled “The Projectilic Image: Islamic State’s Digital Warfare and Global Networked Affect.”

Professor Marwan M. Kraidy gave the closing keynote address at the Producing Image Activism after the Arab Uprisings symposium, held at Stockholm University.

MARC hosted a screening of the documentary film Blockade, followed by a Q&A with Emeritus Professor Klaus Krippendorff and filmmaker Arif Yousuf.

Professor Sharrona Pearl gave the Geddes W. Simpson Lecture in the History of Science at the University of Maine.

Professor Guobin Yang gave a lecture, entitled “The Revolutionary Ethic and the Spirit of Factionalism in the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” at Harvard University.

Professor Guobin Yang gave a keynote lecture at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, held at the University of Notre Dame.

Visiting Scholar E. Patrick Johnson gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication colloquium entitled “Making Sweet Tea” and public lecture entitled “Oral History and/as Queer Performance.”

Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon presented a paper, entitled “Journalist-Student Collaborations: Striking Newspaper Workers and University Students Publish the Peterborough Free Press, 1968-1969,” at the 100th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, held in Chicago.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang presented a paper, entitled “State-led Social Media Experiments: The Tensions of Fragmented Authoritarianism,” at the American Political Science Association’s annual conference.

Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari presented a paper, entitled “The Politics of Digital Constitutionalism and the Discourse of Internet Exceptionalism in the Italian Declaration of Internet Rights,” at the Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, held in Urbino, Italy.

Doctoral Student Megan Genovese gave a presentation, entitled “Fandom’s ‘Den of Filth’: Community-Production and Kink Memes,” at the Concordia-Penn Graduate Student Conference in Cinema Studies.

Doctoral Student Jennifer Henrichsen participated in the Oxford Reuters Institute Summer School on Comparative Qualitative Research on Journalism and News Media, and she presented her work entitled "All or Nothing? An Exploratory Study of Journalists' Perceptions of Digital Security Technologies."

Doctoral Student Eunji Kim presented two papers, entitled “Switching On and Off: Rethinking Partisan Selective Exposure” and “Effect of Race on Attitudes Toward International Trade,” at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting.

Doctoral Student Eunji Kim presented a poster, entitled “First-Time Presidential Voting and Political Trust,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Political Methodology.

Doctoral Candidate Samantha Oliver presented a paper, entitled "The Politics of Cold War Victimhood: The Politics, Aesthetics and Rhetoric of the U.S. and Canadian Memorials to the Victims of Communism,” at Mnemonics 2017, held in Frankfurt, Germany.

CARGC welcomed William Youmans for a book talk on An Unlikely Audience: Al Jazeera’s Struggle in America, Nadja-Christina Schneider for a colloquium lecture “Filming and Viewing Transnational Surrogacy in India,” and Maria Repnikova for a book talk on Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism.

The Elihu Katz Colloquium Series welcomed Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University, who gave a lecture entitled “Beyond Buzzwords: Innovation, Inequity, and Imagination in an Era of Big Data, and Deepa Kumar of Rutgers University, who gave a talk entitled “Terrorcraft: The Construction of the Racialized Terrorist Threat from the 1970s to the War on Terror.”

The Scholars Program in Culture and Communication hosted its Fall 2017 introductory colloquium, during which Visiting Scholars E. Patrick Johnson and Des Freedman shared their academic journeys and research interests.

The undergraduate students who participated in Penn Media Scholars in China, led by Professor Guobin Yang, presented their capstone projects.

The Undergraduate Program welcomed Rachel Simmons, who gave a lecture entitled “Media and the Culture of Effortless Perfection.”

The Annenberg School co-sponsored Penn’s La Casa Latina’s 2017 Latinx Heritage Month events, including the 6th Annual Dolores Huerta Lecture, given by Gabby Rivera.

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