Professor Sandra González-Bailón: Decoding the Social World: Data Science and the Unintended Consequences of Communication (MIT Press) [READ MORE]
Professor Monroe Price: Speech and Society in Turbulent Times: Freedom of Expression in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press) [READ MORE]
Research Associate Jessica Fishman: Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead (NYU Press) [READ MORE]
Professor Joseph N. Cappella: “Communication Regulatory Science: Mapping a New Field” (Health Communication)
Research Scientist Emile Bruneau and Professor Emily Falk: “Interventions Highlighting Hypocrisy Reduce Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Acts of Violence and Assuage Anti-Muslim Hostility” (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) [READ MORE]
Professor Emeritus Oscar Gandy: “On Personal Data Protection, Privacy, and Surveillance” (Communication and Society)
Professor Sandra González-Bailón: “The Contagion Effects of Repeated Activation in Social Networks” (Social Networks)
Professor Robert C. Hornik: “Does Seeking e-Cigarette Information Lead to Vaping? Evidence from a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and Young Adults” (Health Communication)
Doctoral Candidate Yilang Peng and Professor John B. Jemmott III: “Feast for the Eyes: Effects of Food Perceptions and Computer Vision Features on Food Photo Popularity” (International Journal of Communication)
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: “Fun Against Fear in the Caliphate: Islamic State’s Spectacle and Counter-Spectacle” (Critical Studies in Media Communication) [READ MORE]
Professor Diana C. Mutz and Doctoral Student Eunji Kim: “The Impact of In-group Favoritism on Trade Preferences” (International Organization)
Professor Barbie Zelizer: “Cold War Redux and the News: Islamic State and the U.S. Through Each Other’s Eyes” (Critical Studies in Media Communication) [READ MORE]
Postdoctoral Fellow Doron Taussig: “The Making of a President: How Presidential Candidates Become Who They Are in Biographical Campaign Materials” (Atlantic Journal of Communication)
Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi: “Policing Work Boundaries on the Cloud” (The Yale Law Journal)
Doctoral Candidate Danny Kim: “Demographic Differences in Perceptions of Media Brand Personality: A Multilevel Analysis” (International Journal on Media Management)
Doctoral Candidate Danny Kim: “My Hero, Your Aggressor: Differences in Perceptions of News Media Brand Personality” (International Journal of Communication)
In the Media
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Associated Press: “Journalists Consider Response to Errors After Trump Attacks”
- CBS Denver: “White House Accuses Reporters of Intentionally Misleading Americans”
- Christian Science Monitor: "State of the Union: How 'Teleprompter Trump' Can Win the Night"
- Los Angeles Times: “The White House Press Briefing, Always a Spin Zone, is Now Approaching Uselessness”
- New York Times: “Champion of the ‘Little Guy’? Trump’s Actions Tell Another Story”
- Politico: “Trump Gives Out ‘Fake News Awards’ to CNN, NY Times, Wash Post”
- Politico: “Media Outlets Struggle to Assign Blame for Shutdown”
- Washington Examiner: “Chuck Shumer’s Shutdown Fell Apart When the Mainstream Media Refused to Shield Democrats”
- Washington Post: “’In the Gutter’: White House Again Denies What Many Think Trump Meant”
- Washington Post: "State of the Union Gives Trump the Chance to 'Act Presidential,' At Least for a Night"
- WITF Radio: “Civic Education” [AUDIO]
NBC News: “6 Science-Backed Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout” quoted Professor Damon Centola.
Research conducted by Research Scientist Emile Bruneau and Professor Emily Falk was covered in the following media outlets:
- 3-minute Storyteller: “Emile Bruneau” [VIDEO]
- Pacific Standard: “The Best Way to Combat Anti-Muslim Bias”
- PennCurrent: “To Stop Collective Blame of Muslims, Reference Christian Terrorists”
- Phys.Org: “Exposing Hypocrisy Can Effectively Reduce Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Violent Acts”
- Science Daily: “Exposing Hypocrisy can Effectively Reduce Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Violent Acts”
- Science Newsline: “Exposing Hypocrisy Can Effectively Reduce Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Violent Acts”
- Vox: “All Muslims Are Often Blamed for Single Acts of Terror. Psychology Explains How to Stop it.”
PennCurrent: “A Year of Groundbreaking and Innovative Research” featured research by Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz, Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek, and Professor Emily Falk.
New York Times: “Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System” was written by Professor Sandra González-Bailón.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Al Jazeera: “Talking Heads: The Emperor Phenomenon”
- Al Jazeera: “Blaze of Fire and Fury: Trump Insight or Fiction?” [VIDEO]
- The Hindu: “The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World Review: Bodies in Revolt”
- Political Science Quarterly: “The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World”
Wired: “The Logan Paul Video Should be a Reckoning for YouTube” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.
Eater: “I Went to an Apocalyspe-Themed Restaurant and All I Got Was Some Lousy Pita” quoted Professor Emeritus Paul Messaris.
NPR: “How Political Media Reacted to Trump’s Vulgarity” interviewed Professor Diana C. Mutz. [AUDIO]
Professor Victor Pickard was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- AJ+: “Is the Internet a Luxury or a Right?” [VIDEO]
- BCTV.org: “FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality”
- Between the Lines: “The Battle to Restore Net Neutrality is On”
- Broadcasting Cable: “Activists Decry FCC Vote as Existential ‘Net Threat”
- CBC Radio: “’Desperate Housewives of the White House’: How has the Media Covered Trump’s First Year?” [AUDIO]
- Consortium News: “Why Loss of Net Neutrality Hurts Democracy”
- Counterpoint Radio [AUDIO]
- Ian Masters on December 14, 2017 [AUDIO]
- Jacobin Radio: “Neoliberalism on Steroids” [AUDIO]
- KPFA Radio on December 18, 2017
- KPFK Radio on December 1, 2017 [AUDIO]
- Moyers & Company: “Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open Internet”
- Nationwide Radio on December 15, 2017
- NC Policy Watch: “Plutocrats on the March”
- New TV in December 2017
- Philadelphia Inquirer: “FCC’s Net Neutrality Record is Plagued by Bots, Bogus Comments, and a Reporter’s Home Address”
- Philadelphia Inquirer: “How Sinclair’s Purchase of Tribune’s TV Stations Could Change Mummers-Friendly PHL17”
- Progressive Radio Network: “Black Agenda Radio – 12.18.17” [AUDIO]
- Public News Service: “FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality”
- Rutgers Today: “Digital Inequality and Social Change is Focus of New Center”
- Scholars’ Circle Radio: “Democratic Society / Post-Truth Society” [AUDIO]
- TeleSUR on December 14, 2017
- WashingTech Policy Podcast: “Victor Pickard: Why the FCC Should Delay Killing Net Neutrality” [AUDIO]
- WION TV on December 15, 2017
- WORT Radio on December 20, 2017
Scholars Strategy Network: “How to Reduce Commercial Pressures that Encourage News Organizations to Undermine Democracy” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.
Marketplace: “The Convenience Store of the Future is Always Watching” interviewed Professor Joseph Turow. [AUDIO]
PennCurrent: “Renowned Russian-American Journalist Talks Trump, Putin, and the Media” quoted Professor Barbie Zelizer.
FiveThirtyEight: “Latino Immigrants Across the U.S. Report Similar Levels of Discrimination” was written by Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.
Morning Consult: “Voters More Divided on Trump’s Performance After First Year” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.
Variety: “’Rock Steady Row,’ ‘Mr. Fish’ Win Top Slamdance Awards” recognized a documentary made about Lecturer Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth.
BBC World Service: “Eisenhower’s Farewell Address” interviewed Lecturer David Eisenhower. [VIDEO]
Lecturer Doug Glanville was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Daily Pennsylvanian: “Former Professional Baseball Player Doug Glanville is Teaching a Penn Class Next Year”
- MLB.com: “Glanville Sets Course to Bring Social Change”
- MLB.com: “Glanville: ‘It’s All About Elevating Humanity’”
Cision: “Desiree Peterkin Bell Invited to Rejoin the Faculty at University of Pennsylvania as Guest Lecturer This Spring to Teach Urban Communication” quoted Lecturer Desiree Peterkin Bell. The story was covered by over 100 media outlets.
WHYY: “NewsWorks Tonight, January 8, 2018” interviewed Research Associate Jessica Fishman. [AUDIO]
J-Source: “Freelancers, Unions Use Social Media to Build Online, Offline Community” and “All the Cuts (and a Few Hires) in Canadian Journalism in 2017” were written by Postdoctoral Fellow Errol Salamon.
Vinepair: “Here’s How Aldi Makes Its Dirt-Cheap Wines Go Viral Every Time” quoted Doctoral Candidate Elisa Baek.
The Diplomat: “China’s Media Market Competition” interviewed Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.
CheatSheet: “5 Things You Should Never Search on Google” quoted Doctoral Candidate Tim Libert.
Paste Magazine: “The Best Podcasts of 2017” was written by Doctoral Student Muira McCammon.
Roundhouse Radio: “IMPCT Sun Dec 17” interviewed Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris. [AUDIO]
Musiqology: “What if Kendrick Lamar Wins the Grammy for Album of the Year?” was the first of a five part series written by Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.
Awards & Honors
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson received the 2018 Everett M. Rogers Award from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Student Douglas Guilbeault received the 2018 Institute for Research on Innovation and Science Researcher Award for a project entitled “The Network Dynamics of Interdisciplinary Research.”
Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen was named to the Steering Committee for the Digital Security Initiative at the Open Technology Fund. Also, she was confirmed for a second year as the IAMCR Emerging Scholars Network Mentorship Coordinator.
Doctoral Student Hanna E. Morris was named the Graduate Student Representative on the International Environmental Communication Association’s Board of Directors.
At the Podium
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson participated in the Reality and Truth in Contemporary Journalism panel at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. [WATCH HERE]
Professor Damon Centola gave a lecture entitled “The Emergence of Linguistic Norms: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution” at the NYU Center for Data Science.
Professor Emily Falk was the moderator at the Women in Science Panel held at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy presented a paper entitled “Igniting the Caliphate: Fire in Islamic State’s Visuality” at the Islamic Visualities and (In)Visibilities conference at Leiden University.
Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff gave an invited “Dean’s Lecture” at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. His lecture was entitled “Human Agency and Design in the Context of Conversations, Discourses, and Algorithms.”
Professor Diana C. Mutz participated in the Freedom in World 2018 conference.
Professor Victor Pickard gave a lecture entitled “Confronting the Misinformation Society: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done About It” at Drexel University.
Professor Joseph Turow participated in a panel discussion at the Pan-European Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference in Brussels.
Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a lecture entitled “From Trump to #MeToo: Why Journalism Ethics Fail” as part of being the Distinguished Guest Professor of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Lisbon.
Visiting Scholar Dan Schiller gave a Scholars Program in Culture and Communication colloquium entitled “What Can Looking at Organized Labor in Telecommunications Tell Us About the Transition to Digital Capitalism?.”
Postdoctoral Fellow Azeez Adebimpe presented a poster entitled “Young Adult Neural Responses to Viewing Gun Violence Videos” at the Neuroscience 2017 conference in Washington, D.C.
Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya El Zein gave a lecture entitled “Neoliberal Orientalism” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center.
Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari presented a paper entitled “Fake Accounts, Real Activism: Political Faking and User-Generated Satire as Activist Intervention in the Italian Public Debate” at the annual conference of the Italian Political Communication Association in Rome.
Doctoral Candidate Jonathan Pace presented a paper entitled “How to Get Away with Internet Fraud” at the All Things in Moderation conference, held at the University of California Los Angeles.
Doctoral Student Mohammed A. Salih spoke on the Kurds’ quest for independence in Iraq at a meeting of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia.
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication hosted a panel entitled “Geopolitics and Media in the Gulf” with panelists Heba Bukhari, Lina Khatib, and Marc Lynch.
The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Graeme Wood for a lecture entitled “Journalism and Risk: Vanishing Career Paths for Foreign Correspondents,” and Masha Gessen for a lecture entitled “The Media, Putin, and Trump.”
The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Ingrid Burrington for a lecture entitled “Zuckerburg in the Hague.”
The Media Activism Research Collective welcomed Melissa Aronczyk for a lecture entitled “The Climate of Publicity: Global Warming, Strategic Communication, and the Anxieties of Influence.”
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