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Douglas Guilbeault Damon Centola The Social Network Dynamics of Category Formation Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Subhayan Mukerjee Sandra González-Bailón News Reading Publics and Audience Fragmentation: Evidence from Online India (2014-2018) Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Natalie Herbert Joseph N. Cappella Covering Scientific Uncertainty in Ongoing Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Revati Prasad Marwan M. Kraidy For Growth, for Glory, for Governance: Understanding Connectivity Efforts in Andhra Pradesh Postdoctoral Fellow, 
Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Natacha Yazbeck Barbie Zelizer What We Talk About When We Talk About Journalism Associate Director, 
Center on Digital Culture and Society, University of Pennsylvania
Soojong Kim John B. Jemmott III Intergroup Dynamics of Information Propagation in Social Networks Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet and the Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University
Stefanie Gratale Joseph N. Cappella Dismantling the Art of Deception: Using "Inoculation" to Combat Misinformation from Misleading Cigarette Advertising Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University
Amber Hye-Yon Lee Diana C. Mutz How the Public Perception of Political Polarization Affects American Social Life Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics, Ryerson University
Pawel Popiel Victor Pickard Emergent Governance: The Politics of Competition in Digital Markets Postdoctoral Fellow, Media, Inequality & Change Center, University of Pennsylvania
Samantha Oliver Barbie Zelizer Networked Memorialization: Victims of Communism Memorials in Germany, Russia, and the U.S. Faculty Lecturer, Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania



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Opeyemi Akanbi Joseph Turow Contested Boundaries of Digital Work Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
Elisa Baek Emily Falk The Role of Mentalizing in Information Propagation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles
Jasmine Erdener Guobin Yang Excavating Radical Futures – Puppets, Robots, and the Fight for Technology Assistant Professor, Koç University
Elisabetta Ferrari Guobin Yang The Technological Imaginaries of Social Movements: The Discursive Dimension of Communication Technology and the Fight for Social Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
Katerina Girginova Marwan M. Kraidy Social Media Events Founder and CEO, uSpeak360
Eunji Kim Diana C. Mutz Entertaining Beliefs in Economic Mobility Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
Yilang Peng

Sandra González-Bailón

Identifying Media Bias with Computer Vision Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
John Vilanova  John L. Jackson, Jr. Not Simply the Best: The GRAMMY Awards, Race, and America Professor of Practice in Journalism and Africana Studies, Lehigh University
Allyson Volinsky Robert C. Hornik Variation on a Theme: Comparing Strategies for Choosing Health Communication Campaign Message Topics Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Villanova University
Sijia Yang Joseph N. Cappella Morality in Tobacco Control Messaging: Effects of Moral Appeals on Persuasion and Retransmission Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Da Eun (Danny) Kim Michael X. Delli Carpini Seeking Ourselves Onscreen: Brand Personality, Self-Congruence, and Media Preferences Data Scientist, Whip Networks
Kecheng Fang Michael X. Delli Carpini Mapping Media Bias in China Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Emily Hund Joseph Turow The Influencer Industry: Constructing And Commodifying Authenticity On Social Media Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Digital Culture and Society, University of Pennsylvania
Jazmyne Sutton Joseph N. Cappella Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: The Effects Of Avoidance Eliciting Anti-Tobacco Warning Messages Senior Project Director, SSRS




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David Conrad-Pérez Barbie Zelizer Misguided Benevolence: How "Moments of Need" Came to Motivate American Journalism Research Director, Center for Media & Social Impact
Yotam Ophir Joseph N. Cappella Spreading News: The Coverage of Epidemics by American Newspapers and Its Effects on Audiences - A Crisis Communication Approach Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo
Aaron Shapiro Jessa Lingel Design, Control, Predict: Cultural Politics in the Actually Existing Smart City Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rosemary Clark-Parsons Guobin Yang Doing it Ourselves: The Networked Practices of Feminist Media Activism Program Manager, Center for Social Impact Strategy, University of Pennsylvania
Tim Libert Victor Pickard Track the Planet: A Web-Scale Analysis of How Online Behavioral Advertising Violates Social Norms Special Faculty Instructor Privacy Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Christopher Cimaglio Michael X. Delli Carpini Contested Majority: The Representation of the White Working Class in US Politics from the 1930s to the 1990s Visiting Assistant Professor, Carthage College
Alex T. Williams Victor Pickard Profits Over Principles: Redlining in the Newspaper Industry Senior Manager, Comcast Cable
Emily Ladue John L. Jackson, Jr. Durham's Self-Help and the Financialization of the Bull City: Development without Displacement?  Or Displacement without Development? Adjunct Instructor, Duke University
Dror Walter Michael X. Delli Carpini Exploring Thematic Diversity in News Coverage and Social Media Activity of Political Candidates Using Unsupervised Machine Learning Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
Joshua Becker Damon Centola The Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds Assistant Professor, UCL School of Management
Corrina Laughlin John L. Jackson, Jr. What God Gave to Us: Digital Habitus and the Shifting Social Imaginary of American Evangelicalism Instructor, Loyola Marymount University
Elena Maris John L. Jackson, Jr. Desperately Seeking the Producer: Audiences, Identity, and the Margins of the Internet Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Illinois Chicago
Kevin Gotkin John L. Jackson, Jr. The Marathon and on: Disability, Endurance, Aspiration Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University
Lyndsey Beutin John L. Jackson, Jr. Trafficking in Anti-Blackness: The Political Stakes of "Modern Day Slavery" Discourse in Global Campaigns to End Human Trafficking Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Eleanor Marchant John L. Jackson, Jr. Anyone Anywhere: Narrating African Innovation in a Global Community of Practice User Experience Researcher, Facebook
Jonathan Pace Sharrona H. Pearl Internet Markets: Exchange Relations on Craigslist, eBay, and Silk Road Research Faculty, Institute of Media and Journalism at the Università della Svizzera italiana
Christin Scholz Emily Falk Neural and Psychological Bases of Health News Sharing Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
Elissa Kranzler Robert C. Hornik From Exposure to Effects: Examining the Cognitive Processes Underlying Effects of "The Real Cost" Youth-Targeted Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Researcher, Fors Marsh Group
Rosie Bae Joseph N. Cappella Selective Exposure to Misleading Information in the New Media Environment by at-Risk Youth: A Study of Pro-Smoking Youtube Videos


Data Analyst, Harris County Public Health

Nicholas Gilewicz Barbie Zelizer What Losing the Newspaper Means: Nostalgia and the U.S. Newspaper in Late Modernity Assistant Professor, Manhattan College
Lee McGuigan Joseph Turow Selling the American People: Data, Technology, and the Calculated Transformation of Advertising Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
Nour Halabi Barbie Zelizer Radical (In)Hospitality: American Media and Regulatory Stances Toward Immigration and Travel Bans Lecturer, University of Leeds


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Andrew Daniller Diana C. Mutz Politics as Sport: The Effects of Partisan Media on Perceptions of Electoral Integrity Research Associate, Pew Research Center
Stella Lee Robert C. Hornik The Message as a Seed: Predicting the Diffusion of Anti-Smoking Arguments from Message Construal Assistant Professor, Konkuk University
Jin Woo Kim Michael X. Delli Carpini Assessing Civic Competence Against the Normative Benchmark of Considered Opinions George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication
Devon Brackbill Damon Centola The Network Structure of Collective Innovation Senior Data Scientist, Amazon Robotics
Rowan Howard-Williams Marwan M. Kraidy A World of Our Own: Climate Change Advocacy in the Anthropocene Science Communication Consultant
Jiaying Liu Robert C. Hornik Effects of Media Exposure on Descriptive Social Norm Perception Formation: Experimental and Observational Studies of Why and How Repeated Exposure Matters Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Kate Zambon Marwan M. Kraidy Integration: The Cultural Politics of Migration and Nation in the New German Public Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Deepti Chittamuru John B. Jemmott, III Persuasive Technologies in HIV Prevention: A Structural Intervention for African American Young Adults Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California Merced
Christopher Cascio Emily Falk The Neural Mechanisms of Conformity across Socioeconomic Status and Development Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Doron Taussig Michael X. Delli Carpini The Meaning of Merit: The American Idea of What We Have Earned, What We Deserve, and Whether We Got Lucky Visiting Assistant Professor, Ursinus College


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Jasmine Salters John L. Jackson, Jr. Touching Paranoia: A Black Feminist Autoethnography on Race, Desire, and Erotic Massage Content Strategist, Innocence Project
Sara Mourad Marwan M. Kraidy The Boundaries of the Public: Mediating Sex in Postwar Lebanon Assistant Professor, American University of Beruit
Shane Mannis Robert C. Hornik Constructing the Exercising Self: Social Media Identity Work and Exercise Behavior Senior UX Researcher, Instagram
Danielle Naugle Robert C. Hornik The Evaluation of a Mass Media Campaign to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding in Vietnam Research & Evaluation Officer, Johns Hopkins University
Omar Al-Ghazzi Marwan M. Kraidy Communicating History: The Mnemonic Battles of the 2011 Arab Uprisings Assistant Professor, London School of Economics
Holli Seitz Joseph N. Cappella Mammography Exemplars in Online News Commentary: Prevalence of Exemplars, Effects on Risk Perceptions and Mammography Intentions, and Mechanisms of Action Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Laura Silver Diana C. Mutz China in the Media: Effects on American Opinion Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
Rui Shi Joseph N. Cappella Viewer-Generated Comments to Online Health Policy News: Content, Dynamics, and Influence Assistant Professor, Rowan University
Michelle Jeong Robert C. Hornik Sharing in the Context of Tobacco and E-Cigarette Communication: Determinants, Consequences, and Contingent Effects Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Sun-ha Hong Carolyn Marvin Data Epistemologies/Surveillance and Uncertainty Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Alexandra Sastre Marwan M. Kraidy Towards a Radical Body Positive: Reading the Online Body Positive Movement Associate Director For Campus Communications, Swarthmore College
Yoel Roth Sharrona H. Pearl Gay Data Head of Site Integrity, Twitter
Dina Shapiro-Luft Joseph N. Cappella Smoking-Related Self-Concepts and Value Expressive Messages: Effects on the Determinants of Smoking Cessation Research Scientist, Partnership to End Addiction
Jingwen Zhang John B. Jemmott, III Networked Social Influence: Online Social Network Physical Activity Interventions for Young Adults Assistant Professor, University of California Davis
Minji Kim Joseph N. Cappella When Similarity Strikes Back: The Positive and Negative Role of Character- Audience Similarity in Anti-Smoking Campaigns Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco
Sandra Ristovska Barbie Zelizer Human Rights Through the Lens: A Study of the Institutionalization and Professionalization of Video Activism Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Debora Lui Carolyn Marvin Situating the 'Maker Movement': Tracing the Implementation of an Educational Trend Within Public Libraries Computer Science & Engineering Teacher, Baldwin School
Deborah Lubken Carolyn Marvin How Church Bells Fell Silent: The Decline of Tower Bell Practices in Post-Revolutionary America  
Gretta Blackwell John L. Jackson, Jr. The Birth of a Princess: Boughetto, Popular Media, and the Shifting Boundaries of Black Middle-Class Femininity Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University


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Felicity Duncan Michael X. Delli Carpini Collective Action and Digital Information Communication Technologies: The Search for Explanatory Models of Social Movement Organizations' Propensity to Use DICTs in Developed Democracies Financial Researcher and Writer, Intuition Publishing
Katherine Wong Marwan M. Kraidy Harnessing Hollywood Hype: Film Marketing Meets the Challenges and Opportunities of the 21st Century Research Consultant, Common Sense Media
Kyung Lee Barbie Zelizer The Rise of Brand Journalism: Understanding the Discursive Dimensions of Collectivity in the Age of Convergence Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Strategy Managment, Fairfax County
Rosemary Avance Carolyn Marvin Constructing Religion in the Digital Age: The Internet and Modern Mormon Identities Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
Rocio Nunez John L. Jackson, Jr. Woman with a Movie Camera: The Dearth of Women Filmmakers in Contemporary Hollywood Associate Editor, The New Pioneer Magazine


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Timothy Fallis John L. Jackson, Jr. Pro-Christian Humor and the Online Carnival Assistant Professor and M.A. Program Chair, Hawaii Pacific University
Le Han Barbie Zelizer Micro-Blogging Contesting Modernities: Producing and Remembering Public Events in Contemporary Chinese Social Media Platforms Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Derek Blackwell Carolyn Marvin Digital Disruption: An Exploratory Study of Trust, Infidelity, & Relational Transgressions in the Digital Age Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
Hyun Kim Joseph N. Cappella Attractability and Virality: The Role of Message Features and Social Influence in Health News Diffusion Assistant Professor, Seoul National University
Piotr Szpunar Barbie Zelizer Homegrown Terrorist, Networked Citizen, Double: Identity, Belonging and Citizenship in an Age of Limitless Conflict Assistant Professor, University of Albany (SUNY)
Tara Liss-Marino Sharrona H. Pearl Sell (It) Yourself: Marketing Pleasure in Digital DIY Associate Director for Student Communication, University of Michigan
Nora Draper Joseph Turow Reputation Inc.: The Industrialization of Digital Self-Presentation and Online Privacy Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham


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Susan Haas Carolyn Marvin Communities of Journalists and Journalism Practice at Radio Free Europe during the Cold War (1950-1995)  
Andrew Crocco Carolyn Marvin The Mobocratic City: Race, Space and Citizenship in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Director, Insight and Analytics, Wealthfront, Inc.
Emily Thorson Diana C. Mutz Belief Echoes: The Persistent Effects of Corrected Misinformation Assistant Professor Political Science, Syracuse University
Khadijah White John L. Jackson, Jr. Raising the Volume: Media and the Rise of the 21st Century Tea Party Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Matthew Lapierre Joseph N. Cappella Development and Persuasion Processing: An Investigation of Children's Advertising Susceptibility and Understanding Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Ryan Paquin Joseph N. Cappella Customizing Message Content to Facilitate Decisions About Participating in Genomics Research: A Reasoned Action Approach Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
Kara Liebeskind Joseph N. Cappella Parental Mediation from Looney Tunes to Angry Birds: Examining How Parents are Dealing with the Content-Specific Issues of Old Media and the Unique Challenges of New Media Insights Guru/Manager, Smarty Pants
Alison Perelman Katherine E. Sender Political Appetites: Food as Rhetoric in American Politics Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0
Christopher Ali Marwan M. Kraidy Where is Here? An Analysis of Localism in Media Policy in Three Western Democracies Assistant Professor Media Studies, University of Virginia
Elizabeth Roodhouse Michael X. Delli Carpini Buying In: Socially Conscious Consumption and the Architecture of Choice Senior Director, Analytics, Blue Apron
Andy Tan Robert C. Hornik Cancer-Related Direct-to-Consumer Advertising - A Study of Its Antecedents, Influence on Patient Information Seeking Behaviors, and Contingent Effects Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Angel Bourgoin Robert C. Hornik The Use of the Internet for Alternative Views on Health Senior Researcher, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Susan Mello Robert C. Hornik Toxic? The Nature and Effects of Mothers' Exposure to Pediatric Environmental Health Information in the Media Assistant Professor of Communication, Northeastern University
Sarah Parvanta Robert C. Hornik Understanding Socioeconomic Disparities in Responsiveness to Belief Strategies for Smoking Cessation Messages Director, ALS Focus Program, The ALS Association


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Brittany Griebling Carolyn Marvin The Casualization of Intimacy: Consensual Non-Monogamy and the New Sexual Ethics Instructor, Temple University
Susanna Dilliplane Diana C. Mutz The Impact of Partisan News Exposure on American Public Opinion and Behavior: Evidence from the 2008 Presidential Election Deputy Director, Aspen Institute
Heidi Khaled John L. Jackson, Jr. The Politics of Fashion in American Consumer Culture Senior Qualitative Analyst, Magid
Aymar Jean Christian Katherine E. Sender Off the Line: Independent Television and the Pitch to Reinvent Hollywood Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Lauren Sessions-Goulet Keith N. Hampton Friends in All the Right Places: Social Resources and Geography in the Age of Social Network Sites Director, TripAdvisor
Lauren Kogen Marwan M. Kraidy Suffering Through the News: How the American News Media Cover Hunger in Africa and at Home Assistant Professor, Temple University
Jeffrey Gottfried Michael X. Delli Carpini Get a Cue Already! How Election Campaigns Matter in Different Informational Environments Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
Anne Arnold Michael X. Delli Carpini Political Sophistication, Deliberation, and the Structure of Opinions about Public Issues Senior Operations Officer, World Bank
Sarah Vaala Robert C. Hornik Mothers' Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances as Predictors of Infants' and Toddlers' Television and Video Exposure Assistant Professor, High Point University


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Keren Tenenboim Weinblatt Barbie Zelizer Journalism's Missing Links: Kidnapping and Captivity Coverage Around the World Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof), Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Joel Penney Barbie Zelizer Body Screen/Body Politic: The Uses of Political T-Shirts in the Digital Age Associate Professor, Montclair State University
Oren Livio Carolyn Marvin The Right to Represent: Negotiating the Meaning of Military Service in Israel Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Haifa University
Christopher Finlay Carolyn Marvin Between Leverage and Legacy: Producing the 2012 London Olympics in a Global New Media Environment Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Alyssa Klein (Hersh) Joseph N. Cappella Social Support Online: Testing the Effects of Highly Person-Centered Messages in Breast Cancer Support Groups Vice President, iMarketResearch
Ashley Sanders-Jackson Joseph N. Cappella Narrative as Structure Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Peter Busse Joseph N. Cappella Normative Appeals: Understanding the Effect of Normative Messages on the Formation of Intentions to get Tested for HIV Among Latinos in the United States Associate Professor, Universidad de Lima
Cabral Bigman-Galimore Joseph N. Cappella Social Comparison Framing: Examining the Effects of Racial Health Disparities Risk Information Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Young Baek Joseph N. Cappella The Impact of Deliberation on Social and Semantic Networks: Citizens' Mental Models of Bioethical Issues in Genetics Using Automated Textual Analysis Associate Professor, Yonsei University
Brooke Erin Duffy Joseph Turow Magazines...Without the Magazine: Remaking Boundaries in an Era of Media Convergence Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Sonho Kim Klaus Krippendorff The Voice on Paper: A Dialogic Critique of Public Opinion Polling Senior Researcher, Korea Press Foundation
Mario Rodriguez Paul Messaris Paranoid Androids: Facebook Privacy, Online Reputation, and Employment Concerns of College Seniors  
Lourdes Martinez Robert C. Hornik Anticipated Regret and the Formation of Behavioral Intention: Implications for the Design of Persuasive Health Messages Associate Professor, San Diego State University


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Michael Serazio Barbie Zelizer Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing Associate Professor, Boston College
Lokman Tsui Barbie Zelizer A Journalism of Hospitality Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication
Daniel Berger Barbie Zelizer "We Are the Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest and Racial Formation in 1970s Prison Radicalism Associate Professor, University of Washington, Bothell
Jessica Piotrowski Deborah L. Linebarger Evaluating Preschoolers' Comprehension of Educational Television: The Role of Viewer Characteristics, Stimuli Features, and Contextual Expectations Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
Deborah Wainwright Deborah L. Linebarger Television as Parenting Tool: The Role of Parental Efficacy, Attitude, and Television Use in Parenting in Children's Television Exposure Producer/Director, Young Minds Entertainment
Russell Tisinger Diana C. Mutz The Influence of Television Fiction on Political Attitudes Senior Researcher, L&M Policy Research
Seth Goldman Diana C. Mutz Effects of the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign on White Racial Prejudice Honors Associate Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Xiaoxia Cao Diana C. Mutz Pathways to Eliciting Aid: The Effects of Visual Representations of Human Suffering on Empathy and Help for People in Need Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Riley Snorton John L. Jackson, Jr. Tapped in the [Epistemological] Closet: Black Sexuality and the Popular Imagination Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
Jean Brechman Joseph N. Cappella Narrative "Flow": A Model of Narrative Processing and its Impact on Information Processing, Knowledge Acquisition and Persuasion Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey
Shawnika Hull Joseph N. Cappella Risky Business: An Examination of the Relationship between Message Frame, Risk Perceptions and Intentions to Seek HIV-Antibody Testing Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Adrienne Shaw Katherine E. Sender Identity, Identification and Media Representation in Video Game Play: An Audience Reception Study Associate Professor, Temple University
Bruce Hardy Michael X. Delli Carpini A Communication Model of the Impact of Presidential Candidate Character Traits on Vote Preference Assistant Professor, Temple University
Moira O'Keeffe Paul Messaris Media and the Making of Scientists Associate Professor, Bellarmine University
Brenda Curtis Paul Messaris Examining the Mechanisms of Tailoring: Extending the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction Investigator, National Institute of Health
A. Susana Ramirez Robert C. Hornik Communicating Cancer Prevention Information to U.S.  Latinos: The Moderating Role of Acculturation Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of California Merced
Nehama Lewis-Persky Robert C. Hornik Keeping Children Healthy: How the Effects of Normative Messages on Parent Intentions Vary With Social Normative Beliefs and Personality Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof), University of Haifa
Rebekah Nagler Robert C. Hornik Steady Diet of Confusion: Contradictory Nutrition Messages in the Public Information Environment Associate Professor, University of Minnesota


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Jasmine Cobb John L. Jackson, Jr. Racing the Trans-Atlantic Parlor: Picturing Freedom in the Early Nineteenth Century Bacca Foundation Associate Professor, Duke University
Jocelyn Landau Joseph N. Cappella Effects of Messages About Genetics, Race, and Health on Public Opinion About Personalized Medicine and Health Policy Director of Product Research, Netflix
Nadine Gabbadon Joseph Turow Reconstructing Age by Redefining Boundaries: Women's Service Magazines and the 50+ Market Assistant Dean for College Advising, University of Pennsylvania
Mary Bock Klaus Krippendorff One Man Band: The Process and Product of Video Journalism Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Kenneth Winneg Michael X. Delli Carpini Online Political Participation in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Mobilizing or Reinforcing? Managing Director of Survey Research, Annenberg Public Policy Center
Billy Herman Michael X. Delli Carpini The Battle Over Digital Rights Management: A Multi-Method Study of the Politics of Copyright Management Technologies Associate Dean, Metro State University
Kenneth Farrall Michael X. Delli Carpini Suspect Until Proven Guilty: A Problematization of State Dossier Systems via Two Case Studies: The United States and China Project Manager and Business Developer, MTM Linguasoft
Jason Tocci Paul Messaris Geek Cultures: Media and Identity in the Digital Age Senior User Experience Manager, PTC
Chul-Joo Lee Robert C. Hornik Media, Social Capital, and Health Information Diffusion: A Multilevel Approach Associate Professor, Seoul National University
Robin Stevens Robert C. Hornik Aids in Black & White: The Influence of News Coverage of HIV/AIDS on HIV/AIDS Testing among African Americans and White Americans, 19932007 Associate Professor, University of Southern California Annenberg School
Kimberly Woolf Robert C. Hornik Children, Parents and Prosocial Television for Children: Accounting for Viewing and Looking for Effects Academic Advisor and Research Supervisor for Undergraduate Studies, Annenberg School for Communication
Magdalena Wojcieszak Vincent Price When Deliberation Divides: How People With Strong Views Respond to Political Disagreement Associate Professor, University of California Davis


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Josh Lauer Carolyn Marvin The Good Consumer: Credit Reporting and the Invention of Financial Identity in the United States, 1840-1940 Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Min Shim Joseph N. Cappella Self-Disclosure in Online Support Groups: The Patterns of Disclosure and Their Potential Health Benefits for Women with Breast Cancer Associate Professor, Inha University, South Korea
Sehoon Jeong Joseph N. Cappella Attributions and Racial Cues in News About Obesity: Effects on the Public's Attributions About Weight and Opinions About Health Policies Associate Professor, Korea University
John Campbell Larry P. Gross Virtually Home: The Commodification of Community in Cyberspace Self-employed, Independent scholar
Lee Shaker Michael X. Delli Carpini Media, Choice, & Citizens' Local Political Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior Associate Professor, Portland State University
Eran Ben-Porath Michael X. Delli Carpini Codes of Professionalism; Norms of Conversation: How Political Interviews Shape Public Attitudes toward Journalists EVP, Public Opinion Research, Social Science Research Solutions
Mihaela Popescu Oscar Gandy Keeping it Dirty: Defining and Redefining Obscenity in American Judicial Discourse, 1873-2007 Associate Professor, Cal State San Bernadino University
Paul Falzone Paul Messaris Documentary for Change Director, Peripheral Vision International
Carlin Barmada Robert C. Hornik The Influence of Individual and Message Characteristics on Anti-Drug AD Evaluations Provider Engagement Specialist, Children's National Medical Center
Weiyu Zhang Vincent Price Deliberation and the Disempowered: Attendance, Experience and Influence Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Lauren Feldman Vincent Price To Opine or Not to Opine: The Consequences of Opinionated News for Political Information Processing, Attitudes, and Knowledge Associate Professor, Rutgers University


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Jody Madeira Barbie Zelizer Ties Out of Bloodshed: Collective Memory, Cultural Trauma, and the Prosecution and Execution of Timothy McVeigh Professor of Law and Louis F. Neizer Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington
Kimberly Meltzer Barbie Zelizer Irreconcilable Differences: An Analysis of Television's Difficult Marriage with Journalism as seen Through the Roles of Its Anchors, 1950-2006 Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Marymount University
Matthew Carlson Barbie Zelizer On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and Journalistic Authority Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lee Humphreys Carolyn Marvin Mobile Sociality and Spatial Practice: A Qualitative Fieldstudy of New Social Networking Technologies Associate Professor, Cornell University
Jatin Atre Elihu Katz Choice Under Conditions of Abundance: The Behavior of Television Audiences Senior Vice President, Applied Predictive Technologies
Yahui Kang Joseph N. Cappella The Effects of Smoking Cues in Anti-Smoking Public Service Announcements on Smoking Urge, Message Processing and Intention to Quit Smoking Vice President, Gerson Lehrman Group
Dannagal Young Joseph N. Cappella Two Presidential Candidates Walk into a Bar. Late-Night Political Humor: Cognitive Processes, Political Consequences and Normative Implications Associate Professor, University of Delaware
Lemi Baruh Oscar Gandy The Guilty Pleasure of Watching Like Big Brother: Privacy Attitudes, Voyeurism and Reality Programs Associate Professor and Associate Dean, KOC University - Istanbul, Turkey
Zhan Li Oscar Gandy Media Performance and Global Policy Making: A Comparative Study of Press Coverage on Global Warming Associate Professor, Xiamen University
Rohitashy Chattopadhyay Paul Messaris Cultural Influences on Indian Television Commercials: A Qualitative Analysis Culture Cushion
Bridget Kelly Robert C. Hornik Effects of Benefit-Target Framing on Intentions to Engage in Avian Flu Vaccination and Other Health Behaviors Public Health Research Scientist, RTI International
Lela Jacobsohn Robert C. Hornik Explaining the Boomerang Effects of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Public Health Communication and Behavior Change Consultant, Self Employed
Ariel Chernin Robert C. Hornik The Relationship Between Children's Knowledge of Persuasive Intent and Persuasion: The Case of Televised Food Marketing Research Lead, Shopify
Kelli Maxwell (Lammie) Vincent Price The (Not-So) "Powerless Elite". Celebrity Endorsements of Political Candidates Dean of Student Development, Community College of Allegheny County South Campus


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Ji Hoon Park Barbie Zelizer Race on Reality TV: How the Genre Mediates Textual Construction and Audience Reading of Race Professor, Korea University
Bethany Klein Barbie Zelizer As Heard on TV: A Critical Cultural Analysis of Popular Music in Advertising Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Jennifer Horner Carolyn Marvin Blood and Ballots: Military Voting and Political Communication in the Union Army During the United States Civil War, 1861-1865 Manager & Partner Liason, MTM Linguasoft
Kate Kenski Kathleen Hall Jamieson The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: Do Women Know Less Than Men About Politics? Associate Professor, University of Arizona
Rosa Martey Oscar Gandy Managing Gender in Online Spaces: Gender Role Flexibility and Women's Internet Job Searches Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Jeffery Niederdeppe Robert C. Hornik Contingent Effects of Cancer News Coverage on Sought and Scanned Information Exposure Associate Professor, Cornell University
Vani Henderson Robert C. Hornik Investigating TV Viewing and Overweight in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Girls Head of UX Research, Google
Eun-Kyung Na Vincent Price The Effect of Internet Use on Social Network Heterogeneity and Civic Culture: Trust, Tolerance, and Participation Associate Professor, Kookmin University
Natalie Stroud Vincent Price Selective Exposure to Partisan Information Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Clarissa David Vincent Price Learning Political Information From the News: A Closer Look at the Role of Motivation Professor, University of the Philippines


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Andrea Duff Wagner Carolyn Marvin Life-Writing of Alzheimer's Disease and Quadriplegia: On the Cusp of the Illness Chaos Story Writer, Education Advisory Board
Xiaoquan Zhao Joseph N. Cappella Ambivalence in Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Marijuana Use: Its Influence on the Intention, Behavior, and the Processing of Anti-Drug Messages Professor, George Mason University
Amy Branner Larry P. Gross Is Being There Necessary? Deriving Community Identity in Haines, Alaska Fund Development Chair, To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation
Tina Huey Larry P. Gross The Legitimization of Knowledge in Discourse About Genetically Modified Food Independent Consultant, Self-Employed
Masaki Hidaka Vincent Price Issue Publics and the Internet: How Interested Individuals Use the Net Lecturer, Centers for Academic Programs


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Claire Wardle Barbie Zelizer Monsters and Angels: A Comparison of Broadsheet and Tabloid Press Coverage of Child Murders from the US and UK, 19302000 Executive Director, First Draft
Oren Meyers Barbie Zelizer Israeli Journalists as an Interpretive Memory Community: The Case Study of Haolam Hazeh Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa
Emily West Carolyn Marvin Greeting Cards: Individuality and Authenticity in Mass Culture Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mariaelena Bartesaghi Klaus Krippendorff Explanatory Paths, Therapeutic Directions, Conversational Destinations: Accountability and Authority in Therapeutic Interaction Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
David Gudelunas Larry P. Gross Confidential to America: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Education Dean and Professor of Communication, University of Tampa
Nancy Duda Oscar Gandy The Intersection of Privacy Concern and Trust: Beliefs of Privacy Orientation Groups Senior Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
Melinda Schwenk-Borrell Paul Messaris Selling Democracy: The U.S. Information Agency's Portrayal of American Race Relations, 1953-1976 Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland University College
Anca Romantan Robert C. Hornik A Longitudinal Model of Social Amplification of Commercial Aviation Risks: Exploring U.S. News Media Attention to Fatal Accidents and Media Effects on Air Travel Behavior, 1978-2001  
Lilach Nir Vincent Price What We Think Others Think: A Motivated Reasoning Model of Public Opinion Perception and Expression Associate Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
John Huxford Barbie Zelizer It's the End of the World as We Know It: Journalism and the Prediction of Catastrophe Associate Professor, Illinois State University
Kelli D'apice Joseph Turow Media Dependent Regulators: Media's Reported Impact in the Regulatory Environment and Related Implications for Agency Practices and Policymaking  


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
M. Louise Woodstock Barbie Zelizer Cure without Communication: Self-Help Books and Popular Notions of Self Communication, 1860-2000 Associate Professor, Ursinus College
Mark Brewin Elihu Katz The History of Election Day in Philadelphia: A Study In American Political Ritual Associate Professor, University of Tulsa
Yariv Tsfati Joseph N. Cappella The Consequences of Mistrust in the News Media: Media Skepticism as a Moderator in Media Effects and as a Factor Influencing News Media Exposure Professor and Department Chair, University of Haifa
Brian Southwell Robert C. Hornik Mass Media and Memory Traces: Multilevel Explanation of Encoded Exposure to Television Content Senior Research Scientist, RTI International
David Dutwin Vincent Price Can People Talk Politics? A Study of Deliberative Democracy Executive Vice President and Chief Methodologist, Social Science Research Solutions
Jennifer Stromer-Galley Vincent Price New Voices in the Public Sphere: Political Conversation in the Internet Age Professor, Syracuse University


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Michele Strano Carolyn Marvin As Time Goes By: Ritualized Remembering Through Wedding Photography Associate Professor, Bridgewater State College
Jessica Fishman Carolyn Marvin Documenting Death: Photojournalism and Spectacles of the Morbid in the Tabloid and Elite Newspaper Co-Director Outcomes Measurement Methods, University of Pennsylvania
Marc Ostfield Carolyn Marvin Attack, Pain, and Danger in Group Life: Thrown to the Wolves Ombudsman, US Department of State
Courtney Bennett Joseph N. Cappella Evaluations and Emotion: Influencing Public Health Policy References Via Facial Effect Philanthropic Advisor, Saint Mary's College, CA
Alice Hall Joseph N. Cappella Factors Shaping the Effects of Visual Media Texts on Viewer Understandings Associate Professor, Chair of the Department. University of Missouri Saint Louis
James Devitt Kathleen Hall Jamieson Whose News?  How Television News Fails Political Discourse Senior Public Affairs Officer/Faculty, Columbia University in the City of New York
Erika Falk Kathleen Hall Jamieson Women, Press, and The Presidency Program Director, Israel Institute
David Park Larry P. Gross Putting the World on the Couch: Cultural Authority as a Dimension of Mid-20th Century Popular Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis Professor, Lake Forest College
Susan Sherr Paul Messaris Visual Representation and the Prediction of Emotion Vice President of Demographic and Policy Research, Social Science Research Solutions
Jo Stryker Robert C. Hornik A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Effects Of News Media Messages On Health Behaviors Chief of Research and Evaluation, Center for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics
Eric Zimmer Vincent Price For To All Those Who Have, More Will Be Given: The Matthew Effect, Nonprofit Organizations, And The Adoption Of Internet Technologies Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Gangheong Lee Joseph N. Cappella Information Environment, Cognitive Appraisal, and Discrete Emotions in Citizens' Political Evaluation and Behavior: The 1996 U.S. Presidential Campaigns Professor, Daegu University
Stacy Davis Graebner Joseph N. Cappella The Role of Discrete in Advertising Context Effects Market Research Consultant, Self-Employed
Paul Waldman Kathleen Hall Jamieson Deliberation in Practice: Deliberative Theory, News Media, and Political Conversation Contributing Editor and Columnist, The Prospect
Nicole Keating Klaus Krippendorff May the Best History Win: Documentary Production and The Politics of Historical Representation Amidst the Downsizing of the National Endowment for the Humanities Associate Professor, Woodbury University
Marsha Siefert Larry P. Gross Mediating Opera for America: Magazine Biographies, Opera Singers and National Identity Associate Professor, Central European University
Isabel Molina Guzman Larry P. Gross Culture Wars In The Classroom: A Discursive Analysis of Conflict in Two Public School Districts Professor Latina/Latino Studies, Media & Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
A. Joseph Borrell Oscar Gandy Alcohol Advertising Over the Public Airwaves: A Study Of Radio Station Managers' clearance of Alcohol Related Advertisements Dean of Academic Affairs, Hillsborough Community College
John Sullivan Oscar Gandy Constructing the Cable Television Market in Latin America: A Structurational Approach to Organizational Knowledge in U.S. Cable Networks Professor, Muhlenberg College
Kimberly Maxwell Robert C. Hornik Do Friends Matter?: The Role of Peer Influence on Adolescent Risk Behavior VP Consumer Insights & Analytics, NBC Universal
Itzhak Yanovitzky Robert C. Hornik Mass Media, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change: A Longitudinal Analysis Of Media Effects On Drunk-Driving Behavior, 1978-1995 Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
Richard Wray Robert C. Hornik Alternative Explanations: Examining Exposure Recall, Selective Perception, and Response Bias In the Evaluation Of A Domestic Violence Prevention Radio Campaign Professor and Dept. Chair Behavioral Science, Saint Louis University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Sean Aday Kathleen Hall Jamieson Public Journalism and the Power of The Press: Exploring The Framesetting Effects Of The News Associate Professor, George Washington University
David Gleason Larry P. Gross Becoming Dominant: Shifting Control and the Creation of Culture in Provincetown, MA SVP, Research E! And Esquire Networks, NBC Universal


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Robin Nabi Joseph N. Cappella Reasoning Through Emotion: An Explication and Test of a Cognitive-Functional Model for the Effects of Discrete Negative Emotions on Information Processing, Attitude Change, and Recall Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
David Phillips Oscar Gandy Digital Cash and the Surveillance Society: Negotiating Identification in New Consumer Payment systems Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Linus Abraham Paul Messaris Subtle Manifestations of Prejudice: Implicit Visual Constructions of Black Pathology Rector, National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI)
Sarah Sayeed Robert C. Hornik Characteristics of Parent-Child Communication and its Relationship to Adolescents' Exposure to and Understanding of Televised Sexuality Senior Advisor, New York City Mayor's Office
Emory Woodard IV Robert C. Hornik By All Means!: A Multi-Method Investigation of the Relationship between Television, Consumerism, and Criminal Behavior Associate Professor, Dean Graduate Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University


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Ramona Lyons Carolyn Marvin Speakers For The Dead and the Social Construction of Medicolegal Deathwork
Rona Buchalter Carolyn Marvin Good Neighbors: The Social Negotiation of Place
Linda Browning (Delana) Carolyn Marvin More Than Just Appearances: Cosmetic Practices and the Cultural Construction of Gender
Joohoan Kim Elihu Katz On the Interactions of News Media, Interpersonal Communication, Opinion Formation, and Participation: Deliberative Democracy and the Public Sphere
June Rhee Joseph N. Cappella Framing the Health Care Reform Campaign of 1993-94: News Frame, Interpretation, and Public Opinion Change.
Cindy Wong Larry P. Gross Communities Through the Lens: Grassroots Video in Philadelphia as Alternative Communicative Practice
Katharina Kopp Oscar Gandy The Role of Private Philanthropic Foundations in Communications Policy Making Defining the 'Public Interest' - The Ford and Markle Foundations' Influence on Policy Making at the Federal Communications Commission
Bernadette Barker-Plummer Oscar Gandy News as a Political Resource: A Case Study of the Media Strategies and Media Representation of the National Organization for Women, 1966-1980
Andrew Maxfield Robert C. Hornik Behavioral Planning and the Cognitive Antecedents to Behavior: An Experiment Over the Internet Concerning Physical Activity


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Chien Lei Charles R. Wright Political Orientations and the Influences of Cohort Membership and Time: Patterns of Change in Tolerance, Confidence, and the Strength of Party Affiliation
Darin Klein Joseph N. Cappella Accuracy and Distortion in Judgment and Recall of Political Discourse
Shinichi Saito Joseph N. Cappella The Image of the Partner: Television's Contribution to Japanese Perceptions of America
William Mikulak Paul Messaris How Cartoons Become Art: Exhibitions and Sales of Animation Art as Communication of Aesthetic Value


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Elvira Arcenas Carolyn Marvin Communication In the Making of Academic Communication
Charles Mcclure Klaus Krippendorff How Brand Names Brand Societies: A Comparative Study of Brand Names Registered in Selected English-Speaking Countries, 1870-1980
Clement So Klaus Krippendorff Mapping the Intellectual Landscape of Communication Studies: An Evaluation of its Disciplinary Status
Catherine Preston Larry P. Gross In Retrospect: The Construction and Communication of a Nationalvisual Memory
Wendy Mansfield Oscar Gandy Strategic Communication in the Public Policy Process: The Case of Electronic Monitoring of Employees
Jisuk Woo Oscar Gandy Structural Continuity and Transformations of the U.S. Copyright Law with Regard to Computer Programs: Actors' Communicative Interactions Through the Use of Structural Rules and Resources
Lynne Edwards Oscar Gandy The Relationship Between Values, Commitment, and Television Program Preferences Among Young Black Women
Christopher Koepke Robert C. Hornik The Role of Communication in Childhood Vaccinations
Fatos Goksen Robert C. Hornik The Role of Social Support and Social Influence in Maternal Infant Feeding Behavior: Examination of Social Support as a Multifaceted Concept
Yoshimi Nishino Robert C. Hornik Conversation About Aids and the Media Environment In Thailand: Mass Media Roles In Context Building and Content Providing for Interpersonal Discourse


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Robert Drew Carolyn Marvin Where the People are the Real Stars: An Ethnography of Karaoke Bars in Philadelphia
Amy Sarch Carolyn Marvin Dirty Discourse: Birth Control Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s
R. Brian Attig Joseph N. Cappella Using Visuals to Teach Text Material: The Influence of Emotional Intensity and Encoding Instructions on the Ability of Television Public Service Messages to Produce a Learning Effect for Informationally Nonredundant Text
Moira Marie McLoughlin Larry P. Gross Culture Under Glass: First Nation in Canadian Museums
Eugene Michaud Larry P. Gross Left Out: American Leftists and American Media
Eleanor Novek Oscar Gandy Newmaking, Knowledge Construction, and Self-determination: A Community Newspaper as an Empowerment Strategy for African American High School Students
Mary (Bessie) Lee Lawton Oscar Gandy More than Protest: Communication and the Political 'Capacitation' of Philippine Health Non-Governmental Organizations
Zhong Zheng Robert C. Hornik Social Influence as a Component of Contextual Effects: A Study of Diarrheal Treatment in Zaire


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Jelena Grcic Polic Oscar Gandy HDVT Policy Formation in the United States: The Federal Communications Commissions's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, 1987-1991


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Gwenyth Jackaway Carolyn Marvin The Press Radio War, 1924-1937: A Battle to Defend the Professional, Institutional, and Political Power of the Press
Pamela Sankar Carolyn Marvin State Power and Record-Keeping: The History of Individualized Surveillance in the United States, 1790-1935
Bernadette McNulty Charles R. Wright Homeless and Hopeless: Resignation in News Media Constructions of Homelessness as a Social Problem
Daniel Tate Kathleen Hall Jamieson Ideology And Ambiguity: Models Of Narrative Relationship Among Narrators, Narrative Situation and Addressed Audiences Of Woman's Magazine Fiction and Non-Fiction Published from 1910 to 1930
Herminia Alfonso Klaus Krippendorff On the Logic of Socially Shared Inquiry: An Examination of Participatory Research And Related Development Efforts from a Communication Process Perspective
Barry Dornfeld Larry P. Gross Interpretation, Authorship, and Cross-Cultural Representation: A Study of Childhood, a Public Television Documentary Series
Steven Leuthold Larry P. Gross Telling Our Own Story: The Aesthetic Expression of Collective Identity in Native American Documentary
Krystyna Warchol Larry P. Gross The Market System of the Art World and New Art: Prices, Roles, and Careers in the 1980s
Nancy Morris Larry P. Gross National Identity Under Challenge: Puerto Rico in the Twentieth Century
Bette Kauffman Larry P. Gross Woman Artist: Communicating Social Identity
James Woods Larry P. Gross The Corporate Closet Managing Gay Identity On The Job
Pablo Halpern Oscar Gandy Media Dependency and Political Perceptions in an Authoritarian Political System: The Case of Chile's Left


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Diane Umble Carolyn Marvin The Coming of the Telephone to Plain Country: A Study of Amish and Mennonite Resistance in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at the Turn of the Century
Eva Illouz Larry P. Gross Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Introduction to a Political Economy of Love
Nikhil Sinha Oscar Gandy Choices and Consequences: A Cross-National Evaluation of TeleCommunication Policies in Developing Countries
Karin Gwinn Wilkins Oscar Gandy Development Communication Interpretations in Organizational Contexts
Derek Bouse Paul Messaris The Wilderness Documentary: Film, Video, and the Visual Rhetoric of American Environmentalism
Jeffrey McDowell Robert C. Hornik The Relationship Between Quality of Access to Telecommunication and Communication Activity in Semi- Rural Areas of Thailand


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Amy Jordan Christine Bachen The Role of Mass Media in the Family System: An Ethnographic Approach
Victor Caldarola Larry P. Gross Reception as Cultural Experience: Visual Mass Media and Reception Practices in Outer Indonesia
Lois Silverman Larry P. Gross Of Us and Other Things: The Content and Functions of Talk by Adult Visitor Pairs in an Art and a History Museum
Barbie Zelizer Larry P. Gross Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination and the Establishment of Journalistic Authority
Lisa Henderson Larry P. Gross Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona In Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production.


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Milton Mueller Carolyn Marvin The Telephone War: Interconnection, Competition, and Monopoly in the Making of Universal Telephone Service, 1884-1920
Ann-Marie Nazzaro Robert C. Hornik The Knowledge Gap Hypothesis and Salience in the Context of Health Maintenance Organizations and the Elderly
Nina Ferencic Robert C. Hornik Communication and Development: Factors Affecting Knowledge and Behavior Change at the Individual and the Community Levels in Response to a Health Communication Project in Ecuador


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Thomas Wickenden Klaus Krippendorff The Collective Communication of Social Choice Messages
Michael Willmorth Larry P. Gross The Representation of American English Dialects in Prime Time Network Television Dramatic Programs


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Julie Dobrow George Gerbner Ths Social and Cultural Implications of the VCR: How VCR Use Concentrates and Diversifies Viewing
Michael Griffin Larry P. Gross Amateur Photography and Pictorial Aesthetics: Influences of Organization and Industry on Cultural Production
Nancy Rothschild Larry P. Gross Television and the Family Context: Cohesion, Control, and Cultivation
Robert Hanke Larry P. Gross "Suddenly a Restaurant Town": An Inquiry into Public Culinary Culture and Communication
Stephen Prince Paul Messaris Power, Pain, and Pleasure in Pornography: A Content Analysis of Pornographic Feature Films, 1972-1985


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Christopher Musello Larry P. Gross Family Houses and Social Identity: Communicational Perspectives on the Homes of Ridge County
Jane Jorgenson Paul Messaris The Family's Construction of the Concept of "Family"


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Hannah Kliger (Peltz) Charles R. Wright Communication and Ethnic Community: The Case of Landsmanshaften
Janet Seykora George Gerbner Television's Contribution to Public Understanding of Science: A Comparative View
Stewart Hoover Larry P. Gross The 700 Club as Religion and as Television: A Study of Reasons and Effects
Cathy Hall Ray L. Birdwhistell The Communication of Expertise During Rapid Organizational Change: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Bank Holding Company During Deregulation
Judith McDivitt Robert C. Hornik Constraints to Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change in Response to a Multi-Media Health Education Project in the Gambia, West-Africa


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Robert Aibel Larry P. Gross Art as Social Communication: The Ridge County Amateur Art World
Catherine Kirkland Larry P. Gross For the Love of it: Women Writers and the Popular Romance
David Graper Paul Messaris The Presentation of Computers and Computer Technology in Newspapers Directed Toward Different Social Groups
Duncan Holaday Ray L. Birdwhistell Making Media Fit: Short-Term Adjustment to a New Communications Technology in a West Javanese Village
Barbara Lynch Ray L. Birdwhistell Sacred Space: Spacial Communication Patterns in an Irish American and Slavic American Roman Catholic Parish


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Dona Schwartz Larry P. Gross Camera Clubs and Fine Arts Photography: Distinguishing between Art and Amateur Activity


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Stuart Sigman Ray L. Birdwhistell Some Communicational Aspects of Patient Placement and Careers in Two Nursing Homes
Jane Gould Torous Robert C. Hornik A Theoretical Development and Empirical Test of Susceptibility to Media Effects


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Josephine Holz Charles R. Wright Communication about the Skokie March: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Reality
James Miller George Gerbner Office of Telecommunications Policy and Broadcast Issues: A Case Study of Media-Interaction
Carla Sarett Larry P. Gross Socialization Patters and Children's Television and Film-Related Play


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Thomas Wick  Barbara H. Smith Theories of Reading: A Review and Analysis of American Research on Proficient Reading in its Social Context
Michael Morgan Larry P. Gross Longitudinal Patterns of Television Viewing and Adolescent Role Socialization
George Custen Larry P. Gross Film Talk: Viewers Responses to a Film aa a Socially Situated Event


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Marilyn Jackson Charles R. Wright Mass Media Exposure and Individual Political Activity
Douglas Goldschmidt George Gerbner Joint Goods, Public Goods and Telecommunications: A Case Study of the Alaska Telephone System
Leslie Rado Larry P. Gross Communication, Social Organization, and the Redefinition of Death: A Case Study of the Institutionalization of an Idea


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Kusum Singh George Gerbner Gandhi and Mao as Communicators: A Comparative Study of Practice and Theory
Daniel Schiller George Gerbner An Exploration of the Origins of Objectivity in American News Reporting
James Taylor Klaus Krippendorff A Method for the Recording of Data Analysis of Structure in Task Groups
Suzanne Jeffries-Fox Larry P. Gross Televisions's Contribution to Young People's Conceptions about Occupations


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Paul Licker  Sol Worth The Role of the Recognition of Structure in Interaction and Communication
Linda Lannus Charles R. Wright The News Organization and News Operations at the Urban Press: A Sociological Analysis Based on Two Case Studies
Charles Goodwin Klaus Krippendorff Some Aspects of the Interaction of Speaker and Hearer in the Construction of the Turn at Talk in Natural Conversation
Susan Lou McDonald Larry P. Gross Learning about Crime: Conceptions of Crime as They Relate to Use of Television and Other Information Sources
Sari Thomas Larry P. Gross The Relationship Between Daytime Serials and Their Viewers


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Joseph Turow George Gerbner Client Relationship and Mass Media Policy: A Comparative Case Study of Mass Market Production and Distribution in Children's Book Publishing
John Carey Ray L. Birdwhistell A Micro-Frame Analysis of the On-Camera/On-Mike Paralinguistic Behavior of Three Presidential Candidates


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Nancy Signorielli George Gerbner Men and Women in Television Drama: The Use of Two Multivariate Techniques for Isolating Dimensions of Characterization
Paul Messaris Larry P. Gross Interpersonal Styles and Film Training
Eusebio Inocencio William Melody Differences in Perspective on Public Policy Issues: A Comparison of Federal, State, and Local Views on Broadband Cable Communications


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Richard Chalfen  Sol Worth Film as Visual Communication: A Sociovidistic Study in Filmmaking
Linda Shipley Charles R. Wright Communications Behavior of Persons Living in a Megalopolis: A Study of Mass Media Use and Interpersonal Communications of Commuters and Local Workers
Mildred Harlow Downing George Gerbner The World of Day Time Television Serial Drama
John Clippinger,  Jr. Klaus Krippendorff A Discourse Speaking Program as a Preliminary Theory of Discourse and a Limited Theory of a Psychoanalytic Discourse
John Rossiter Larry P. Gross Children's Susceptibility to Television Advertising: A Behavioral Test of Cognition and Attitude


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
James Murphy Larry P. Gross Attributional and Inferential Strategies in the Interpretation of Visual Communications: A Developmental Study


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Heli Perrett Charles R. Wright Social Implications of Adult Literacy: A Study Among Migrant Women in Peru
Judith Miller Charles R. Wright Conversations in Semi-Public Places: Study of Reported Communication Between Occupational Specialists and Their Clientele in a Metropolis
Lynn Waterhouse Dell Hymes Generic and Sociocultural Influence on Language Development


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title
Dolf Zillmann Percy Tannenbaum Emotion Arousal as a Factor in Communication-Mediated Aggressive Behavior