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  • 3/29/2018 Michelle Rodino-Colocino writes about #MeToo in a forum exploring Cruelty in he Age of Trump, in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14791420.2018.1435083
  • 3/29/2018  PhD alum Rose Luqiu (soon to be at Hong Kong Baptist U) and Fan Young (now at the University of Albany) write on news coverage and Islamophobia in China. Published in Asian Journal of Communication.
  • 3/29/2018  The essay on Facebook by S. Shyam Sundar, Bingjie Liu, Carlina DiRusso and Michael Krieger is reprinted in Scientific American!  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-its-so-hard-to-deletefacebook/
  • 3/29/2018  Culpwrit was with Denise Bortree and Jonathan McVerry at the Arthur W. Page Center
  • 3/29/2018   Michelle Rodino-Colocino joins Michael Berube and Cynthia Young on WPSU to discuss academic freedom.  https://www.facebook.com/wpsu.org/videos/10156141451878490/?hc_ref=ARQ-4TeP2ppITA3kObGvQdN3hJ0eg4tRfCC-FeTRzCoE3z2y2-P0ndWTVQihL0SS3Sk&fref=gs&dti=238638259921131&hc_location=group
  • 3/28/2018  The psychological appeal of Facebook, written for The Conversation by Distinguished Professor S. Shyam Sundar and PhD students Bingjie Liu, Carlina DiRusso, and Mike Krieger:  https://theconversation.com/why-its-so-hard-to-deletefacebook-constant-psychological-boosts-keep-you-hooked-92976?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton
  • 3/21/2018 Congratulations to newly defended PhD Rose Luqiu, who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University!
  • 3/25/2018 We were well represented at the PSU Graduate Exhibition today, with work by Maria Dolores Molina, Carlina DiRusso and Christen Buckley. Maria earned a third-place award in Social & Behavioral Sciences for her research poster!
  • 3/24/2018  Congratulations to Anli Xiao, who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Dept of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi!
  • 3/23/2018  Article on a spring break trip to Israel by students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor, guided by Anne Hoag: http://news.psu.edu/story/511690/2018/03/22/academics/students-explore-entrepreneurial-spirit-israel-over-spring-break
  • 3/22/2018   “Launched in 2014, Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage feminist editorship. On April 6, 2018, in honor of Women's History Month, join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on feminist artists, feminist curatorial practices, feminist art pedagogy, and other subjects related to contemporary art/architecture/visual culture and feminism absent from Wikipedia.”
  • 3/21/2018  Congratulations to Roger Van Scyoc, who successfully defended his MA theis!
  • 3/21/2018  Russell Frank on a local high school's reaction to student protests about school shootings:  http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/mixed-messages-at-bellefonte-high,1475901/
  • 3/19/2018   Press coverage of Jessica Gall Myrick and Robin Nabi's study of hope plus fear in health persuasion: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-17-hope-proves-better-than-fear-for-inspiring-better-health-outcomes.html
  • 3/19/2018   Distinguished Prof S. Shyam Sundar is interviewed by Project Information literacy:  http://www.projectinfolit.org/shyam-sundar-smart-talk.html
  • 3/19/2018   The latest issue of the Journal of Information Policy is live, including work by Penn Stater Ben Cramer:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jinfopoli.8.issue-2018
  • 3/19/2018  PhD alum Dunja Antunovic (now at Bradley U) writes about the #MoreThanMean video and the gendered discussions about it in media:  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2018.1446454
  • 3/19/2018   A summary of the Page Center-funded research on how newspapers frame Syrian refugees, co-authored by Colleen Connolly-Ahern, who also co-edited this special issue of American Behavioral Scientist. Story by Jonathan McVerry:  http://bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/article/cultural-differences-in-how-bulgarian-and-turkish-newspapers-cover-refugee
  • 3/15/2018  An interview with COMM faculty Yael Warshel about her work on peace communication. Interviewed by Jonathan McVerry:  http://news.psu.edu/story/510268/2018/03/14/research/bellisario-researcher-seeks-sustain-peace-through-media
  • 3/15/2018  Distinguished Prof S. Shyam Sundar is interviewed about YouTube using Wikipedia to counter fake news:  https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/03/15/62216/youtube-wants-to-fight-fake-news-by-linking-conspi/
  • 3/15/2018  A discussion about the ethics of backing out of academic job offers: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/2017-the-professor-is-in-the-ethics-of-backing-out
  • 3/14/2018  Robin Nabi's visits on April 9!  http://news.psu.edu/story/510242/2018/03/14/campus-life/media-effects-health-comm-expert-discuss-why-watching-tv-good
  • 3/14/2018  Congrats to PhD students Bai Yang and Maria Dolores Molina who received Global Programs Graduate Student Travel Grants to present at ICA in Prague! 
  • 3/13/2018   Lots of former Penn Staters in this book, including PhD alum Michail Vafeiadis on the use of emojis in on-line PR, MA alum Julia Daisy Fraustino on demographics and crisis comm, and former faculty Marcia Watson DiStaso on banking PR:  https://www.amazon.com/Media-Public-Relations-Third-Sandra-Duh%C3%A9-ebook/dp/B076JHJHJG/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me
  • 3/12/2018  A public talk by Gabeba Baderoon, on the faculty here in African Studies and WGSS: https://palmermuseum.psu.edu/events/art-poetry-1
  • 3/9/2018  A news story about Arienne Ferchaud and her dissertation that examines binge watching!  http://news.psu.edu/story/509301/2018/03/09/research/bellisario-college-doctoral-graduate-asks-binge-or-not-binge
  • 3/9/2018  A talk on the ethics, narrative and digital space in the Assembly Room of the Nittany Lion Inn:  http://bellisario.psu.edu/events/details/guest-lecture-michael-humphrey
  • 3/8/2018  BA alum Brooke Duffy's book is on this list!  8 Inspiring Books on Women Overcoming the Challenges of Working in Tech: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/310090
  • 3/8/2018  Knight Chair of Sports Journalism John Affleck writes about the FBI's investigation of college sports and what it could mean:   http://fortune.com/2018/03/08/fbi-ncaa-investigation-march-madness-2018/
  • 3/8/2018  PhD alum Katie Michelle, now at the U of Idaho, has a chapter on bell hooks in the edited book Mediating Misogyny.  https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319729169#aboutAuthors
  • 3/8/2018  PhD alum Michael Horning (now at Virginia Tech) contributes one co-authored chapter about Twitter, and another that is solo-authored about pundits, and Erin Whiteside (now at the U of Tennessee) analyzes the role of sports, in the new edited book, The 2016 American Presidential Campaign and the News. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498565110/The-2016-American-Presidential-Campaign-and-the-News-Implications-for-American-Democracy-and-the-Republic
  • 3/7/2018  Congratulations to Wunipini Fatimata Mohammed, who earned a Top Paper recognition at the National Association of African American Studies conference for her paper "Active Listening: Deconstructing Indigenous Language News Reception in Ghana." 
  • 3/7/2018 About COMM faculty Boaz Dvir new film Cojot: http://news.psu.edu/story/508188/2018/03/02/arts-and-entertainment/faculty-filmmakers-rough-cut-screen-philadelphia
  • 3/7/2018   An interview with Brian Southwell, who will be speaking at Penn State on April 18 for the SciComm Speaker Series, started by Lee Ahern and now coordinated by Jessica Gall Myrick:  http://wunc.org/post/fake-news-facebook-and-truth-about-misinformation#stream/0
  • 3/7/2018  There were several embedded COMM courses spending Spring Break outside of the US: Journalism in Israel, AD/PR in Costa Rica, Film/Video in South Africa, Telecomm in Madrid
  • 3/5/2018  The World Premiere of COMM faculty Pearl Gluck's film about sex trafficking, The Turn Out:  The Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, presented by Columbus College of Art & Design - CCAD, runs March 22 – 24 and features expanded animated screenings, along with feature-length films, documentaries, short films, and family-friendly cartoons:  https://www.ccad.edu/press-releases/columbus-international-film-animation-festival-announces-2018-lineup
  • 3/1/2018  Congratulations to PhD alum Brett Sherrick and Jen Hoewe who have accepted tenure-track positions at Purdue University!
  • 3/3/2018  PhD. alum Miranda Brady will be interviewed along with her co-author John Kelly, about their new book exploring indigenous media tactics in Canadian culture, on the radio program Redeye:  http://www.vcn.bc.ca/redeye/
  • 3/2/2018  Research on privacy issues with social media for educational relationships by alumni Ruoxu Wang and Nan Yu: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0736585317303039
  • 3/2/2018 Colleen Connolly-Ahern quoted about Hope Hicks and "white lies" in Politifact:  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/mar/01/hope-hicks-and-history-white-house-white-lies/
  • 3/1/2018 Article co-authored by Arienne Ferchaud and Meghan Sanders - Seeing Through the Avatar's Eyes: Effects of Point-of-View and Gender Match on Identification and Enjoyment:  http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/AUAsP7MWUYNFdMDfHsY9/full#articleShareContainer
  • 2/28/2018 Rose Luqiu successfully defended her dissertation today! Congratulations Dr. Luqiu!
  • 2/27/2018  Congratulations to Dr. Steph Orme who today defended her dissertation about women video-game players!
  • 2/22/2018  Arienne Ferchaud is our newest Doctor!  Arienne passed her dissertation defense with flying colors! Congratulations Professor!
  • 2/28/2018  Colleen Connolly-Ahern's co-authored article, "On the border of the Syrian Refuge Crisis: Views from two different cultural perspectives, "forthcoming in American Behavioral Scientist, is now available online:  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0002764218756920
  • 2/26/2018  Steph Orme will talk about lessons that gamer developers and academics can learn from each other at Women in Games Boston:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-april-meetup-tickets-44490292663?aff=erelexpmlt
  • 2/24/2018  Matt Jordan offers historical perspective on fake news in this article in CS Monitor: This story and Matt's quotes were also tweeted out by NCA:  https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2018/0222/From-fake-news-to-fabricated-video-can-we-preserve-our-shared-reality
  • 2/22/2018   Recent co-authored research by COMM faculty member Jessica Gall Myrick (with Robin Nabi, this Spring's Pockrass speaker) examines the effectiveness of health messages using both fear and hope: http://news.psu.edu/story/505602/2018/02/22/research/fear-and-hoping-adding-hope-health-messages-may-motivate-better utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=506887_HTML&utm_content=02-22-2018-08-46&utm_campaign=communications%20newswire
  • 2/22/2018 New research on the conflation of refugee and immigrant in news coverage by PhD alum Jen Hoewe. This is part of a forthcoming issue of American Behavioral Scientist on refugee communications co-edited by Colleen Connolly-Ahern:  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0002764218759579
  • 2/21/2018  Russell Frank on journalism and school shootings: http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/its-time-to-change-the-script,1475597/
  • 2/19/2018  Congratulations to Dr. Anna Aupperle, who today defended her dissertation! Annie now works in NYC for cable TV's USA Network.
  • 2/17/2018  Soon-to-be-PSU-faculty Stephanie Madden has a first-authored book chapter exporing race and gender intersectionality with online harassment in the new book Mediating Misogyny: https://www.facebook.com/photo.phpfbid=10155586838024412&set=pcb.845417942285141&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  • 2/16/2018  Russell Frank writes about the rhetoric and ideology of media profiles of mass shooters:  The media need to think twice about how they portray mass shootings: https://theconversation.com/the-media-need-to-think-twice-about-how-they-portray-mass-shooters-91972
  • 2/15/2018 Kimberle Crenshaw spoke in Foster Auditorium - Kimberle Crenshaw, Civil Rights activist and feminist will present the Barbara Jordan Lecture sponsored by the Penn State Africana Research Center, on "Intersectionality 101: Race & Gender in Work, Life & Politics:  http://news.psu.edu/story/489142/2018/02/08/campus-life/intersectionality-lecture-kimberle-crenshaw-be-presented-feb-15
  • 2/15/2018  New online MA  in Strategic Communications: http://news.psu.edu/story/505523/2018/02/15/academics/new-strategic-communications-master%E2%80%99s-degree-offered-world-campus
  • 2/14/2018  Congratulations to PhD alum Bingchun Meng (now at the London School of Economics), whose solo-authored book, The Politics of Chinese Media: Consensus and Contestation, has just been published:  https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137462138
  • 2/14/2018  More on the TedxPSU talks by Yael Warshel and Steph Orme:  http://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_660ef730-0f8d-11e8-8664-63b3945dad70.html
  • 2/13/2018  Alum Srivi Ramasubramanian co-authors an article about representations of dealth in hospitals in scripted TV medical dramas:  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10410236.2018.1434735?needAccess=true&journalCode=hhth20
  • 2/10/2018 Thank you to everyone who helped out with our annual PhD Open House! One consistent theme expressed by our visitors: appreciation for the sense of welcome offered by staff, faculty and especially our current graduate students.
  • 2/8/2018 Forthcoming work on rural broadband access by Palmer Chair Sascha Meinrath: http://news.psu.edu/story/503910/2018/02/05/research/researchers-begin-11-month-study-rural-pennsylvania-broadband?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=504372_HTML&utm_content=02-08-2018-08-24&utm_campaign=communications+newswire
  • 2/8/2018 Foster Librarian and Comm faculty Jeff Knapp reviews the Nexis Uni database: http://charleston.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/charleston/chadv/2018/00000019/00000003/art00010
  • 2/8/2018  Uncivil, the podcast co-hosted by alum Chenjeral Kumanyika, is featured in the Columbia Journalism Review:  https://www.cjr.org/the_feature/uncivil-slavery.php
  • 2/7/2018  Russell Frank on cheating:  http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/cheaters-are-prospering-lets-not-let-them,1475418/
  • 2/6/2018 Thoughts about concussions and football's popularity by Knight Chair John Affleck: https://theconversation.com/if-football-is-so-deadly-why-did-103-million-people-watch-the-super-bowl-91358
  • 2/5/2018 Davis Chair Patrick Lee Plaisance asks for Psychology Today, "Do Media Organizations Have a Moral Life?"  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/virtue-in-the-media-world/201801/do-media-organizations-have-moral-life
  • 2/3/2018 Alex Fattal is interviewed in this piece by the Social Science Research Council. Topics include his research on the FARC in Columbia, his film making, and his efforts to help free his brother who was held captive in Iran before being released in 2011: https://researchmatters.ssrc.org/the-politics-of-mediation-in-conversation-with-alex-fattal/
  • 2/2/2018  Spring Colloquia: www.facebook.com/92938743954/photos/a.10150300229368955.353347.92938743954/10155957309323955/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
  • 2/1/2018 Distinguished Professor Mary Beth Oliver is in Berlin running a workshop on media entertainment with Art Raney for the young scholars network on Culture, Media Uses, and Media Effects (C-MUSE). Also attending is PhD alum Jinhee Kim.  https://cmusenetwork.wordpress.com/workshop-2/
  • 2/1/2018  A prominent listener of Uncivil, the podcast co-hosted by alum Chenjerai Kumanyika: https://twitter.com/chelseaclinton/status/959107192686301184
  • 2/1/2018  Jenna Grzeslo is among the inaugural group of a new UNESCO Fellos program! Story by Jonathan McVerry: http://news.psu.edu/story/503334/2018/01/31/academics/bellisario-college-doctoral-student-among-first-fellows-new-unesco?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=503437_HTML&utm_content=02-01-2018-07-34&utm_campaign=communications+newswire
  • 2/1/2018  Matt Jordan writes about the early history of the label "fake news" for The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/a-century-ago-progressives-were-the-ones-shouting-fake-news-90614
  • 1/29/2018  Congratulations to Dr. Sushma Kumble Pavan who successfully defended her dissertation!
  • 1/30/20  Elysia Galindo-Ramirez and Matt McAllister write about teaser ads for Super Bowl commercials in Media Res, as part of Super Bowl Paratext week: 
  • 1/29/2018 Congratulations to MA alum and former PSU lecturer Jon Cavallero, who has been awarded tenure at Bates College!   
  • 1/25/2018 Penn State Professor to Debut Original Play in New York City - "I love writing plays and it's a game to see if I can get someone else to do them." https://onwardstate.com/2018/01/25/penn-state-professor-to-debut-original-play-in-new-york-city/
  • 1/25/2018 Lars Stoltzfus-Brown is moderating a panel for this conference, helped plan it, and is an officer in GWGSS: Annual GWGSS Conference - Graduates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State: https://sites.google.com/site/pennstatewsgo/current-wsgo-conference
  • 1/24/2018 Jenna Grzeslo presented and was acknowledfed for her 2018 Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award winning paper, "Building Communities, Bridging Divides: Community Technology Centers and Social Capital," at the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference in Hawaii!
  • 1/24/2018  Russell Frank writes about the Women's March:  The encouraging thing for the marchers and those who agree with their messages is that if people were motivated to march the day after Trump was inaugurated, and if...http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/the-womens-march-notes-from-new-york,1475254/
  • 1/23/2018    Our College will have TWO TEDxPSU speakers on February 11: Faculty Yael Warshel and PhD candidate Steph Orme. Here's the lineup: http://www.tedxpsu.com/speakers
  • 1/22/2018  Jessica Gall Myrick's research (with Suzannah D. Evans) about the effects of Shark Week is cited in this article in The Atlantic.  ‘Least Racist Person’ Is Scared of Great Whites. The President of the United States of America once lambasted the reality...https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/the-president-jumps-the-shark/550994/?utm_source=atltw
  • 1/22/2018  Faculty member Jessica Gall Myrick co-authors an article, with Robin Nabi, about the role of hope in fear-appeal health messages. Dr. Nabi will be our Pockrass speaker on April 9.  Uplifting Fear Appeals: Considering the Role of Hope in Fear-Based Persuasive Messages. Fear appeal research has focused, understandably, on fear as ...http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10410236.2017.1422847?journalCode=hhth20#.WmXr-mNSdoQ.facebook
  • 1/20/2018  The new book "Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment" has one chapter co-authored by alum Nan Yu and Ruoxu Wang (on coverage of the West Nile virus; with Robert Littlefield and Laura C. Farrell) and another by former faculty Michel Haigh (on the Keystone XL Pipeline).  Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment. Broadcast media has a particular fascination with stories that involve...https://www.routledge.com/Risk-and-Health-Communication-in-an-Evolving-Media-Environment/OHair/p/book/9781138050273
  • 1/19/2018  An event on race and sports history sponsored by the Curley Center for Sports Journalism.   African-American history, sports expert set for Conversation Series. A respected expert on African-American history and...http://news.psu.edu/story/501471/2018/01/18/athletics/african-american-history-sports-expert-set-conversation-series
  • 1/19/2018  Alum Chenjerai Kumanyika (now at Rutgers) is interviewed by another alum Kelly Chernin (now at U of Florida) about balancing the demands of working for a university and being a public scholar. Practitioner Q & A: Chenjerai Kumanyika/Chernin/The Journal of Public Interest Communications.  http://journals.fcla.edu/jpic/article/view/105408/101058
  • 1/19/2018  PhD alum Janelle Applequist is on a research team about social media and the recruitment of participants for clinical trials funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Janelle is working with her colleague Jeffrey Krischer at USF.  Jeffrey Krischer ranked #1 NIH-funded principal investigator in the world. Jeffrey Krischer, PhD, Distinguished University Health Professor and...https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/blog/2016/05/10/jeffrey-krischer-ranked-1-nih-funded-principal-investigator-in-the-world/
  • 1/18/2018  PhD alum Bingchun Meng (now at the London School of Economics) co-edits a special issue of International Communication Gazette on "The politics and economics of Chinese Internet Industry"  Editorial International Communications Gazette - Weiyu Zhang, Min Jiang, Bingchun Meng, 2018 Like many other indicators of China’s economic growth, digital media industries in China are constantly generating impressive figures. For example, Alibaba’s initial public offering in 2014 was ranked world’s largest at $25 billion; WeChat, the ever popular social media app...  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748048517742770
  • 1/17/2018  Faculty Pearl Gluck's new film debuts in New York. Faculty member's short film set for debut screenings in New York City. A short film by a Penn State faculty member will make its debut with two screenings on two consecutive days... http://news.psu.edu/story/500827/2018/01/16/arts-and-entertainment/faculty-member%E2%80%99s-short-film-set-debut-screenings-new
  • 1/17/2018  A Q&A on net neutrality featuring Sascha Meinrath. https://www.facebook.com/events/1023181941152957/
  • 1/16/2018 Have a research poster you want to try out? Think about submitting to the PSU Graduate Exhibition. The Graduate School at Penn State College & University  Registration is now open for the 2018 Graduate Exhibition, which will be held on March 23 & 25, 2018. The Graduate Exhibition is a unique opportunity to communi... https://www.facebook.com/TheGraduateSchoolatPennState/photos/a.1378556019087270.1073741829.1378125149130357/1977745732501626/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
  • 1/16/2018  Have some policy research in mind? Consider TPRC.  Overview:  TPRC is an annual conference on information policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. TPRC strives to inspire top quality information, communications, and technology policy research, and to connect researchers, policy... http://www.tprcweb.com/overview
  • 1/15/2018  Congratulations to Bai Yang, who very successfully defended his comprehensive exams today! With advisor Krishna Jayakar and committee Anne Hoag, Patrick Parsons, and Johannes Fedderke.
  • 1/15/2018  Ph.D. alum Srivi Ramasubramanian shares: PSU friends: Please encourage your grads and undergrads doing diversity and communication work to participate in this conference that I helped found in 2012. It is a fully student-led initiative today and an amazing opportunity to network with others interested in similar topics. Thank you!  Call for submissions: 2018 Communicating Diversity Student Conference.  The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites submissions from undergraduate and graduate students... https://communicatingdiversityconference.wordpress.com/
  • 1/15/2018  PhD alum Maja Krakowiak and Mina Tsay-Vogel explore the effects of character morality.  Are Good Characters Better for Us? The Effect of Morality Salience on Entertainment Selection and Recovery Outcomes. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15205436.2017.1407797?journalCode=hmcs20
  • 1/11/2018  Ph.D. Alum Ruoxu Wang writes: University of Memphis is seeking a tenure track assistant professor in public relations. Come work with me  Assistant Professor of Public Relations   https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/17799
     
  • 1/10/2018  Russell Frank on extreme weather, local and global. Bomb Cyclones, Tweetstorms and Cabin Fever, Oh My.  One week in and we’ve already got a contender for word of the year: bombogenesis. Bomb cyclone appeared more...  http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/bomb-cyclones-tweetstorms-and-cabin-fever-oh-my,1475084/
  • 1/5/2018   Russell Frank publishes in Media Ethics Magazine about the NY Times article "The Nazi Next Door."  http://www.mediaethicsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3999167%3Aresearch-in-progress-the-ethics-of-human-dignity-in-al-jazee-4&catid=207&Itemid=486  
  • 12/28/17 PhD alum Brandie Nonnecke writes about tech designed to document and report sexual harassment in the workplace. Fight sexual harassment in technology companies with — technology. The voices of victims are growing louder, amplifying from the Hollywood hills to the halls of Congress. Harrowing stories of systemic...https://medium.com/@BNonnecke/fight-sexual-harassment-in-technology-companies-with-technology-9fb4246ee72b
  • 12/27/17 In this story from earlier this year, Foster Librarian Jeff Knapp helps determine if The Truth Is Out There! (Special appearance by Marie Hardin.) The Blackwell Ghost: Documentary or Horror Movie with a Great Hook? Horror Movie News and Reviews. Is "The Blackwell Ghost" proof of the paranormal or just another well made horror film? Check out what we found out and decide for yourself!  http://ihorror.com/blackwell-ghost-documentary-horror-movie-great-hook/
  • 12/27/17 Also in the 40th anniversary issue of Telecommunications Policy is Pioneers Chair Rob Frieden, who examines subsidized internet access. Grey nuances in the black and white debate over subsidized Internet access - Science Direct. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308596116301811
  • 12/27/17 There's a couple of Penn Staters in the 40th anniversary issue of the journal Telecommunications Policy. Emeritus Palmer Chair and Professor Richard Taylor’s article, “The Next Stage of U.S. Telecommunications Policy: the Emerging Embedded Infosphere,” addresses the extension of past information policies to new embedded technologies, such as the Internet of Things, “Big Data” and associated networked devices. The next stage of U.S. communications policy: The emerging embedded infosphere.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308596116302488
  • 12/27/17 Distinguished Prof Mary Beth Oliver's co-authored work in HCR about eudaimonic media narratives, acceptance of death, and mediated wisdom of experience. Mediated Wisdom of Experience Revisited: Delay Discounting, Acceptance of Death, and Closeness to Future Self/ Human Communications Research/ Oxford https://academic.oup.com/hcr/article/44/1/80/4756556
  • 12/23/17 Congratulations to Anne Hoag for being the recipient of a Global Programs Faculty Travel Grant! Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results. Global Program's fall 2017 travel grants have been awarded in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate ...https://www.facebook.com/groups/320214118138862/
  • 12/23/17  A solo-authored article by Jenny Jinyoung Kim examining a hashtag network. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. How Did the Information Flow in the #AlphaGo Hashtag Network? A Social Network Analysis of the Large-Scale Information Network on Twitter.  http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/cyber.2016.0572
  • 12/19/17 The Page Center documented funded research on CSR by Telecomm companies in Ghana by PhD students Wunpini F. Mohammed,  Anli Xiao and Erica Hilton.
  • 12/19/17 A cross-national comparison of measuring appreciation, fun and suspense co-authored by Distinguished Prof Mary Beth Oliver. Factorial Validity and Measurement Invariance of the Appreciation, Fun, and Suspense Scales Across US-American and German Samples. Abstract Abstract. Recent approaches in entertainment research have extended the scope from hedonic gratifications (fun, suspense) to meaningful and thought-provoking entertainment experiences (appreciation). The present research examines the cross-national measurement validity of these theoretical...https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/abs/10.1027/1864-1105/a000236?journalCode=zmp
  • 12/18/17 Film faculty Pearl Gluck is profiled in StateCollege.com. http://www.statecollege.com/…/local-news/snapshot-pearl-gl…/  State College, PA - Snapshot:Pearl Gluck - Pearl Gluck calls herself a filmmaker and a director, bit to others she is much more - am impactful leader 
  • 12/17/17 COMM faculty Rob Frieden analyzes the FCC's decision to revoke Network Neutrality. "On balance, I am surprised at the lack of humility and decency in such an important document." A Deep Dive into the FCC's Circulated Restoring Internet Freedom Document. Press accounts and the FCC's own summary, provide a general sense of how the Commission rationalizes...https://telefrieden.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-deep-dive-into-fccs-circulated.html?spref=tw
  • 12/17/17 Congratulations to MA alum Sabrina Stewart (advisor Michelle Rodino-Colocino) and PhD alum Erica Bailey (advisor Mary Beth Oliver) during Commencement Ceremonies which took place on 12/16/17!
  • 12/17/17 Congrats to alum Tayo Banjo for her first-edited book on contemporary Christian culture. Contributing a chapter on gospel music is alum Nathaniel Frederick.  Contemporary Christian Culture Messages Missions and Dilemmas. This book explores Christian Messages, Meanings, and their impact in a multicultural context, using a communcation framework to help Christians and non-Christians alike navigate challenging issues....https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498553896/Contemporary-Christian-Culture-Messages-Missions-and-Dilemmas
  • 12/15/17 At the Fall LSU Commencement are alum (and now LSU faculty) Chun Yang, Meghan S. Sanders, and Steve Bien-Aime. Soon to join in will be Ruobing Li!
  • 12/15/17 Distinguished Prof S. Shyam Sundar is interviewed by Dr Alena Pfoser, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d4bzYc_NJc&feature=youtu.be
  • 12/14/17  A comparative analysis of Afghani and Chinese news coverage of China's global trade policies, by Azeta Hatef and Rose Luqiu, in International Communication Gazette. Where does Afghanistan fit in China’s grand project? A content analysis of Afghan and Chinese news coverage of the One Belt, One Road initiative http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1748048517747495
  • 12/14/17  A comparative analysis of Afghani and Chinese news coverage of China's global trade policies, by Azeta Hatef and Rose Luqiu, in International Communication Gazette.
  • 12/14/17  Funding opportunities from The Arthur W. Page Center.  Page Center targets 'fake news,' other topics in latest call for research. For its 2018 scholar grants, the Pafe Center seeks research proposals that will contribute to the ... http://news.psu.edu/story/498150/2017/12/13/research/page-center-targets-fake-news-other-topics-latest-call-research
  • 12/14/17  Research on freelancing, gender and journalism by alum Dunja Antunovic, PhD candidate Jenna Grzeslo, and faculty Anne Hoag. “Ice Cream is Worse, and Joblessness is Not an Option” Gendered experiences of freelancing. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/39b2WVbcb9acug9nhVz9/full
  • 12/14/17 "...it would retain a provision allowing graduate students who receive tuition stipends to avoid paying taxes on that benefit." Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/us/politics/tax-bill-republicans-deal.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • 12/13/17  Russell Frank on hair and burs. A Shaggy Dog Story. Bop used up his allotment of dog years in 2004, but I became his avatar last weekend when, armed with only a rake...  http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/a-shaggy-dog-story,1474803/
  • 12/8/17  Congrats Bingjie Liu on passing Comps with flying colors! Bingjie Liu So much gratitude to my great committee members S. Shyam Sundar, Mary Beth Oliver, Denise and Mike for all the support and all the intellectual inspirations along the way. I love you!! 
  • 12/8/17  Congratulations to Elysia Galindo-Ramirez, who passed her comprehensive exams today! Here she is with advisor Marie Hardin; also on the committee were Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Jaime Schultz (from Kinesiology) and Matt McAllister. 
  • 12/8/17  Alum Tayo Banjo is the first-author of this research about racial humor and co-viewing. www.tandfonline.com
  • 12/8/17 Michelle Rodino-Colocino: The fight isn't over! STOP the TAX PLAN before it devastates access to higher ed, health care and attacks women's reproductive rights! Grad students across the US are leading this fight (and I am serving as a humble accomplice in this fight). March for Tax Justice Sat 12 PM  Allen Street Gate to Old Main
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  • 12/7/17  More on S. Shyam Sundar's research with Jin Kang and Danielle Oprean about VR and immersive journalism. Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible. http://news.psu.edu/story/496395/2017/12/05/research/virtual-reality-makes-journalism-immersive-realism-makes-it?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=497195_HTML&utm_content=12-06-2017-22-21&utm_campaign=Penn+State+Today  
  • 12/7/17 S. Shyam Sundar quoted in Haaretz about fake news. Bad News for Fake News: Two U.S. Professors Have Developed the Ultimate Weapon in the Age of Trump read more:
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  • 12/6/17  Welcome to Stephanie Madden who will join us in the Fall as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Ad/PR Department! Her partner Michael Steudeman will also be a faculty member in CAS. 
  • 12/6/17  Pioneers Chair Rob Frieden writes about the rhetoric of "Internet Freedom" in the FCC's repeal of net neutrality. “Restoring” Internet Freedom for Whom? Recently, a colleague in the Bellisario College of Communications, asked me who gets a freedom boost from the FCC’s upcoming https://telefrieden.blogspot.com/2017/12/restoring-internet-freedom-for-whom.html?spref=tw
  •  12/5/17  Alum Miranda Brady writes about the Native North American Travelling College. Pilot Project: Akwesasne’s Material Culture & Audio Visual Archives. Exploring Material Culture and Audio Visual Archives at the Native North American Travelling College in Akwesasne. https://carleton.ca/grasac/2017/nnatc/
  • 12/2/17  PhD alum Srivi Ramasubramanian co-authors a chapter challenging stereotypes about race and gender in online spaces in a new book edited by Dafna Lemish and Maya Maya Götz. www.nordicom.gu.se
  • 12/1/17 A co-authored article by PhD alum Holly Ott examining Corporate Social Responsibility in Major League Baseball. Double Play! Examining the Relationship Between MLB’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Spectators’ Behavioral Intentions. International Journal of Sport Communication http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/ijsc.2017-0081   
  • 11/29/17  Comm faculty Russell Frank writes about the importance of grammar in journalism, citing the work of alum Alyssa Appelman and faculty Mike Schmierbach. Sweat the Small Stuff. I just read a study by colleagues in the communications world that confirms what I endlessly preach in the classroom: Grammar still matters. So does spelling, punctuation and making sure words mean what you think they mean. http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/sweat-the-small-stuff,1474632/ 
  • 11.28.17: IIP Co-Director Krishna Jayakar examines if Universal Broadband should be an option, right or obligation in the Journal of Human Values. Universal Broadband: Option, Right or Obligation? Journal of Human Values - Krishna Jayakar, 2017. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0971685817733569
  • 11.27.17: The PSU Science Policy Society is hosting Doug Dollemore from the American Chemical Society tomorrow. He is a senior science writer who helps scientists communicate their work more effectively.
  • 11.27.17 PhD alum Alyssa Appelman and faculty Mike Schmierbach write about the effects of grammar errors in news in JMCQ. Make No Mistake? Exploring Cognitive and Perceptual Effects of Grammatical Errors in News Articles.  Alyssa Appelman, Mike Schmierbach First Published November 21, 2017. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077699017736040
  • 11.26.17 COMM faculty Yael Warshel presented on "Children, Youth, and Media in Middle Eastern, North African, and Gulf Conflict Zones" in the Middle East Studies Association conference. https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_session.php…
  • 11.25.17: PhD alum Aziz Douai (now at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology) writes about how ethnic media cover crime. "A Different Lens? How Ethnic Minority Media Cover Crime" Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cjccj.2016-0013.r2
  • 11.25.17: A co-authored article by Mary Beth Oliver on affect, cognition and "accidental" narrative persuasion. "Health Communication| Moved to Act: Examining the Role of Mixed Affect and Cognitive Elaboration in “Accidental” Narrative Persuasion". http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/7213
  • 11.22.17: It's Penn State, the Eastern Europe edition as S. Shyam Sundar visits PhD candidate Azeta Hatef in the Czech Republic doing research as a Fulbright Scholar and former faculty Michael Elavsky who is directing his Education Abroad initiative and teaching there.
     
  • 11.21.17:  AEJMC Public Relations Division: The PR Division's Social Event Committee of AEJMC includes alum Holly Ott and PhD candidate Anli Xiao.
  • 11.21.17: A big congrats to Jenna Grzeslo for being the recipient of the Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award for the best student paper submitted to the Pacific Telecommunications Council! Her paper is titled "Building Communities, Bridging Divides: Community Technology Centers and Social Capital."  https://www.ptc.org/2017/11/2018-yale-m-braunstein-student-prize-award-winner/
  • 11.20.17: PhD student Wunpini F. Mohammed presented yesterday at the National Women's Studies Association conference, applying postcolonial feminist theory to Tallywood films. Gender and Power Politics: Reclaiming Tradition through Dagbanli Video-Films. This paper draws on postcolonial feminist theory and film theory to analyze the representation of gender and power politics in three Tallywood video-films: Naabaala (1989/1990), Asadaachi (2002) and Dagbon Politics (2016). I explore Tamale’s film industry paying critical attention to the way gender politics play out in film discourse and the relationship between these themes and the lives of film audiences. I argue that the Dagbanli video film industry is fast becoming a site for cultural preservation, conceptualizing ethnic identity, situating the lived experience of black women and the reimagining of traditions as shaped by globalization and cultural flows.
  • 11.20.17: Palmer Chair Sascha Meinrath co-authors a book chapter about digital disenfranchisement in the new book Media Activism in the Digital Age. The growing subfield of media activism studies has gained wide attention in recent years, but little consensus exists regarding its central questions and concerns. Media Activism in the Digital Age beins to chart an evolving research agenda by providing a.... BOOK2LOOK.COM
  • 11.18.17 Congrats to Srivi Ramasubramanian on winning the Mass Comm Division Service Award! AEJMC
  • WELCOME 2017 FALL CLASS! 
    Grad Program Group Photo, 2017