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  • 5/30/2018  Russell Frank on sensation seeking. http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/not-too-late-to-seek-a-newer-world,1476666/
  • 5/30/2018  Alum Kirstie Hettinga, Alyssa Appelman with others compare the corrected errors at four newspapers.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739532918775685
  • 5/27/2018  BA alum Brooke Duffy in Wired!  https://www.wired.com/story/how-social-media-became-a-pink-collar-job/
  • 5/18/2018   Congratulations to PhD student Virginia Harrison, who earned the Top Student Paper and winner of the Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii/AEJMC Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research in Media Ethics at this year's AEJMC! 
  • 5/23/2018  S. Shyam Sundar speaks at the VR World Conference in London. http://www.vrworldevent.com/
  • 5/23/2018  A summary of Penn Staters at ICA! http://news.psu.edu/story/522603/2018/05/22/academics/bellisario-college-again-well-represented-annual-international
  • 5/20/2018  Last night alum Chenjerai Kumanyika and the Uncivil team accepted their Peabody Award. At the ceremony were accomplished folk both in industry and academia.
  • 5/19/2018  Congratulations to PhD student Virginia Harrison, who earned the Top Student Paper and winner of the Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii/AEJMC Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research in Media Ethics at this year's AEJMC!
  • 5/19/2018  Congratulations to alum Julia Daisy Fraustino, Sammy Sang Lee, & Ji Young Lee, whose paper won the Doug Newsom Award in the Public Relations Division of AEJMC. This is the top paper submitted to the division that fits the theme of global ethics and diversity. Their paper title is "Being Bad Abroad: Effects of Stealing Thunder by Self-Disclosing Corporate FCPA Violations."
  • 5/19/2018  PhD alum Cristina Mislán is first author of this article exploring racial performance and post-racism.  https://academic.oup.com/ccc/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ccc/tcy007/4996086
  • 5/17/2018   Congratulations to PhD alum Meghan S. Sanders on being a Dillard University’s Class of 2018 40 Under 40 award recipient! We are all so proud of you!!! Congratulations!
  • 5/17/2018  A profile of PhD candidate Azeta Hatef!  Doctoral candidate studies how media shocks culture.  http://news.psu.edu/story/521891/2018/05/16/academics/doctoral-candidate-studies-how-media-shocks-culture
  • 5/15/2018  Congrats to Alicia Hyun Yang and Rose Shao on winning second place in the Jung-Sook Lee student paper competition of the Comm Technology Division of AEJMC!
  • 5/16/2018  Going to ICA Prague? Then join us for the Penn State Reception: Friday, May 25, 6-8 pm, in the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Na Poříčí 15. (Please RSVP to mattmc@psu.edu.)
  • 5/16/2018  Russell Frank on DIY housing. http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/a-tale-of-two-houses,1476535/
  • 5/15/2018  Congratulations to Dr. Jenna Grzeslo, who today defended her dissertation with flying colors! With advisor and co-chair Krishna Jayakar, co-chair Anne Hoag, and members Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Mark Brennan and Matt McAllister. Jenna's dissertation examined the use of m-commerce by young entrepreneurs in Kenya.
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  • 5/15/2018  Congratulations to PhD alum Mina Tsay-Vogel, who earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at Boston University! 
  • 5/15/2018  Congrats to PhD alum Robert Trumpbour who has been promoted to Full Professor at Penn State Altoona!
  • 5/15/2018  PhD alum Janelle Applequist analyzes (with Jennifer Ball) Direct-to-Consumer prescription TV commercials, in Annals of Family Medicine.  An Updated Analysis of Direct-to-Consumer Television Advertisements for Prescription Drugs.  http://www.annfammed.org/content/16/3/211.abstract
  • 5/15/2018  Faculty Bu Zhong and alum Fan Yang (with Yue Zheng) write about automated news. When algorithms meet journalism: The user perception to automated news in a cross-cultural context.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563218302103
  • 5/14/2018  Faculty Colleen Connolly-Ahern and Lee Ahern have worked with a team of PSU graduates to advance to the finals of a global consumer tech competition. Penn Staters crate smart mirror to match tech with beauty in global competition. http://news.psu.edu/story/520944/2018/05/14/academics/penn-staters-create-smart-mirror-match-tech-beauty-global
  • 5/14/2018  PhD alum Alyssa Appelman and MA alum Michelle Asmara examine the effects of journalistic crisis labeling. A crisis by any other name? Examining the effects of journalistic "crisis labeling" on corporate perceptions   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0739532918761060
  • 5/14/2018  The latest work on CSR and controversial topics by PhD alum Sammy Sang Lee, and BA/MA alum Ji Young Lee (with Yong-Suk Cho).  Framing corporate social responsibility for a controversial product.  Firms operating casino businesses such as casino hotels often face scrutiny with heightened ...   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10548408.2018.1468852?journalCode=wttm20
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  • 5/13/2018  Congrats to PhD alum Frank Waddell, who received a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. And last year he received an Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member on behalf of Graduate Students at the U of Florida! Double Award Winner!  https://www.jou.ufl.edu/2018/05/03/frank-waddell-receives-uf-excellence-award-for-assistant-professors/
  • 5/13/2018   BA alum Brooke Duffy is cited in this NYTimes Magazine piece on personal branding by Amanda Hess. What Happens When People and Companies Are Both Just "Brands"?  Some ideas are bigger than others. Some even grow so large that they turn into paradigms, their logic .... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/magazine/what-happens-when-people-and-companies-are-both-just-brands.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=19&pgtype=sectionfront
  • 5/11/2018  Academic Poster Tips. Making posters is a part of academic conferences!
    Some people look down on posters as somehow sub-par to giving an actual conference paper, but this isn’t the case. Posters are a ....  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gFF0UIkBl7DWUOY45oAcIbfDBO3N-MqSyV-tbXbZG3Q/edit
  • 5/11/2018  The latest first-authored article by incoming faculty member Stephanie Madden! Who loves consent? Social media and the culture jamming of Victoria's Secret.  This study explores responses to the culture jamming of Victoria’s Secret’s by a ....
    http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/XyVMGFs4BQ9hP5N5Nu6V/full
  • 5/11/2018  Distinguished Prof Mary Beth Oliver spoke on Successes and Challenges in Using Inspiring Media for Social Good at Temerlin Advertising Institute Scholar Lecture Series at SMU, hosted by alum Yan Huang.
  • 5/9/2018  Page Center director Denise Bortree and former PSU faculty Michel Haigh co-edit a special issue of PR Journal on international CSR. Alum Anli Xiao and Holly Overton also have an article in this issue.  https://bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/article/page-center-ipr-prsa-publish-special-journal-csr
  • 5/9/2018  Congratulations to PhD alum Arienne Ferchaud, who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Florida State University!
  • 5/9/2018  So much productivity from our alum! Here Anli Xiao, Holly Overton, and Ruobing Li write about risk information seeking in China, in the Journal of Promotional Management. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/QdEyrAeiJpWKHve4iuYH/full
  • 5/9/2018  Coming this summer: PhD alum Tayo Banjo's new edited book, Media Across the African Diaspora! This volume gathers scholarship from varying disciplinary perspectives to explore media owned or created by .... https://www.routledge.com/Media-Across-the-African-Diaspora-Content-Audiences-and-Influence/Banjo/p/book/9781138065482
  • 5/8/2018  Soon-to-be alum Anli Xiao with alum Holly Overton write in Public Relations Journal about CSR with US and Chinese publics. https://prjournal.instituteforpr.org/wp-content/uploads/Anli-Ott-Final-.pdf
  • 5/6/2018 Congratulations to Spring graduates!!!  Arienne Ferchaud, Steph Orme, Rose Luqiu, Annie Aupperle, Sushma Kumble, David Weinert and Roger Van Scyoc!
  • 5/6/2018   Alum Tayo Banjo's co-authored article in The Journal of Comm and Religion:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210676418738940&set=a.1473517490233.2059980.1602551768&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  • 5/6/2018  Matt Jordan's essay on quietness translated in Portuguesehttps://www.nexojornal.com.br/externo/2018/05/05/A-hist%C3%B3ria-da-busca-pelo-sil%C3%AAncio.-E-por-que-o-barulho-incomoda-tanta-gente
  • 5/5/2018  Going to ICA Prague? Then join us for the Penn State Reception: Friday, May 25, 6-8 pm, in the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Na Poříčí 15. Here's the map from the main conference hotel (Prague Hilton) to the Art Deco. (Please RSVP to me at mattmc@psu.edu.)
  • 5/5/2018  Another triple PSU COMM collaboration: this article on 360 video and disaster communication co-authored by MA alum Julia Daisy Fraustino and Ji Young Lee, and PhD alum Sammy Sang Lee, all now at West Virginia U. https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/a…/abs/pii/S0363811117301960#!
  • 5/4/2018  A great research week for alum Michail Vafeiadis: here's another co-authored study (this one with former PSU faculty Marcia Watson DiStaso and others) on the use of the term "fake news" on Twitter, in JMCQ. Read All About It: The Politicization of “Fake News” on Twitter. Read All About It: The Politicization of “Fake News” on Twitter
  • 5/4/2018  More great collaborative work by College folk: here it's an article on political ad narratives by alum Michail Vafeiadis and Ruobing Li, and faculty Fuyuan Shen. Narratives in Political Advertising: An Analysis of the Political Advertisements in the 2014 Midterm Elections....https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08838151.2018.1451858?journalCode=hbem20
  • 5/3/2018  Lars Stoltzfus-Brown was on the jury of the 2018 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year; the winner has been announced. http://news.psu.edu/story/519773/2018/05/02/arts-and-entertainment/my-favorite-thing-monsters-wins-2018-lynd-ward
  • 5/2/2018  Russell Frank talks about renewed teaching energy. Just when I was ready to call it a career ... http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/20-years-at-penn-state-and-coming-back-for-more,1476393/
  • 5/1/2018   CFP for Global Fusion in Charlottesville, VA. October 19-21, 2018. http://uvaglobalfusion.as.virginia.edu/
  • 5/1/2018  More on S. Shyam Sundar and Eunhwa Jung's work on Facebook and the elderly. http://news.psu.edu/story/518219/2018/05/01/research/posting-commenting-and-customizing-facebook-involves-empowers-older
  • 5/1/2018  Alum Chenjerai Kumanyika's journey as an audio storyteller. On this episode of Howsound, I discuss my journey from a Transom Radio workshop to making Uncivil. We discuss how I found my voice as a storyteller in hopes that something in here might be helpful to other storytellers.
    I should also mention that the first step I took in learning to make podcast was a Transom workshop and Rob Rosenthal, and David Weinberg were my first teachers and I assign the extremely useful HowSound podcast to my own students this semester.  https://transom.org/2018/finding-chenjerai-storyteller/
  • 5/1/2018  Jessica Gall Myrick co-authors a piece on the media's role in gendering disease. http://communicationandhealth.ro/upload/number13/IRENE-VAN-DRIEL.pdf
  • 4/30/2018  Mary Beth Oliver speaks at SMU, the university of alum Yan Huang.  https://mailchi.mp/b58821d99e0f/join-us-for-the-next-temerlin-brown-bag-featuring-dr-yan-huang-1185361
  • 4/28/2018  More on Jared LaGroue's Martin Outstanding Teaching Award! http://news.psu.edu/story/518963/2018/04/27/academics/ten-students-receive-martin-graduate-assistant-outstanding
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  • 4/27/2018  Congrats to Wunpini F. Mohammed, who successfully defended her dissertation proposal today! Advisor Anthony Olorunnisola and committee members Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Kevin Hagopian and Gabeba Baderoon
  • 4/27/2018  PhD alum Murali Balaji writes about stereotypes and Apu on The Simpsons.  Hank Azaria Offers To Stop Doing APU. So Thank You....This week, Emmy Award-winning actor Hank Azaria finally offered to stop doing the voice of Apu, the Indian caricature on The Simpsons. It only took 30 years. While Azaria is getting some kudos for his willingness to acknowledge the inherent racism of the Apu character, which was highlighted in...http://religiondispatches.org/hank-azaria-offers-to-stop-doing-apu-so-thank-you/
  • 4/27/2018  PhD alum Michael Horning (now at Virginia Tech) discusses research with alum Fan Yang (now at the University at Albany) surveying people's views of regulating social media.
  • 4/27/2018  Congrats to faculty Bu Zhong, who starts his tenure as Senior Editor of the journal Computers in Human Behavior! 
  • 4/26/2018  Congratulations to Dr. Anli Xiao, who today successfully defended her dissertation! Her advisor, Denise Bortree, and committee members Frank Dardis, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, and Bu Zhong.
  • 4/26/2018   Soon-to-be PhD Anli Xiao describes her research about foreign-born volunteers, work sponsored by the Page Center. The Arthur W. Page Center - Volunteerism brings various kinds of personal benefits for foreign-born volunteers, including language and work skills, employment opportunities, expanded social networks and better adaptation to the host country. https://bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/article/exploring-volunteerism
  • 4/25/2018   Congratulations to PhD alum Srivi Ramasubramanian, now at Texas A&M, who has been promoted to Full Professor!  
  • 4/25/2018  Carlina DiRusso, Christen Buckley, and Shipi Kankane from IST presented at CHI.
  • 4/25/2018   Congrats to Jared LaGroue for being a recipient of the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award! He received one of 10 awards given across the University and Commonwealth campuses.
  • 4/25/2018   MA alum Tsai-Wei Chen presented a co-authored piece with S. Shyam Sundar at CHI.  
  • 4/24/2018   COMM had a student awards ceremony today, and three graduate students were recognized: Lars Stoltzfus-Brown for a Davis Ethics Award, María Dolores Molina for her top-three poster in the Graduate Exhibition, and Jared LaGroue for a Martin Teaching Award! (More on Jared's award later in the week.)
  • 4/25/2018  Matt Jordan talks about quietness on the radio program Top of Mind with Julie Rose. https://www.byuradio.org/episode/c07d95b4-2f57-4f53-adff-61800f042ed4?playhead=768&autoplay=true
  • 4/24/2018  Congrats to PhD alum Chenjerai Kumanyika, whose co-hosted podcast Uncivil won a Peabody Award!  http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/news-radio-podcast-and-public-service-winners-named
  • 4/24/2018   PhD alum Giuliana Sorce reviews the book Media Activism in the Digital Age for the NCA journal CSMC. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15295036.2018.1465194?journalCode=rcsm20
  • 4/24/2018  Ph.D. alum Murali Balaji had the cover story in Religion Dispatches last Friday discussing Hindu representation in Congress.  http://religiondispatches.org/trump-may-be-a-big-fan-of-hindu-but-hindus-are-running-and-winning-as-democrats/
  • 4/24/2018   PhD alum Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch's first-authored article on mHealth is published in Health Communication. With incoming PSU CAS faculty Andy High and her UConn colleague John Christensen.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10410236.2018.1465791
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  • 4/20/2018   Congrats to Stef Davis, who defended her comps yesterday! With advisor Colleen Connolly-Ahern and committee members Bu Zhong and Lorraine Dowler. Frank Dardis is also on the committee.
  • 4/20/2018  Lots of Penn Staters at the Media2Inspire symposium at Florida State this weekend. They include a keynote speaker, Distinguished Prof Mary Beth Oliver, as well as alum Meghan S. Sanders, Tayo Banjo, and Chun Yang.  http://media2inspire.com/symposium/keynote-speakers/
  • 4/19/2018  Fulbright sent PhD candidate Azeta Hatef to the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar in Brussels, focusing on "The Future of Work."  
  • 4/19/2018   Matt Jordan writes about cultural anxieties about sound and a certain scary movie out now.  https://theconversation.com/our-centuries-long-quest-for-a-quiet-place-94614
  • 4/18/2018  Russell Frank on grandfatherhood. http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/bring-on-the-tiny-human,1476211/
  • 4/17/2018  PhD alum Ryan Lizardi (now at SUNY IT) writes about the reboot of the TV program Gilmore Girls for the journal Television and New Media.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1527476417742975
  • 4/17/2018  Congrats to MA student Yiting Chai, who presented at this year's Big Ten Mini-Conference in Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison!
  • 4/17/2018   PhD alum Eunhwa Jung (now at National U of Singapore) and Distinguished Prof S. Shyam Sundar write in New Media & Society about gratifications from Facebook by the elderly.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444818768090
  • 4/14/2018  The new Ferment in the Field issue by JOC is now available, with a first-authored article on transcendent and meaningful media by Mary Beth Oliver! These "Ferment" issues help to define and re-vision scholarship in Communication and Media Studies.  https://academic.oup.com/joc/issue
  • 4/16/2018  PhD alum Kathleen Kuehn writes about democracy and online surveillance.  https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2018/04/15/104919/theres-a-bigger-brother-watching-you-and-profiting-from-it
  • 4/14/2018   Today was the Bellisario Faculty-Staff Awards Reception, at which we recognize outstanding teaching by graduate students with the College's Djung Tchoi Teaching Award. This year the two recipients were Arienne Ferchaud and Steph Orme. Congrats to both!
  • 4/14/2018   Jessica Gall Myrick writes about public reactions to celebrity illness disclosures.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10410236.2018.1461170?journalCode=hhth20&#.WtJYidUSvM8.twitter
  • 4/13/2018   Congratulations to the faculty and staff who won awards at the Bellisario Faculty-Staff awards reception! Staff members recognized were Tammy Falls and Stephanie Brighton Girouard. Faculty who were recipients were Mary Beth Oliver (Research), Anita Gabrosek (Teaching), Frank Dardis (Service), and Russell Frank & Sascha Meinrath (Integrated Scholarship, which is a balance of the three areas). Congrats to all!
  • 4/13/2018  PhD alum Steve Bien-Aime on panel discussing sexual harassment in media and politics.  http://www.lsunow.com/daily/lsu-hosts-panel-discussion-on-sexual-harassment-in-media-politics/article_8c074b58-3ee1-11e8-ad0f-7f58cc9e6c0c.html
  • 4/12/2018  Alex Fattal discusses the dangers to the peace process in Colombia, for the Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/colombia-detains-a-leader-of-former-rebel-group-farc-on-drug-charges-1523328144
  • 4/12/2018   PhD student Pechulano Ali guest lecturing about audio in African countries:  A big shout out to teaching assistant Pechulano Ngwe Ali who did a great job yesterday teaching Curt Chandler's intro to multimedia reporting class for the Penn State College of Communications . He is from Cameroon and provided excellent insight into the worlds of podcasting and radio in Africa.
  • 4/12/2018  MA alum (and professional comedian) Sarah Burton shows us how to make shiny aluminum balls, for Buzzfeed Video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYIE_cq_Qr0
  • 4/12/2018   A story in the Collegian about the latest film by COMM faculty Boaz Dvir, its screening tonight on campus, and a guest appearance by actor Judd Nelson, who narrates the film. http://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_29b05b5e-3df4-11e8-bee9-675477136929.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
  • 4/12/2018   Five current and former Penn Staters, among many others, will have their research on fake news supported by the Page Center's Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grants: Michail Vafeiadis, Anli Xiao, Qian Xu, Holly Overton, and Fan Yang. The Director of the Page Center is Denise Bortree. Story by Jonathan McVerry. https://bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/article/page-center-funds-research-that-targets-fake-news-other-communications-issu
  • 4/11/2018  Congratulations to Bumgi Min on passing his comprehensive exams with flying colors! Congratulations, too, to his PhD chair, Krishna Jayakar! Yay!
  • 4/11/2018    Pearl Gluck discusses her film about sex trafficking, The Turn Out.  http://www.talkradiowrnr.com/local-talk-show-programs/2018/04/pearl-glucks-film-the-turn-out/
  • 4/11/2018  PhD alum Lauren DeCarvalho and Nadia Martinez-Carrillo compare media promotion for OITNB in Mexico and the US, in Journal of Popular Culture.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpcu.12670
  • 4/10/2018  This year's Peabody finalists are out. Two things about this. One is that a local group helped to initially evaluate over 30 public service entries. This group was Litzy Galarza, Michael Krieger, Aya Al Khatib, and Matt McAllister. The second is that an episode of Uncivil, the podcast co-hosted by alum Chenjerai Kumanyika, is a Peabody finalist!  http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/highlighting-the-best-storytelling-of-2017
  • 4/10/2018   PhD student Lars Stoltzfus-Brown reviews Drew Morton's book Panel to the Screen for INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society.  https://muse.jhu.edu/article/689789
  • 4/10/2018  Azeta Hatef and Matt McAllister have a chapter in the new edition of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media asking "Just How Commercialized Is Children's Culture?" (Spoiler Alert: Very.)  https://www.peterlang.com/abstract/9781433139369/chapter-016.xhtml?rskey=i834xM&result=2
  • 4/10/2018   PhD alum Ryan Lizardi and MA alum Zak Roman write about pseudo-diversity in recent Marvel Comics, for the journal INKS.  https://muse.jhu.edu/article/689783
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  • 4/9/2018  Just a reminder that Robin Nabi is speaking today (Monday, April 9th) at 5:30 in the Foster Auditorium in the library. The title of the talk: “Why Watching TV is Good for You and Other Reflections on the Emotional Benefits of Media Consumption.”   http://news.psu.edu/story/510242/2018/03/14/campus-life/media-effects-health-comm-expert-discuss-why-watching-tv-good
  • 4/9/2018   Thought many of you would be interested in this special issue of Feminist Media Histories that includes several review pieces on different aspects of feminist media perspectives.  http://fmh.ucpress.edu/content/4/2
  • 4/5/2018  Congratulations to the wonderful Pratiti Diddi who passed her comprehensive defense today!!! Committee members include co-chairs Denise Bortree and Fuyuan Shen, Lee Ahern, and yours truly. Way to go, Pratiti!!
  • 4/5/2018   Shenandoah Stevens (the triple threat of PhD alum, Associate Teaching Professor, and the College's Director of eLearning Initiatives) co-authors with alum Jen Hoewe (along with Paula Bigatel & Susan Stockdale) about preferences of teaching behaviors in onlineenviroments.  http://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=19395256&AN=128706910&h=4272DhZQB9xNuTH2SagmW01PyE0UftaMXCwnMngSrtKxLYHDH%2b0AYn5t%2b3qLFTECpGQplf8xVAbOtFax%2bAYg%2bw%3d%3d&crl=c&resultNs=AdminWebAuth&resultLocal=ErrCrlNotAuth&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d19395256%26AN%3d128706910
  • 4/5/2018  Check it out!! Meghan S. Sanders (MA and PhD from PSU) -- you are such a rock star!! You make us so proud!!! Congratulations!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/BleuPrideRising/photos/a.246776822092166.35550.193790724057443/1211071175662721/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
  • 4/4/2018   Russell Frank writes about his late father, whose 100th birthday is this month. http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/in-memory-of-my-father-on-passover,1476053/
  • 4/3/2018  PhD candidate Wunpini F. Mohammed writes about music in Ghana. http://www.okayafrica.com/ghana-music-tamale-10-reasons-capital/
  • 4/3/2018  Dr. Smith is on several graduate student committees in our College!  Smith named recipient of 2018 Kopp International Achievement Award...http://news.psu.edu/story/512778/2018/04/02/academics/smith-named-recipient-2018-kopp-international-achievement-award
  • 4/3/2018   S. Shyam Sundar quoted on Marketplace Morning Report about combating fake news. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/04022018-markets-edition
  • 4/2/2018  Russell Frank speaks about fake news at 7 tonight at the Penn State Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.
  • 3/31/2018   PhD alum Alyssa Appelman and MA alum Michelle Asmara write about the effects of how the news label crises.  A crisis by any other name? Examining the effects of journalistic “crisis labeling” on corporate perceptions  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739532918761060
  • 3/31/2018   Congratulations to Wunpini F. Mohammed, who successfully defended her comprehensive exams yesterday! Her advisor is Anthony Olorunnisola and committee members are Kevin Hagopian, Michelle Rodino-Colocino, and Gabeba Baderoon.
  • 3/31/2018   Jessica Gall Myrick explains the emotional component of visually appealing videos. https://www.livescience.com/62091-oddlysatisfying-videos-satisfying.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=psu%20official
  • 3/31/2018  Carlina DiRusso, Andrew J Gambino,and Bingjie Liu spoke at the Penn State Social Media Summit, a university-wide gathering to discuss social media and social media best practices.
  • 3/30/2018 An annotated list of key works in video games and communication compiled for Oxford Bibliographies by PhD alum Brett Sherrick. Video games (or computer games or digital games) are a form of media that communicates through a combination of methods, including text, visuals, audio, and—perhaps most importantly—rules. As an industry (or set of industries), games represent one of the most pervasive and... http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756841/obo-9780199756841-0202.xml#.Wr0ZoNDGP_o.twitter
  • 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:  https://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:  https://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