Nearly 30 Media School faculty, students to present, receive awards at AEJMC conference

Chris Forrester • July 20, 2018

Nearly 30 Media School faculty members and students will attend the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 101st annual conference Aug. 6-9 to present research, attend poster sessions and participate in panels.

The theme of the organization’s 2018 conference is “Strengthening our community: Working together to build scholars, educators and engaged academic citizens.” The conference is in Washington, D.C.

Awards

Jim Kelly of The Media School
Associate professor James Kelly (Maggie Richards | The Media School)

Associate professor James Kelly will receive the inaugural “Birgit Wassmuth Excellence in Education” Visual Communication Teaching Award.

Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo will receive a $10,000 research grant from the AEJMC Mass Communication and Society Division for her project with Michigan State University’s Rachel Mourao, “News media effects, attitudes toward Black protest movements and the intersections of injustice.”

Kilgo
Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo (Bobby Goddin | The Media School)

She will also receive the division’s Top Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Black, White, and Blue: Media and audience frames from visual news coverage of police use of force and unrest.”

Kilgo also won second place in the Stevenson Open Competition and first place in the Latino/Latin American Communication Research Awards for “Framing the Columbian Peace Process: Between Peace and War Journalism,” authored with Victor García-Perdomo and Summer Harlow.

Assistant professor Jennifer Midberry

Assistant professor Jennifer Midberry and doctoral students Ryan Comfort and Joseph Roskos were awarded Top Paper in the Visual Communication Division for their article, “Celebrating Life or Adversity? The Redefinition of Features in the Pictures of the Year International Contest.”

Presentations

The following Media School students and faculty will present at the conference.

Faculty

Nicholas Browning

Assistant professor

  • “Manifestations of Authoritarianism in 2016 U.S. Primaries: Factors Triggering Innate and Latent Authoritarian Tendencies,” Nicholas Browning, in the paper session, “Political Communication Interest Group.”
  • “Do Ethics Matter? Investigating Donor Responses to Primary and Tertiary Ethical Violations,” Nicholas Browning, Sung-Un Yang, Young Eun Park, Ejae Lee and Taeyoung Kim, in the paper session, “Ethics and Moral Reasoning.”
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Suzannah Evans Comfort

Assistant professor

  • Emerging Scholar Project: “Responsibility, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Toward a Model of Influences on Climate Journalism in Developing Countries,” Suzannah Evans Comfort.
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Betsi Grabe

Associate dean

  • Panelist, Special Issue Research Panel Session, “Social Media and Political Campaigning Around the World.”
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Owen V. Johnson

Associate professor emeritus

  • “Retreat from the Golden Age: Russian Journalists and Their World, 1992-2000,” Rashad Mammadov and Owen V. Johnson, in the paper session, “International Journalists and Global News.”
James Kelly

Associate professor

  • Presentation, “Finding a Portfolio in the Weekly Work of a Photojournalism Class,” James Kelly, in the panel, “Hackathon Style of Teaching.”
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Danielle Kilgo

Assistant professor

  • “Protests, Media Coverage, and a Hierarchy of Social Struggle,” Danielle Kilgo and Summer Harlow, in the paper session, “Newspaper and Online News Division.”
  • “From the Margins to the Newsfeed: Social Media Audiences’ Disruption of the Protest Paradigm,” Summer Harlow and Danielle Kilgo, in the paper session “Communication Technologies for Social Capital and Social Change.”
  • Emerging Scholar Project: “Disrupting the Protest Paradigm: Toward a Model of the Sociological Effects, Routines and Norms Influencing Journalistic Coverage of U.S. Protests,” Summer Harlow and Danielle Kilgo.
  • “Framing the Columbian Peace Process: Between Peace and War Journalism,” Victor García-Perdomo, Summer Harlow and Danielle Kilgo, in the paper session, “Award Winning Papers in International Communication.”
  • “Media Effects and Marginalized Ideas: Relationships Among Media Consumption,” Danielle Kilgo and Rachel Mourao, in the paper session, “Attitudes Towards Black Lives Matter and Representations of Ferguson.”
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Gerry Lanosga

Assistant professor

  • Panelist, Teaching Panel Session, “Teaching Data Journalism in a Global Context: The Best Tools and the Most Effective Tips.”
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Emily Metzgar

Associate professor

  • Moderator, Panel Session, “State-Sponsored Messaging and Freedom of Speech.”
  • Senior Scholar Project: “The American Narrative: U.S. Information Diplomacy Since World War II,” Emily Metzgar.
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Jennifer Midberry

Assistant professor

  • “Celebrating Life or Adversity? The Redefinition of Features in the Pictures of the Year International Contest,” Jennifer Midberry, Ryan N. Comfort and Joseph Roskos, in the paper session, “Visual Communication Division Top Papers Session.”
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Radhika Parameswaran

Professor

  • Panelist, Preconference Session, “Women Faculty Moving Forward: Securing the Future.”
  • Panelist, Research Panel Session, “Has Feminist Communication Theory Changed Journalism and Mass Communication Research – and Should It?”
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Jason Peifer

Assistant professor

  • Discussant, Refereed Paper Session, “Narratives: From Fiction to Fact.”
  • Moderator, Refereed Paper Session, “Media Trust and Credibility.”
  • “Spoofing Presidential Hopefuls: The Roles of Affective Disposition, Emotions, and Intertextuality in Prompting the Social Transmission of Debate Parody,” Jason Peifer and Kristen Landreville, in the paper session, “Political Communication Interest Group.”
  • “The Trump Bump: The Influence of Elite Anti-Media Rhetoric and Political Activity on Emotions, Perceptions of News Media Importance, and Public Support for the Press,” Jason Peifer, in the paper session, “Communication Technology, Communication Theory and Methodology and International Communication Divisions.”
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Rob Potter

Professor

  • “Content Analysis of Music Alcohol-Abusing Women and Controls Associate with ‘Going Out’ versus ‘Staying Home,’” Anastasia Nikoulina, Thomas James, Joshua Sites, Edgar Jamison-Koenig, Glenna Read and Robert Potter, in the paper session “Mass Communication and Society Division.”
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Melanie Sarge

Assistant professor

  • Moderator, Preconference session, “Advocacy: Perspectives from Practice and Research on Public Interest Communication.”
Lauren Smith

Assistant professor

  • Vice Chair/Program Planner, Sports Communication Interest Group.
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David Weaver

Distinguished professor emeritus

  • Panelist, Research Panel Session, “50 Years of Agenda Setting.”
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Sung-Un Yang

Associate professor

  • “Do Ethics Matter? Investigating Donor Responses to Primary and Tertiary Ethical Violations,” Nicholas Browning, Sung-Un Yang, Young Eun Park, Ejae Lee and Taeyoung Kim, in the paper session, “Ethics and Moral Reasoning.”
  • “Exploring Attributes and Roles of Presidential Candidates’ Dialogic Communication (PCDC) During the 2017 Presidential Campaign in South Korea,” Bitt Beach Moon and Sung-Un Yang, in the paper session, “KACA Research Session.”
  • “Exploring the Antecedents of Online Information Seeking and Sharing in a Public Health Crisis,” Bitt Beach Moon, Chang Won Choi and Sung-Un Yang, in the paper session, “SHER Information Processing.”
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Students

Bitt Moon

Doctoral student

  • “Exploring the Antecedents of Online Information Seeking and Sharing in a Public Health Crisis,” Bitt Moon, Chang Won Choi and Sung-Un Yang, in the paper session, “SHER Information Processing.”
  • “Exploring Attributes and Roles of Presidential Candidates’ Dialogic Communication (PCDC) During the 2017 Presidential Campaign in South Korea,” Bitt Moon and Sung-Un Yang, in the paper session, “KACA Research Session.”
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Ryan N. Comfort

Doctoral student

  • “Celebrating Life or Adversity? The Redefinition of Features in the Pictures of the Year International Contest,” Jennifer Midberry, Ryan N. Comfort and Joseph Roskos, in the paper session, “Visual Communication Division Top Papers Session.”
Brent Hale

Doctoral student

  • Panelist, Special Issue Research Panel Session, “Social Media and Political Campaigning Around the World.”
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Edgar Jamison-Koenig

Doctoral student

  • “Content Analysis of Music Alcohol-Abusing Women and Controls Associate with ‘Going Out’ versus ‘Staying Home,’” Anastasia Nikoulina, Thomas James, Joshua Sites, Edgar Jamison-Koenig, Glenna Read and Robert Potter, in the paper session “Mass Communication and Society Division.”
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Taeyoung Kim

Doctoral student

  • “Do Ethics Matter? Investigating Donor Responses to Primary and Tertiary Ethical Violations,” Nicholas Browning, Sung-Un Yang, Young Eun Park, Ejae Lee and Taeyoung Kim, in the paper session, “Ethics and Moral Reasoning.”
Ejae Lee

Master’s student

  • “Authenticity in Public Relations: The Effects on Organization-Public Relationships,” Ejae Lee, in the paper session, “Building Relationships: Shared Value, Authenticity and Social Capital.”
  • “Do Ethics Matter? Investigating Donor Responses to Primary and Tertiary Ethical Violations,” Nicholas Browning, Sung-Un Yang, Young Eun Park, Ejae Lee and Taeyoung Kim, in the paper session, “Ethics and Moral Reasoning.”
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Young Eun Park

Doctoral candidate

  • “Do Ethics Matter? Investigating Donor Responses to Primary and Tertiary Ethical Violations,” Nicholas Browning, Sung-Un Yang, Young Eun Park, Ejae Lee and Taeyoung Kim, in the paper session, “Ethics and Moral Reasoning.”
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Glenna Read

Doctoral candidate

  • “Content Analysis of Music Alcohol-Abusing Women and Controls Associate with ‘Going Out’ versus ‘Staying Home,’” Anastasia Nikoulina, Thomas James, Joshua Sites, Edgar Jamison-Koenig, Glenna Read and Robert Potter, in the paper session “Mass Communication and Society Division.”
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Joseph Roskos

Doctoral student

  • “Celebrating Life or Adversity? The Redefinition of Features in the Pictures of the Year International Contest,” Jennifer Midberry, Ryan N. Comfort and Joseph Roskos, in the paper session, “Visual Communication Division Top Papers Session.”
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Joshua Sites

Doctoral student

  • “Content Analysis of Music Alcohol-Abusing Women and Controls Associate with ‘Going Out’ versus ‘Staying Home,’” Anastasia Nikoulina, Thomas James, Joshua Sites, Edgar Jamison-Koenig, Glenna Read and Robert Potter, in the paper session “Mass Communication and Society Division.”
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Shuo Tang

Doctoral student

  • “How Chinese and Americans Think About Journalists and the Media – A Comparative Look at Perceived Roles and Values,” Lars Willnat, Shuo Tang, Hongzhing Zhang and Jian Shi, in the paper session, “Communication Patterns and Media Behavior in Chinese Society.”

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