Media School students, faculty to participate in NCA conference
Several Media School faculty and students will participate in the National Communication Association’s annual conference Nov. 10-13 in Philadelphia.
The annual conference is a gathering of scholars and researchers to hear and present research covering multiple fields, issues and topics over three days. This year, the conference will focus on the theme Communication’s Civic Duty, featuring research on how communication engages with society and the responsibilities it has.
Those who are scheduled to attend or whose work will be presented include:
- “Applying Dynamic, Complex Systems Approaches in Communication Research,” doctoral students Anthony Almond and Nicholas Matthews.
- “’She preys on other women, but she’s still a staunch feminist’: The ‘Feminist’ Production Culture of Strange Empire,” doctoral student Iris Bull.
- “Construyendo Puentes/Building Bridges: Communicating Environmental Justice and Latinx Community Engagement,” doctoral student Kathleen de Onis.
- “Beyond Condoms: Sexual Behaviors, Relationships and Aggression in Gay Pornography,” “Physical and Verbal Aggression and its Relationship to Sexual Behaviors and Relationships in Mainstream Heterosexual Pornography,” and “Not all pornography is created equal: A content analysis of the primary sexual behavioral scripts in popular categories of free Internet pornography,” doctoral students Niki Fritz and Yanyan Zhou, and associate professor Bryant Paul.
- “Virtual Vixens and Virgins in Japanese and U.S. Video Games,” doctoral students Niki Fritz, Teresa Lynch and Jessica Tompkins.
- “Capturing the Ebb and Flow: Why Sports Fanship Changes across the Lifecycle,” professor Walter Gantz.
- “From Ticks and Tocks to Budges and Nudges: The Smartwatch and the Haptics of Informatic Culture,” doctoral student James Gilmore.
- “Stigmatizing Overweight Men and Women Differently: A Content Analysis of YouTube Comments Attacking Overweight Individuals,” master’s student Brent Hale.
- “Vlogging the Cancer Experience: A Content Analysis of Narrative Features and Social Support Responses in YouTube Cancer Vlogs,” master’s student Brent Hale and assistant professor Amy Gonzales.
- “Challenging the government’s case for war? Questions asked at daily White House press briefings in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War,” doctoral student Kyle Heatherly.
- “Feeling bad about feel-good ads: The emotional and body-image ramifications of body-positive media,” doctoral student Ashley Kraus.
- “Applying Dynamic, Complex Systems Approaches in Communication Research,” Distinguished Professor Annie Lang.
- “What the Public “Knows” About Media Effects Research: The Influence of News Story Characteristics on Perceived Credibility and Belief Change,” and “Applying Dynamic, Complex Systems Approaches in Communication Research,” doctoral student Teresa Lynch.
- “Sexy and they know it: Messages about physical appearance and reinforcement in adolescent TV programs,” doctoral student Mona Malacane.
- “What the Public “Knows” About Media Effects Research: The Influence of News Story Characteristics on Perceived Credibility and Belief Change,” associate professor Nicole Martins.
- “Exploring New Terrain in the Processing of Moral Content in Media Messages,” doctoral student Nicholas Matthews.
- “Public Photography: Visualizing Social Difference, Engaging Civic Life, a Theory/Practice Discussion,” “Bridging memories: Imagining citizenship in Israel/ Palestine” and “The Persistence of Islamophobia and Everyday Resistance” (panel chair), doctoral student Norma Musih.
- “Can the specific cause of death impact public reactions to celebrity cancer casualties? How identification and emotions shape stigma and behavioral intentions,” “Feeling bad about feel-good ads: The emotional and body-image ramifications of body-positive media,” “Explicit versus implicit morality: Message and audience factors that shape the Pope’s influence on climate change attitudes and intentions,” “Beyond threat, efficacy, and fear: Considering the role of hope in fear-based persuasive messages” and “Diverse Perspectives on Social Media Use” (panel chair), assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick.
- “Forming Civic Attitudes: Seeing a Pedagogy of Patriotism in the Animation Style of ‘Learn Our History’ Educational Videos for Children,” doctoral student Philip Perdue.
- “Lingering Burdens, Distrust, Outrage, and Agitation,” “Studies in Memorializing and Public Memory: American Studies’ Civic Callings II,” “Appalachian Dialect: The Rhetorical and Ethical Dilemmas of Transcription” and “The [forgotten] Home Site of W.E.B DuBois: A Critical Examination,” doctoral student Lora Smith.
- “A Census of Fake News: An Automated Content Analysis of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert,” doctoral student Edo Steinberg.
- “Being as Working: The Mobile Image Interface and Perceptual Capture in Modern Capitalism,” doctoral student Cole Stratton.
- “Controlling Discourse, Foreclosing Recourse: The Creep of the Glomar Response,” doctoral student A. Jay Wagner.
- “What the Public ‘Knows’ About Media Effects Research: The Influence of News Story Characteristics on Perceived Credibility and Belief Change,” “Exploring New Terrain in the Processing of Moral Content in Media Messages” and “Choosing to Feel Bad: The Role of Social Comparison in Exposure and Emotional Responses to Reality and Scripted Television Programs,” associate professor Andrew Weaver.