Congratulations to M&C alum Michelle Amazeen, Assistant Professor of Advertising at Rider University, who is the primary investigator on a grant award from the American Press Institute/Democracy Fund. Together with three co-investigators, Michelle will be studying the effects and effectiveness of rating scales in fact-checking journalism. Read about the award here and about the fact-checking scholars here.
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Congratulations to M&C alum Sue Robinson, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose column, “Course Remix: 10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Class Out of Nothing” appeared in MediaShift this February. You can read it here.
Congratulations to M&C alum David Crider, whose review of “Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio” by Taylor, Katz, and Grajeda appears in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Radio & Audio Media. You can find it online here.
Congratulations to Paul D’Angelo (M&C, 2002), Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The College of New Jersey. Paul is the lead co-author of “Framing of AIDS in Africa: Press-state relations, HIV-AIDS news, and journalistic advocacy in four sub-Saharan Anglophone newspapers,” published in Politics and the Life Sciences (2013, vol. 33, no. 2). Also, Paul has two co-authored articles in press: “Metacoverage and mediatization in U.S. presidential elections: A theoretical model and qualitative case study” will be published in Journalism Practice (2014, vol. 8, no. 4), and a book chapter entitled “Mediatization of campaign coverage: Metacoverage of U.S. elections” will be published in a volume called Mediatization of politics: Understanding the transformation of Western democracies (edited by Frank Esser and Jesper Stronback; Basingstroke: Palgrave Macmillan). Finally, Paul will be presenting a co-authored paper at the upcoming International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Seattle entitled “Crisis, credibility, and the press: A priming model of news evaluation.”
Congratulations to M&C alum Sue Robinson, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, whose article “Course Remix: 10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Class Out of Nothing” has been published on the PBS MediaShift site (here).
Congratulations to Professor Fabienne Darling-Wolf, editor of the 2014 book The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies, Volume 7 published by Wiley. Fabienne also wrote one of the chapters in the book (“Convergence, Globalization, Technological Development, and Interdisciplinarity in a Fast-Evolving World: The Formidable Question of Method”), as did Professor Matthew Lombard (“Lessons Learned from a Research Saga: An Ambitious Content Analysis of Television Form”) and M&C alums Suman Mishra (“Doing Survey Research in Media Studies”), Richard Popp (“Cultural History and Media Studies”) and Sue Robinson (“The Interview: A Process of Qualitative Inquiry”). More information about the book is available here.
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Lombard and M&C alum Matthew Jones, Chair of the Department of Communication at County College of Morris, whose article “Telepresence and Sexuality: A Review and a Call to Scholars,” has been published in Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. The article is available here.
Congratulations to M&C alum Leanne Chang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications & New Media at National University of Singapore, and Professor Thomas Jacobson, on the publication of their article (with third author Weiyu Zhang) titled, “A Communicative Action Approach to Evaluating Citizen Support for A Government’s Smoking Policies.” The article appears in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (volume 63, number 6). Details are here.
Congratulations to M&C alum Michelle Amazeen, Assistant Professor of Advertising at Rider University, on the release of her New America Foundation report, “Making a Difference? A Critical Assessment of Fact-Checking in 2012.” More information and access to the report can be found here. Michelle will also serve as instructor for the NAF and Poynter News University webinar “Making the Case for Fact-Checking in Your Newsroom” on October 18; details are here.
M&C alumnus Rick Popp has won the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the American Journalism Historians Association, recognizing the best new book in the country about journalism and mass communication history. Rick’s book is The Holiday Makers: Magazines, Advertising and Mass Tourism in Postwar America (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). An earlier version of this work also won AJHA’s Best Doctoral Dissertation prize in 2009. Rick is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will receive the award and speak about his book at the AJHA conference in New Orleans in September.