Professor Hector Postigo will give an invited talk titled “Participatory observation, participatory culture and interventionist research: When should we strive to be more than observers in digital culture?” at a symposium at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication on October 10, 2013. The details from the missing attachment in the previous announcement are here.
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Congratulations to Professor Kaibin Xu, whose article, “Theorizing difference in intercultural communication: A critical dialogic perspective,” has been published in Communication Monographs, Volume 80, Issue 3. The article is available here.
Professor Carolyn Kitch’s 1997 article, “Changing theoretical perspectives on women’s media images: The emergence of patterns in a new area of historical scholarship,” has been named as one of the top 50 classic articles published in Journalism Quarterly/Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as part of AEJMC’s centennial celebration. All of the articles are available here.
Professor Susan Jacobson’s article “Does Audience Participation on Facebook Influence the News Agenda? A Case Study of The Rachel Maddow Show,” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Eleven faculty and students from the Temple University School of Media and Communication will present at the International Communication Association conference in London June 17-21. They are:
Deb Cai, “Culture and Intercultural Experience as Predictors of Decision-Making Styles”
Jan Fernback, “Copyright and Digital Piracy”
Matthew Lombard, “Diverse Perspectives on Presence and Telepresence: An Introduction”
Patrick Murphy, “Media and the Politics of the Earth”
Donnalyn Pompper, “Outnumbered Yet Still on Top, but for How Long? Theorizing about men working in the feminized field of public relations in the U.S.” (Winner, best paper in the… Read more »
Academics from around the world converged in Philadelphia in October to further examine how media can mimic real-life interactions.
Temple University was the site of Presence Live 2012, an annual conference hosted by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR).
“Presence, short for telepresence, happens when people use technology and overlook at least part of its role in the experience, as when a telepresence conferencing system makes us feel as if we’re face-to-face,” explains Temple School of Media and Communication Associate Professor Matthew Lombard, president of ISPR.
Lombard was one of the first to identify presence through his graduate work … Read more »
The Mass Media and Communication Program’s faculty for the 2012-13 has been announced. MMC is the School of Media and Communication’s PhD program.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Nancy Morris presented “De lo normativo a lo practico: Nuevas direcciones para a investigacion en comunicacion participativa” (“From the normative to the practical: New directions for research in participatory communication”), co-authored with Silvio Waisbord, at the conference of the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC), May 9-11 in Montevideo, Uruguay (details about the conference are here). While in Montevideo, Morris was also an invited participant in a public roundtable discussion, sponsored by a Uruguyan think tank, on the role of communciation in development processes (details here).
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Professor Deborah Cai, STRC, MMC, is an author of an article in the April 2012 issue (Volume 38, Issue 2) of Human Communication Research. The article is titled “The Effect of Conflict Goals on Avoidance Strategies: What Does Not Communicating Communicate?”; the first and second authors are Qi Wang of Villanova University and Edward Fink of the University of Maryland.
Professor Barry Vacker, BTMM, doctoral student Angela Cirucci, MMC, and undergraduate Genevieve Gillespie, BTMM, will be part of a panel accepted for presentation at the 2012 International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Phoenix over Memorial Day weekend. The panel is titled “Whole Earth, Fragmented Cultures and Apocalyptic Futures: Visualizing Community and Destiny on Spaceship Earth” and the papers and participants are: