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Prof. Donnalyn Pompper Publishes Article

Congratulations to Professor Donnalyn Pompper, whose article, “Female Tunisian Revolutionaries, Leadership, and Social (dis)order in Global News Production,” has been published in Mass Communication & Society (volume 17, number 4). It’s available online here.

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Prof. Adrienne Shaw Publishes Essay

Congratulations Professor Adrienne Shaw on the publication of her essay, “The Internet Is Full of Jerks, Because the World Is Full of Jerks: What Feminist Theory Teaches Us About the Internet” in the latest issue of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.

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Prof. Donnalyn Pompper Publishes Book

Congratulations to Professor Donnalyn Pompper on the publication of her new book, Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations (Emerald). The first volume in a series on International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the book provides a critical interrogation of power and meanings of “difference” which suggests avenues for building theory and offers reasons why real commitment to diversity is needed, an endeavor that requires conscious and sustained effort. For more information see the article in SMC News and Events and the book’s entry on Amazon.

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Prof. Fabienne Darling-Wolf Quoted in Variety Article

Professor Fabienne Darling-Wolf is quoted in the Variety article ‘America’s Got Talent’ Has A Secret: Oddballs Welcome:

“I think perhaps what distinguished AGT from some of the other reality shows is the extent to which it democratizes the experience of appearing on TV and potentially winning,” said Fabienne Darling-Wolf, an associate professor at Philadelphia’s Temple University. “Because the show does not focus on a specific talent, like ‘American Idol’ or ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ or require you to do something painful most viewers would not want to do, like ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Survivor,’ and their many spin-offs, anyone can find something to relate to.”

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Prof. Donnalyn Pompper Publishes Article

Congratulations to Professor Donnalyn Pompper on the publication of the article “Assessing Instrumentality of Mission Statements and Social-financial Performance links: Corporate Social Responsibility as Context,” on which she is second author with Taejin Jung of SUNY Oswego, in the International Journal of Strategic Communication. More information, including the abstract, is available here.

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Prof. Fabienne Darling-Wolf Publishes Collection of International Media Chapters

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.

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Prof. Hector Postigo to Speak at Virginia Tech Event

Professor Hector Postigo will speak as part of the Plenary Panel for the Choices and Challenges Forum on Intellectual Property in the Digital Age hosted at Virginia Tech on February 27, 2014. He will discuss copyright law, cultural production and digital technology with Karin Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs; Paul Brigner, Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society; Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History at the University of Chicago; and Elizabeth Stark, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX at Stanford University. More information about the event can be found here. Please forward this to those you feel may find attending or following the Forum outcomes useful.

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Prof. John Edward Campbell to Present Paper at ICA

Congratulations to Professor John Campbell, whose paper titled “Whistle While You Work: The Immaterial Labor of Disney Fans” has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 22-26 in Seattle.

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Prof. Matthew Lombard and M&C Alum Matthew Jones Publish Article

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.

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Prof. Hector Postigo Interviewed About Digital Rights Movement

An audio interview with Professor Hector Postigo about his book The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright, is available on Human Sciences, a Temple Libraries’ blog. The interview is just over an hour long and can be found online here.

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