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Prof. Wazmah Osman Publishes Article

Congratulations to Professor Wazhmah Osman on the publication of her article, “On Media, Social Movements, and Uprisings: Lessons from Afghanistan, Its Neighbors, and Beyond,” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. More information about the article is available here.

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Prof. Kaibin Xu and M&C Student Jinjie Yang Publish Article

Congratulations to M&C student Jinjie Yang and Professor Kaibin Xu, whose article, “The Rejection of Science Frames in the News Coverage of the Golden Rice Experiment in Hunan, China,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in the next issue of Health, Risk & Society (Volume 16, Issue 4).

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Prof. Heather LaMarre Publishes Article

Congratulations to Professor Heather LaMarre, whose article, “Humor Works in Funny Ways: Examining Satirical Tone as a Key Determinant in Political Humor Message Processing” with co-authors Kristen D. Landreville, Dannagal Young and Nathan Gilkerson has been published in Mass Communication and Society (volume 17, number 3). More information is available here.

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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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