Category Archives: Media & Communication

PhD student earns large grant for dissertation work

Melissa Meade, a PhD candidate in the Media and Communication Program at Temple University, has received a $20,000 grant for fieldwork from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York City. The grant marks one of the largest external awards to a School of Media and Communication graduate student.

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M&C Alum Michelle Amazeen Receives Research Grant and Publishes Article

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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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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M&C Student Mike Plugh Receives MEA Award

Congratulations to M&C student Mike Plugh, whose paper, “The Global Village: Globalization and Media Ecology,” received the 2014 Linda Elson Scholar Award for Top Student Paper at the Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, which was held June 19-22, 2014 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Mike originally wrote the paper for M&C’s Globalization course taught by Professor Fabienne Darling-Wolf.

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M&C Student Chiaoning Su Publishes Article

Congratulations to M&C student Chiaoning Su on the publication of her article, “From Perpetual Foreigner to National Hero: A Narrative Analysis of US and Taiwanese News Coverage of Linsanity,” in the Asian Journal of Communication (volume 24, issue 5). You can find the online version 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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M&C Alum Sue Robinson Publishes Article

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.

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M&C Alum David Crider Publishes Review

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.

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