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Congratulations to Professor Brooke Duffy, whose book, “Remake, Remodel: Women’s Magazines in the Digital Age,” is now officially in print; details are here.
Brooke also recently presented the 2013 Social Thought Program Lecture in Communications at Pennsylvania State University. The title of her talk was, “The Romance of Work: Gender and Aspirational Labor in Contemporary Culture Industries”; more information is available here.
Congratulations to P rofessor Deborah Cai and M&C students Jennifer Midberry and Yuanxin Wang on the publication of the article “Modeling Topic Control to Detect Influence in Conversations Using Nonparametric Topic Models” by Viet-An Nguyen, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Philip Resnik, Deborah A. Cai, Jennifer E. Midberry, Yuanxin Wang in the journal Machine Learning. More information about the article is available here.
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.
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.
Congratulations to M&C student Maxine Gesualdi whose a rticle, “Man Tears and Masculinities: News Coverage of John Boehner’s Tearful Episodes,” will be published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Communication Inquiry.
A Fall 2011 special topic course inspired at least two Media and Communication doctoral students to submit their class papers for consideration and to earn publication in academic journals.
The course, “Social Identity and ‘Difference’ in Mediated Representations and Organizations,” was taught by Donnalyn Pompper, associate professor of strategic communication. She encouraged students to focus on the role of mass media and other forms of public communication in the shaping of social identity. Students explored intersecting dimensions of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and more to better understand issues of “difference” in relation to media and organizations. … Read more »
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.
Media and Communication PhD candidate Angela M. Cirucci earned the Top Paper Award March 22 at SMC’s annual Graduate Student Research Forum.
Her paper, “Facebook’s Many Faces: An Investigation in how Students Negotiate Their Online Identities,” examines how students at a historically black college combat or avoid racial stereotypes in their social media presence. She said studying students at an institution with mostly African-American students revealed an interesting dynamic between their online and real life identities.
“Offline, the students are allowed to explore their identities as just students, instead of black students. Yet, upon entering the Facebook world, they are … Read more »
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.
M&C student Kelly George’s article, “Self-Help as Women’s Popular Culture in Suburban New Jersey: An Ethnographic Perspective,” has been published in the Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. The article is available here.