Missouri Journalism Faculty and Students to Present 31 Papers at 2006 ICA Conference in Germany

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Columbia, Mo. (May 25, 2006) — The Missouri School of Journalism will be well represented at this year’s International Communication Association (ICA) conference with 31 papers accepted, which were written or collaborated on by School faculty and student authors along with with other professors from the University of Missouri-Columbia and other universities.

The 56th annual ICA convention will be held June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany. Missouri faculty and graduate students conduct research all year long on mass media and communication issues in order to submit their results to the conference. This year’s breadth of work covers health communication, public relations, political communication, online communities and more.

Esther Thorson, associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, says that the School’s scholarly productivity continues to grow every year. “In every nook and cranny of the Missouri Journalism School, there are research groups analyzing data, spinning theories, and plotting new studies. It’s an intellectual environment in overdrive,” she said.

Missouri doctoral student Tayo Oyedeji was awarded the “Top ICA Student Paper” this year for his study, “The Relationship Between the Media Channel Credibility and Brand Equity of Media Outlets.” Another paper earned “Top Student Paper” honors in the Public Relations Division. “Circulation Sizes Tell Something About Public Relations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Reflection of Public Relations in News,” was submitted by Missouri journalism doctoral students Jeongsub Lim, Jiyang Bae, Hyo Jung Kim, Sun-A Kim.

Rebecca Norris, a junior journalism student, was one of few undergraduates with papers accepted at the conference. She collaborated with assistant professor Kevin Wise and graduate students Hyo Jung Kim and Arun Venkataraman on the study, “Automatic Attention Processes in Searching Versus Surfing for Information.” Another undergraduate, senior Katherine Roehrick, worked with assistant professor Paul Bolls on “Take It Nice and Slow: The Effect of Political Advertising Strategy and Production Pacing on Attention and Memory.”

“It’s great for undergraduates to have this opportunity,” said Bolls, an active ICA member. “The ICA is a great organization, and it is great that MU has a lot of representation.”

Bolls is one of six faculty members chosen to chair or participate in a conference session. Other professors leading sessions include Glen Cameron, Zoe Smith, Wayne Wanta, Betty Winfield and Kevin Wise.

The Media Ecology Association will be holding its conference in conjunction with ICA. The paper, “Hall/Hofstede vs. McLuhan: Sorting Out Cultural and Technological Forces Impacting U.S. and Korean Political Websites,” will be presented by Sungwook Hwang, MA ’03, and Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.

The International Communication Association was formed in 1950, bringing together academicians and other professionals with a shared interest in human communication. The Association maintains an active membership of more than 3,400 individuals, of which some two-thirds are teaching and conducting research in colleges, universities and schools around the world. Other members are in government, the media, communication technology, business law, medicine and other professions.

Missouri Journalism ICA Paper Acceptances

Communication and Technology Division

  • Features of Online Communities and Their Effects on Participation and Evaluation. Kevin Wise, MU journalism professor, Kjerstin Thorson and Brian Hamman, MU journalism master’s students.

Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division

  • A Comparative Analysis of the Framing of Conflict in Cancer News: Mobilizing African Americans to Better Health. Crystal Lumpkins, Missouri journalism doctoral student, María Len-Ríos, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professors.

Health Communication Division

  • Health Message Content and Form: Impacts on Memory and Persuasive Outcomes. Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor, Yoonhyeung Choi, PhD ’05, now at Michigan State University.
  • The Influence of Mass Media and Family Communication on Adolescent Smoking. I-Huei Cheng, PhD ’05, MA ’02, now at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, Louise Miller, MU nursing professor, Melissa Poole, Missouri journalism grant writer, Jane Armer, MU nursing professor, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • Defining Fear Appeals-Based Antismoking PSAs Using Izard’s Differential Emotions Scale. Yoonhyeung Choi, PhD ’05, now at Michigan State University, Glen T. Cameron, Glenn Leshner, MU journalism professors.
  • Evidence of Health Disparities in Cancer Coverage of African American Communities. Elisia Cohen, Charlene Caburnay, Doug Luke, Matthew Kreuter, St. Louis University, Glen T. Cameron, Shelly Rodgers, MU journalism professors.
  • Nurse-Patient Communication: The Influence of Involvement on the Nurse’s Role as a Social Model for Cancer Patients. Mugur Geana, PhD ’06, now at the University of Kansas, Anca Micu, PhD ’05, now at Sacred Heart University, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • Does Involvement Moderate the Effectiveness of Gain Versus Loss Framed Messages Alone? Chong Min Lee, MA ’91, now at Kookmin University, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • Generating Conflict for Greater Good: Contingency Theory as a Strategic Tool to Impact Health Disparities in African American Communities. Crystal Lumpkins and Jiyang Bae, Missouri Journalism doctoral students, Glen T. Cameron and Shelly Rodgers, MU journalism professors, Doug Luke and Matthew Kreuter, Saint Louis University.
  • Does News Represent Epidemiological Phenomena? The Burden of Cancer in News Coverage of 1988-1992. Jae-Hwa Shin, PhD ’03, now at the University of Southern Mississippi, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.

Information Systems Division

  • Automatic Attention Processes in Searching Versus Surfing for Information. Kevin Wise, MU journalism professor, Hyo Jung Kim, MU journalism doctoral student, Rebecca Norris, MU journalism undergraduate student, Arun Venkataraman, MU journalism master’s student.

Journalism Studies Division

  • The Relationship Between the Media Channel Credibility and Brand Equity of Media Outlets (Top ICA Student Paper). Tayo Oyedeji, MU journalism doctoral student.
  • Schooled for Success: “The Apprentice’s” Capitalist Curriculum. Bonnie Brennan, Temple University, and Margaret Duffy, MU journalism professor.
  • Markings on the Diptych: A Descriptive Study of Beliefs and Attitudes of Scientific Writers and Editors on Biotechnology and Scientists, Publics and Peers. Mugur Geana, PhD ’06, now at the University of Kansas, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • VNRs and Other Troublesome Issues: A Study of Broadcast Journalists’ Perceptions of Newsgathering Practices. Scott Reinardy, PhD ’06, now at Ball State University, Stephanie Craft, MU journalism professor.
  • Citizenship and Use of Traditional and New Media for Information and Entertainment. Esther Thorson, MU journalism graduate dean, and Margaret Duffy, MU journalism professor.
  • “Fatwa on the Bunny”: News Language and the Creation of Meaning About the Middle East. Fred Vultee, MU journalism doctoral student.
  • Foreign Correspondence About China: Gans’ Enduring Journalistic Values – Yesterday and Today. Betty Winfield, MU journalism professor, Yusuf Kalyango, MA ’04, MU journalism doctoral student.

Mass Communication Division

  • News Framing of Cancer Burden: News Value and Theme Frames in the News Coverage of Cancer Burden. Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor, and Jae-Hwa Shin, PhD ’03, now at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • The Joint Effects of Interest in Neighborhood & Community Issues & Interpersonal Communication on the Relationship Between Local Media Use & Sources of Social Capital. Kenneth Fleming, PhD ’05, now director of the MU Center for Advanced Social Research, Esther Thorson, MU journalism graduate dean.

Political Communication Division

  • Exploring a Presidential Discourse Model: A Framing Analysis of the Televised Bush-Kerry Debate. Jeongsub Lim, MU journalism doctoral student.
  • Take It Nice and Slow: The Effect of Political Advertising Strategy and Production Pacing on Attention and Memory. Katherine Roehrick, MU undergraduate journalism student, Paul Bolls, MU journalism professor.
  • Terrorism in Africa: A Study of First- and Second-Level Agenda Setting. Wayne Wanta, MU journalism professor, Yusuf Kalyango, MA ’04, MU journalism doctoral student.
  • Framing Terrorism in the U.S. and Ugandan Press: A Comparative Study of the Coverage of Joint Counterterrorism Efforts. Yusuf Kalyango, MA ’04, MU journalism doctoral student.

Public Relations Division

  • Circulation Sizes Tell Something About Public Relations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Reflection of Public Relations in News. (Top Student Papers Honors) Jeongsub Lim, Jiyang Bae, Hyo Jung Kim, Sun-A Kim, MU journalism doctoral students.
  • What You Say Is Not What They Read: Koreans’ Decoding Strategies on Corporate Prosocial News Stories. Jiyang Bae, Missouri journalism doctoral student, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • Integrated Crisis Mapping: Toward a Publics-Based, Emotion-Driven Conceptualization in Crisis Communication. Yan Jin, PhD ’05, MA ’02, now at Virginia Commonwealth University, Augustine Pang, PhD ’06, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • The Effects of Threat Type and Duration on Public Relations Professionals’ Cognitive, Affective, and Conative Responses in Crisis Situations. Yan Jin, PhD ’05, MA ’02, now at Virginia Commonwealth University, Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.
  • Building a Media Agenda on Prosocial Causes: How Issue Perceptions and News Values Work to Influence Effectiveness. Qi Qiu, Missouri journalism doctoral student, and Glen T. Cameron, MU journalism professor.

Visual Studies Division

  • Prisoner Abuse Photographs of Early 1930s Georgia Chain Gangs and Contemporary Abu Ghraib: Challenges to Photojournalism. Ronald E. Ostman, Cornell University, Berkley Hudson, MU journalism professor.
  • The Odd Amalgam of John L. Spivak’s 1932 Photographs, Undercover Reporting, and Fiction in Georgia Nigger. Ronald E. Ostman, Cornell University, Berkley Hudson, MU journalism professor.

Additional Faculty Participation in ICA Paper Sessions

Paul Bolls

  • Chair, “Examining Individual Responses to Information Processing,” Information Systems Division session.
  • Chair, Information Systems Interactive Paper Session.
  • Chair, “Mediated Messages and Information Processing in Individuals and Groups,” Information Systems Division session.
  • Chair, Processes and Effects Studies, Information Systems Division.
  • Chair, “Rethinking Concepts, Methods, and Modeling in Information Processing Research,” Information Systems Division session.

Glen Cameron

  • Chair, “Message Strategies: Emotional Appeals and Sensation Value,” Health Communication Division Session.

Zoe Smith

  • Chair, “Photographs as Narrative, Myth, and History,” Visual Studies Division Session.

Wayne Wanta

  • Respondent, “Media Framing of Social and Political Issues,” Political Communication Division Session.
  • Participant, Memorial Tribute to James W. Tankard, Jr. (1941-2005), Mass Communication Division.
  • Participant, Preconference: Messages from Abroad: Foreign Political News in a Globalized Media Landscape, Special Sessions Division.

Betty Winfield

  • Chair, Political Communication Top Faculty Papers, Political Communication Division.

Kevin Wise

  • Chair, “Keeping Human-Computer Interaction ‘Real’,” Information Systems Division Session.
  • Chair and Respondent, “Understanding Cognitive Processing of Media Messages,” Information Systems Division Session.

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