Missouri Journalism Students, Faculty to Present 44 Papers at International Research Conference

By Brian Jarvis
Master’s Student

Columbia, Mo. (July 29, 2010) — A total of 44 papers on an impressive range of journalism and mass communication topics will be presented by Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni at the 94th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention, slated for Aug. 4-7 in Denver.

Social media, Sunshine Laws, bloggers, health concerns, alternative news sources, corporate social responsibility, histories of newspapers and advertising, international news coverage and more are some of the topics to be discussed. The overall body of work collectively demonstrates the School’s commitment to research on important issues in mass media and communication.

AEJMC Denver 2010
AEJMC Denver 2010

As one of the largest and most significant journalism research conferences in the world, the four-day convention is expected to draw more than 2,000 journalism and mass communication educators. Missouri students and faculty also will participate in the conference as a panelist, moderator or discussant on the latest research, teaching issues and public service in the various arenas of journalism and mass communication.

Five papers to be presented received top honors. Assistant Professor Amanda Hinnant teamed with Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, on “‘Personally, I Feel Sorry for Her’: A Focus Group Analysis of Journalistic Coverage of Celebrity Health.” The paper took first place for the Best of Entertainment Studies Interest Group research paper competition.

Another paper by Hinnant, along with Hyun Jee Oh, doctoral student; Charlene Caburnay and Matthew Kreuter, Washington University in St. Louis, “Framing Health Disparity News: Effects on Journalists’ Perceptions of Newsworthiness,” also was named a top paper in the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Interest Group.

In addition, doctoral student JiYeon Jeong collaborated with visiting research scholar Nohil Park and Jung Ho Han, Yonsei University, on “Finding Publics within the Blogosphere: The Blogger Public Segmentation Model.” Their work was named Top Paper by the Korean American Communication Association.

Saleem Alhabash Seth Ashley Petya Eckler Aimee Edmondson Elizabeth Gardner Elizabeth Hendrickson Brian Hensel Mi Rosie Jahng
Bokyung Kim Jeesun Kim Anastasia Kononova Elizabeth Lance Hyunmin Lee Joonghwa Lee Young Ah Lee You Li
Adam Maksl Hans Meyer Hyun Jee Oh Chad Painter Hyo Jung Park Nohil Park Sun-A Park Mark Poepsel
Brian Schraum Ye Wang Wayne Wanta Erin Willis Rachel Young

Top row, from left: Saleem Alhabash, Seth Ashley, Petya Eckler, MA ’05, PhD ’10, Aimee Edmondson, PhD ’08, Elizabeth Gardner, Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Brian Hensel, PhD ’05, Mi Rosie Jahng. Second row: Bokyung Kim, Jeesun Kim, PhD ’09, Anastasia Kononova, Elizabeth Lance, Hyunmin Lee, Joonghwa Lee, Young Ah Lee, You Li. Third row: Adam Maksl, Hans Meyer, MA ’06, PhD ’09, Hyun Jee Oh, Chad Painter, Hyo Jung Park, Nohil Park, Sun-A Park, Mark Poepsel. Fourth row: Brian Schraum, Ye Wang, Wayne Wanta, Erin Willis, Rachel Young.

Doctoral student Adam Maksl and master’s student Brian Schraum received Top Student Paper in the Scholastic Journalism Division for their paper, “Protecting the ‘Impressionable Minds’ from the ‘Impressionable Minds’: The Third-Person Effect and Student Speech.”

The James J. Murphy Memorial Award for Top Faculty Paper in Cultural and Critical Studies Division went to journalism professors Tim Vos and Stephanie Craft, with help from doctoral student Seth Ashley, for “New Media, Old Criticism: Bloggers’ Press Criticism and the Journalistic Field.”

Suzette Heiman, professor in strategic communication and director of planning and communication, will receive the Presidential Award from current AEJMC president Carol Pardun. The award is given to “dedicated and long-serving AEJMC members by the current president, and recognizes distinguished service to journalism and mass communication education.”

Founded in 1912 in Chicago, AEJMC comprises more than 3,500 members around the globe. It serves to promote the highest standards for education in journalism and mass communication as well as to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living. AEJMC encourages a wide range of communication research and the implementation of a multicultural society in the classroom and curriculum.

The following refereed research papers were authored or co-authored by Missouri Journalism graduate students and faculty and will be presented at the conference. To view the entire program online, visit www.aejmc.org.

Advertising Division

  • Viral Advertising: A Conceptualization. Petya Eckler, MA ’05, PhD ’10, University of Iowa; Shelly Rodgers, journalism professor.
  • Brand Interactivity and Its Effects on the Outcomes of Advergame Play. Joonghwa Lee and Hyo Jung Park, doctoral students; Kevin Wise, journalism professor.

Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group

  • Bloggers’ Demographics, Blogging Activities, and Identity Disclosure. Nohil Park, visiting research scholar; JiYeon Jeong; doctoral student; Clyde Bentley, journalism professor.

Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Interest Group

  • Defining Obesity: Second-level Agenda Setting in Black Newspapers and General Audience Newspapers. Hyunmin Lee, doctoral student; María Len-Ríos, journalism professor.
  • Comprehensive Resource to Enhance Consumer Health Informatics Evaluation Research: A Description of a Pilot Project. Glenn Leshner, journalism professor; Rob Logan, U.S. National Library of Medicine; Glen Cameron, journalism professor; Brian Hensel, PhD ’05, University of South Dakota.
  • “Willing but Unwilling”: Attitudinal Barriers to Adoption of Home-Based Health-Information Technologies Among Older Adults. Rachel Young and Erin Willis, doctoral students; Mugur Geana, PhD ’06, University of Kansas; Glen Cameron, journalism professor.
  • Exploring the Role of Online Discussion in Improving Obesity-related Health Literacy: A Content Analysis of Health Literacy Domains and eWOM of The Biggest Loser League. Ye Wang and Erin Willis, doctoral students; Shelly Rodgers, journalism professor.
  • Missouri Analyzing Health Organizations’ Use of Twitter for Promoting Health Literacy. Hyo Jung Park, doctoral student; Shelly Rodgers; journalism professor; Jon Stemmle, project director.
  • Framing Health Disparity News: Effects on Journalists’ Perceptions of Newsworthiness. Amanda Hinnant, journalism professor; Hyun Jee Oh, doctoral student; Charlene Caburnay and Matthew Kreuter, Washington University in St. Louis.

Community Journalism Interest Group

  • The Public Sphere and Web-First Independent News Sites. Mark Poepsel, doctoral student.

Communication Technology Division

  • Facebook and the Self: How Self-Esteem, Satisfaction with Life, Self-Consciousness, and General Affect Inform Motivation and Intensity of Facebook Use. Saleem Alhabash, Hyo Jung Park and Young Ah Lee, doctoral students.
  • PeaceMaker: Changing Students’ Attitudes Toward Palestinians and Israelis Through Video Game Play. Saleem Alhabash, doctoral student; Kevin Wise, journalism professor.
  • Virtual Experience in Navigation: 2D Versus 3D from the Perspective of Telepresence and Flow. Joonghwa Lee and Hyunmin Lee, doctoral students; Kevin Wise, journalism professor.
  • The New News: Orienting to Structural Features and Information Introduced in Online News. Anastasia Kononova, doctoral student; Kevin Wise, journalism professor.
  • The Effects of High-Context and Low-Context Profile and Subjective Norm on Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions toward Social Network Sites. Bokyung Kim and Hyunmin Lee, doctoral students.

Cultural and Critical Studies Division

  • New Media, Old Criticism: Bloggers’ Press Criticism and the Journalistic Field. Tim Vos and Stephanie Craft, journalism professors; Seth Ashley, doctoral student.

Entertainment Studies Interest Group

  • “Personally, I Feel Sorry for Her” A Focus Group Analysis of Journalistic Coverage of Celebrity Health. Amanda Hinnant, journalism professor; and Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Graduate Education Interest Group

  • Canonical Correlation Analysis of Online Video Advertising Viewing Motivations and Access Characteristics. Joonghwa Lee and Hyunmin Lee, doctoral students.
  • Making the Case for Critical Media Literacy: Goals and Functions in Undergraduate Education. Seth Ashley, doctoral student.

History Division

  • Explaining the Origins of the Advertising Agency. Tim Vos, journalism professor.
  • “We Have No Newspapers-Dull, Dull.” American Civil War Media Dependency. Betty Winfield, journalism professor; Chad Painter, doctoral student.
  • Managing China’s Image Abroad: Justification and Institutionalization of International Propaganda in Republican China. Yong Volz, journalism professor.

International Communication Division

  • Making the Case for War: CNN and BBC Coverage of Colin Powell’s 2003 Presentation to the United Nations. Seth Ashley, doctoral student.
  • A Comparison of Consumers’ Reactions to Cause-Related Marketing in the US and China. Ye Wang, doctoral student; Weiping Hu, University of Shanghai.
  • Predicting International News Coverage: How Much Influence Do Gatekeepers Have? Beverly Horvit, journalism instructor; Peter Gade, PhD ’99, University of Oklahoma; Elizabeth Lance, master’s student.

Law and Policy Division

  • Avoiding the Prisoners’ Dilemma: Economic Development and State Sunshine Laws. Charles Davis, journalism professor; Aimee Edmondson, PhD ’08, Ohio University.

Mass Communication and Society Division

  • “Undressing the Words:” Analysis of Genre and Gender in the Use of Profanity, Misogyny, Violence, and Gender Role Presentation in Today’s Popular Music. Cynthia Frisby, journalism professor.
  • Political Knowledge and Participation in Teens during Low and High Political Interest Periods Surrounding the U.S. 2008 Presidential Election. Esther Thorson, journalism professor; Mi Rosie Jahng, doctoral student; Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri communication professor.
  • Advertisers’ Use of Model Distinctiveness: Main Model Characteristics in Cosmopolitan and Latina Magazines. María Len-Ríos, journalism professor; JiYeon Jeong, Elizabeth Gardner and Young Ah Lee, doctoral students.
  • What Are Americans Seeing? Examining the Gain and Loss Frames of Local Health News Stories. Hyunmin Lee, Young Ah Lee, Sun-A Park and Erin Willis, doctoral students.
  • Adolescent Development of Political Efficacy and Its Mediating Role in Political Socialization. Mi Rosie Jahng, doctoral student; Hans Meyer, MA ’06, PhD ’09, Ohio University; Esther Thorson, journalism professor.
  • Conceptualizing the Role of Gender in Journalistic Practice: A Pilot Study Examining Leverage. María Len-Ríos and Amanda Hinnant, journalism professors; JiYeon Jeong, doctoral student.
  • Effects of Media Use on Athletes’ Self-Perceptions. Cynthia Frisby, journalism professor; Wayne Wanta, Oklahoma State University.

Media Ethics Division

  • The Fifth Estate: A Textual Analysis of How The Daily Show Holds the Watchdogs Accountable. Chad Painter, doctoral student; Lee Wilkins, journalism professor.
  • Personal Ethical Orientations of Journalism Students, Their Association With Tolerance of Others, and Learning Cross-Cultural Principles. María Len-Ríos and Earnest Perry, journalism professors.

Minorities and Communication Division

  • Oversexualized Jezebels? A Content Analysis Comparing Race and Genre in the Sexualization and Objectification of Female Artists in Music Videos. Cynthia Frisby, journalism professor; Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, University of Missouri communication professor.

Newspaper Division

  • An Early History of Newspaper Agents. Tim Vos, journalism professor; You Li, doctoral student.
  • Young Voters Online News Use and Political Tolerance: The Influence of Alternative News Use to Argument Repertoire of College Students. Mi Rosie Jahng and Hyun Jee Oh, doctoral students.

Public Relations Division

  • Identifying the Synergy Between Corporate Social Responsibility. Hyo Jung Park, doctoral student; Bryan Reber, PhD ’01, University of Georgia.
  • When Cousins Feud: Advancing Threat Appraisal and Contingency Theory in Situations That Question the Essential Identity of Activist Groups. Jeesun Kim, PhD ’09, Grand Valley State University; Glen Cameron, journalism professor.

Scholastic Journalism Division

  • Protecting the “Impressionable Minds” from the “Impressionable Minds”: The Third-Person Effect and Student Speech. Adam Maksl, doctoral student; Brian Schraum, master’s student.
  • Authoritarians in the Front Office? Personality and Support for Expression Rights Among High School Principals. Brian Schraum, master’s student; Adam Maksl, doctoral student.

Small Programs Interest Group

  • How Facebook Influences Students’ Motivation to Learn, Affective Learning, Classroom Climate and Engagement. Young Ah Lee and Saleem Alhabash, doctoral students; Cynthia Frisby, journalism professor.

Korean American Communication Association

  • Finding Publics within the Blogosphere: The Blogger Public Segmentation Model. Nohil Park, visiting research scholar; Ji Yeon Jeong, doctoral student; Jung Ho Han, Yonsei University.

Updated: May 13, 2020

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