Faculty, Students, Alumni to Present Almost 90 Papers at Global Conference

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19 Papers Earn Top Awards; More Than 40 Missouri Journalism Scholars to Serve in Leadership Roles

Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2016) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present almost 90 peer-reviewed research papers – 19 of these earning top research awards – at the upcoming Aug. 4-7 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Minneapolis.

AEJMC Minneapolis 2016

Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present almost 90 peer-reviewed research papers – 19 of these earning top research awards – at the upcoming Aug. 4-7 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Minneapolis.

More than 1,500 scholars from the U.S. and abroad are expected to attend the 2016 AEJMC annual conference. Dean David Kurpius will host a Missouri School of Journalism reception for convention-goers from 8:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.

Seventeen top paper awards were earned in 12 divisions and interest groups: Cultural and Critical Studies; Electronic News; History; Magazine; Mass Communication and Society; Media Ethics; Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship; Newspaper and Online News; Scholastic Journalism; Small Programs; Sports Communication; and Visual Communication.

Earlier this year, Assistant Professor Brett Johnson was one of four international journalism educators to be named an Emerging Scholar by AEJMC. He will present his project during the conference.

In addition, more than 40 Missouri journalism scholars will serve as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders during the four-day conference. More than 1,600 scholars from the U.S. and abroad are expected to attend.

The annual paper competition attracted 1,557 submissions from some of the top educators and students in journalism and mass communication from around the world. Of this number, 774 were accepted for presentation at the conference. Roughly 11 percent of all accepted papers have a Missouri School of Journalism connection.

Founded in 1912 in Chicago, AEJMC is an international nonprofit organization composed of more than 3,700 faculty, students and administrators at journalism and mass communication schools from more than 50 different countries. AEJMC is dedicated to providing the means necessary to journalism and mass communication educators and students to foster generations of practitioners and educators dedicated to better professional practices and a more informed public.

Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni are identified in bold face.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • 2016 Emerging Scholar Project: Measuring New Norms of Intolerance Toward Extreme Speech: Assessing Public Opinion of Extreme User-Generated Content and the Extralegal Practices of Managing Such Speech, Brett G. Johnson, Missouri.
  • Third Place, $100 Prize: Digital News Sharing: The Role of Influence and Habits in Social Media News Sharing by Samuel Tham.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Kettering Foundation

  • Exploring Public Service Journalism: Digitally Native News Nonprofits and Engagement by Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.

Commission on the Status of Women

  • Monica Lewinsky and Shame: 1998 Newspaper Framing of “That Woman” by Tracy Everbach, PhD ’04, North Texas.
  • Reconstructing Collective Professional Identity: A Study of Women Journalist Associations in the Post-Second Wave Feminist Movement by Joy Jenkins and Yong Volz, Missouri.

Communication Technology Division

  • Enhancing Writing Quality with Virtual Reality Technology: 360o Images Give Journalists Information for Vivid Descriptions by Clyde Bentley, Joy Jenkins and Bimal Balakrishnan, Missouri.
  • Social Media and Data Analytics 63. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An Analysis of Mainstream and Social Media in the Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown by Tracy Everbach, PhD ’04, Meredith Clark and Gwendelyn Nisbett, North Texas.
  • The Viability of Peace Journalism in Western Media Environments by Kimberly Foster and Beverly Horvit, Missouri.

Communication Technology and Newspaper and Online News Divisions

  • Journalism, Silicon Valley, and Institutional Values: Discursive Construction of the Digital Disruption of News by Frank Russell, Missouri.
  • Motivations and Uses of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat: Which Platform Wins the Challenge Among College Students? By Mengyan Ma, Victoria Artis, Maggie Bakle, Florence Uwimbabazi, and Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Michigan State.
  • Structured Stories: Testing the Technical, Editorial, and Cultural Feasibility of a Computational Journalism Project by Frank Russell, Missouri; David Caswell, Structured Stories; Maggie Angst, Hellen Tian, Arthur Cook Bremer, Hui-Hsien Tsai, and Esther Thorson, Missouri.

Community College Journalism Association and Small Programs Interest Group

  • Teaching Access Through a Public Records Project by Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, Dayton.

Cultural and Critical Studies, Public Relations and Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Divisions

  • The Effects of Gain vs. Loss Framed Medical and Religious Breast Cancer Survivor Testimonies on Attitudes and Behaviors of African-American Female Viewers by Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Oklahoma.
  • Exchanging Social Support Online: A Big-Data Analysis of IBS Patients’ Interactions on an Online Health Forum from 2008 to 2012 by Fan Yang and Bu Zhong, MA ’00, Pennsylvania State.
  • How Journalists Characterize Health Inequalities and Redefine Solutions for Native American Audiences by Amanda Hinnant, Roma Subramanian and Rokeshia Ashley, Missouri; Mimi Perreault, PhD ’16, Appalachian State; Rachel Young, MA ’01, PhD ’13, Iowa; and Ryan Thomas, Missouri.
  • The NFL and Its Concussion Crisis: Adapting the Contingency Theory to Examine Shifts in Publics’ Stances by Douglas Wilbur and Danielle Myers, Missouri.
  • Talkin’ Smack: An Analysis of News Coverage of the Heroin Epidemic by Erin Willis, MA ’08, PhD ’11, and David Morris II, Oregon.
  • Using Visual Metaphors in Health Messages: A Strategy to Increase Effectiveness for Mental Illness Communication by Allison Lazard, Benita Bamgbade, Jennah Sontag, MA ’14, and Carolyn Brown, North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Communication Theory and Methodology

  • Attention Ecology of the Web by Anegla Xiao Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Harsh Taneja, Missouri.
  • Explicating the Meaning of Social Media Literacy by Jeremy Ong and Edson Tandoc, Nanyang Technological.
  • Millennials vs. Boomers: Using Behavioral Data to Compare the Digital News Networks of Two Cohorts by Stephanie Edgerly, Northwestern; Harsh Taneja, Missouri; and Anegla Xiao Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • The Social Media Mourning Model: Examining TieStrength and “Acceptable Loss” in Facebook Mourning Posts by Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Oklahoma; Sara Magee, Maryland; Jennifer Kowalewski, Georgia Southern and Ellada Gamreklidze, Utah State.

Cultural and Critical Studies Division

  • Top Faculty Paper, Third Place. Destabilizing the Nation-State: News Coverage of Citizenship in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 by Alejandro Morales and Cristina Mislan, Missouri.
  • Top Student Paper, Second Place. Doing Journalism and Sex Research: A Sociology of Knowledge Approach by Chelsea Reynolds, MA ’12, Minnesota.
  • From Overt to Covert: An Analysis of HIV/AIDS PSAs from 1989-1994 and 2009-2014 by Kellie Stanfield, Missouri.
  • Journalists’ Normative Discursive Constructions of Political Viewpoint Diversity by Tim Vos and David Wolfgang, Missouri.

AEJMC 2016 CollageElectronic News Division

  • Top Faculty Paper. Age Nothing But a Number? Experience’s Impact on Perceptions of Journalistic Norms by Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.

Electronic News Division and Community College Journalism Association

  • Out of Bounds? How Gawker’s Outing a Married Man Fits into the Boundaries of Journalism by Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological, and Joy Jenkins, Missouri.

Entertainment Studies Interest Group

  • Sex, Drugs and Sports “N” Divorce: How TMZ Satisfies Its Audience by Angelica Kalika and Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.

Graduate Student Interest Group

  • Clarifying the Concept of Journalistic Integrity: A Concept Explication by Kimberly Foster, Missouri.
  • Silicon Valley and the New Gatekeepers: A Conceptual Model of Risks and Potential Benefits for Journalism by Frank Russell, Missouri.
  • Social Media as a Resource in Social Movements: An Online Resource Mobilization Study of the Formation of Social Movement Organizations by Samuel Tham, Missouri.

History Division

  • Second Place Student Paper. The Espionage Conviction of Kansas City Editor Jacob Frohwerk: “A Clear and Present Danger” to the United States by Ken Ward and Aimee Edmondson, PhD ’08, Ohio.
  • News Ecosystem During the Birth of the Confederacy: South Carolina Secession in Southern Newspapers by Michael Fuhlhage, MA ’07, Sarah Walker, Nicholas Prephan and Jade Metzger, Wayne State.
  • Write on: An Analysis of the Role of the Underground Press in Three Cities by Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, Dayton.

International Communication Division

  • Characteristics of Exemplary Conflict Coverage: War and Peace Frames in Pulitzer Prize-Winning International Reporting by Beverly Horvit and Kimberly Foster, Missouri.
  • Attitude Change Among U.S. Adults After the Castro-Obama Announcement: The Role of Agenda-Setting by Jami Fullerton, Oklahoma State; Alice Kendrick, Southern Methodist, and Sheri Broyles, MA ’81, North Texas.

Magazine Division

  • Top Student Paper. The New Yorker’s Lillian Ross: The Literary Journalism Canon’s Neglected Eavesdropper by Annie Rees, Missouri.
  • Second Place Faculty Award. Towards a Typology of Magazine Digital Longform: How Is Online Literary Journalism Different from Print? by Aleksandr Gorbachev and Berkley Hudson, Missouri.
  • Home Computing’s Halcyon Days: Discourse Frames in Computer Magazines in the Mid 1980s by Terry Britt, Missouri.
  • Repairing the Gamer Community: Paradigm Repair in Early Gaming Magazines Nintendo Power and Sega Visions by Gregory Perreault, PhD ’15, and Malik Rahili, Appalachian State.

Magazine Division and Graduate Student Interest Group

  • Textual Analysis and Experimental Research by Miglena Sternadori, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Texas Tech.

Magazine Division and Small Programs Interest Group

  • Mapping New Territory: Using Storyboards for Multi-Platform Long-Form Visualization by Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Ohio.

Mass Communication and Society

  • Second Place Student Paper. The New Gatekeepers: Discursive Construction of Risks and Benefits for Journalism, Silicon Valley, and Citizens by Frank Russell, Missouri.
  • Amplified Gatekeeping: A Theoretical Proposal by Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological.
  • Domestic Violence and Sports News: How Gender Affects People’s Understanding by Erin Willis, MA ’08, PhD ’11, and Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado; Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological; and Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, Dayton.
  • Examining the Social Media Mourning Model: How Celebrities Are Mourned on Twitter by Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Oklahoma; Sara Magee, Loyola-Maryland; Jennifer Kowalewski, Georgia Southern and Ellada Gamreklidze, Utah State.
  • The Influence of Demographics and News Media Exposure on Philadelphians’ Beliefs About Poverty by Joseph Moore, Missouri and Esther Thorson, Michigan State.
  • In Twitter We Trust? Testing the Credibility of News Content from Twitter Sources Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Connecticut; Michael Schmierbach, Pennsylvania State; Alyssa Appelman, BJ ’08, MA ’09, Northern Kentucky; and Michael Boyle, West Chester.
  • See, Click, Control: Predicting the Popularity of Civic Technology for Social Control Brendan Watson, MA ’07, Michigan State.
  • Too Hard to Shout Over the Loudest Frame: Effects of Competing Frames in the Context of the Crystallized Media Coverage on Offshore Outsourcing by Volha Kananovich and Rachel Young, MA ’01, PhD ’13, Iowa.
  • Young Latinos’ Satisfaction with the Affordable Care Act and Insurance Preferences: The Role of Acculturation, Media Use, Trust in Health Sources, and Ideology by Maria Len-Rios, PhD ’02, and Yen-I Lee, Georgia.

Media Ethics Division

  • Professional Relevance Award. Moral Exemplars in Advertising: A Rhetorical Criticism of WPP Websites by Erin Schauster, PhD ’13, and Tara Walker, Colorado, and Margaret Duffy, Missouri.
  • Bias Against Bias: How Fox News Covered Pope Francis’ Climate Change Stance by Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological; Bruno Takahaski, Michigan State and Ryan Thomas, Missouri.
  • The Royal Family, the British Press, and a Hoax: Evaluating Journalistic Responses by Teri Finneman, MA ’10, PhD ’15, South Dakota State, and Ryan Thomas, Missouri.

Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division

  • Third Place Faculty Paper. Innovators or Entrepreneurs? How Students and Instructors View Entrepreneurial Journalism by Jane B. Singer, PhD ’96, City University London, and Marcel Broersma, University of Groningen.
  • The Effects on Native Advertising on Journalism by Seunghyun Kim, Oklahoma, Jocelyn Pedersen, Swansea; Doyle Yoon, MA ’99, PhD ’03, Nazmul Rony and Rahnuma Ahmed, Oklahoma.
  • Expanding TV’s Measurement Monopoly: Nielsen’s Inclusion of New Media Subfields by Andrew Yost, BJ ’14, MA ’15, and Harsh Taneja, Missouri.

Minorities and Communication Division

  • Trust and Credibility: Race and Its Effects on Audience Perceptions of News Information from Broadcast News and Anchors by Sadaf Ali, Eastern Michigan and Fred Vultee, MA ’04, PhD ’07, Wayne State.
  • Protesting Police Brutality in the United States by Aimee Edmondson, PhD ’08, Ohio.

Newspaper and Online News Division

  • First Place Student Paper, MacDougall Student Paper Award; Kappa Tau Alpha Award. #wjchat: Discursive Construction of Journalistic Values and Norms on Twitter by Frank Russell, Missouri.
  • Did Black Lives Matter? The Evolution of Protest Coverage After the Deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown by Danielle Kilgo, Rachel Mourao and George Sylvie, MA ’78, Texas at Austin.
  • Digital News Sharing: The Role of Influence and Habits in Social Media News Sharing by Samuel Tham, Missouri.
  • Giving In or Giving Up: What Makes Journalists Use Audience Feedback in Their News Work by Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological, and Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.
  • #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An Analysis of Mainstream and Social Media in the Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown by Tracy Everbach, PhD ’04, Meredith Clark and Gwendelyn Nisbett, North Texas.
  • News of the Future: Journalism Organizations’ Members Look at Content, News Practice, Their Jobs and Their Organizations by Fred Vultee, MA ’04, PhD ’07, Wayne State.
  • Understand It as a Professional Value, Ethical Construct and Set of Practices by Peter Gade, PhD ’13, Kevin Curran, Shugofa Dastgeer, Christina DeWalt, Desiree Hill, Seunghyun Kim and Emmanuel-Lugard Nduka, Oklahoma.
  • Who’s In, Who’s Out? Constructing the Identity of Digital Journalists by Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado, and Tim Vos, Missouri.

Participatory Journalism Interest Group

  • Networked: Social Media’s Impact on News Production in Digital Newsrooms by Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.
  • News and Local Information on Reddit: An Online Ethnography of Collective Gatekeeping by Frank Russell, Missouri.

Political Communication Interest Group

  • Does the Political Apple Fall Far from the Tree? Agenda-Setting in Tweens’ and Teens’ Agreement with Parental Political Beliefs by Esther Thorson and Di Zhu, Missouri.
  • How High School Classroom Experiences Influence Youth Political Knowledge and Participation: A Mediation Model by Esther Thorson, Joseph Moore and Benjamin Warner, Missouri.
  • Not Credible But Persuasive? How Media Source and Audience Ideology Influences Credibility, Persuasiveness and Reactance by Lelia Samson and Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological.
  • Questionable Democratizing Soft News Effects on Political Knowledge by Heesook Choi, Missouri.

Public Relations Division

  • The NFL and Its Concussion Crisis: Adapting the Contingency Theory to Examine Shifts in Publics’ Stances by Douglas Wilbur and Danielle Myers, Missouri.
  • Testing the Integrated Crisis Mapping (ICM) Model as a Predictive Tool for the NFL’s Concussion Crisis by Danielle Myers and Douglas Wilbur, Missouri.

Public Relations and Advertising Divisions

  • Cultural Adaptation in U.S. and Mexican Beer Ads: The Moderating Effect of Automatic Bias Against Hispanics on Eye-Tracking Measures by Yadira Nieves-Pizarro, Juan Mundel, Tao Deng, Guanxiong Huang, Duygu Kanver, Elishia Johnson, Michael Nelson, Rashad Timmons and Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Michigan State.

Scholastic Journalism Division

  • Top Faculty Paper. Journalists’ and Journalism Students’ Conceptions of Journalistic Roles: Potential for Change? Tim Vos, Marina Hendricks and David Wolfgang, Missouri.
  • Top Student Paper. Back to the Future: Vocational Anticipatory Socialization and High School Journalism by Marina Hendricks, Missouri.
  • Learning by Doing: Three-Phase Study Finds Disconnect Between Journalism Education and Professional Work by Goran Ghafour, Ren-Whei Harn and Scott Reinardy, MA ’03, PhD ’06, Kansas.
  • Shielding Students: Do State Shield Laws Extend to Student Reporters? Jonathan Peters, PhD ’13, and Peter Bobkowski, Kansas.

Small Programs Interest Group

  • First Place Paper. “Taking the J out of the J-School” Motivations and Processes of Program Name Changes by Matt Haught, Memphis and Erin Willis, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Colorado.

Sports Communication Interest Group

  • First Place, Faculty Paper Competition. Race and the Deep Ball: Applying Stereotypes to NFL Quarterbacks by Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado, and Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological.

Visual Communication Division

  • Second Place Faculty Award. Fungible Photography: A Content Analysis of Photographs in the Times Herald-Record Before and After Layoffs of the Photojournalism Staff by Tara Mortensen, South Carolina and Peter Gade, PhD ’99, Oklahoma.
  • Framing the Migration: A Study of News Photographs of People Fleeing War and Persecution by Keith Greenwood and T.J. Thomson, Missouri.
  • Politicians, Photographers, and a Pope: How State-Controlled and Independent Media Covered Francis’s 2015 Cuba Visit by T.J. Thomson, Missouri; Gregory Perreault, PhD ’15, Appalachian State, and Margaret Duffy, Missouri.
  • See It in His Eyes: Linking Nonverbal Behavior to Character Traits in Impression Formation of Politicians by Danielle Kilgo, Trent Boutler and Renita Coleman, MA ’97, PhD ’01, Texas at Austin.

Faculty and doctoral students who will serve as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders are: Margaret Duffy, Elizabeth Frogge, Amanda Hinnant, J. Brian Houston, Berkley Hudson, Joy Jenkins, Lynda Kraxberger, Mike McKean, Debra Mason, Earnest Perry, Keith Sanders, Ryan Thomas and Tim Vos.

Missouri School of Journalism alumni who will serve in these roles are:

  • Bob Britten, MA ’04, PhD ’08, West Virginia.
  • Carrie Brown, PhD ’08, City University of New York.
  • Sheri Broyles, MA ’81, North Texas.
  • Renita Coleman, MA ’97, PhD ’01, Texas at Austin.
  • Chang-Dae Ham, PhD ’11, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Maria Len-Rios, PhD ’02, Georgia.
  • Tracy Everbach, PhD ’04, North Texas.
  • Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado.
  • Teri Finneman, MA ’10, PhD ’15, South Dakota State.
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Ohio.
  • Anastasia Kononova, PhD ’10, Michigan State.
  • Elizabeth Lance, MA ’11, Northwestern, Qatar.
  • Jeremy Littau, MA ’07, PhD ’09, Lehigh.
  • Adam Maksl, PhD ’12, Indiana-Southeast.
  • Andrew Mendelson, PhD ’97, City University of New York.
  • Hans K. Meyer, MA ’06, PhD ’09, Ohio.
  • Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Oklahoma.
  • Marlene Neill, MA ’07, Baylor.
  • Janis Teruggi Page, PhD ’05, New Mexico State.
  • Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, Dayton.
  • Mimi Perreault, PhD ’16, Appalachian State.
  • Jonathan Peters, PhD ’13, Kansas.
  • Mark Poepsel, BJ ’02, PhD ’12, Southern Illinois, Edwardsville.
  • Chelsea Reynolds, MA ’12, Minnesota.
  • Charles Self, BJ ’83, Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma.
  • Erin Schauster, PhD ’13, Colorado.
  • B. William Silcock, PhD ’01, Arizona State.
  • Jane Singer, PhD ’96, City University London.
  • Miglena Sternadori, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Texas Tech.
  • Daxton “Chip” Stewart, MA ’04, PhD ’09, Texas Christian.
  • George Sylvie, MA ’78, Texas at Austin.
  • Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Michigan State.
  • Brendan Watson, MA ’07, Michigan State.
  • Dennis Wilcox, PhD 74, San Jose State.
  • Lee Wilkins, BJ ’71, Wayne State.

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