Rice

About: Ms. Rice has more than 15 years of experience working as a health and medical journalist at some of the nation’s top news organizations. She now directs a professional master’s degree program that prepares students to cover health and medicine, and helps them to get hands-on experience creating digital content for Grady’s news services as well as for professional media organizations.

EDUCATION

M.A., Communication Studies, University of Miami
B.A., Film and Television, University of Notre Dame

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining the Grady College, Ms. Rice was the business of health care reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She has previously reported on health, science and medicine for Modern Healthcare magazine, the Cable News Network medical unit and The Blue Zones (a National Geographic project focused on longevity), and served as director of media relations for the American Cancer Society. She is currently a board member for the Association of Health Care Journalists, and is vice chair of AHCJ’s Right to Know committee, which advocates for transparency.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Mayo Clinic-Walter Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellow, May 2018
Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellow, November 2017
National Press Club Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow on Public Health, July 2017
Association of Health Care Journalist Comparative-Effectiveness Research Fellow, 2015
Mental Health America Media Award, June 2011
Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship from RTDNA, September 2011
NABJ, Health Journalism Award (African Americans & Bone Marrow Transplants), 2008
Columbia University Let’s Do it Better Award (Asian American Mental Health), 2008
Positively Outstanding Programming Award from Cable Positive (World Aid’s Day), 2008

Mattison

In addition to his work as a professor, Booker T. Mattison is an author and filmmaker. Mattison was the screenwriter and director for the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s story “The Gilded Six Bits,” which aired on Showtime.

In 2011, he released his second novel, “Snitch,” which received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Mattison’s debut novel “Unsigned Hype” was nominated for a South Carolina Book Award in the Young Adult Category. He is currently working on his third novel “Friendship Village.”

Prior to Grady College, Mattison taught at the College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn College and Regent and Hampton Universities.

Mattison received his Master of Fine Arts in film and television from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Norfolk State University.

Mattison will teach Screen Writing (EMST 4110) and Video Production (EMST 4250).

Reber

About: He teaches public relations, management, and writing. Research foci are public relations and health and crisis communication.

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Education

Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri
M.S., Journalism, University of Kansas
B.A., Speech and Drama, Bethel College

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Reber’s research focuses on public relations theory, practice and pedagogy.  He has published his research in the Journal of Public Relations Research, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication Management, and Newspaper Research Journal among others.  In addition, Dr. Reber has presented his research at numerous academic conferences.

Ethical challenges in an evolving digital communication era: Coping resources and ethical trainings in corporate communications Juan Meng, Solyee Kim & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study investigated the ethical challenges facing public relations professionals in today’s digital communication environment. Our research found nearly 60% of surveyed professionals reported that they faced ethical challenges […]

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Organizational Purpose, Culture, Crisis Leadership, and Social Media Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This chapter explores the importance of organizational purpose, culture, and leadership in weathering a social media crisis and the impact of stakeholders’ changing expectations on organizational responses. Organizations are […]

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Current Issues of Social Media and Crisis Communication Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: The standard advice in crisis communication is to respond quickly, but only with what is absolutely known to be fact. Social media have increased the potential for quick response, […]

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Ethical challenges in an evolving digital communication era: Coping resources and ethical trainings in corporate communications Bryan H. Reber, Solyee Kim & Juan Meng

Abstract: This study is motivated to investigate the ethical challenges facing public relations professionals in today’s digital communication environment. Our research found nearly 60% of surveyed professionals reported that they faced […]

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Leveraging the cybersecurity function to build influence and strategy: An empirical study of public relations professionals’ cybersecurity acumen Michael Cacciatore, Juan Meng & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study investigated PR professionals’ attention to and perceptions of cybersecurity, and their involvement in handling cybersecurity incidents. Preliminary findings include that practitioners in the US and Canada did […]

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Threat Assessments and Organization Resources for DEI and Ethics: Practitioner Insights on Sticky Crises Taylor Voges, Solyee Kim, JeongHyun (Janice) Lee, Sara Ervin, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: Organizations need to respond to sticky crises with speed and timeliness; this speed depends onhow communication practitioners assess threats and their organizations’ resources for the threats. Based on theoretical […]

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What Drives a Tough Call: Determining the Importance of Contingency Factors and Individual Characteristics in Communication Executives’ Stance Decision-Making through a Conjoint Analysis Taylor Voges, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: To further the understanding of how communication executives make tough calls in times of organizational-public conflict, we use a conjoint analysis to identify key drivers for organizational stance decision-making. […]

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Ethical challenges in an evolving digital communication era: Coping resources and ethics trainings Juan Meng, Bryan H. Reber & Taeyeon Kim

Abstract: This study investigates the ethical challenges facing public relations professionals in today’s digital communication environment. Specifically, we focused our research on the new ethical challenges in digital practice, the […]

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Breaking the sound of silence: Explication in the use of strategic silence in crisis communication Sung In Choi, Yan Jin, Youngji Seo & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: Crises present organizations with the “rhetorical exigency” to enact control (Heath, 2004, p.167). Silence is not an option. This study, as the first empirical examination of Le et al. (2019)’s seminal study […]

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Leading transitions in a traumatically changing working environment: Communication professionals adapt to COVID-19 impacts. Tong Xie, Bryan H. Reber, Juan Meng & JeongHyun (Janice) Lee

Abstract: The paper presents findings from an international survey of communication professionals on change leadership in communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the strong impact brought by the pandemic, communication […]

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Ethical challenges in an evolving digital communication era: Coping resources and ethics trainings. Juan Meng, Solyee Kim & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study is motivated to investigate the ethical challenges facing public relations professionals in today’s digital communication environment. Specifically, we focused our research on the new ethical challenges in […]

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Exploring the 2020-2021 North American Communication Monitor Bryan H. Reber and Juan Meng

Meng, J., Reber, B. H., Gower, K., Zerfass, A. (June 9, 2021). Exploring the 2020-2021 North American Communication Monitor. Facebook Live Webinar, invited and hosted by the Plank Center for […]

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Unintended Effects of Risk Communication: Impacts of Message Fatigue, Risk Tolerance, and Trust in Public Health Information on Psychological Reactance Youngji Seo, Bryan H. Reber & Yan Jin

Abstract: How individuals experience unintended effects of risk messages is an understudied area. Focusing on three types of unintended effects (i.e., message fatigue, risk tolerance, and psychological reactance) associated with […]

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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic, ethical challenges, gender issues, cyber security, and competence gaps in strategic communication. Juan Meng and Bryan H. Reber

North American Communication Monitor 2020-2021. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic, ethical challenges, gender issues, cyber security, and competence gaps in strategic communication.

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Leading transitions in a traumatically changing working environment: Communication professionals adapt to COVID-19 impacts Juan Meng, Bryan H. Reber, Tong Xie & JeongHyun (Janice) Lee

Abstract: The paper presents findings from an international survey of communication professionals on change leadership in communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the strong impact brought by the pandemic, communication […]

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Strategic Decision-Making for Public Relations: Determining the Importance of Contingency Theory Factors Through a Conjoint Analysis Yan Jin and Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study uses a novel approach, the conjoint analysis, as a way to investigate the interactions between three factor groupings of the contingency theory variables that are relevant for […]

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Assessing an Organizational Crisis at the Construal Level: How Psychological Distance Impacts Publics’ Crisis Responses Yan Jin and Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: To expand the existing scholarly literature on the nature of crisis, this study elaborates on the notion of crisis distance by 1) investigating its influence on publics’ crisis responses […]

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Best Practices for Corporate Communication Research Collaboration between University Research Groups and Industry Businesses and Organizations: A Structure and Function Analysis Yan Jin and Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify the best practices for corporate communication research collaboration between a university research group (URG) and outside businesses or organizations that systematically […]

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Research Report: Juan Meng and Bryan H. Reber

Meng, J., Berger, B. K., Heyman, W., & Reber, B. H. (2019). Public relations leaders earn a “C+” in The Plank Center’s Report Card 2019. Gender and hierarchy gaps widen, […]

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Book Published: North American Communication Monitor 2018-2019. Tracking trends in fake news, issues management, leadership performance, work stress, social media skills, job satisfaction and work environment. Juan Meng, Bryan H. Reber, Tong Xie & Solyee Kim

Meng, J., Reber, B. H., Berger, B. K., Gower, K. K., & Zerfass, A. (2019). North American Communication Monitor 2018-2019. Tracking trends in fake news, issues management, leadership performance, work […]

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The State of Crisis Communication Research and Education Through the Lens of Crisis Scholars: An International Delphi Study Bryan H. Reber and Yan Jin

Abstract: This Delphi study explores the status of crisis communication research and education qualitatively through the lens of 22 internationally recognized crisis communication scholars, systematically recruited and retained to serve […]

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Book Contract: Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness: Integrating Public Relations Scholarship with Practice Yan Jin, Glen Nowak & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract:: Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness shows how crisis communication plans and efforts for complex and challenging issues benefit when academic perspectives are connected with practitioner experiences. This book brings crisis […]

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How Financial Crisis History Informs Ethical Corporate Communication: Insights from Corporate Communication Leaders Camila Espina, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study explored how financial crisis history can inform corporate crisis communication practice across industries and over time. Thirty-eight interviews with chief communications officers (CCOs) and their counselors were […]

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How Financial Crisis History Informs Ethical Corporate Communication: Insights from Corporate Communication Leaders Camila Espina, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: This study explored how financial crisis history can inform corporate crisis communication practice across industries and over time. Thirty-eight interviews with chief communications officers (CCOs) and their counselors were […]

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Teaching Specialties

His primary teaching interests are public relations administration, public relations communication, and public relations campaigns.  He has also taught persuasion, campaign research and public opinion management on the graduate level.

Experience

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Reber worked in public relations at Bethel College, Kansas.  He has conducted research and consulted for the University of Alabama, Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, Sierra Club, Ketchum, Missouri Public Service Commission, and others.  He taught at the University of Alabama immediately prior to joining the Grady faculty.

Awards and Fellowships

He received the Ketchum/Institute for Public Relations, Scientific Methods And Research Techniques (SMART) Grant/Internship in 1999.  He has received top paper awards at the International Communication Association (2001) and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2003, 2000).

Kohn

About: Dr. Kohn teaches advanced screenwriting, producing for film/television, documentary film, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions Study Abroad Programs; directs Roger Ebert’s Film Festival; and produces feature films and television programs.

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Education

Ph.D., Communication, University of Illinois, May 1995
M.S., Radio/TV, University of Illinois
A.B., English Composition/Literature, University of Illinois

Research Interests and Activities

His scholarly interest include qualitative methodology, celebrity, writing for the screen, autobiography, new technologies and critical tourism as viewed through the interpretive prisms of cultural studies, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and the new ethnography.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kohn teaches courses in writing for the electronic screen, producing for film and television, and cultural studies.

Experience

Dr. Kohn produced Zulu Dawn starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O’Toole; the independent feature Somebodies, which premiered at Sundance (2006); Rain, the Bahamas’ first indigenous feature which premiered at Toronto (2007) and on Showtime (2010); the feature film Bottleworld (2010); he was Executive Producer on the BET television series Somebodies (2008); he was Producer on the feature length documentary Bayou Maharajah that premiered at the SXSW Festival (2013); he produced the Emmy Award-winning short documentary Ebertfest 2012; and he was Executive Producer on The 73rd, 74th  and 75th Annual Peabody Awards Specials for PivotTV/Participant Media (2014, 2015 and 2016).  He has served on juries and mentored screenwriters at the Atlanta, Hawaii, Kerala, and Bahamas International Film Festivals. He is a board member of the Arkansas Cinema Society.  And he is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the book Pursuing Hollywood: Seduction, Obsession, Dread (AltaMira Press, 2006).

King

About: Dr. King has taught advertising media planning, advertising campaigns and advertising research. Her research interests include advertising industry issues and health communication.

Dr. King officially retired in August, 2020, but she still advises some Ph.D. students and co-directs the Cannes Lions program.

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Education

Ph.D., Communications, University of Illinois
M.S., Advertising, University of Illinois
B.S., Advertising, University of Illinois

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. King’s research principally focuses on health communications and advertising industry issues. She has published her research in leading academic journals including Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Newspaper Research, Journal of Health Care Marketing and Journalism Educator. She was the editor of the 1994 Proceedings of the American Academy of Advertising Conference. In addition, Dr. King has presented her work at numerous advertising, marketing and mass communication academic conferences.

The influence of socialization agents on consumer responses to over-the-counter medicine advertising (OTCA) Karen Whitehill King and Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Abstract: This study examined the mechanisms through which attitudes toward OTCA in general and OTCA prompted behaviors are formed based on a consumer socialization framework. An online survey was conducted using […]

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Study finds Grady College Advertising/Public Relations excels in advertising research productivity. Hye Jin Yoon, Karen Whitehill King & Nathaniel J. Evans

Faculty and doctoral graduates in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in Grady College were the most visible authors or co-authors in the three leading peer-reviewed advertising research journals from 2008-2019, […]

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Putting Things into Context: A Meta-Analysis of Media Context Effects on Attitudinal Outcomes Karen Whitehill King

Abstract: The role of media context in advertising has been the subject of interest for marketers and media practitioners over the past fifty years. However, there remains a lack of […]

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The Effect of Media Multitasking on Ad Memory: The Moderating Role of Program-Induced Engagement and Brand Familiarity Karen Whitehill King

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of program-induced engagement on the amount of media multitasking (MM) and its subsequent impact on ad memory. It explored […]

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Journal of Advertising Research Best Academic Paper Award Karen Whitehill King

Eun Sook Kwon, (Grady PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology), Karen Whitehill King (University of Georgia), Greg Nyilasy (Grady PhD, University of Melbourne) and Leonard N. Reid (University of Georgia), (2019). […]

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In-Stream Video Advertising: Effects of Congruence and Advertisement Positions on Consumer Response Karen Whitehill King and Shuoya Sun

Abstract: This study examines the effects of ad-context congruence and ad positions on consumers’ response in an in-stream video advertising setting. Findings of the study indicate that, regardless of ad […]

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Viral Video Ads: Emotional Triggers and Social Media Virality Karen Whitehill King

Abstract: Previous studies have found that emotional arousal and emotional valence are important for video ads to be shared. As marketers are exploring new strategies to increase their viral effectiveness […]

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The Impact of Media Context on Advertising Memory: A Meta-Analysis of Advertising Memory Karen Whitehill King and Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Abstract: Media professionals and scholars have examined the influence of media context on advertising effectiveness for more than 50 years, but clarity regarding media-context effects remains lacking, amid an abundance […]

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Teaching Specialties

Her primary teaching interests are media planning, advertising account planning/research and advertising campaigns. With Margaret Morrision at the University of Tenneesee, Dr. King coauthored a textbook supplement, Media Buying Simulation. She is a member of the Graduate Faculty and was a participant in the UGA Lilly Teaching Fellows program. In 1999, she was named the Donald G. Hileman Educator of the Year by the American Advertising Federation’s Seventh District for her work with the University of Georgia Ad Club and campaign competition team.

Experience

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. King worked at Foote, Cone and Belding Communications, Inc. in Chicago as a media buyer/planner and a research supervisor. While on the faculty at UGA, she has been a visiting communication researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta working on their AIDS public service campaign and a visiting professor at Lintas in New York. She served as a research consultant to Searle, Sylvan Learning Centers, Promedica, WAGA-TV and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Awards and Fellowships

In September 2001, Dr. King was nominated to UGA’s Teaching Academy. The Academy recognizes excellence in teaching and exists to promote improved teaching throughout the University. Dr. King was named a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, UGA’s highest teaching honor, in 2016.

Kim

About

Dr. Kim teaches advertising core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on the interaction between advertising and branding in various consumer contexts. He is also the Executive Director of Grady Business and Public Communication Fellows Program, an international professional development program for communication practitioners and scholars, in cooperation with James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication (Advertising), University of Florida
M.A., Integrated Marketing Communications, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.S., Economics, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Kim’s research seeks to advance the knowledge of how advertising interacts with branding through scientific inquiries on the structural relationships among them and their effects on consumer memory and responses, as well as the development of measurement constructs and methods related to advertising and branding. Dr. Kim’s research activities include many publications in leading academic journals such as Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Advertising Research, International Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, among others, in addition to numerous refereed presentations and invited speeches at academic conferences and business venues. He is currently an Associate Editor of International Journal of Advertising and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Interactive Advertising. He was elected secretary of the 2021-2022 American Academy of Advertising Board of Directors.

Virtual Reality Experience in Tourism Advertising: Roles of Immersion and Advertising Engagement Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Jihoon Kim (Grady PhD alum), Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, and Jooyoung Kim. “Virtual Reality Experience in Tourism Advertising: Roles of Immersion and Advertising Engagement.” Presented at the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Annual Conference, […]

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Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Kate Fortmueller (2022). “Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work” Essential: Global Film and Television Production During the Pandemic. April 9-11. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. https://express.adobe.com/page/ZPOFOt9Mwpd9x/ Abstract: […]

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Into the Metaverse: State of Art and Research Agenda Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim (June 3). Into the Metaverse: State of Art and Research Agenda. This webinar is organized and hosted by EUPRERA (European Public Relations Education and Research Association). https://euprera.org/what-we-do/webinars/

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Advertising in the Metaverse Jooyoung Kim and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Jooyoung Kim (March 24). Advertising in the Metaverse. Panelist at the half-day American of Academy of Advertising pre-conference, which was designed and led by Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn.

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Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand personality and its influence on brand partner quality, brand attitude and consumer behavioral engagement Jooyoung Kim

Kwon, Eun Sook (Grady PhD alum) and Jooyoung Kim, “Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand personality and its influence on brand partner quality, brand attitude and consumer behavioral engagement,” International Journal of […]

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Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim has been reappointed for another term by American Academy of Advertising as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising.

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Faculty Fellow at the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim was invited to be a Faculty Fellow at the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The Institute’s faculty come from several departments and academic units at UGA, including Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, and Engineering.

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The Impacts of Skip Option and Time Display on Viewer Response to In-Stream Video Ads: The Role of Perceived Control and Reactance Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: The primary purpose of the current study is to examine how the presence of two digital ad features—an ad skip option and ad time display, representing behavioral and cognitive […]

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A second chance to protect yourself and others: The impact of interactivity and efficacy messages on influenza vaccination intentions in virtual reality Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Lee, Joomi (Grady postdoctoral research associate), Ahn, Sun Joo (Grace), Wu, D., Lin, J.-H., & Kim, Jooyoung. (2021). A second chance to protect yourself and others: The impact of interactivity and efficacy messages […]

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The effects of commercial breaks on ad and program memory: A neurophysiological study Jooyoung Kim

ABSTRACT: Though the commercial break (CB) is a common advertising strategy, the neural processing that CBs evoke and effective CB positioning remain unclear. We investigated the effects of CB interruption, […]

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Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand Personality and Its Influence on Brand Partner Quality, Brand Attitude, and Consumer Behavioral Engagement Jooyoung Kim

Eun Sook Kwon (Grady PhD Alum)and Jooyoung Kim (Forthcoming). Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand Personality and Its Influence on Brand Partner Quality, Brand Attitude, and Consumer Behavioral Engagement. International […]

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Brand Awe: A Key Concept for Understanding Consumer Response to Luxury and Premium Brands Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim, Hyejin Bang (Grady PhD Alum), and William Keith Campbell (Forthcoming). Brand Awe: A Key Concept for Understanding Consumer Response to Luxury and Premium Brands. Journal of Social Psychology. […]

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Using directional cues in immersive journalism: The impact on information processing, narrative transportation, presence, news attitudes, and credibility. Matthew Binford, Keith Herndon, Jooyoung Kim & Bartosz Wojdynski

Abstract: This study examined the effects of the use of directional cues in immersive journalism on information recall, attitudes towards a news story, narrative transportation, presence, and message credibility by […]

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The Effect of Brand-Health Issue Fit on Fast-Food Health-Marketing Initiatives Hanyoung Kim and Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: Recognizing that fast-food brands are increasingly interested in featuring health and wellness values in their marketing, this study investigated the effect of perceived brand-health issue fit on consumer responses […]

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Exploring the Effects of Ad-Task Relevance and Ad Salience on Ad Avoidance: The Moderating Role of Internet Use Motivation Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: This study explores the effects of ad-task relevance and ad salience on ad avoidance. Through structural equation modeling (N = 555), significant effects of ad-task relevance and ad salience […]

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Effects of Social Identity and Schadenfreude on Attitude toward Brand Sponsoring an Instant Replay Review: The Moderating Role of Rivalry and Suspense Jooyoung Kim and Jihoon (Jay) Kim

Abstract: Used during sport games to guard against incorrect calls by referees, instant replay review has provided sponsoring brands an additional advertising opportunity. Although instant replay video (IRV) encourages sport […]

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Advertising Nativeness as a Function of Content and Design Congruence Jooyoung Kim and Hanyoung Kim

Abstract: Despite high interest in native advertising, the definition and effectiveness of native advertising remain subjects of debate. To address this problem, we explored the nature of perceived advertising nativeness […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kim’s primary teaching areas are advertising and communication management, advertising campaigns, global advertising, advertising research, quantitative research methods, and data mining and analytics.

Experience

Dr. Kim has a wide array of experiences in advertising, communication, and business in both professional and academic settings. He is a member of various learned societies, including American Academy of Advertising (AAA), in which he has been involved and served in various capacities since 2002. He is also a frequent speaker and consultant for global firms, especially in South Korea, on topics related to advertising and branding. He was the visiting professor of digital media at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York City in 2016 through AEF (Advertising Educational Foundation). Before entering academia, he worked at Shinwon Corporation in South Korea as a full-time employee in accounting and finance.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Kim has received recognitions from several journals and academic communities, including Korea Advertising Society (2018, Best Research Award), Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2017, Top-read paper), International Journal of Advertising (2015, Best Article), American Academy of Advertising conference (2006, Best Conference Paper) and dissertation competition award (2003), and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference (2001, Top Paper in Advertising Division). Many student teams taught by Dr. Kim in his Advertising or IMC Campaigns course have won national awards and prizes seventeen times, including three Gold Awards (1st place) from Marketing EDGE’s Collegiate ECHO (2019, 2014, 2009) and the US-Canada Champion from InterAd competition (2002) sponsored by International Advertising Association.

Kavoori

About: Dr. Kavoori is currently engaged in a program of autoethnographic and narrative writing.

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Education

MFA, Narrative Non-Fiction writing, University of Georgia (currently enrolled).
Study in A Second Discipline (Ecology), University of Georgia.
Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Maryland, College Park.
M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
B.A. Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India.

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Kavoori works in the field of Transnational Cultural Studies. He has written or edited ten books and over fifty single (or co-authored) journal articles and book chapters on the subject of media and culture in a global context. His work has appeared in Media, Culture and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Cultural Studies / Critical Methodologies, Global Media and Communication, American Journalism, International Journal of Cultural Studies amongst many others. His books include The Logics of Globalization; Thinking Television and Global Bollywood. He is also the author of two books of fiction, including a novel, The Children of Shahida.

UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant  Anandam Kavoori

Anandam (Andy) Kavoori was awarded a UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant ($4,500) for a week-long workshop with the Munich Science Communication Lab (https://www.mscl.de/) at LMU. In addition, he will work […]

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Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests Anandam Kavoori and John Weatherford

Proposal written with Florida Institute of Technology. Dollar Amount: $117, 832.

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Asia’s shifting television landscapes Anandam Kavoori

Chadha, K. & Andy Kavoori (forthcoming). “Asia’s shifting television landscapes” in Kim. Y (ed.) Media in Asia (Routledge).  This article explores television landscapes in Asia. Exploring both past and emergent […]

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Re-making the World: Autoethnographic Interventions Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This collection of autoethnographic eco-poetry offers a pedagogical vision for environmental education in an age of Climate Change (and its denial). The poems reflect on the author’s efforts at […]

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Cricket, Media and the Nation: An autoethnographic exploration of three mediated moments in Indian cricket.  Anandam Kavoori

Andy Kavoori (2021): Cricket, Media and the Nation: An autoethnographic exploration of three mediated moments in Indian cricket. Abstract: This autoethnographic essay explores the media and cultural construct of key […]

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Dull as Dachau Anandam Kavoori

Andy Kavoori (2021). Dull as Dachau. Abstract: Dull as Dachau is a reflexive, autoethnographic account of the contrived engagement of American undergraduates (from a privileged background) of a class-mandated visit […]

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Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests John Weatherford and Anandam Kavoori

Proposal for “Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests’ submitted to NSF’s HEGS (Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences) Program.  Dollar Amount: $ 117, 832 (over three years). Kavoori and Weatherford will be […]

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Submitted Grant Anandam Kavoori

Kavoori, A. (Science Communication / Storytelling Lead). Proposal to NSF (25 million dollars over five years) for the creation of an ERC (Engineering Research Center) for Clean and Equitable Battery […]

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Other Notables Anandam Kavoori and Taylor Cole Miller

Andy Kavoori has been selected for a Fulbright award. He will serve as the Garcia-Robles-Fulbright Distinguished Chair in U.S. Studies at the Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico for the Spring […]

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Enhancing the understanding of tropical biodiversity: Developing conceptual models and underwater videos for communicating the importance of riparian-river connections in food webs in the Brazilian Pantanal Anandam Kavoori

“Enhancing the understanding of tropical biodiversity: Developing conceptual models and underwater videos for communicating the importance of riparian-river connections in food webs in the Brazilian Pantanal.” Global Research Collaboration Grant […]

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Global Postmodernity, World Music and the discourse of Authenticity: Insights from the Buena Vista Social Club Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This paper is a textual accounting of the world music phenomena (Buena Vista Social Club) across the realms of music, YouTube, social media and industry commentary. It develops a […]

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The Dreams of Nations: An Ethno-Story Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This post-colonial “Ethno-story” narrative is a contribution to new modes of narrative storytelling within the tradition of auto-ethnography, identity politics and subaltern studies.  Written as an exemplar, it weaves […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kavoori teaches a range of courses—Environmental Communication, Writing for Digital Media, Digital Storytelling, International Communication, Race, Gender and Media amongst many others. He directed Grady’s Costa Rica study abroad program from 2014 to 2019.

Experience

Dr. Kavoori has been a consultant to News Corporation, CNN International, Discovery Channel, amongst others. He was a faculty judge for The George Foster Peabody Awards for over twenty years. Dr. Kavoori has taught in study abroad programs developed by Grady/ UGA (Oxford University, Costa Rica and Cambodia), the UNO/ University of Innsbruck program in Austria and held a visiting position at Korea University (Seoul, Korea). Before joining academia, he was a journalist with media organizations in India and the United States.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Kavoori has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow and Mentor at UGA. In addition to awards for teaching in the Grady College, he has been nominated for both the Russell and Meigs Teaching Awards at UGA. He was a Service Learning Fellow and has been nominated by the Grady College (on three occasions) for the Distinguished Research Professorship at the University of Georgia. He was also invited to be a member of the UGA Teaching Academy.

Jones

About: Dr. Jones directs the George Foster Peabody Awards, and is Lambdin Kay Professor in the Entertainment and Media Studies Department.  His research specialty is television studies, with a focus on popular politics, satire and parody.  He is the author and editor of five books, including Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Civic Engagement (2nd ed.), Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era, and The Essential HBO Reader.

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Education

PhD: Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin (1999)
MA: Political Science, Auburn University (1993)
BA: Political Science, Auburn University (1985)

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Jones helped establish the field of Political Entertainment Television and Popular Politics.  He is the author and editor of five books, including Entertaining Politics: Satirical Television and Political Engagement, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010); Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (NYU Press, 2009); News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe (Routledge, 2012); The Essential HBO Reader (University Press of Kentucky, 2008).  He is also the author of almost 30 articles and book chapters on the intersections of popular culture and politics.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Jones teaches classes in Television Studies, Media and Politics, Popular Culture, Documentary Tradition, Media Studies, Theory and Methods in Critical/Cultural Studies, and Critical Analysis of Journalism.

Hume

About: Dr. Janice Hume teaches media history, ethics & diversity, and media credibility. Her research concerns American journalism history, public memory and media coverage of death.

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Education

Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri
M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri
B.J., University of Missouri

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Hume’s research focuses on the history of American journalism as it relates to American culture and public memory. Her latest book Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory (New York: Routledge, 2014) considers the relationship between journalism and history in building a national narrative. For her first book Obituaries in American Culture (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000), she read more than 8,000 obituaries published in newspapers in New York City, New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago and San Francisco, along with Niles’ Weekly Register and The National Intelligencer to show what they reveal about changing American values.  Dr. Hume’s second book Journalism and a Culture of Grief (Routledge, 2008) was co-authored with Dr. Carolyn Kitch of Temple University and considers the social construction of death in American media. She has also published research in a number of academic journals, including Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism History, American Journalism and Journal of Popular Culture.
She has presented papers at conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, American Journalism Historians Association, International Communications Association, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, International Society for the Study of Subjectivity and the Symposium on the Antebellum Press, the Civil War and Free Expression.

The American Founding in Public Memory Janice Hume

Abstract: This presentation concerned the role of journalism in forging early collective memory of the American Revolution. Journalists pre-dated history scholars by decades. Their stories of revolutionary events and people were […]

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Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize Janice Hume, Peggy Kreshel & Karen Miller Russell

Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association for best dissertation of the year.  […]

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Affordable Learning Georgia Pilot Grant for Developing an Open-Licensed Historical Game, $9,000. Game title: Justice in Georgia: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Memory of Leo Frank. Janice Hume

Abstract: The game will take place in two parts, in 1915 and 1986, in the aftermath of two of the most notorious crimes in Georgia history, the murder of 13-year-old […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Hume’s teaching interests include media history, ethics & diversity, and media credibility.

Experience

Dr. Hume spent twelve years as a newspaper reporter and features editor. She was lifestyle and arts editor at the Mobile Register (Alabama). Before coming to UGA, she served on the faculty of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kansas State University.

Awards and Fellowships

In 2012 Dr. Hume received the American Journalism Historians Association’s National Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has been named an SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow and to the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy. She has been twice named Journalism Department Teacher of the Year and has twice received the Roland Page Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by graduate students of the Grady College.

Hamilton

About: Dr. Hamilton teaches cultural, critical, and historical approaches to media studies. His research addresses alternative media and democratic communication.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Iowa
M.A., Communication, University of Washington
B.A., English/Communication, University of Washington

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on the history, theory and practice of alternative media and democratic communication. A central goal of his project is, first, to develop a historicizing critique not only of specific practices of democratic communications but also of their conceptualizations and forms. Second, but equally importantly, the project seeks to recontextualize, retheorize, and thus reconstitute the possibilities of democratic communications in the current era of digital media, globalization, and perpetual political, economic, and ecological crises. Dr. Hamilton’s books include “Democratic Communications: Formations, Projects, Possibilities” (Lexington Books, 2008; paperback edition 2009); “Alternative Journalism” (Sage, 2009), which is co-written with Chris Atton (Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland); and “Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising” (Routledge, 2017), co-edited with Robert Bodle, and Ezequiel Korin. He continues to publish research in leading journals such as Media, Culture, and Society, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, and Media History, and present his work at a variety of major academic conferences.

Panelist on “The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet.” Jay Hamilton

Abstract: This Author Meets Critics conversation (with Edward Timke, Duke University; Mara Einstein, Queens College, CUNY; Nora Draper, Univ. New Hampshire) focuses on Joseph Turow’s book The Voice Catchers: How […]

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Drone Journalism as Visual Aggregation: Toward a Critical History Jay Hamilton

Hamilton, Jay. “Drone Journalism as Visual Aggregation: Toward a Critical History.” Media and Communication 8(3), 2020. https://www.cogitatiopress.com/mediaandcommunication/article/view/3117/3117 Abstract: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs—commonly referred to as drones) in […]

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Jay Hamilton organized and led a panel titled “Mass Communication and Transnational Resistance: Independent Media Centers 20 Years On” Jay Hamilton

Jay Hamilton organized and led a panel titled “Mass Communication and Transnational Resistance: Independent Media Centers 20 Years On” at the Union for Democratic Communications international conference in Oakland. The panelists […]

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Narrativizing Climate Change Through Popular Culture Jay Hamilton

Vincent, Theodore*, and Jay Hamilton. (Forthcoming.) “Narrativizing Climate Change Through Popular Culture.”  The Peace Review. Abstract: This article attempts to explain lack of action taken to address climate change. It […]

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Boundary Production in Practice: Amateurs, Professionals, and Amateur Journalism in the 19th-Century United States. Jay Hamilton

Abstract: This paper investigates boundaries between professional from the amateur by investigating amateur journalism of the late 19th-Century United States. Amateur journalists wrote, typeset and printed journals of essays, commentary, […]

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Retheorizing Critical Media Literacy Jay Hamilton

ABSTRACT:  This paper addresses how theories of communication constitute the pedagogy of critical media literacy. An essentialist view of communication indebted to the philosophy of John Locke relies on a […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Hamilton teaches cultural, critical and historical approaches to media studies. He holds an appointment to the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Hamilton has taught First-Year Seminars and in the Grady@Oxford study abroad program. A research paper written by an undergraduate student he mentored in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities program won the prestigious national Alfred E. Seaman Award from the Advertising Education Foundation. Additional awards earned by former students include major international professional awards (such as an AKQA Future Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity) and scholarly awards (Dissertation of the Year from three major scholarly organizations.) In 2014 he was appointed a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor, the University’s most prestigious teaching honor to recognize superior teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Hamilton is also the recipient in 2003, 2009 and 2013 of the Grady College Roland Page Outstanding Faculty Award, which honors excellence in teaching at the graduate level.

Experience

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Hamilton taught at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and at the University of Iowa. In addition, he has worked as a copywriter for Corporate Communications at Microsoft Corp., and as a training coordinator at the law firm of Piper & Marbury L.L.P.