Grady College faculty and Ph.D. students will present their research at the AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C., August 5-9, 2018. (Photo: Photograph in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, via Wikimedia Commons)

Grady College faculty, and graduate students participate at 2018 AEJMC conference

Faculty and graduate students from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be presenting research findings, participating in panels and receiving awards at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference Aug. 5-9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

The AEJMC is an educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.

Below is the Grady College faculty and graduate students who are participating at this year’s conference.

Sunday, Aug. 5

3:30 p.m.— Jonathan Peters. Session: Key Developments in Communication Law, 2017-2018. Moderating/Presiding.

Monday, Aug. 6

10–11:30 a.m.— Lucinda Austin, Brooke Liu, Seoyeon Kim and Yan Jin. Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division Scholar-to-Scholar Session. Presenting paper “Exploring Differences in Crisis Literacy and Efficacy on Behavioral Responses During Infectious Disease Outbreaks.”

10-11:30 a.m.— Ruoyu Sun and Juan Meng. Presenting paper “The impact of source credibility and risk attitude on individuals’ risk perception toward GM foods: Comparing young millennials in the U.S. and China.”

10-11:30 a.m.— Hanyoung KimYen-I Lee, and Jeong-Yeob Han. Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division Scholar-to-Scholar Session. Presenting paper “Hope in the Depths of Despair: Theorizing about Hope in the Fear Appeal Context.” 

1:30-3:00 p.m.— Sarah Grizzle will serve on a research panel, entitled “Internet Behaving Badly: Evaluating Trolls, Harassment, and Online Antagonisms in the Social Media Landscape.”

3:15-4:45 p.m. — *María E. Len-Ríos, and Moy, P. Presenting paper “The effects of Latino cultural identity and media use on political engagement and vote choice in election 2016. Paper to be presented to the Minorities and Communication Division.

5–6:30 p.m.— Victoria Knight, Ivanka Pjesivac, and Micheal Cacciatore. Presenting paper “Otherization of Africa: How American media framed people with HIV/AIDS in Africa from 1987 to 2017.”

5-6:30p.m.— Ryan Kor and Bartosz Wojdynski. Presenting paper “Overloaded: The Impact of Visual Density on Advertising Recognition within Sponsored News Articles.”

*Third place paper, Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award

Tuesday, Aug. 7

8:15-9:45 a.m.— María E. Len-Ríos. Moderator, Research at the Intersection of Public Relations and Health: Paths for Publishing and Research Opportunities

10 a.m.— Karen Russell. Elected Standing Committee on Research Cornerstone Panel. Panelist on “Manuscript Reviews: Is This the Best We Can Do?”

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.—  Nate Evans. Panelist on the professional freedom and responsibility panel entitled, “Should Digital Partnerships Be Treated Differently Than Traditional Media Buys? The Ethically Blurred Lines & Legal Implications of Native Advertising & Influencer Marketing.”

1:30-3:00 p.m.— Michael Cacciatore and Sara Yeo. Panelist on the JMCQ Special Issue Research Panel Session on Social Media and Political Campaigning Around the World. Will present research on “Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge.”

3:15-4:45 p.m.— Itai Himelboim and Ann HollifieldCommunication Theory and Methodology and Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Divisions Teaching. Presiding during the panel session: Teaching Data Analytics.

5-6:30 p.m.— Yen-I Lee, Bartosz Wojdynski, Katherine Keib, Brittany Jefferson, Jennifer Malson, and Hyoyeun Jun. Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Poster Session. Presenting paper “All About the Visuals: Image Framing, Emoticons and Sharing Intention for Health News Posts on Facebook.”

5-6:30 p.m.— María E. Len-Ríos. Discussant, PR Division, Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Poster Session.

6:45 p.m.— Jonathan Peters will preside as the division’s chair of professional freedom and responsibility during the Law & Policy business meeting.

6-8:00 p.m.— Grady College Alumni Reception at Cuba Libre

Wednesday, Aug. 8

12:15-1:30 p.m.— María E. Len-Ríos. Invited Panelist, Communication Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division. Topic: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Science and Health Communication.

12:15-1:30p.m.— Bart Wojdynski will serve as discussant for a refereed research session titled, “The Cutting Edge of Communication Technologies.”

12:15-1:30 p.m.— David Isa and Itai Himelboim. Discussant, Scholar-to-Scholar Referred Paper Poster Sessions. Presenting their co-authored paper “Campaign Strategies on Twitter in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Real-time Event, Negativity, and Online Engagement.”

3:30- 5:00 p.m.— Janice Hume will moderate a teaching session titled, “Remembering, Forgetting and Nostalgizing 1968: The Year that Rocked Our World.”

Thursday, Aug 9

9:15-10:45 a.m.— Itai Himelboim. Panelist on the Communication Technology and Newspaper and Online News Divisions Teaching Panel Session. Topic: Practical, Theoretical and Ethical Challenges and Strategies of Teaching Digital Analytics.

11:00-12:30 a.m— Bart Wojdynski. Panelist on a teaching panel titled, “Teaching Code: Is it Still Relevant?”

12:45-2:15 p.m.— Ann Hollifield. Panelist on a professional freedom and responsibility panel titled, “Working Conditions for Women in Digital Workplaces.”

12:45 p.m.— Jonathan Peters. Presenting paper “Seeking clarity: European press rights at peaceful assemblies.”


Date: August 2, 2018

Editor:  Jessica Twine,