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Grady faculty, graduate students to participate at 2017 AEJMC conference

Faculty from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be presenting research findings, participating in panels, receiving awards and more at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference Aug. 9-12, 2017, in Chicago.

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

In boldface type below are the names of the Grady College faculty and graduate students who are participating at the conference.


Tuesday, Aug. 8 (Preconference)

2-4 p.m.— Ivanka Pjesivac and Maria Len-Ríos. Workshop: Women Faculty Moving Forward: Breaking the Barriers.

3-6 p.m.—Lee B. Becker. Kettering exchange with journalism educators at AEJMC. Becker will be reporting on his teaching of the Journalism and Citizenship course at Grady College as well as a version of it he presented at Xiamen University in China this past summer.


Wednesday, Aug. 9

11:45 a.m -1:15 p.m.— María E. Len-Ríos. (SHER) Refereed Paper Research Session: Health Information and Misinformation Online. Moderating/Presiding.

1:30-3 p.m—C. Ann Hollifield. Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship and Newspaper and Online News Panel. Panelist on “What is the ROI on news panel?”

3:15-4:45 p.m.— Juan Meng, Yan Jin, Yen-I Lee and Solyee Kim. Public Relations Division High Density Top Teaching Paper Session. Presenting “Integrating Web and Social Analytics into Public Relations Research Course Design: A Longitudinal Pedagogical Research on Google Analytics Certification.”

3:30-4:45 p.m.—Joe Phua, Elaine Lin and Jay Lim. Advertising Division Presentation Session. Presenting “Examining E-cigarette Advertising through Social Media: Effects of Consumer-Celebrity Risk-Oriented Image Congruence and Parasocial Identification.”


Thursday, Aug. 10

7 a.m. — Ivanka Pjesivac will participate as UGA Chapter Adviser at the KTA breakfast meeting.

7-9:45 a.m.— María E. Len-Ríos will participate as a committee member/participant during the AEJMC Standing Committee on Research Business Meeting.

8:15-9:45 a.m. — Jessica Maddox. Cultural and Critical Studies Scholar-to-Scholar poster presentation. Presenting the paper, “Editorial Influence Beyond Trending Topics: Facebook’s Algorithmic Censorship and Bearing Witness Problems.”

8:15-9:45 a.m.— Yen-I Lee and Yan Jin. Public Relations Division Scholar-to-Scholar Session. Presenting paper “Crisis Information Seeking and Sharing (CISS): Scale Development for Measuring Publics’ Communicative Behavior in Social-Mediated Public Health Crises.”

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. María E. Len-Ríos will participate as a Fellow during the AEJMC Institute for Diverse Leadership (invitation only).

3:15-4:45 p.m.— Ivanka Pjesivac. Refereed Paper Research Session: Evolving Journalistic Role Perceptions from the Global Context. Presenting the paper “Perceptions of Media Roles among Journalism Students in Serbia, Croatia, and Macedonia: Does News Orientation Have an Impact?” co-authored with Iveta Imre, Arkansas and Katerina Spasovska, Western Carolina.

5 – 6:30 p.m.— Jun, H., Michael Cacciatore, Scheufele, D., Corley, E., Xenos, M., and Brossard, D. Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division Scholar-to-Scholar Session. Presenting Paper “Reevaluating regulation: Exploring shifts in public perceptions across different regulatory domains.”

5-6:30 p.m.— Hanyoung Kim, Sungsu Kim and Yan Jin. Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division Scholar-to-Scholar Session. Presenting paper “Consideration of Future Consequences and Persuasion: The Processing of Message about Intertemporal Behaviors.”

8:30-10:00 p.m.— International Communication Business Meeting. Ivanka Pjesivac will participate as the member of the executive board.

8:30-10 p.m.—Grady College Alumni Reception. Networking and social for Grady College alumni, faculty and students attending AEJMC and/or who reside in the Chicago area. Chicago Marriott – Magnificent Mile Avenue Ballroom.


Friday, Aug. 11

8:15-9:45 a.m.— Yen-I Lee. Public Relations Division Business Meeting. Receiving the Public Relations Division’s 2017 Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award.

8:15-9:45 a.m.— Ivanka Pjesivac and Grace Ahn. Research Roundtable Session: AEJMC 2017 Senior and Emerging Scholars. Will present report on preliminary results of the project “Virtual Reality Journalism: Emotions and News Credibility.”

8:15-9:45 a.m. — Kate Keib, Bartosz Wojdynski, Camila Espina, Jennifer Malson, Brittany Jefferson and Yen-I Lee. The Mobile Movement. Presenting the paper “Mobile Moves: Engagement, Emotion and Attention to Social Media Images on Mobile and Desktop Screens.”

12:15-1:30 p.m.— Michael Cacciatore. Mass Communication & Society Awards Luncheon. Receiving Mass Communicaion & Society Article of the Year Award.

12:15-1:30 p.m. — Jihoon (Jay) Kim and Joe Phua. Sports Communication Division Presentation Session. Presenting paper “Sponsor Advertisement Embedded in Instant Replay Video (AIRV): The Effectiveness of AIRV in Professional Tennis Events.”

12:15-1:45 p.m.— C. Ann Hollifield. Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Research Session. Discussant for “Top Faculty Research Papers, MMEE Division.”

1:45-3:15 p.m. — Kate Keib and Bartosz Wojdynski. Newspaper and Online News Division Session: The Era of Fake News. Presenting the paper “Fake News, Real Cues: Cues and Heuristics in Users’ Online News Credibility Judgments.”

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.— María E. Len-Ríos will participate as a panelist at the (CSWM, ETHC) PF&R Panel Session: Is Women’s Work (Never) Done? Gender and the Revaluation of Faculty Work.

3:30 – 5 p.m.— Elaine hih-Syuan Lin and Itai Himelboim. Research on Politics. Understanding Political Brand Communities from a Social Network Perspective: A study of the GOP 2017 Primary Elections.

3:30-5 p.m. — Michelle Amazeen and Bartosz Wojdynski. CTEC and NOND Scholar to Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session. Presenting the paper “The Effects of Disclosure Format on Advertising Recognition and Audience Perceptions of Legacy and Online News Publishers.”

3:35-5 p.m.— Jessica Maddox. “Brangelina, Beyonce, and Breaking the Internet: Evaluating Magazines in Postfeminist Times” Presenting the paper “#ThePersonalIsStillPolitical”: Teen Vogue, Instagram, and the Iconography of Resistance Feminism.”

3:35-5 p.m.— Jessica Maddox. Top papers in the Commission on the Status of Women Panel. Presenting the paper, “Hashtagging Docile Bodies: Postfeminist, Neoliberal, and Racialized Ways of Seeing in #StrongIsTheNewSkinny.”

3:30-5 p.m.— Jihoon (Jay) Kim and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn. Communication Technology Division – Interactive Consumer Experience. Presenting Paper “Virtual Tours Promote Behavioral Intention and Willingness to Pay via Spatial Presence, Enjoyment, and Destination Image.”

3:30-5 p.m.— Jihoon (Jay) Kim. Communication Technology Division – Self-presentation on Social Networks. Presenting Paper “Effects of Self-Presentation Strategies and Tie Strength on Facebook Users’ Subjective Well-Being.”

5:15-6:45 p.m.— Yan Jin. International Communication Division High Density Presentation Session. Presenting paper “Individualizing depression responsibilities on Chinese social media: Analyzing the Weibo framing of three key players.”


Saturday, Aug. 12

9:15-10:45 a.m.— Karen Russell. Public Relations History in the Classroom: Making More Time for Meaning-Making. PR and History division co-sponsored panel on teaching public relations history.

9:15-10:45 a.m. — Itai Himelboim. Digital Data, Computation, and Research in Journalism/Mass Communication Linking Methodological Innovations to Theory-Building.

9:15-10:45 a.m. Jihoon (Jay) Kim and Jooyoung Kim. Advertising Division Presentation Session. Presenting Paper “Brand Sponsorship of Sport Officiating Technology: Effects of Social Identity and Schadenfreude on Attitude toward Sponsoring Brand”.

11a.m.-12:30 p.m.— Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad and C. Ann Hollifield. Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Research Session. Presenting Paper “Predictors of Success in Entering the Journalism and Mass Communication Labor Market.”

Date: August 7, 2017