Grady faculty ready to share at AEJMC conference

Faculty from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be presenting research findings and participating in panels at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference August 6-9, 2015, in San Francisco.

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:

Wednesday, August 5

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — AEJMC Board of Directors Meeting. Maria Len-Ríos is on the board.

Thursday, August 6

8:15-9:45 a.m. — Hollifield, Ann “Early Career Guidance: Landing the First Faculty Job and Beyond” panel discussion co-sponsored by the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship division and the Graduate Student Interest Group.

11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m. — Ahn, Sun Joo, Fox, J., Clarke, C., Harris, H. and Greenleaf, W. “#Risk: Using social and digital media for effective risk messages” panel discussion.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Keib, Kate and Wojdynski, Bartosz, “Staying Alive: T.V. News Facebook Posts, Perceived Credibility and Engagement Intent,” paper presentation.

1:30-3:00 p.m. — Pjesivac, Ivanka. “Do demographics matter? Individual differences in perceived news media corruption in Serbia” paper presentation. This paper won second place in the Top Faculty Paper International Communication Division. There will also be a paper presentation by Pjesivac, Ivanka, & Imre, I. — “Cultural capital at its best: Factors influencing consumption of American television programs among young Croatians” in the International Communication Division.

1:30 p.m. — Hwang, Taisik; Espina, Camila, and Wojdynski, Bartosz, “The Influence of Twitter Sources on Credibility in Online News,” paper presentation.

3:15-4:45 p.m. — Jacobsson, A., Jacobsson, E., Hollifield, Ann and Vlad, Tudor — “The Impact of Market Competition and the Internet on Journalistic Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries” session as part of the MME business/members meeting. The paper is nominated as one of the best four faculty papers.

5-6:30 p.m. — Cacciatore, Michael A. and Eaddy, LaShonda. “The changing opinion dynamics around global climate change: Exploring shifts in framing effects on public attitudes” paper presentation.

5-6:30 p.m. — Wojdynski, Bartosz, “Examining the Practice and Ethical Implications of Native Asvertising for Public Relations and Advertising,” panel discussion.

Friday, August 7

7:00 a.m. Pjesivac, Ivanka will participate in the National Council of Kappa Tau Alpha honor society as UGA Chapter Advisor.

8:15-9:45 a.m. — Jin, Yan, Zhang, Y., Lee, Yen-I, Martin, E. and Smith, J. “The Effects of Framing and Attribution on Individuals’ Responses to Depression Coverage” paper presentation in the Communication Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  — Hollifield, Ann “Diffusion, Distribution, and Industry Dynamics” refereed discussion for the Media Management Economics and Entrepreneurship Division.

1:30-3:00 p.m. — Becker, Lee; Vlad, Tudor and Stefanita, O. — “Predictors of Faculty Diversification in Journalism and Mass Communication Education” presentation.

1:30-3:00 p.m. — Pjesivac, Ivanka, Geidner, N. W., and Miller, L. — “Using infographics in television news: Effects of TV graphics on information recall about sexually transmitted diseases among young Americans” paper presentation in the Visual Communication Division.

3:15 p.m. — Suggs, Welch “Women, violence and sports” panel discussion

3:15-4:45 p.m. — Himelboim, Itai; Jin, Yan; Reber, Bryan and Grant, Patrick “Informing Crisis Communication Preparation and Response through Network Analysis: An Elaboration of the Social-Mediated Crisis Communication model” paper presentation in the Public Relations Division.

5-6:30 p.m. — Wojdynski, Bartosz; Espina, Camila; Northup, Temple; Bang, Hyejin; Lee, Yen-I; and Sridhar, Nandita “Exemplification in Online Slideshows: The Role of Visual Attention on Availability Effects,” paper presentation.

7-9:00 p.m. Reception — AEJMC members from the University of Georgia and the University of Florida will gather for a reception at Bluestem Brasserie – Outdoor Terrace and Mezzanine. RSVP by July 31 to

8-10:00 p.m. Pjesivac, Invanka will receive the 2nd place Top Faculty Paper Award from the International Communication Division for her paper “Do demographics matter? Individual differences in perceived news media corruption in Serbia.”

Saturday, August 8

7-9:45 a.m. — Maria Len-Ríos is chair presiding of Publications Committee meeting

8:15-9:45 a.m. — Himelboim, Itai “Big Data, Friend or Foe? De-Stigmatizing the Use of Big Data to Advance Communication Research” panel.

12:15–1:30 p.m. — Acosta-Alzuru, Carolina, Culver, K., Schwalbe, C. and Royal, C. “Ten Top Teaching Tips” panel discussion.   

12:15-1:30 p.m. — Lee, Bill Law Division research paper discussion.

3:30-5 p.m. — Wojdynski, Bartosz “The Unbearable Filteredness of Being Online: Customization and the Media We Consume,” panel discussion.

3:30-5:00 p.m. — Meng, Juan and Berger, B. K. “Crucial Linkages in Successful Public Relations Practice: Organizational Culture, Leadership, Engagement, Trust and Job Satisfaction paper presentation at the Scholar-to-Scholar & Public Relations Education and Professions sessions.

5:15-6:45 p.m. — Herndon, Keith, “Profitability in Newspapers: Industry Benchmarking Data Shows Newspaper Industry Makes Money and is Less Risky Following Layoffs and Restructuring” paper presentation.

5:15-6:45 p.m. — Soloski, John and Martin, H.S. “Sharing the Pain? An Examination of CEO and Executive Compensation of Publicly Traded Newspaper Companies” paper presentation.

Sunday, August 9

9:15-10:45 a.m.  — Hume, Janice “Designing Studies in Media & Memory” panel discussion.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ahn, Sun Joo, Bostick, J., Ogle, E., and Bailenson, J. N. — “Embodying nature’s experiences: Taking the perspective of nature with immersive virtual environments to promote connectedness with nature” paper presentation in the  Communication Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division. Communication About the Natural Environment Session.

Date: July 30, 2015
Author:  Andrew Porter,
Contact:  Sarah Freeman,