Grady College faculty and graduate students participate in 2019 AEJMC conference

Grady College faculty and graduate students participate in 2019 AEJMC conference

August 01, 2019

Faculty and graduate students from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will present research findings, receive awards and participate in panels at the 102nd annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference Aug 7-10, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.

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

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn is receiving the AEJMC Kreighbaum Under-40 Award. The Krieghbaum Under-40 Award is one of the AEJMC’s highest honors and is awarded to a single member under 40 years of age for outstanding achievement and effort in teaching, research and public service.

María E. Len-Ríos has been elected to a second term on the AEJMC’s Elected Standing Committee on Research.

Michael Cacciatore co-authored a paper, receiving the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Outstanding Research Article Award for “Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge.”

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


Tuesday, Aug. 6 

1-5 p.m. – Jonathan Peters is presiding over a pre-conference workshop, “Emerging Issues in Media Law.”

1-6 p.m. – Carolina Acosta-Alzuru is the speaker focusing on pedagogy in doctoral education in a pre-conference workshop for Graduate Directors.


Wednesday, Aug. 7

1:30-3:00 p.m. – Welch Suggs is a panelist on “The Future of Sports Magazines: Old Guard, New Niches.”

3:15-4:45 p.m. – Kyser Lough presents a refereed paper, “Journalism’s Visual Construction of Place in Environmental Coverage.

5-6:30 p.m. –Matt Binford (Grady Ph.D. student), Bartosz Wojdynski, Yen-l Lee (Grady Ph.D. student), Shuoya Sun (Grady Ph.D. student), and Andrea Briscoe (Grady Ph.D. student) present the refereed paper, “Who Paid for What? The Role of visual Attention to Content and Disclosures in Facebook Political Advertising.”


Thursday, Aug. 8

8:15-9:45 a.m. – Bartosz Wojdynski is the discussant for the session, “Top Faculty Papers in the Communication and Technology Division.”

8:15-9:45 a.m. Andrea Briscoe (Grady Ph.D. Student) will present the refereed paper, “Colton, Coitus, and Comedy: Male Virginity as a Punch Line on the Bachelor.”

8:15-9:45 a.m. – Joe Phua, Seunga Venus Jin (Emerson College), and Jihoon (Jay) Kim (Grady Ph.D. student), present a refereed paper, “Interaction Effects of Source Type and Message Valence in Instagram-based Advertising Messages about Veganism.”

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. – Juan Meng is a panelist for, “Empowering women in PR: Breaking through ethical and leadership challenges.”

11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m. Brittany Jefferson (Grady Ph.D. student) presents the refereed paper, “Summer of ’67: A Comparative Analysis of Coverage of the Detroit Race Riots.”

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. – Itai Himelboim is a panelist for, “Strategic Use of Social Media and Social Media Data for Science and Health Communication.”

5-6:30 p.m. – Bartosz Wojdynski, Ivanka Pjesivac, Jihoon (Jay) Kim (Grady Ph.D. student), and Matt Binford (Grady Ph.D. student), and Keith Herndon present a refereed paper, “Look Around and Learn: Effects of 360-Degree Video in Online News.”

5-6:30 p.m. –Logan Molyneux (Temple University) and Bartosz Wojdynski present a refereed paper, “Guilt by Association: How Chum Box Advertising Affects News Readers’ Perceptions.”

5-6:30 p.m. – Welch Suggs moderates a paper session, “Sports Branding, Promotion and Public Relations.”


Friday, Aug. 9

8:15-9:45 a.m. – John Soloski and Ryan Kor-Sins (University of Utah) discuss, “Hegemonic Masculinity in the 2016 Presidential Campaign: How Breitbart Framed Trump as the ‘Uber’ Male.”

8:15-9:45 a.m. – Jinho Joo, Yoon-Joe Lee (Washington State Unversity) and Hye Jin Yoon lead a theme discussion, “Independent Self-Construal and System-Generated Cues: Causal Attribution in Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns.”

9:30-11 a.m. – Yan Jin is a panelist on Faculty Panel at PR Division’s Grad Student Bruncheon, Theme: “Finding Your Niche”. [Offsite Location: Batch, 75 Victoria St]

10-11:15 a.m. – Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn awarded Hillier Kreighbaum Under-40 Award

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – María Len-Ríos, Patricia Moy (University of Washington) and Ivanka Pjesivac lead a theme discussion, “Latino Trust in Journalists and the 2016 U.S. General Election: An Analysis of Voter Responses.”

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Jonathan Peters presents a refereed paper, “I Also Consider Myself a First Amendment Lawyer.”

3-4:30 p.m. – Xuerong Lu (Grady Ph.D. student), Yan Jin, and Taeyeon Kim (Grady Ph.D. student) lead a theme discussion, “Information Vetting as a Key Component in Social-mediated Crisis Communication: An Exploratory Study.”

3-4:30 p.m. – Juan Meng is the discussant for the session, “Crisis Communication: Response Strategies.”

3-4:30 p.m. –Hyoyeun Jun (Grady Ph.D. student), Youngji Seo (Grady Ph.D. student), Andrea Briscoe (Grady Ph.D. student), Charan Ramachandran (Grady CURO undergraduate research fellow), and Bartosz Wojdynski will present a refereed paper, “Fighting the Tide: How U.S. Health Organizations use Twitter to Address the Opioid Crisis.”


Saturday, Aug. 10

11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. –DongJae (Jay) Lim (Grady Ph.D. student), Shuoya Sun (Grady Ph.D. student), and Bartosz Wojdynski present a refereed paper, “When Online Behavioral Advertising Mistargets: The Underlying Mechanism of Its Negative Impact.”