UNC Hussman at AEJMC 2022
Fourteen graduating and returning graduate students, six faculty members and various alumni are scheduled to represent the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Aug. 3-6, 2022, at the 105th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, held in Detroit, Michigan. UNC Hussman Dean Raul Reis will be installed as the 2022-2023 Association for Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication president on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Associate Professor Deb Aikat will be installed as the 2022-2023 AEJMC president on Friday, Aug. 5, replacing Susan Keith '03 (Ph.D.) of Rutgers.
UNC Hussman scholars will participate in panel sessions and present authored or co-authored papers throughout the conference. Among the accepted papers are four recognized as top papers in their divisions, including two co-authored by Associate Professor Amanda Reid (pictured).
UNC Hussman faculty and student activities at AEJMC include:
Awards and honors
• Amanda Reid and Ph.D. student Evan Ringel '21 (M.A.) won a top faculty paper award for "Regulating facial recognition technology and the First Amendment."
• Amanda Reid and Isabela Palmieri ’22 (M.A.) won a second-place faculty paper award for "Copyright’s threat to shareability: A contractual solution via platforms’ user agreement to favor free embedding.”
• M.A. student Monica Crawford won a top student paper award for “Pronouns, framing, and (in)visibility: Considering the gender visibility frame.”
• Teresa Tackett '22 (Ph.D.) won a top student paper award for “It's a man's world: Examining gender bias in the advertising industry.”
• Pablo Miño '22 (Ph.D.) won a third-place student paper award for “Public relations, cultural diversity, and nation branding: Balancing regional and local identities in the promotion of Latin America abroad.”
Presentations and panels
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
• Deb Aikat will serve on the panel "International faculty in journalism and mass communication: Teaching, research, and administration."
• Kyla Garrett Wagner '15 (M.A.), '19 (Ph.D.) will moderate the panel "How a little goes a long way: Celebrating the winning research of the inaugural Michael Hoefges graduate student research fund", honoring the late Michael Hoefges.
• Madhavi Reddi '22 (Ph.D.) and Teresa Tackett '22 (Ph.D.) were selected as Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center Fellows.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022
• Ph.D. student Contia' Prince will present “Instagram faces and fashion nova bodies: Black women, cosmetic surgery and hyper-visual culture.”
• Raul Reis will serve on the panel “Making the invisible visible for minorities in academia: Understanding hidden bias in hiring, promotion, and tenure.”
• Deb Aikat will moderate the workshop "SPJ-AEJMC Google Media Storytelling Workshop."
• Ph.D. student Erik Brooks will present “Trickle down polarization? Investigating political polarization on college campuses and its effect on political minorities.”
• Tori Ekstrand will serve on the panel “Exploring the photo bill of rights.”
• Ph.D. student Andrea Lorenz, M.A. student Carolyn Schmitt, Shannon McGregor, and Ph.D. student Dan Malmer will present "'CNN CAN KISS MY AS$': Describing hyperpartisan U.S. news consumption and consumers from a 10k sample."
• Amanda Reid, Ph.D. student Shanetta Pendleton, and Joseph Czabovsky will present "Strategic media management & CSR: Longitudinal content analysis of news coverage of big tech transparency reports.”
• Tori Ekstrand will serve on the panel “Teaching, researching, and reporting on divisive concepts: Is there a chill?”
• Deen Freelon will serve on the panel “Navigating data collection collaborations between academia and social media companies.”
• Raul Reis will moderate the panel “Current issues: The future of our work.”
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022
• Rhonda Gibson will moderate the panel "Persisting in spite of state legislative efforts that harm marginalized individuals at work and home."
• M.A. student Monica Crawford will present “Pronouns, framing, and (in)visibility: Considering the gender visibility frame.”
• Tori Ekstrand and Ph.D. student Evan Ringel will serve on the panel “Memory laws, Critical Race Theory, and academic freedom.”
• Madhavi Reddi '22 (Ph.D.) will participate in an interactive session about her paper “Second generation media: Examining progress in South Asian American media representation.”
• Ph.D. student LaRisa Anderson will serve on the panel “Our song: Social activism and music of the Black church as experienced through the eyes and ears of Detroit.”
• Ph.D. students Heesoo Jang and Bridget Barrett and Shannon McGregor will present "Social media policy in two dimensions: Understanding the role of anti-establishment beliefs and political ideology in Americans' attribution of responsibility regarding online content.”
• Deb Aikat will present "Theorizing threats to journalism: Restoring trust in news media."
• Deb Aikat will serve on the panel "COVID-19 pandemic perspectives on media, technology and culture in South Asia."
• Lucinda Austin will serve on the panel "Hot topics, wicked problems and polarizing politics: The expanding social role of public relations."
• Francesca Dillman Carpentier will serve on the panel "The future of visual research and visual sensemaking: Shaping our tools, techniques, methodologies, and partnerships."
• Ph.D. student Contia' Prince will present “Selling bodies as billboards: Algorithmic gossip and bodily autonomy in female beauty vloggers.”
• Rhonda Gibson will present "The effects of journalistic routines on LGBTQ+ advocates’ efforts to influence media framing of religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws."
Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
• Amanda Reid and Ph.D. student Evan Ringel will present "Look who's reporting now: A content analysis of big tech's 2020 transparency reports."
• Amanda Reid and Ph.D. student Evan Ringel will present "Regulating facial recognition technology and the First Amendment."
• Suman Lee and colleagues will present "How ethical ideologies influence mask wearing in pandemic: The mediating role of moral obligation and threat to freedom."
• Teresa Tackett '22 (Ph.D.) will present “It's a man's world: Examining gender bias in the advertising industry.”
• Amanda Reid and Isabela Palmieri ’22 (M.A.) will present "Copyright’s threat to shareability: A contractual solution via platforms’ user agreement to favor free embedding.”
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
• Pablo Miño '22 (Ph.D.) will present “Public relations, cultural diversity, and nation branding: Balancing regional and local identities in the promotion of Latin America abroad.”
• M.A. student Monica Crawford will present “Women’s voice in digital sports media: A case study of a women’s only sports platform.”
Numerous other school alumni are also scheduled to participate in the conference. More details can be found on AEJMC’s website.
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