tag: AEJMC Political Communication Interest Group: Sessions sponsored by the Poli Com IG at AEJMC 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sessions sponsored by the Poli Com IG at AEJMC 2011

Here are all the sessions sponsored by our group at the upcoming AEJMC 2011:

1) Tuesday, 11 am to 12:15 pm
-- Luncheon: Political Entertainment, Ethics, and the Midterm Elections.
  • Moderating/Presiding: Anne Golden Worsham, Brigham Young.
  • Panelists: William Babcock, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, editor, Gateway Journalism Review, former senior international news editor/writing coach, Christian Science Monitor; Jo Mannies, political reporter, St. Louis Beacon; William Freivogel, J.D., Southern Illinois-Carbondale, former editorial writer and Washington assistant bureau chief, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

2) Wednesday, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm -- PF&R Panel Session: How Much Influence Should Corporations Have on Political Campaigns?: The Effects of the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Case
  • Moderating/Presiding: Courtney Barclay, Syracuse
  • Panelists: Sandra Chance, Florida; Robert Kerr, Oklahoma; Jason M. Shepard, California State, Fullerton; Ed Carter, Brigham Young; Kevin Horrigan, deputy editorial page editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3) Wedneday, 1:30 pm to 3 pm -- Research Panel Session: The Impact of Digital Media on Political and Civic Engagement: Do Digital Media Matter?
  • Moderating/Presiding: TBA
  • Panelists: Bruce Bimber, California, Santa Barbara; Jacob Groshek, Erasmus; Ben Detenber, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Dhavan Shah, Wisconsin, Madison; Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Texas at Austin
4) Thursday, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm -- Luncheon: Honoring Maxwell McCombs, a Living Legend in Journalism and Mass Communication Education
  • Moderating/Presiding: Michel Haigh, Pennsylvania State and Tom Johnson, Texas at Austin
  • Speakers: David Weaver, Indiana; Paula Poindexter, Texas at Austin; Wayne Wanta, Florida; Donald Shaw, North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Maxwell McCombs, Texas at Austin
  • Description: Scholars, current and former graduate students, friends and colleagues will celebrate the contributions of Dr. Maxwell E. McCombs. Whether it is his groundbreaking agenda-setting research, mentoring of graduate students and young scholars, or dedicated service, Dr. McCombs’ impact has been instrumental to the growth of the mass communication field. Pre-registration is required.
5) Thursday, 5 pm to 6:30 pm -- Refereed Paper Research Session: Political Communication in the New Media Environment
  • Moderating/Presiding: Erik Nisbet, The Ohio State
  • Panelists: Porismita Borah, Maryville --- Examining News Frames in the New Media Landscape: Moderating Effects of Incivility in the Political Blogospher; W. Joann Wong, Indiana -- How Blog Use Affects Voter Behavior: Engagement, Expressiveness and Voting; Jae Kook Lee and Renita Coleman, Texas at Austin -- Investigating Media’s Agenda-setting Effects on Different Generations in the New Media Environment, 1976-2004; Ericka Menchen-Trevino, Northwestern -- Registered Voters on the Web: Looking for Information, Looking for Confirmation, Not Looking At All
  • Discussant: Tom Johnson, Texas at Austin
6) Thursday, 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm -- Business Session: Members’ Meeting

7) Thursday - Off-site Social. Location to be announced at the Members’ Meeting.

8) Friday 8:15 am to 9:45 am -- Refereed Paper Research Session: Emerging Topics in Political Communication
  • Moderating/Presiding: Guy Golan, Syracuse
  • Panelists: Michael Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Jing Guo, Maryland-- The Impact of Political Identity, Efficacy, and Selective Media Exposure on Political Participation: A Comparative Study of Young Adults in the United States and Hong Kong*; Colin Lingle and Damon Di Cicco, Washington -- Burned by the Spark: Tea Party Identity and News Media; Esther Thorson, Edson Jr. Tandoc and Mi Jahng, Missouri-Columbia -- Parenting Styles in Political Socialization: How the Path to Political Participation Begins at Home; Stephanie Edgerly, Melissa R. Gotlieb and Emily Vraga, Wisconsin-Madison -- Psychological Needs and Talk Show Host Style: News Effects in the Post-Broadcast Age
  • Discussant: Lauren Feldman, American
* Best Research Paper Award, Political Communication Interest Group

9) Friday, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm -- Scholar-to-Scholar Poster Session
  • Discussant: Stephen Banning, Bradley
  • Panelists: Kjerstin Thorson, Southern California -- Knowing is Half the Battle: Youth, Civic Norms and the Informed Citizen in Late Modern Society; Heather LaMarre, Minnesota and Kristen Landreville, Wyoming -- Humor Works in Funny Ways: Examining Humorous Tone as a Key Determinant in Political Humor Message Processing; Emily Vraga, Wisconsin-Madison -- Can I Support That Candidate’s Party? Implications of Disagreement with Party Candidates for Political Attitude; Sung Woo Yoo, Yonghwan Kim and Homero Gil de Zuniga, Texas at Austin -- A Free Bonus in the Internet: Incidental News-Exposure Effects on Political Knowledge, Online and Offline Participatio; John Williams, Principia College -- The Power of Local Political Debates to Influence Voters: An Experiment at the Congressional Level
10) Friday, 3:30 pm to 5 pm -- Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session

11) Saturday, 10 am to 11:30 am-- Teaching Panel Session: Teaching Political Communication Using Social Media
  • Moderating/Presiding: W. Joann Wong, Indiana
  • Panelists: Thomas J. Johnson, Texas at Austin; Cindy Royal, Texas State, San Marcos; Sharon Meraz, Illinois at Chicago; Marcus Messner, Virginia Commonwealth







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