Greenlee School faculty announce AEJMC appearances           

A number of Greenlee School faculty and graduate students will present papers, serve on panels and moderate sessions at the 100th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) August 9-12 in Chicago and its accompanying preconferences.
 
AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals from around the globe. The Association's mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication. Its annual conference features sessions on teaching, research and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication - f rom advertising and public relations to electronic and online journalism to media management and newspapers.
 
 
Katie Anthony
 
The Impact of Social Networks
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
Anthony, a Greenlee graduate student, will present her paper, "Facebook: Antidote or Poison? A Study of the Relationship Between Facebook, Depression, and Older Adults" in this scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session, sponsored by the Communication Technology Division.
 
Sherry Berghefer
 
Advertising Division Top Paper Session
Friday, Aug. 11, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Berghefer, Jay Newell and Wallapak Tavanapong (professor in computer science at Iowa State) will present their paper, "Teaching Ad Tech: Assessing Collaborative Teaching in an Advertising, Computer Science, and Design Course" in this refereed paper research session, sponsored by the Advertising Division. Their paper received the Teaching Top Paper Award.
 
Jan Lauren Boyles
 
PhD Student/Early Career Preconference
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1 to 5 p.m.
Boyles is the lead organizer and moderator for this session, targeted at PhD students, that will share tips for navigating the job market and finding success on the tenure-track. The session is sponsored by the Newspaper and Online News Division and Graduate Student Interest Groups.

Refereed Research: Community and Public Engagement
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 10-11:30 a.m.
Boyles will moderate this refereed paper research session, sponsored by the Newspaper and Online News Division.
 
Tweet This: Two Weeks on the Social Media Frontlines
Thursday, Aug. 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
The 2016-17 class of Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media will share their practical takeaways for teaching social media. Boyles will lead the panel, sharing her experience at the Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) and the Greenlee School's visit from Glenn Smith,Watchdog/Public Service editor for the Post and Courier. The session is sponsored by Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Scripps Howard Foundation.
 
Executive Committee Meeting - Newspaper and Online News Division
Friday, Aug. 11, 7-8 a.m.
Boyles will lead the Newspaper and Online News Division executive meeting as incoming chair.
 
Refereed Paper Research Session
Friday, Aug. 11, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Boyles will present her research paper, "(Re)Crafting Neighborhood News: The Rise of Journalism Hackathons" in a research session sponsored by the Community Journalism Interest Group.
 
Michael Bugeja
 
Assessment: Come Get Your Questions Answered
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Bugeja will be a panelist in this plenary teaching panel session that will focus on how schools should be using assessment results to change how they're teaching. It's sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Research.
 
Internships and Careers Interest Group
Thursday, Aug. 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
Bugeja and Greenlee graduate student Melissa Garrett will present their paper "Making the Connection: Aggregate Internship Data as Direct and Indirect Measure Informing Curricula and Assessment" in this scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session. The paper is recognized as the Top Paper.
 
Daniela Dimitrova
 
Social Media and Voters: Challenges and Opportunities for Political and Civic Engagement
Friday, Aug. 11, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Dimitrova is organizing this session where a panel of experts will discuss the role of social media in politics. The research panel is co-sponsored by the Communication Technology and Communication Theory and Methodology Divisions.
 
So You Want to be an Editor?
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
Dimitrova is serving as a moderator for this panel, where she will also share her experience editing a special issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. The session will feature the presentation of the inaugural JMCQ Outstanding Research Article award.

Joel Geske
 
Being a Minority Faculty Member in Mass Communication in 2017: Challenges for the Professor; Opportunities for the Classroom and Our Professions
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30-3 p.m.
Geske will moderate this teaching panel session, which is sponsored by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Interest Group and Minorities and Communication Division.
 
Amir Joshi
 
Framing Cross-National Diplomatic Conflicts
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30-3 p.m.
Joshi, a graduate student, will present his paper, "Framing Diplomatic Conflicts: How Indian and Nepali Media Covered the Controversy Surrounding the Ratification of Nepal's Constitution in 2015" in this scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session, sponsored by the International Communication Division.
 
Su Jung Kim
 
The Interactive Consumer Experience
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
Kim will be the discussant in this scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session sponsored by the Communication Technology and Newspaper and Online News Division.

Suman Lee
 
Facebook and Search Engine Advertising
Thursday, Aug. 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
Lee and Greenlee graduate student Su Yeon Cho will present their paper, "Cultural Difference and Message Strategy of Global Brands: A Comparative Analysis on Facebook Fan Pages in the United States and South Korea" in this session sponsored by the Advertising Division.
 
Tracy Lucht
 
Women's Experiences in Broadcasting: Unequal Workplace Conditions for Women in Television News and Sports
Friday, Aug. 11, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Lucht will be the discussant in this PF&R panel session sponsored by the Electronic News Division and Commission on the Status of Women.
 
Jay Newell
 
Advertising Division Top Paper Session
Friday, Aug. 11, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Newell, Wallapak Tavanapong (professor in computer science at Iowa State) and Sherry Berghefer will present their paper, "Teaching Ad Tech: Assessing Collaborative Teaching in an Advertising, Computer Science, and Design Course" in this refereed paper research session, sponsored by the Advertising Division. This paper received the Teaching Top Paper Award.
 
Preparing the Next Generation of Advertising Practitioners: What Do Students Want and Expect?
Thursday, Aug. 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
Newell will be a discussant in this scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session sponsored by the Advertising Division.
 
Angela Powers
 
2016 Election: Perspectives on Coverage
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 10-11:30 a.m.
Powers will be the discussant in this referred paper research session sponsored by Electronic News Division.
Wald and graduate research assistant headed to Guam in July for research project

In the middle of the 20th century, the island of Guam suffered a mysterious and unprecedented loss of 10 of 12 native forest birds. The cause of this disappearance remained a mystery for several decades. In the 1980s scientists and local land managers began to test several theories about the disappearance of Guam's birds: disease, widespread spraying of insecticides by the military, including DDT, used on Guam during the Vietnam War, and the introduction of invasive species.  After years of field work and hypothesis testing, the scientific community identified a single predatory species, the brown treesnake, as the culprit behind the declines (Savidge 1987). 

Despite the scientific consensus linking snakes to bird loss, researchers on Guam have struggled to engage the public in efforts to manage snakes, restore forests and support bird recovery efforts. Supported by funding from the LAS Seed Grant for Social Science program, Assistant Professor Dara Wald and graduate research assistant Kimberly Nelson will be heading to Guam in late July to collaborate on a new research project with Assistant Professor Haldre Rogers and graduate research assistant Ann Marie Gawel from the department of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology (visit  Dr. Rogers' website  for more details about her research on Guam). 

The goal of this project is to identify public perceptions that may be limiting conservation on Guam, pinpoint the most trusted sources (individuals or organizations) of scientific information, and identify messages likely to be effective in encouraging conservation behavior. To accomplish these goals, the research team will conduct a series of focus groups and in-person surveys to identify public perceptions affecting conservation on Guam. This research will provide important preliminary information for future studies testing the effectiveness of conservation messages and public engagement in conservation actions, including the removal of invasive species and the reintroduction of native birds.
More Faculty News
Assistant Professor   Jan Lauren Boyles received the Greenlee School's Harry Heath/Lou Thompson Jr. Advising Award in May. She also presented her research, "From Storytelling to Social Action: How Civic Data is Reshaping Community Relationships" at the International Communication Association's conference earlier this summer. Boyles will present a refereed paper, "(Re)Crafting Neighborhood News: The Rise of Journalism Hackathons," at AEJMC. She is also organizing a preconference for PhD students at AEJMC. Boyles will also moderate a refereed paper research session and a panel session on the Scripps Howard Foundation's Visiting Professor Program. At the Chicago conference, Boyles will begin her term as chair of AEJMC's Newspaper and Online News Division.  Also this summer,  Boyles was an invited speaker at a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences alumni event in Washington, DC. This month, she is completing a book review for Newspaper Research Journal.

Professor Michael Bugeja's  new Oxford book, Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine is due out next month.  You can find news stories about the book at these hyperlinks:
Associate Professor Dennis Chamberlin reports the following:
Last week Associate Professor Dennis Chamberlin finished up his year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv where he taught in the top-ranked masters program in Ukraine.
The last month of the grant was busy with activities in addition to his normal teaching duties which continued until the first week of June. In mid May he delivered the keynote address at the University's "Open Days" weekend, lectured at the Lviv National Medical University and organized and hosted a group of American journalists that spent a weekend working with students. 
At the end of the month he presented at the Lviv Media Forum to a group of several hundred young journalists about effectively using visuals in online publications. A few days later, in Kyiv, he met a group of selected students from around the country and lectured at a Fulbright journalism workshop. 
A week later, he joined the Lviv Bicycle Club at their Mountain Training Camp and learned where his physical limits are: approximately 150km/day with over 1600 meters of climbing mountains. It was a humbling experience and he looks forward to returning to the flatlands of central Iowa!
Assistant Professor Su Jung Kim reports the following:

 

  • Research: Su Jung's first-authored paper, "Understanding the effects of different review features on purchase probability", has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Advertising. She presented the following papers at this year's ICA conference: "Differences in characteristics and perception of sponsored vs. organic reviews (co-authored with Dr. Ewa Maslowska)," and "A longitudinal analysis of media substitution between personal computers and mobile phones using Nielsen's PC-Mobile 2 screen panel data (co-authored with Dr. Hyemi Lee)." She will be presenting her co-authored paper and moderating a session at the American Academy of Advertising Global Conference in Tokyo in July.
  • Teaching: Su Jung attended the pre-conference on Computational Tools for Text Mining, Processing, and Analysis at ICA. This will help her improve her audience analytics course (497G) as well as update ADVRT/P R 301 by introducing emerging research methods in the field of Strategic Communication.
  • Service: Su Jung reviewed manuscripts for the International Journal of Communication and Service Science
Lecturer Lisa Munger Oakes is attending the National Conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors in Phoenix this week.
Assistant Professor Dara Wald reports the following:
  • Her first-authored paper, " Understanding the influence of power and empathic perspective-taking on collaborative natural resource management ," co-authored with E. Segal, E. Johnston, and A. Vinze of Arizona State University, was published in the   Journal of Environmental Management, a top journal in the field of sustainable development (4.01 Impact Factor).
  • Wald presented her first-authored paper exploring the relationship between source credibility and public support for climate change policy-making at the 2017 International Communication Association Pre-Conference: Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk and Disaster.
  • Wald and Honors student Emily Haberlack were awarded a 2017 Summer Research Grant.
  • Wald reviewed a manuscript for ACM: Transactions on Social Computing  
Student News & Accomplishments

The Spring 2017 semester ended with much success for Greenlee students. In case you missed them, check out these recent student accomplishments.

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