Twenty-one faculty members and graduate students from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications are presenting their research studies and creative projects at the 104th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), which will be held virtually Aug. 4-7, 2021. Their projects cover topics including misinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic, health disparity, advocacy journalism, and diversity and equity issues in teaching and research. Additional the school’s members are scheduled to serve as moderators or discussants at the conference sessions. Below is the list of paper and panel presentations by the school’s faculty and graduate students.
Paper and panel presentations
Carol Holstead, panelist: Tips for Winning Collegiate Journalism Contests.
Hyunjin Seo, Yuchen Liu, Muhammad Ittefaq, Fatemeh Shayesteh, Ursula Kamanga and Annalise Baines, paper presentation: “International Migrants and COVID-19 Vaccinations: “Social Media, Motivated Information Management & Vaccination Willingness.”
Fatemeh Shayesteh, paper presentation: “The Anti-Execution Movement of Iranians on Social Media.”
Annalise Baines, Muhammad Ittefaq and Mauryne Abwao, paper presentation: “#Scamdemic, #Plandemic, or #Scaredemic: What Parleys Tell Us About COVID-19 Vaccine.”
Nhung Nguyen, paper presentation: “Strangers Helping Strangers in a Strange Land: Vietnamese Immigrant Mothers and Expecting Mothers in the USA use Social Media to Navigate Health Acculturation.”
Ursula Kamanga, paper presentation: “Assessing the Implications of Cervical Cancer Information Sources and its Barriers Among Latinas.”
Jerry Crawford, panelist: Mentorship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Career Development.
Genelle Belmas, paper presentation: “Too Many Cases, Too Little Time: What Instructors Choose to (Not) Teach in Media Law Courses.”
Chris Etheridge and Fatemeh Shayesteh, paper presentation: “From ‘Hunky Beefcakes’ to ‘Beautiful’ Homecoming Queens: Perpetrators and Victims in True Crime Podcasts.”
Teri Finneman, panelist: “Breaking Borders: How J-schools Should and (Shouldn’t) Fill Gaps Left by Shrinking Newsrooms.”
Vaibhav Diwanji, paper presentation: “Build Your Own Web Experience: Investigating the Effectiveness of Web-enabled Personalization through an Online Onteractive Tailored Video.”
Christopher Etheridge, paper presentation: “A Systematic Method of Cataloging Civic Information Infrastructure.”
Genelle Belmas, panelist: “The Future of Historical Research: Re-envisioning the Archive in the Age of Digitization.”
Mugur Geana, paper presentation: “The Growing Influence of Political Ideology in Shaping Health Behavior in the United States.”
Muhammad Ittefaq, paper presentation: “Critical Analysis of South Asian Advocacy Journalism Practices for Advocating Environmental Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Muhammad Ittefaq and Mauryne Abwao, paper presentation: “Understanding Public Reaction to Celebrity Suicide Cases in Online News Comments.”
Shola Aromona, paper presentation: “To Share or Not to Share? Political Actors and the Spread of Political Misinformation on Twitter.”
Jeff Conlin, paper presentation: “Using Machine Learning and Social Network Analysis to Understand the Motives behind the Spread of “Plandemic” Conspiracy Theory during COVID-19.”
Jerry Crawford, Joseph Erba, Amalia Monroe-Gulick and Pamela Peters, paper presentation: “Journalism and Mass Communications Resources and Open Access Perceptions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
Ayman Alhammad, Paper Presentation: “How China used Twitter to Repair Its Image amid the COVID-19 Crisis.”
Annalise Baines, Hyunjin Seo, Muhammad Ittefaq, Ursula Kamanga, Fatemeh Shayesteh and Yuchen Liu, paper presentation: “Race/Ethnicity, Online Information & COVID-19 Vaccination: Study of Minority Immigrants’ Internet Use for Health-related Information.”
Mugur Geana, panelist: Glen T. Cameron—2021 Recipient of the Paul J. Deutschmann Award.
Teri Finneman, paper presentation: ‘“I Didn't Know How We Were Going to Survive”: COVID-19’s Disruption of U.S. Community Newspapers.”
Jeff Conlin, paper presentation: “Facing the Strain: The Persuasive Effects of Conversion Messages on COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions.”
Teri Finneman, panelist: “Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History.”
Harrison Rosenthal, panelist: "Hate/Free Speech."
Serving as Moderator or Discussant
Teri Finneman, moderator: Demystifying Academic Speaker Fees.
Melissa Greene-Blye, moderator: Dismantling a Legacy of Misrepresentation: Critiquing the Past in Order to Improve the Present Coverage of American Indian Issues and Identity.
Genelle Belmas, moderator: Emerging Questions in Free Expression and the Exchange of Ideas.
Jerry Crawford, moderator: Hate/Free Speech.
Mugur Geana, discussant: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Topics.
Mugur Geana, discussant: Social Media in Health Communication.
Ever Figueroa, discussant: News and Emerging Media.
Joseph Erba, discussant: Social Media and Strategic Communication.
Genelle Belmas, moderator: When Gas Masks and Body Armor Are in the Journalists’ Toolkit: Training Future Journalists to Responsibly, Legally, and Safely Cover Protests and Racial Injustice.
Annalise Baines, moderator: How the News Shaped COVID and How COVID Shaped the News.
Christopher Etheridge, moderator: How the News Shaped COVID and How COVID Shaped the News.
Peter Bobkowski, moderator: Conceptualizing Journalism.
Hyunjin Seo, discussant: Communication Technology Gene Burd Top Faculty Research Paper Session.