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PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Wenjing Xie (Assistant Professor)

Research:

  • Xie, W. & Zhao, Y. (2014). Is seeing believing? Comparing media credibility of traditional and online media in China. China Media Research, 10(3), 64-73.
  • Xie, W. & Newhagen, J. (2014). The effects of communication interface proximity on user anxiety for crime alerts received on desktop, laptop and hand-held devices. Communication Research, 41(3), 375-403.
  • Feng, Y. & Xie, W. (2014). Teens’ concern for privacy when using social networking sites: An analysis of socialization agents and relationships with privacy-protecting behaviors. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 153-162.
  • Feng, Y. & Xie, W. (2014). Digital divide 2.0: The role of social networking sites in seeking health information online from a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Health Communication. Published online on August 20, 2014.

Conference:

  • Xie, W. & Kang, C. (2014) Can you see me? Teenagers’ self-disclosure on social network site and regret of posting. Paper presented at the annual convention of AEJMC, Montreal, Canada, August, 2014.
  • Xie, W. (2014). Disentangling different activities on social network site and its relationship with mobile communication on social capital. Paper presented at the annual conference of         International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May, 2014.
  • Feng, Y. & Xie, W. (2014). Teens’ concern for privacy when using social networking sites: An analysis of socialization agents and relationships with privacy-protecting behaviors. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014.TeachingService"

 
 

Katherine T. Frith (Professor)

Research

  • Karan, K. & Frith, K.  (2014). “International Advertising and Global Magazines” in The Handbook of International Advertising Research, (edited by Hong Cheng), NY: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Feng, Y. and Frith, K. (forthcoming) “Cultural Differences in Cognitive Responding to Ads: A Comparison of Young American and Chinese Consumers”, Asian Journal of Communication.

Conference:

  • Frith, K. (2014) “Globalizing Beauty: A cultural History of the Global Beauty Industry.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, May, 2014.
  • Frith, K (2014). “Women's Magazines in China and the Beauty Ideal in China.” Paper at the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies (November, 2014).
  • Frith, K. (2014). “Beyond the Asian Gaze,” presented at Advertising Gender: A Comparison of East Asian Images through Time, Space, and Media.”  Panel presentation at the International Communication Association Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, May, 2014.

Other:

  • Visiting Research Fellow at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia (Spring, 2014). Kathy also conducted some research in Laos, Thailand and Singapore in the same period.

Dong Han (Assistant Professor)

Research:

  • Han, D. (2014). How the copyright law was (not) made: Intellectual property and China’s contested reintegration with global capitalism. International Journal of Communication, 8, 1516-1535.

Conference:

  • Han, D. (2014, May). “Law, lies, and cyberspace: The new Judicial Interpretation and the ambiguities of Internet regulation in China.” Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA.
  • Han, D. (2014, May). “To steal his book is not an elegant offense: Yan Fu and copyright in a transforming society in Late Qing China.” Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Han, D. (Panel organizer). (2014, May). “At crossroads: China’s digital policy and the global communications landscape.” Panel presented at the meeting of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Han, D. (Panel organizer and chair). (2014, May). “From postal networks to fashion magazines: Communications and information revolutions in Late Qing China.” Panel presented at the meeting of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Scott McClurg (Professor)

Research:

  • Bergbower, M., S.D. McClurg, and T. Holbrook.  Forthcoming. “Presidential Campaign Spending and Correct Voting from 2000 to 2008.” Social Science Quarterly.
  • Nir, L. and S.D. McClurg.  Forthcoming. “The Gender Gap in Political Discussion: Symbolic and Material Paths to Inclusiveness.’’ Public Opinion Quarterly. 
  • Bergbower, M., S.D. McClurg, and T. Holbrook.  Forthcoming. “The Partisan Content of Candidate Messages in Senate Elections.”  Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.
  • McClurg, S.D. and D. Lazer. 2014. “Political Networks.” Social Networks, 36:1-4.

Conference:

  • Sokhey, A.E., S.D. McClurg, C.A. Klofstad, J. Lyons, and J.D. Seib. (2014, ) "Political Disagreement, Information Searching, and Timing." Paper presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Gleason, S.A., S.D. McClurg, W. Eveland, and H. Song. (2014.) "The Structural and Personal Determinants of Political Disagreement in Social Groups." Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Other:

  • Series Editor, The Social Logic of Politics, Temple University.
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Political Behavior.

Peter Lemish (Visiting Assistant Professor)

  • Facilitator, Imagining Geographies, a College of Mass Communications and Media Arts, SIU-led civic engagement project.
  • Producer: 'Save the Levees', a promotional film created by Shawnee High School students in conjunction with SIU students in Civic Communication Collective.

Aaron Veenstra (Associate Professor)

Research:

  • Veenstra, A. S., Iyer, N., Hossain, M. D., & Park, J. (2014). Time, Place, Technology: Twitter as an Information Source in the Wisconsin Labor Protests. Computers in Human Behavior, 31(1), 65-72.
  • Veenstra, A. S., Hossain, M. D., & Lyons, B. A. (forthcoming). Partisan Media and Discussion as Enhancers of the Belief Gap. Mass Communication & Society.
  • Veenstra, A. S., Iyer, N., Park, C. S., & Alajmi, F. (forthcoming). Twitter as “a Journalistic Substitute”? Examining #wiunion Tweeters’ Behavior and Self-Perception. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism.
  • Scholl, R. M., Pingree, R. J., Gotlieb, M. R., & Veenstra, A. S. (forthcoming). “Here’s What You’ll Learn from This News Story: Prior Framing and Learning Reasons from News.” Electronic News.

Conference:

  • Veenstra, A. S., Jurkowski, E. T., Lyons, B. A., Hossain, M. D., Park, C. S., & McClurg, S. D.. (2014). “Social Identity Influences on Health Beliefs: An Examination of Identity Salience.” Paper invited to the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Veenstra, A. S., & Lyons, B. A. (2014). “How (Not) to Talk on Twitter: Effects of Politicians’ Tweets on the Whole Twitter Environment.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montréal, QC.
  • Veenstra, A. S., Lyons, B. A., Park, C. S., Iyer, N., Hossain, M. D., & Kang, C. S. (2014). “Social News Use, Social Talk: Facebook and the Social Mediation Model of Political Participation.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montréal, QC.
  • Hossain, M. D., & Veenstra, A. S. (2014). “Social Capital and Relationship Maintenance: Uses of Social Media among the South Asian Diaspora in the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montréal, QC.

Onyebadi, Uche (Associate Professor)

 

Research:

 

  • Onyebadi, U. & Alajmi, F. (2014).  Gratification in journalism practice: An assessment of Kuwaiti journalists’ perspective. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/1464884914557924

 

Conference:

  • Onyebadi, U. (2014, February-March). “Summons from The Hague: Assessing Kenya & African Union’s Response to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial date with the International Criminal Court.” Panel presentation at the AEJMC MidWinter Conference at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Onyebadi, U. & Hossain, M. D. (2014, June). “Running Blindfolded? The Challenge of Atheoretical Studies in Communication Research.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, Washington State. 
  • Onyebadi, U. & Alajmi, F. (2014, July). "Women, journalism and professional attitudes: Evaluating male journalists’ assessment of their female counterparts in Kuwait." Paper presented at the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) conference in Hyderabad, India.
  • Onyebadi, U. & Fawaz, A. (2014, August). “Gratification in journalism practice: An assessment of Kuwaiti journalists’ perspective.” Paper presented at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal, Canada.

Other:

  • Director, SIU School of Journalism (August, 2014).
  • Chair of the Board of the Institute for International Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, (2013-2015).
  • Associate Editorial Board member, Communication Studies Journal (2013-2015), North Dakota State University.

Narayanan Iyer (Assistant Professor)

Research:

  • Veenstra, A, Iyer, N., Mohammed, H, & Park, J. (2014). Time, Place, Technology: Twitter as an Information Source in the Wisconsin Labor Protests. Computers in Human Behavior, 31(1): 65-72.
  • Veenstra, A, Iyer, N., Alajmi F, Subramanian, R, & Park, C. (2014). Twitter as ‘a

Journalistic Substitute’? Examining #wiunion Tweeters’ Behavior and SelfPerception. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism. Published Online: Feb 21, 2014.

  • Veenstra, A., Iyer, N., Xie, W., Lyons, B., Park, C., & Feng, Y. “Come Together, Right Now: Retweeting in the Social Model of Protest Mobilization,” In N. Rambukkana (ed.), Hashtag Publics: The Power and Politics of Networked Discourse Communities. Forthcoming, Peter Lang.

Conference:

  • Veenstra, A., Lyons, B., Park, C., & Iyer, N., Hossain, D., & Kang, C. (2014, August). “Social News Use, Social Talk: Facebook and the Social Mediation Model of Political

Participation,” Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, in Montréal, QC.

Kavita Karan (Professor)

Research:

  • Park, C. & Karan, K. (2014): Unraveling the relationships between mobile phone usage patterns, political efficacy, political trust, and political participation in South Korea. Asian Journal of Communication, Singapore. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2014.892146.
  • Frith, K. T. & Karan, K.  (2014). Magazines and International Advertising. In Hong Chen (Ed). Handbook of International Advertising Research. Handbooks in Communication and the Media. John Wiley & sons Ltd. USA: Wiley Blackwell.

Conference:

  • Schaefer, D. & Karan, K. (2014, May). “Bollywood and the Consumerist Shift: Tracking the Modernization of Contemporary Hindi Cinema.” Paper presented at International Communication Association conference, Seattle USA.
  • Fu Tao & Karan, K. (2014, June). “How big is the world you can explore? A study of Chinese college students’ search behavior via search engines.” Paper presented at the International Conference on New Horizons. Paris, France.
  • Karan, K. & Johnson, J. H. (2014, July). “Commercializing Men – –Beauty, Color or just Whiteness- Convergence of Gender Stereotypes in Indian Advertising.” Paper presented at the International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) conference, Hyderabad, India.
  • Yun-Sen, C. & Karan, K. (2014, July) “Political Engagement and Political Efficacy Through Social ‘Friendships’ on Facebook–Impact of Presidential Campaigns Through Social Networking Sites in Taiwan.” Paper presented at the International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) conference, Hyderabad, India.

Other:

  • Deputy Director, School of Journalism

 

William Freivogel (Professor)

Research:

  • Babcock, W. A. & Freivogel, W. H. (Eds.). (2015). The Sage Guide to key issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law. Los Angeles, U.S.A.: Sage Publications, Inc.

Other:

  • Series on Ferguson, Missouri, U.S.A.  
    Law, Justice and the Death of Michael Brown: a 17-part series for St. Louis (U.S.A.) Public Radio - nominated for national journalism awards including Pulitzer.
  • Legal Roundtable (monthly) and Ferguson specials, St. Louis On the Air (Radio Show) (http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/legal-roundtable)

Invited speeches and lectures:

  • Grading the News: Media Coverage of Ferguson #Fergusonmedia - sponsored by local

National Association of Black Journalists, St. Louis Chapter chapter (Sept. 17, 2014). http://www.nabj.org/events/event_details.asp?id=499718).

  • Constitution Day: Supreme Court Review - Washington University Law School, St. Louis, MO. (Sept. 18, 2014).
  • Supreme Court Review for Washington University Law School alumni (Sept. 20, 2014)
  • Keynote speaker - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - Ferguson on the International Stage, Cosmos Club (Oct. 10, 2014)
  • Race Policing and Justice: Lessons from Ferguson, Carbondale, IL. (Oct. 27, 2014)
  • Moderator & Speaker, 2015 H.F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America - After Ferguson: Lessons From a Tragedy, John Jay College, N.Y., N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015)
    http://thecrimereport.s3.amazonaws.com/2/e8/f/2729/jj_racejusticecommunity_programfinal.pdf
  • Ferguson and the Media - Saint Louis University Law School, St. Louis, MO. (April 8, 2015)
  • The Media and the Law - 2015 Missouri Bar Mini Law School - Saint Louis University Law School, St. Louis, MO. (April 8, 2015)

William Babcock (Professor)

Research:

  • Babcock, W. A. & Freivogel, W. H. (Eds.). (2015). The Sage Guide to key issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law. Los Angeles, U.S.A.: Sage Publications, Inc.