Graduate

Student Conference Presentations

2022 

International Communication Association (ICA) 

Nicholas Mathews (PhD)

  • Mathews, N. & Ali, C. “I’ll Believe It When I See It:” Waiting in a Broadband Desert. ICA, Philosophy, Theory and Critique Division, Paris, 2022
  • Mathews, N., Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Lewis, S. News is “toxic:” Exploring the Non-Sharing of News Online. ICA, Journalism Studies Division, Paris, 2022
  • Lewis, S. & Mathews, N. Extended abstract: What’s accepted, missing and “maniacal:” News consumers’ perceptions of bias. ICA, Journalism Studies Division, Paris, 2022

Clara Juarez Miro (PhD) 

  • Juarez Miro, C., & Anderson, J. "Extended Abstract: Journalistic Strategies to Report on Disinformation."   International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference (Journalism Studies Division), May 2022, Paris, France.
  • Juárez Miró, Clara*, Hao Xu*, Eunah Kim, and Michaele Myers. “National identity, media and institutional trust, and endorsing COVID-19 origin conspiracies: A cross-national comparative study.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference (Mass Communication Division), May 2022, Paris, France.

Danford Zirugo (PhD) 

 

  • Zirugo, D. (2022). Fractured journalistic interpretive communities in Zimbabwe: A political economy analysis of metajournalistic discourse 
  • Zirugo, D. (2022). Activism or liberatory journalism? Grounding digital journalism in African liberatory journalism perspective
  • Zirugo, D. and Mare, A. (2022). A critical assessment of Twitter's revolutionary potential in an authoritarian regime: The case of the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.
  • Session chair: Boundary Work and its Different Fields of Application. 

    Divisions: Journalism Studies Division; Activism, Communication and Social Justice Division

Katie Kim 

  • Kim, K. & Xu, H.  “I Care About How You Dialogue with Employees”: Bottom-Up CSR and External Publics’ Corporate Evaluation" (Public Relations Division) 

Hao Xu

  • Hao Xu, Smitha Muthya Sudheendra, Jisu Huh, Aadesh Salecha, and Jaideep Srivastava. “Public’s discrete emotions during the COVID-19 and impacts on their coping behaviors in the U.S.” ICA Annual Conference (Public Relations Division), May 2022.
  • Clara Juárez Miró*, Hao Xu*, Eunah Kim, and Michaele Myers. “National identity, media and institutional trust, and endorsing COVID-19 origin conspiracies: A cross-national comparative study.” ICA Annual Conference (Mass Communication Division), May 2022. * These authors contributed equally.
  • Katie Haejung Kim and Hao Xu. “‘I care about how you dialogue with employees.’ Bottom-up CSR and external publics’ corporate evaluation.” ICA Annual Conference (Public Relations Division), May 2022.
  • Jonathan Anderson, Eugene Lee, Renee Mitson, Allison Steinke, Hao Xu, and Matthew Weber. “Drivers of consumers’ willingness to pay for media.” ICA Annual Conference (Journalism Studies Division), May 2022.

Allison Steinke (PhD) 

  • Steinke, A.J. (University of Minnesota) and Nelson, J. (Arizona State University): "Climate Change Journalism, Audiences, and Advocacy: High-Density Paper Session - What is Extreme About Protecting the Planet? - Between Social Movements, Activism and Civic Engagement" (Environment Communication Division) 

Sarah Wiley (PhD) 

  • Panel: "Big Tech News Funds: The Dynamics of Partnerships Between Technology Companies and News Organizations"  Panel Participants: Sarah K. Wiley (discussant/moderator),  Carl-Gustav Linden, Alexander Fanta, Charis Papaevangelou (Journalism Studies Division) 
  • Wiley, S. "The Medium-Specific Approach: Towards a New First Amendment Doctrine for Algorithms, Listeners, and Free Speech" (Communication Law & Policy Division). 

2021 

National Communication Association (NCA)

Sarah Wiley (PhD)

  • "Local News, Big Tech and Institutional Structures of Collaboration" (co-authors: Matthew Weber and Wilson Lowrey) (Organizational Communication Division) 

Future of Journalism Conference 2021 - Cardiff University

Allison Steinke (PhD) 

  • "Solutions Journalism: An Adaptable, Legitimate and Resilient Global Institution" 

Clara Juarez Miro (PhD) and Jonathan Anderson (PhD)

  • "Correcting Misinformation: Practices during the 2016 and 2020 U.S. Elections"

Tania Ganguli (MA), Danielle K Brown (faculty) and Benjamin Toff (faculty)

  • "How Far We've Come: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on American Newsrooms after the Killing of George Floyd"

Rowan McMullen Cheng (MA)

  • "Distributed Newsrooms: The Place and Relationships of News Production" 

Sarah Wiley (PhD)

  • "Big Tech Philanthropy: The Dynamics of Partnerships Between Google, Facebook and News Organizations"

Amy Ross Arguedas (external), Sumitra Badrinathan (external), Camila Mont'Alverne, Benjamin Toff (faculty), Richard Fletcher (external), and Rasmus Kelis Nielsen (external) 

  • "Putting Platforms in their Place: A Cross-National Study of How Journalists Understand Trust in News in the Digital Environment" 

Damian Radcliffe (external), Valerie Belair Gagnon (faculty), and Raul Ferrer-Conill (external) 

  • "Content-led journalism in a post-pandemic environment: The Impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce transactions and news business models"

Matt Carlson (faculty) and Seth C. Lewis (external)

  • "The Problems and Promise of Authenticity as a Keyword for Journalism"

Steen Steensen (external), Valerie Belair-Gagnon (faculty), Lucas Graves (external), Bente Kalsnes (external) and Oscar Westlund (external)

  • "Journalism and Source Criticism: Rebuilding the Connection between News and Truth"

International Communication Association (ICA)

Danford Zirugo (PhD)

  • "Subordinating Freedom of Expression to Human Dignity: Serving Elite or Community Interests – Case of Zimbabwe"
  • "Collective Memory From the Bottom Up/Outside in: Audiences Public Broadcasting Political News Value Proposition"

Nicholas Mathews (PhD)

  • "Weekly Newspapers and the Community Caretaker Role" (Top Student Paper)
  • "Desert Work: Life and Labor in a News and Broadband Desert" (Nicholas Mathews and Christopher Ali, University of Virginia, USA)
  • "I Lost a Loved One: A Sociology of Losing A Newspaper"

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 

Nick Mathews (PhD)

  • "Informational, Infrastructural and Emotional Labor: The Extra Work in a News and Broadband Desert" (Nick Mathews and Christopher Ali, University of Virginia) (First Place, Open Competition Paper in the Mass Communication and Society Division)
  • "Print Imprint: The Connection Between the Physical Newspaper and Self" (Top Student Paper in the Community Journalism Interest Group)

Allison Steinke (PhD, 2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Recipient) 

  • "Cultivating Cognitive Legitimacy: The Case of Solutions Journalism"

Maral Abdollahi (PhD)

  • "Sell, Ignore, or Address? Examining Consumers’ Emotional Responses to Different Types of Social Media Influencers’ Posts During the COVID-19 Outbreak" (Maral Abdollahi, Minnesota; Wonsun Shin, University of Melbourne Smitha Muthya Sudheendra, Jisu Huh, and Jaideep Srivastava, Minnesota)

Bugil Chang (PhD)

  • "I Distrust You All Because One of You Did Something Wrong: Spillover Effect of Distrust Elicited by an NPO’s Crisis on Overall NPOs" (Second Place, Student Competition Paper in Public Relations Division) 

Hanjie Liu (MA) 

  • "Vaping Flavors and Flavor Representation: A Test of Youth Risk Perceptions and Novelty Perceptions" (Sherri Jean Katz, Ashley Petersen, Hanjie Liu,
    Elisia Cohen and Dorothy Hatsukami, Minnesota) 

Tania Ganguli (MA)

  • "How coverage of deportation at the U.S./Mexico Border Constructs Common Knowledge"
  • "Media Consumption, Attitudes, and #BlackLivesMatter on the Ground, Court and Field" (Danielle K. Brown, Minnesota, Twin Cities;
    Rachel Mourão, Michigan State and Tania Ganguli, Minnesota)

Rowan McMullen Cheng (MA)

  • "Busking the News: Metajournalistic Discourse and Author-Audience Relationships on Substack"

2020

    International Communication Association

    Clara Juarez Miro 
    “‘Liberals Declared War to Us, We Will Go to War.’ Populism Online: VOX and Forocoches”

    Clara Juarez Miro and Benjamin Toff
    “Message Boards and Right-Wing Populism: The Case of Forocoches and Vox in Spain”

    Eugene Lee and Matthew Weber
    “Gig Workers in Online Communities: Challenging Control and Sharing Knowledge”

    Nicholas Mathews
    “Life in a News Desert”
    Top Student Paper in the Journalism Studies division

    Renee Mitson and Matthew Weber
    “External Communication and the Challenges of Understanding Feedback in Digital Contexts”

    Fernando Severino Diaz 
    “From Newsrooms to News Frames: A Comparative Model of Factors Influencing Immigration News Coverage”

    Allison Steinke and Valerie Belair-Gagnon
    “A Voice for the Voiceless: Social Justice, Emotions, and the Detached Journalist”

    Allison Steinke
    “Prosecution, Protection, Prevention and Partnership: The Strategic Ritual of Emotionality in Sex Trafficking News Media Coverage”

    Sarah Wiley
    “Identity, Autonomy, and Press Freedom in Computational Journalism”
    Top Student Paper in the Journalism Studies division

    Hao Xu and Eugene Lee
    “Effects of Perceived Psychological Distance on Publics’ Expectation and Evaluations of Corporate Social Advocacy (CSA)”
    Top Student Paper in the Public Relations division

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 

    Maral Abdolahi, Debarati Das, Xinyu Lu, Jisu Huh and Jaideep Srivastava
    “Effects of Consumers’ Affective States on Ad Attention and Evaluation: A Hybrid Research Approach”

    Jonathan Anderson
    “Right to Know About the Right to Stay: Access to Information About American Immigration Courts”
    First Place Student Paper Award in the Law and Policy division

    Jonathan Anderson and David Pritchard
    “Policy Liberalism and Access to Information in American States”

    Ida Darmawan and Jisu Huh
    “Unbranded and Branded Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) Using Social Media: Influencers and Effects of Disclosure”

    Claire Segijn and Eunah Kim
    “Am I Being Watched? The Role of Perceived Surveillance and Privacy Cynicism in Synced Advertising Effect”
    First Place Special Topics Paper Award in the Advertising division

    Nick Mathews
    “The Role of Community Caretaker: How Weekly Newspapers Defended Their Communities While Reporting on the Mississippi ICE Raid”
    Top Student Paper in the Community Journalism interest group

    Renee Mitson
    “No One Knows What I do: Strategic Hires and Emerging Professions in the Context of Organizational Absorptive Capacity”

    Weijia Shi
    “Decisional Conflict Versus Informational Conflict: Assessing Effects of Exposure to Different Types of Conflicting Health Information”

    Allison Steinke and Valerie Belair-Gagnon
    “The Strategic Ritual of Emotionality in Trafficking, Immigration, and Asylum News”

    Hao Xu
    “Stand on Parties or Issues? Comparing the Effects of Different Corporate Social Advocacy Strategies”
    Third Place Student Competition Paper Award in the Public Relations division

    Hao Xu, Jisu Huh, Smitha Muthya Sudheendra, Debarati Das, and Jaideep Srivastava
    “Publics’ Emotional Reactions and Acceptance and Organizational Crisis Response in the Case of Boeing 737 MAX Crisis”