Student Conference Presentations


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"


    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”