Communication Crossroads 2016

The line-up for Crossroads 2016 has been finalized. A wide range of research areas, methodologies and ideas will be on show. Please come along and support student research.

Friday March 11, Nafziger Room, 5055 Vilas Hall.

8:45 a.m.: Breakfast begins

9 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: New Media Platforms. Moderator: Junghwan Yang

Yini Zhang, Zhen Di, Yidong Wang, Peyton Hofherr, and Junwen Liu, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“The Effects of Social Media Endorsement on Information Processing and Hostile Media Perception”

Ayellet Pelled, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Impression Formation from Visual and Textual Cues on Facebook Profiles”

Yini Zhang, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“The power of commenting? – Analyzing norms of Weibo users’ news comments in China”

Moonhoon Choi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Media Competition for Time and Gratification in a Multimedia Environment: An Analysis of the Audience’s Gratification Niche among Mobile media, Personal computer, and Television”

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Political Communication. Moderator: David Coppini

Josephine Lukito and Jessica Schmidt, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“From Clown to Candidate: Donald Trump’s Evolution Within the Media”

Shreenita Ghosh, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Mediated Civil Mass Media Discussion Platforms: Internet and Radio discussion forums as a Medium of Social Change”

Ceri Hughes, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Not agreeing with Nat: Minor party marginalization and the 2015 UK General Election Leader’s Debate”

Yin Wu, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Who Has Authority? The Construction of Collective Memory in Hong Kong Protest”

JungHwan Yang, Arash Sangari, Megan Duncan, Yini Zhang, Weiqi Zhang, Kristen Bialik, Dingxian Cao, Sunghak Kim, Rachel Kornfield, Josephine Lukito, & Yin Wu, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, & Department of Statistics
“Obamacare and Political Polarization on Twitter: An Application of Machine Learning and Social Network Analysis”

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Research Group and Lab Open House

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Health Communication. Moderator: Catasha Davis

Sunghak Kim, School Journalism and Mass Communication
“Combination of the Health Belief Model and the Theory of Planned Behavior in the Prediction of Obese Person’s Exercising Behavior”

Zhen Di, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“The effects of frames and reference points in health messages on information processing and persuasion”

Yan Liu and Rachel Kornfield, Life Sciences Communication and School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Soliciting and Providing Social Support: An Investigation of Online Anti-alcoholism Support Group”

Eunyoung Myoung and Yangsun Hong, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Mediating mechanisms of the effectiveness of message framed, moderated by cultural background”

Juwon Hwang, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“The First Decision for My Child: Mechanisms through which Parents Decide on Child’s Vaccination – Focusing on the difference between Parents of Children with Autism and Parents of Children without Autism”

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Journalism and Culture. Moderator: Jordan Stalker

Jordan Foley, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Press Credentials, Boundary Work, and Conspiracy Discourse: The Case of WorldNetDaily”

Alicia Wright, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Journalizen in India: From Job to Jail to Justice”

Kristen Bialik, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“News Frames, Official Voices and Transnational Networks in the Media Landscape of National Security vs. Human Rights: North Korean Coverage”

Mark Mederson, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“From Clay to Ali: The week the world champion boxer became a worldwide activist”

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Media Effects. Moderator: Eunji Cho

Karyn Riddle, Zhen Di, Sunghak Kim, Eunyoung Myung, Swee Kiat Tay, and Fangxin Xu, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“The Unexpected Comfort of Wearing Headphones: Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Headphone Use When Playing a Bloody Video Game”

Courtney Vander Veen Mich, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“Legal and Moral Awareness: How Wisconsin Prosecutors and Ad Practitioners Think About Deception”

Hyesun Choung, Min-sin Su and Yiping Xia, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“Testing effects of message congruency and cognitive dissonance”

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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