Communication Crossroads is a graduate student conference in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This is a chance for emerging scholars to share research, give feedback and hone presentation skills in a welcoming environment. See how colleagues and potential collaborators from cross campus are engaging issues of media, communication and society.
All are welcome to attend the conference, held in the Nafziger Room, in Vilas Hall on the UW–Madison campus.
Call for papers: Communication Crossroads 2018
Researching media studies? Political consumption? Online social networks? Marketing? Framing? Civic engagement? Media history? Communication in any context?
Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Communication Crossroads conference.
March 9, 2018
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
5055 Vilas Hall
Abstracts due 11:59 p.m. February 9, 2018
This is a chance for emerging scholars to share research, give feedback and hone presentation skills in a welcoming environment. See how colleagues and potential collaborators from across campus are engaging issues of media, communication and society.
Submissions should include an abstract of between 300 and 400 words that provides a clear scope of the research topic and methods. If accepted, a full paper will need to be submitted by March 2, 2018. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a poster presentation in addition to one of the panels.
Previous papers have used textual and content analysis, ethnography and in-depth interviewing, large-scale survey, and experimental design, among other methods. Papers must be student led. Faculty co-authors are acceptable.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full abstract and paper guidelines, or to submit your abstract and paper.
Friday March 9 2018
Name tags & Morning snacks/coffee – 8:45-9:00
Welcome and Introductions – 9:00
Panel 1: Discourse of Community and Identity – 9:15 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Moderator: Ayellet Pelled
Jeff Tischauser (SJMC)
“That Applies to My People Too:” A Discourse Analysis of the Radical White Press in the Original Rainbow Coalition
Meredith Metzler (SJMC)
Defining local in a placeless world: A case study of two Wisconsin papers
Jesse Benn (SJMC)
Avenues and Constraints: The Interplay of U.S. Civil Society and Social Movements
Panel 2: Social Activism in a Changing Context – 10:25 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Moderator: Jeff Tischauser
Yiping Xia (SJMC)
From Zero, By “Nobody”: Understanding a Civic Hacking Community in Taiwan
Robert Chappell (SJMC)
Social Movements in a Changing Media Environment: A Review and Proposal
Yin Wu (SJMC)
Would Chinese “#MeToo” Campaign be Possible?: The Roles of Emotional Netizens and Digital Journalists in Chinese Feminist Discourse
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30
Research Groups Lightning Session – 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Moderator: Ceri Hughes
Civic Culture and Contentious Politics (CCCP), Computational Research Methods Group, Health Information Technology studies (HITS), International Communication Research Group (IRG), Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC), Physiology and Communication Effects (PACE), Qualitative research group, Social Media and Democracy (SMAD), Video Game Research Lab
Panel 3: Elections, Power and Populism – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Megan Duncan
Amelia Rufer (SJMC)
Shifting demographics of post-Primary support for Donald Trump: An ethnographic account of conservatives in
Steven Wang (SJMC)
Perform Presidential Power through Vernacularity: Xi Jinping’s New Year Addresses
Jordan Foley (SJMC), Mallory Perryman (Virginia Commonwealth University), Mike Wagner (SJMC)
Magical Thinking and the Psychological Roots of the Hostile Media Effect: Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Election
CV Vitolo-Haddad (Communication Arts)
Us and Them: Interpersonal Solidarity and Resistance to Populist Discourse
Panel 4: Ideology, Media and Political Engagement – 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Sunghak Kim
Sangwon Lee (Communication Arts)
The Role of Social Media in Protest Participation: The Case of Candlelight Vigils in South Korea
Shreenita Ghosh (SJMC)
Relation between media’s ideology, day of coverage and its use of Protest Paradigm: A discourse analysis of ‘Women’s March’ in 2017
Xiaomei Sun (SJMC), Stephanie Tsang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
The Impact of Emotion on Political Participation: Testing the moderating effects of news consumption and political knowledge
Panel 5: Perspectives on Media Usage – 3:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Moderator: Eunyoung Myung
Megan Duncan (SJMC)
Do people watch what is not “mainstream”? A survey of ideology and the mainstream news label
Ornella Hills (SJMC)
Understanding Differences in Use and Social Connectedness Among Elders on Elder Tree, an Online Social Network
Gabriel Dhavan Garlough-Shah (SJMC)
News Satire, Second Screening, and Viral Hashtags: Understanding John Oliver’s Use of Social Media to Extend his Message
Junhan Chen (SJMC)
College Students and Mobile Games: An Exploratory Look at Factors Predicting Problematic Gaming
Closing Remarks: 4:50 p.m.