SJMC Faculty and Grad Students Presenting at 2022 ICA Conference

The top of the Eiffel Tower with the text 'One World, One Network‽'

This week, graduate students and faculty from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be presenting their research at the International Communication Association‘s annual conference, which is being held in hybrid fashion both in person in Paris, France and virtually from May 26-30. The conference is titled “One World, One Network‽” and includes presentations, panels and poster sessions on a variety of topics.

SJMC and fellows of the ICA will host a special memorial session on Saturday, May 28 honoring Sharon Dunwoody, professor emerita in SJMC and ICA fellow. The session runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt – Regency 5+6 and will include remembrances from Sharon’s SJMC and ICA colleagues both in-person and virtually, as well as opportunities for others to make remarks.

Here’s a look at the sessions featuring SJMC faculty and students (and many alumni!):

Friday, May 27

HIGH-DENSITY: Self, Style, and Disclosure in HMC
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Room 251 (Palais des Congres)

Why Did AI Remove Those User Comments? Explainability Suppresses Motivated Attribution of Ulterior Motive
Eun-Ju Lee; Hyun Suk Kim; Yoo Ji Suh; Jin Won Park

Activist and Advocacy Journalism and Social Mobilization (Works in Progress)
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Room 311+312 (Palais des Congres)

Listening to Public Opinions: Ideals and Realities of the Black Lives Matter News Coverage From the Audience Perspectives
Jisoo Kim

HYBRID: Care and Mothering
Participant(s): Daisy Milman (Texas Tech U), Molly Cummins (U of Texas at Arlington), Hao Wu (The London School of Economics & Political Science) and Shreenita Ghosh (U of Wisconsin-Madison)
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Hyatt – Lab 3 (Hyatt)

Picturing Care and Acknowledgement: Examining Abortion Visual Content on Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit
Shreenita Ghosh; Kruthika Kamath; M. Rae Moors; ISABEL GARLOUGH-SHAH; ERICA R. DICK; Christine Garlough

THEME SESSION: Combating Threats to Trust and Accuracy in Communication Networks Around the Globe
Chairs(s): Dhavan Shah (U of Wisconsin-Madison)
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Amphitheatre Bleu (Lev. 2) (Palais des Congres)

Srijan Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology – Computational Science and Engineering) W/ Michael Wagner (University of Wisconsin-Madison – Journalism and Mass Communication), Porismita Borah (Washington State University – Communication), Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Institute of Technology – Interactive Computing), Sijia Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison – Journalism and Mass Communication), William Sethares (University of Wisconsin-Madison – Electrical and Computer Engineering) Katie Harbath (Ceo – Anchor Change) and Dhavan Shah (University of Wisconsin-Madison – Journalism and Mass Communication)

Coercive Messaging: Politics in Communication History
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 241 (Palais des Congres)

Personal Relationships and Military Mindsets: Understanding the New York Times’ Unprecedented Endorsement of Dwight Eisenhower for U.S. President
Kathryn McGarr

Media in Morality and Inspiration
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 342A (Palais des Congres)

Differentiating Discrete Moral Appeals in Predicting Online Communicative Actions: Analyzing a Two-Week Firehose Archival of COVID-19 Tweets
Zening Duan; Kaiping Chen; Anqi Shao; Sijia Yang

Global Journalism Ethics Meets Feminism
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 10+11 (Hyatt)

Why Global Journalism Ethics Needs (Transnational) Feminist Theory
Lindsay Palmer

VIRTUAL: Information Systems Interactive Poster Session
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Psychological Antecedents of COVID-19 Information Sharing Within Strong-Tie and Weak-Tie Networks
Linqi Lu; Jiawei Liu; Connie Yuan; Enze Lu; Dongxiao Li

Communication and Technology Interactive Poster Session
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM; Hall Havane (Exhibits & Posters) (Palais des Congres (Lev. 3))

Network of the Fringe and the Fore: Link Sharing Patterns Across Parler and Facebook on QAnon Discourses
Sang Jung Kim; Yunkang Yang; Josephine Lukito; Porismita Borah; Jordan M. Foley

Media Mistrust, Perceived Polarization, and the Feeling of Not Being Able to Speak Freely Anymore
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Room 243 (Palais des Congres)

The Coverage Gap: How the News Agenda Americans Want Compared to the News Agenda They Perceive Affects Media Trust in the US
Michael W. Wagner; Jianing Li; Sadie Dempsey; Lewis A. Friedland

Datafication and Resistance
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Room 352A (Palais des Congres)

Tech-Washing Policing
Xerxes Minocher

HYBRID: Political News, Polarization, and Political Beliefs
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM; Room 253 (Palais des Congres)

Slant, Extremity, and Diversity: News Use Patterns and 2020 Post-Election Fraud Beliefs and Trump Evaluations
Yiming Wang; Sang Jung Kim; Yibing Sun; Yuanliang Shan; Xiaoya Jiang; Heysung Lee; Porismita Borah; Michael W. Wagner; Dhavan V. Shah

Testing the Effect of Cross-Cutting Exposure to Cable TV News on Affective Polarization: Evidence From the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
Hyungjin Gill

HYBRID: Social Media and the Global
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 1 (Hyatt)

Bottom-Up Imaginaries: Examining Discursive Construction of Social Media Platform Roles and Affordances
Kiran V. Bhatia; Manisha Pathak-Shelat

COVID-19 Effects: Between Pro-Environmental Behavior, Storytelling, Emotions, and the Climate Crisis
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 10+11 (Hyatt)

Will Social Media Narrow or Enlarge Rural-Urban Divides in the Public Discourse on Scientific Issues? A Case of Climate Change Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Tomoko Okada

Saturday, May 28

HYBRID: High-Density Abstract Session #3
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Room 342A (Palais des Congres)

How to Grow a Field: Network Roles and Structures in the Consolidation of the Global Fact-Checking Movement
Laurens G. Lauer; Lucas Graves

Misinformation and Social Perceptions
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Room 252A (Palais des Congres)

Fake News and Partisan Blame Attribution: Exploring the Mediating Role of Self-Enhancing Perceptual Bias Among Young Adults
Hyungjin Gill; Moonhoon Choi; Swee Kiat Tay

Social Media and (In)Civility
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Room 253 (Palais des Congres)

Intergroup Hostility or Lack of Interpersonal Etiquette? Advancing a Communicative Approach to Social Media Incivility
Min-Hsin Su; Porismita Borah; Douglas M. McLeod

HYBRID: Public Scholarship in Communication Studies: Advances in Theory and Practice
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Room 341 (Palais des Congres)

Journalism Studies for Whom? Centering Community in Public Scholarship Through a “Proflexive” Approach
Sue J. Robinson; Yidong Wang; Elaine Almeida

U.S. 2020 Election: Partisan News Flow and Perceived Illegitimacy of Outcome
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 342B (Palais des Congres)

Partisan Media Flow, Institutional Trust and Democratic Values During the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
Yiming Wang; Porismita Borah; Michael W. Wagner

Do Social Media Play a Role in Election Legitimacy? Empirical Evidence
Young Mie Kim; Richard Heinrich; Luke D. Cross; Elliott Brandsma

Fact Checking and Debunking Media
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Room 252A (Palais des Congres)

Could the Truth Help?: Examining the Effectiveness of Fact Checking in Mitigating Social Divisions
Stella C. Chia; Fangcao Lu; Al Gunther

Activism, Communication and Social Justice Interactive Poster Session
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM; Hall Havane (Exhibits & Posters) (Palais des Congres (Lev. 3))

Feminism Not for All? The Discourse Around White Feminism Across Five Social Media Platforms
Porismita Borah; Shreenita Ghosh; Jiyoun Suk; Darshana Mini; Luhang Sun

HYBRID ICA SPONSORED: Memorial for Sharon Dunwoody (hosted by U of Wisconsin-Madison & the Fellows of ICA)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; Hyatt – Regency 5+6 (Hyatt)

Moderator(s): Dhavan Shah (U of Wisconsin-Madison)
Participant(s): David Weaver (Indiana U Bloomington), Esther Thorson (MSU), Hernando Rojas (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Sharon Friedman (Lehigh U), Carol Rogers (U of Maryland), Hans Peters (Freie U Berlin) and LeeAnn Kahlor

VIRTUAL HIGH-DENSITY: Health, Persuasion, Misinformation, and Social Influence
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Self and Socially-Focused Individuals: Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Construal Influence Neural Mechanisms Associated With Persuasion
Arina Tveleneva; Matt Minich; Chen-Ting Chang; Christopher N. Cascio

Why Do Misperceptions Persist?: Individual Differences in Processing of Persuasive Appeals
Lauren A. Kriss; Lynne M. Cotter; Yoo Ji Suh; Xining Liao; Luke D. Cross; Joon Hyuk Chung; Matt Minich; Chen-Ting Chang; Arina Tveleneva; Christopher N. Cascio

The Neural Correlates of Being Uncool? Development Moderates the Role of Conflict Detection Networks in Conformity Processes
Matt Minich; Nicole Cooper; Matthew O’Donnell; Emily B. Falk; Christopher N. Cascio

VIRTUAL: Gender Differences in Young Viewers’ Media Preferences and Engagement With Content
8:30 PM – 9:45 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Good Girls Don’t Go Online: Unpacking the Quotidian Playful Resilience Impacting Girls’ Social and Digital Engagements
Kiran V. Bhatia; Manisha Pathak-Shelat; Payal Arora

Sunday, May 29

HIGH-DENSITY: Media and Society: Social Media, Partisan News, and Intergroup Behaviors and Biases
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Room 252B (Palais des Congres)
Participant(s): Chris Chao Su (Boston U), James Crissman (Boston U), Michael Clarke (Boston U), Hannah Poon (U of Amsterdam), Ian Hawkins (U of Alabama at Birmingham), Muniba Saleem (U of California, Santa Barbara), Xiaoya Jiang (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Jianing Li (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Yiming Wang (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Jisoo Kim (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Abby Qin, Ellie Yang (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Michael Wagner (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Dhavan Shah (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Chris Wells (Boston U), Jesse Fox (The Ohio State U) and Kelly Merrill (The Ohio State U)

Perceptions of Partisan News Use and the Dynamics of Political Conversation in the United States
Xiaoya Jiang; Yiming Wang; Jianing Li; Jisoo Kim; Abby Qin; Ellie Yang; Michael W. Wagner; Dhavan V. Shah; Chris Wells

Commercial Media, News, and Advertising
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Room 253 (Palais des Congres)

A Natural Experiment to Discern the Effect of Advertising on News Coverage
Aman Abhishek

HYBRID: Negotiating Boundaries of Journalism and Journalistic Practices (Works in Progress)
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Hyatt – Lab 1+2 (Hyatt)

What Are Fact-Checkers for?: The Divide Between ‘Fact-Checking’ and ‘Debunking’ in a Growing Transnational Field
Lucas Graves; Valérie Bélair-Gagnon; Rebekah Larsen; Bente Kalsnes

Engagement With the News (Works in Progress)
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Hyatt – Regency 1 (Hyatt)

News in the Lifeworld: Towards A Holistic Approach to Studying News Engagement
Yiping Xia

Computational Approaches to Populism and Polarization
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 242A (Palais des Congres)

Building a Multimodal Classifier of Aggressive Political Style: A Tool for Understanding Political Performance in a Populist Era
Dhavan V. Shah; Zhongkai Sun; Erik P. Bucy; Sang Jung Kim; Yibing Sun; Mengyu LI

Gender, Representation and Relationships
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 341 (Palais des Congres)

I Choose You: Reading and Transcending Women’s Condition in Games of the Women, by the Women, for the Women
Abby Youran Qin

HIGH-DENSITY: Health Communication and Vaccine Intentions
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 351 (Palais des Congres)

Ideology and COVID-19 Vaccination Intention: Perceptual Mediators and Communication Moderators
Xiaoya Jiang; Juwon Hwang; Min-Hsin Su; Michael W. Wagner; Dhavan V. Shah

HYBRID: COVID Cavalcade – Interpersonal: Relationships From 2m Apart
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 7 (Hyatt)

Fun With Frustration? TikTok Influencers’ Emotional Appeals Predict User Engagement With Covid Vaccination Messages
Ellie Yang; Lauren A. Kriss; Yibing Sun; Dhavan V. Shah

HYBRID: Press Freedom in the Digital Age: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 15 (Hyatt)
Participant(s): Cherian George (Hong Kong Baptist U), Sadia Jamil (Khalifa U), Mike Ananny (U of Southern California) and Lindsay Palmer (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

Constructing the “Public” During COVID-19: Eurocentrism in Global Press Freedom Groups’ Online Discourses
Lindsay Palmer

Media in Issues of Nationalism and Xenophobia
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Room 342B (Palais des Congres)

From Comments to Norms: Experimental Evidence on How Exposure to Online COVID-19 News Commentary Can Shape Perceived Norms of Xenophobia
Ran Tao; Yiming Wang; Sijia Yang

HYBRID: Conflict and Crisis
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM; Room 251 (Palais des Congres)

Differentiated Narratives of Parallel Conflicts: A Comparative Analysis of Indian, Chinese, and Western Media Discourse on Kashmir and Xinjiang
Abdul Rahoof K K; Abby Youran Qin

VIRTUAL SESSION: User Reactions to Controversial Communication
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

When Cross-Cutting Exposure Shouts You Down: The Role of Delivery Tone in Shaping Democratic Outcomes of Political Disagreement
Min-Hsin Su; Porismita Borah; Douglas M. McLeod

VIRTUAL: Developments in Designing Health Messages
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Evaluating the Persuasive Effect of Construal Level on Elaborative Processing and Counterarguing in Cannabis Warning Messages: An Eye-Tracking Experiment
Jiaying Liu; Ranran Z. Mi; Moonsun Jeon; Jessica Fabbricatore; Rebekah Wicke; Lauren Cojulun; Sijia Yang

Monday, May 30

Cross-National Perspectives on Trust in Journalism
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Hyatt – Regency 9 (Hyatt)

The Trust-Building News Ecosystem: Changing Journalist Roles and Skill Sets
Sue J. Robinson; Regina G. Lawrence

HYBRID: Political Participation Online: CodifiCATion of Digital Political Engagement
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM; Hyatt – Regency 12+14 (Hyatt)

Does Social Media Use Narrow or Widen the Gender Gap in Offline Political Participation? A Cross-Platform Examination Based on the O-S-R-O-R Model
Macau K. F. Mak; Hernando Rojas

HIGH-DENSITY: Biological Foundations of Health Communication
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM; Room 252B (Palais des Congres)

A Sense of Social Belonging and Subjective Socioeconomic Status in Processing Persuasive Health Messages
Paul (Hangsan) Ahn; Christopher N. Cascio; Matt Minich

Effects of Gain-Loss Framing of Persuasive Messages on MPFC Activation
Matt Minich; Chen-Ting Chang; Arina Tveleneva; Christopher N. Cascio

Framing Black Lives Matter: Content and Effects
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 311+312 (Palais des Congres)

Framing Black Lives Matter: The Persistence of Language Cues Over Identity, Context, and Media Use
Jianing Li; Josephine Lukito; Ellie Yang; Jiyoun Suk; Dhavan V. Shah; Michael W. Wagner

From Hostile Media Perceptions to Action: The Role of Racial Empathy in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Hyungjin Gill; Carlos Dávalos; Hernando Rojas

HYBRID: Framing Climate Activism: Mainstream and Marginalized Actors
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Room 341 (Palais des Congres)

How Youth Activists and News Media Frame Climate Change and Strike: Evidence From Analyzing Twitter and Newspaper Discourse From 2018-2021
Kaiping Chen; Amanda L. Molder; Shelley Boulianne; Zening Duan; Christopher Eckart; Prince Mallari; Diyi Yang

The Framing and Effects of Migration Discourse
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Hyatt – Lab 1+2 (Hyatt)

Real or Symbolic Threat: How Real-World Indicators and Symbolic Discourses Shape Negative Expression About Immigration on Social Media
Xiaoya Jiang; Yini Zhang; Ruixue Lian; Adam Dounane; Lauren E. Hando; Yiming Wang; Dhavan V. Shah

Digital Books and Digital Publishing
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; Hyatt – Regency 5+6 (Hyatt)

Media Industry Inter- and Intra- Dependence: An Identity-Based Exploration of the Ethics of Care in Journalism and Book Publishing
Christine Larson; Sue J. Robinson

Media Use and COVID-19 Views
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM; Room 252A (Palais des Congres)

News Literacy Matters, but for Whom?: Political Asymmetry in the Effects of News Literacy on COVID-19 Health and Political Misperceptions
Jianing Li; Porismita Borah; Jiwon Kang; Jisoo Kim; Tomoko Okada; Liwei Shen; Ran Tao; Sijia Yang

Overcoming Biased Processing of Health Information
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Room 313+314 (Palais des Congres)

Applying the Hornik and Woolf Approach to Identify High-Priority COVID-19 Misinformation for Vaccine Promotion
Sijia Yang; Liwei Shen; Jianing Li; Ran Tao; Tomoko Okada; Porismita Borah

Framing Patterns and Framing Effects During Protests and Conflicts
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM; Room 242B (Palais des Congres)

How American Media Frame China in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Approach Combining Structural Topic Modeling and Network Analysis
Xining Liao

HIGH-DENSITY: Online Ideologies and Digital Vitriol
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM; Hyatt – Regency 8 (Hyatt)

Rhetoric of Polarization: Partisan Language in the Immigration Discourse on Twitter, 2014-2017
Jisoo Kim; Yini Zhang

Norms in Journalism Practice
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM; Hyatt – Regency 9 (Hyatt)

Even the Press Is Bashing the Press”: Meta-Journalistic Discourse Under Contentious Information Politics
Yidong Wang; Yiping Xia

VIRTUAL HIGH-DENSITY: Information Systems Motivation Systems and Personality Traits
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Fight, Not Flight: An Eye-Tracking Study on the Effects of Construal Level on Message Reactance and Avoidance of Cannabis Warning Labels
Rebekah Wicke; Ranran Z. Mi; Lauren Cojulun; Sijia Yang; Jiaying Liu

VIRTUAL: Personal Communication Online: PontifiCATing About Ourselves and Others
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM; VIRTUAL SESSIONS & POSTERS (online)

Performing the Self: Personality Traits, Network Features, and Platform Correlates Underlying Attention to and Uncertainty About an Imagined Audience
Min-Hsin Su; Jiyoun Suk; Hernando Rojas