Conference Presentations

August 2019

Guo, L., & Zhang, Y. (2019, August). Who perpetuates “fake news” in China? Rumor diffusion on mainstream news websites, Weibo, and Wechat. Presented at the 102nd Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Zhang, Y. (2019, August). Contextualizing connective actions in proactive authoritarian regimes in digital era: #MiTu movement in China. Presented at the 102nd Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Toronto, Canada.

July 2019

Janbek, D., Wall, M., & Otis Campbell, M. (2019, July). Human mobility, connectivity and the cultural politics of migration. Panel presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Janbek, D., Wall, M., & Otis Campbell, M. (2019, July). How Syrian refugees rely on information networks to overcome information precarity. Presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Vigil, T. (2019, July). Moms in Chief book talk. Presented at the Welcome Clubs International meeting, Denver, Colorado.

June 2019

Andersen, B. (2019, June). Social media data collection and analysis: Overview and demonstration. Invited talk, presented at the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp, Tufts University.

Vigil, T. (2019, June). Moms in Chief book talk. Presented at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

May 2019

Amazeen, M. (2019, May). News or not? Methodological considerations in measuring recognition of native advertising in digital news contexts. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Andersen, B., & Parker Ward, S. (2019, May). From awareness to advocacy: A two-year analysis of prenatal and maternal health conversations on social media. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Bucy, E. P., Foley, J., Lukito, J., Doroshenko, L., Shah, D. V., Pevehouse, J., & Wells, C. (2019, May). Performing populism: Trump’s transgressive debate style and the dynamics of Twitter response. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Cahill, T. J. (2019, May). What predicts hostile comments on online news? An integration of social-psychological approaches. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Cummings, J., & Cahill, T. J. (2019, May). Effects of congruity on user presence in virtual environments: An experimental approach in three dimensions. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Elasmar, M. (2019, May). Validity and reliability challenges when extracting public opinion trends from social media expressions. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2019, May). Predictors of global intermedia agenda setting. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2019, May). Social media use for news, citizenship norms, and online political participation: Examining a dual-path participation model in China. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L., Chen, H., & Su, C. (2019, May). Network agenda setting, partisan selectivity, and opinion repertoire: an analysis of media effects on Hongkongers’ perception of Hong Kong-mainland china relationship. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Hair, L., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2019, May). When enough is enough: Coping with media stressors and implications for media (dis)engagement. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Krishna, A., & Kim, S. (2019, May). Speaking out in echo chambers: President Trump’s supporters’ communication behaviors on social media over a political controversy. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Mays, K., & Caron, A. (2019, May). Breaching perpetual contact: Non-use of mobile and social media in everyday life. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Mays, K., & Caron, A. (2019, May). What technology gives and takes away: Non-use of mobile and social media in everyday life. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Mays, K., Krongard, S., & Katz, J. (2019, May). Robots revisited: Cyberdystopia, robotphobia, and social perceptions of robots in the evolving AI landscape. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Reimer, T., Connaughton, S., Roland, C., Ptacek, J., & Krishna, A. (2019, May). Predictors of armed intergroup-conflicts: A systematic overview of risk factors. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Rochefort, A. (2019, May). Regulating social media: A comparative policy analysis. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Suk, J., Shah, D. V., Cramer, K., Friedland, L. A., Hughes, C., Wagner, M. W., & Wells, C. (2019, May). Do improving conditions harden partisan preferences? Communication, context, and political evaluations during periods of contention. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Wells, C., Shah, D., Pevehouse, J., Foley, J., Pelled, A., & Yang, J. (2019, May). The temporal turn in communication research: time-series analyses using computational approaches. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Wertz, B., Groshek, J., & Rochefort, A. (2019, May). The humpty dumpty effect: Emerging media diffusion and (Granger) causal democratic change in 122 countries from 1946 to 2014. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Wertz, B., & Hair, L. (2019, May). Sex on Reddit: An analysis of anonymity in nsfw communities on Reddit. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Zhang, L., & Cummings, J. (2019, May). Out and abo(U)t: A multi-method study on the cognitive mechanisms of human efforts in detecting social media bot accounts. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Zhang, Y., & Guo, L. (2019, May). A battlefield for “public opinion struggle”: How does news consumption from different information sources on social media influence government satisfaction in China? Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

April

Katz, J. E., & Mays, K. (2019, April). Public attitudes about AI and VR’s role in American education: Prospects and concerns. Presented at Media – Knowledge – Education: Augmented and Virtual Realities, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Mays, K., & Katz, J. E. (2019, April). Acceptance and gender perceptions of robots in a U.S. context. Should robots be our friends? Ethical and social scientific implications of the growing emotional engagement of humans with AI agents and robots. Presented at the Boston University Emerging Media Studies Spring 2019 Symposia, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mays, K., & Caron, A. (2019, April). What technology gives and takes away: Non-use of mobile and social media in everyday life. Human Community and Perpetual Contact in an Era of Artificial Intelligence. Presented at the Boston University Emerging Media Studies Spring 2019 Symposia, Boston, Massachusetts.

Vigil, T. (2019, April). Balancing teaching and research. Panel presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Vigil, T. (2019, April). Getting your book published. Panel presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Vigil, T. (2019, April). Melania and Michelle: Comparing contemporary First Ladies. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

March 2019

Allen, C., Roberts, M., & Andersen, B. (2019, March). Too direct?: A content analysis of direct to consumer social media tweets. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Krishna, A., Wright, D. K., & Kotcher, R. (2019, March). An in-depth examination of the current state of the public relations industry. Presented at the International Public Relations Research Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2019, March). Twitter watchers: The care and feeding of MSNBC in the Trump era. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, WA.

Parker Ward, S. (2019, March). Affective Media. Panel presented at the New England Graduate Media Symposium, Emerson College.

February 2019

Mays, K. (2019, February). “Crowdcoding” as an approach to analyzing social media data. Presented at BU Data Science Day, Boston, Massachusetts.

November 2018

Andersen, B. (2018, November). Social media strategy and analytics. Invited talk at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Elasmar, M. (2018, November). The impact of cross border communication: The intersection of history, geopolitics, technology and theories of media influence. Invited seminar at the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Katz, J. E. (2018, November). Getting to know you: What are the prospects for people’s emotional relationships with AI/robots? Invited speaker, Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Wright, D.K. (2018, November). Longitudinal analysis research measuring how social and other digital media are being used in public relations practice. Presented at the International Public Relations Seminar, Bali, Indonesia.

October 2018

Cahill, T. J. (2018, October). The structural role of user class in chat interactions on Twitch. Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal, Canada.

September 2018

Jaramillo, D. L. (2018, September). Social media and the unyielding flow of cable news in the age of Trump. Presented at Flow 2018: Precarity, Preservation, Praxis, Austin, TX.

August 2018

Cahill, T., Mays, K., Donegan, J., Gil de Zúñiga, H., & Liu, J. H. (2018, August). Risk factors for cyberbullying victimization: A survey of adult internet users in 19 countries. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Coleman, R., & Wu, D. (2018, August). Individual differences in second-level agenda setting. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2018, August). Fake news is not controlled in a controlled environment: An analysis of China’s online news. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Krishna, A. (2018, August). Climate change lacuna publics: Advancing a typology of climate change disinformation susceptibility. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Zhang, Y., Guo, L., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2018, August). Digital inequalities or personality differences? A longitudinal analysis of social media usage divides in China. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Zhong, Q., & Cummings, J. (2018, August). The effects of presence on responses to argument quality in a virtual environment. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

July 2018

Downes, E. (2018, July). From ‘press secretary’ to ‘communications director’ (and beyond): The evolution, over the last half century, of a title with gravitas describing Capitol Hill’s public relations specialists. Paper to be presented at the International History of Public Relations Conference, Bournemouth University, England.

May 2018

Andersen, B., Hair, L., Groshek, J., Krishna, A., & Walker, D. (2018, May). Understanding and diagnosing antimicrobial resistance on social media: A year long overview of data and analytics. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Andersen, B., Chen, M., Wang, D., Zhang, Y., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2018, May). Media-induced empowerment: Effects of episodic and thematic framing of hedonic and eudaimonic messages on viewers. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cahill, T. J. (2018, May). Dimensions of congruity in immersive virtual environments: A framework for the schematic processing of multimodal sensory cues. Paper presented at the conference of the International Society for Presence Researchers, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cummings, J. J., & Mays, K. (2018, May). Trait motivation as a predictor of online dating app behavior. Poster presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cummings, J. J., Tsay-Vogel, M., Cahill, T. J., & Zhang, L. (2018, May). Media-induced empathy: Effects of immersion and message relevance on affective, cognitive, and associative empathy via presence. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cummings, J. J., & Wertz, B. (2018, May). Technological predictors of social presence: A foundation for a meta-analytic review and empirical concept explication. Paper presented at the conference of the International Society for Presence Researchers, Prague, Czech Republic.

Donegan, J. (2018, May). The relationship between highbrow/lowbrow film viewership: A network analysis of European art cinema and paracinema. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Elasmar, M. (2018, May). The impact of exposure to Facebook status updates on a user’s global cognitive distance. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Guo, L. (2018, May). The rise of non-official voices in China: Intermedia agenda setting in a controlled media environment. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Hair, L., & Cahill, T. J. (2018, May). Cognitive and emotional responses to visual and gender cues in video game livestreaming. Poster presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kim, S., & Krishna, A. (2018, May). Word-of-mouth motives: Why brand users and non-brand users talk about a brand transgression. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Krishna, A., Connaughton, S. L., & Linabary, J. R. (2018, May). Citizens’ political public relations: Theorizing and explicating a new concept integrating political public relations, public diplomacy, and second track diplomacy. Presented at the 68th annual pre-conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mays, K., & Cummings, J. J. (2018, May). Swiping ad nauseam? The influence of affective state vs. individual traits on Tinder. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mays, K., & Katz, J. E. (2018, May). Possibility or peril? Perceptions of artificially intelligent automated agents. Presented at the 68th annual pre-conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Seaton, K., & Wu, H. D. (2018, May). Making war or peace with emotion: Linking presidential speech, news coverage, and public opinion in the Iraq and Iran cases. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Waldherr, A., & Guo, L. (2018, May). Wave of opportunity: Frame networks of political challengers and news media during a food scandal. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wang, W., & Guo, L. (2018, May). Framing genetically modified mosquitoes in news and Twitter: Intermedia frame setting in an issue-attention cycle. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wang, D., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2018, May). Examining perceptions of the impact of social media on selfie behaviors: A third-person effect perspective. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wertz, B., & Zhong, Q. (2018, May). Learning, doing, flow, and fun: Understanding relationships between difficulty, enjoyment and skill development in games. Poster to be presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wu, H. D. (2018, May). Social media’s portholes to the world: Comparing tweets about individual countries in top five languages. Poster presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Xie, X., Zhang, Y., & Bo, X. (2018, May). The imbalance of online media platforms utilization at county level in China: Opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at the 68th annual post-conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Zhang, Y., & Vigil, T. (2018, May). Propaganda or persuasion: Mass entrepreneurship and innovation campaign in China. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

April 2018

Amazeen, M. A. (2018, April). Recognizing news in an era of content confusion. Simmons College Know News: Engaging with Mis- and Disinformation Symposium, Keynote Speaker. Boston, MA.

Cahill, T. J., Cutino, C., Forman, R., & Wang, Y. (2018, April). #GunControl: An analysis of hashtags used by political advocacy groups on Twitter. Presented at the 109th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Cummings, J. J. (2018, April). Mainstreaming virtual reality: Creating and maintaining psychological presence. Presented at the AR/VR Festival, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Guo, L. (2018, April). The future of agenda-setting research in the digital age. Presented at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2018, April). The television code: Policing and containing an emerging medium, 1948-1952. Keynote Address at the Postwar Faculty Colloquium, University of North Texas.

Katz, J. E. (2018, April). The visual turn in mobile communication: Notes from the travel experience as seen through American eyes. Invited speaker, “Communication-culture-consciousness.” 8th Visual Learning Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Vigil, T. R. (2018, April). Michelle and Melania: Depictions of future first ladies during presidential campaigns. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference in Chicago, IL.

Vigil, T. R. (2018, April). Politics of the gendered body. Scheduled panel chair and discussant at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference in Chicago, IL.

March 2018

Donegan, J. (2018, March). A Response to Netflix: Amazon’s digital distribution strategy and commitment to exhibitors. Presented at the Society of Cinema & Media Studies conference in Toronto, Canada.

Donegan, J. (2018, March). Cult fandom discourse on Twitter: The Room, The Disaster Artist, and the dilution of subcultural capital. Presented at the American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Groshek, J. (2018, March). From dissertation to dissemination: Strategies for turning dusty dissertations into conference presentations, journal publications, and more. Featured speaker, Boston University Symposium on Doctoral Studies.

Howell, C. (2018, March). Collecting and recollecting: Battlestar Galactica through video’s varied technologies of memory. Presented at the BU Cinema and Media Studies Program and Boston Cinema/Media Seminar.

Howell, C. (2018, March). Welcome to the fempire: The national women’s soccer league branding on Lifetime and Go90. Presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2018, March). ‘The inherent artistic and highly individualistic nature of the work’: Salary stabilization and talent compensation in the 1950s. Paper presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Katz, J. E. (2018, March). Emerging forms of life with social media and autonomous robots. Presented at Sorbonne Wittgenstein seminar, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Université, UFR de philosophie, Paris, France.

Katz, J. E. (2018, March). Social science and communication research findings that affect group competition and conflict. Dinner address to ambassadors of the Organization of Security Co-operation for Europe (OSCE), Vienna, Austria.

Krishna, A., Kim, S., Brodey, C., & Vibber, K.S. (2018, March). Treating Ivanka unfairly: Understanding the impact of presidential tweeting on publics’ perceptions and intentions to boycott corporations. Paper presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

February 2018

Downes, E. (2018, February). Fighting fake news: The latest on President Trump and Congress. Lasell College Graduate Communication Guest Lecture Series.


December 2017

Amazeen, M.A. (2017, December). Content confusion in an era of fake news. Act4Impact Symposium, New York, New York.

Groshek, J. (2017, December). An (un)civil movement? How mobile phones and social media change discourse. Featured speaker, Boston University Race, Politics, and Social Media Symposium.

Groshek, J. (2017, December). The revolution will be streaming: How user agency, algorithms, and mobility are transforming media and reshaping media effects. Featured speaker, University of Minnesota.

November 2017

Amazeen, M. A. (2017, November). Is there anything wrong with branded content? Public Meeting Speaker for European Communication Research and Education Association’s Advertising Working Group Branded Content Research Network at University of East London, Stratford, U.K.

Amazeen, M. A. & Wojdynski, B. W. (2017, November). How audience characteristics and sponsorship transparency affect recognition of native advertising and perceptions of publishers. Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education’s Advertising Working Group Branded Content Research Network Conference, University of East London, London, England.

Bucy, E. & Amazeen, M. A. (2017, November). Susceptibility to fake news: The inoculating influence of procedural news knowledge. Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Cahill, T. (2017, November). Accidental haiku: The historical and contemporary function of text mining in the production of poetry. Presentation at the 12th Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Chicago, IL.

Groshek, J. (2017, November). Healthy influencers? Social media use, misinformation, and health behaviour change. Featured speaker, Mobile and Electronic Health ARC’s 2nd Annual Symposium.

Groshek, J. (2017, November). Helping populism win? Social media use, filter bubbles, and support for populist presidential candidates in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Featured speaker, NULab/Shorenstein Center.

Guo, L. (2017, November). Using computational methods to advance agenda-setting theory: An intermedia agenda-setting analysis of Chinese online mediascape. Paper presented the Future of Media and Communication Research Conference, Shanghai.

Guo, L. (2017, November). WeChat as a semi-public alternative sphere: Exploring the use of WeChat among Chinese older adults. Invited talk at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Katz, J. E. (2017, November). Social media and human emotions: What do we do with our communication devices, and what do they do to us? Presented at ISONEC (First International Social Networks Conference), São Paulo, Brazil.

Krishna, A. (2017, November). Homonegativity in India: Unpacking situational and cross-situational antecedents and consequences of negative attitudes toward homosexuality. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Vigil, T. R. (2017, November). Womentoring: Can I talk about that in the classroom? Panel member at the National Communication Association conference, Dallas, TX.

October 2017

Groshek, J. (2017, October). Crafting your online scholarly persona. Featured speaker, Boston University Research, Office of the Provost.

Guo, L. (2017, October). The power of information networks: New directions for agenda setting in a “big data” era. Invited talk at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Wertz, B., & Groshek, J. (2017, October). Emerging media, instability, and democracy: Examining the granger-causal relationships of 122 Countries from 1946 to 2014. Presented to the Association of Internet Researchers, Tartu, Estonia.

September 2017

Groshek, J. & Koc-Michalska, K. (2017, September). Helping populism win? Social media use, filter bubbles, and support for populist presidential candidates in the 2016 US election campaign. Presented to the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

Groshek, J. & Krongard, S. (2017, September). Streaming entertainment and talking politics: Social television in the shaping of online and offline political talk during the 2016 campaign. Presented to the Digital Media, Political Participation and Challenges to Democracy conference, Vienna, Austria.

Katz, J. E. (2017, September). A lifetime of learning: My experiences in the private, public and academic sectors in my contemporary research interests. Invited speaker, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC.

Katz, J. E. (2017, September). The next step in emerging media: Emotional machines and affordances. Keynote address at Peking University Symposium on Emerging Media. Beijing, PRC.

Zhang, Y. (2017). The imbalance of online media platforms utilization at the county level in China: Opportunities and challenges. Presented at the International Emerging Media Forum, Beijing, PRC.

August 2017

Amazeen, M. A. (2017, August). The ethics and efficacy of native advertising. Panel participant for Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago, IL.

Amazeen, M. A. & Wojdynski, B. W. (2017, August). The effects of native advertising disclosure format on audience perceptions of legacy and online news publishers. Paper presented to the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Groshek, J. (2017, August). Streaming content (and relationships) to life: Social television in the shaping of online and offline human interactions. Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Groshek, J. (2017, August). The Netflix effect: How streaming television and binge-watching are shaping political attitudes, perceptions of risk, cultivation of empathy, and educational achievement. Presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Katz, J. E. (2017, August). Emerging media technology: Today’s benefits and tomorrow’s perils. “Lo móvil en el centro.” Presented at the Mobile & Social Communication Summit Chile, Catholic Pontifical University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Krishna, A. & Kim, S. (2017). Unpacking the effects of gender discrimination in the corporate workplace on consumers’ affective responses and relational perceptions. Presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

July 2017

Downes, E. J. (2017, July). The United States Congress and its evolution through cyberspace: The history of a communication management revolution led by Capitol Hill’s press secretaries. Paper presented at the International History of Public Relations Conference, Bournemouth, England.

Howell, C. (2017, July). Nostalgic containment of female superheroes. Presented at Console-ing Passions Conference, Greenville, NC.

Katz, J. E. (2017, July). Keynote address. Joint Kansai University Faculty of Sociology 50th Anniversary Celebration and 2017 Japan Society of Information and Communications Research (JSICR), Kansai, Japan.

Kim, S., Krishna, A., & Dhanesh, G. (2017). The role of CSR expectations in consumers’ perceptions, motivations, and communication behaviors about corporate misconduct. Paper presented at BledCom, Bled, Slovenia.

May 2017

Amazeen, M. A. (2017, May). An empirical examination of the global emergence of fact-checking. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Cahill, T., & Cummings, J. (2017, May). Communicating with users in virtual environments: Presence and modal factors. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Cummings, J. (2017, May). Consumer-level virtual reality and media multitasking: Competing trends. Presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Cummings, J., Yeykelis, L., & Reeves, B. (2017, May). The fragmentation of media tasks on a laptop computer: Moment-by-moment analysis of task-switching and writing performance. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Groshek, J., Basil, M., Guo, L., Farraye, F., & Reich, J. (2017, May). Social media, social stigma: An examination of media consumption and creation in attitudes toward and knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Groshek, J., Guo, L., Donegan, J., Katz, J., & Lin, Q. (2017, May). Network agenda setting gone mobile: Incivility as the norm in #election2016. Presented at the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Groshek, J., Guo, L., Katz, J., & Wu, D. (2017, May). Network agenda setting gone mobile: Implications of interface and place in #election2016. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Groshek, J., & Zhang, Y. (2017, May). Does streaming online television hurt college students’ academic performance & personal health? Survey evidence. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Gui, M., Shanahan, J., Tsay-Vogel, M., & Stanca, L. (2017, May). Surfing in Funland: Digital overabundance, media consumption, and choice satisfaction. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Guo, L., Mays, K., Sameki, M., & Betke, M. (2017, May). From crowdsourcing to crowdcoding: An alternative approach to annotate big data in communication research. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2017, May). Global agenda setting: A big data analysis of international news flow. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. [Top faculty paper]

Katz, J. E. (2017, May). Artificial intelligence, machines and platforms. Chair of panel at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Katz, J. E. (2017, May). Your jaw will drop when learn the truth about fake news! Contextualizing the fake news problem. ICA Fellows panel. International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Krongard, S., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2017, May). Binging violence: Online original TV series cultivating social reality perceptions. Poster presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Medeiros, M., & Cummings, J.. (2017, May). Polarization and technological selective exposure: A new exploration of de facto selective exposure. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Singh, V., Groshek, J., Basil, M., Guo, L., Farraye, F., & Reich, J. (2017, May). An analysis of social media use surrounding the approval of Ustekinumab (Stelara) for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease. Presented at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL.

Tsay-Vogel, M., Lin, H. F., & Tsai, H. Y. (2017, May). Prosocial effects of social TV behaviors on viewers’ sense of community. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Vigil, T. R. (2017, May). Women as citizens: The emergence and entrenchment of Republican motherhood rhetoric. Presented at the International Communication Association annual conference in San Diego, CA.

Walsh, J., Katz, J. E., Groshek, J., & Andersen, B. (2017, May). Are you being served?: Communicating with power via mediated support channels. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Wu, H. D. (2017, May). Risks of sea-level change delivered in governmental communications and news media. Paper presented at the 67th annual ICA preconference on Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster, San Diego, CA.

Yeykelis, L., Cummings, J., & Reeves, B. (2017, May). The fragmentation of work, entertainment and social relationships on a personal computer: Motivational predictors of switching between media content. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

April 2017

Downes, E. (2017, April). Trumpian public relations. BU Washington, D.C. Abroad Program. Washington, D.C.

Groshek, J. (2017, April). Netflix and ill? How streaming television and binge-watching might actually be good for you. Keynote speaker, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2017, April). The power of entertainment: How media appreciation fosters elevation, altruism, and sense of community. Presented in the Department of Communication, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

March 2017

Cahill, T., Wertz, B., Zhong, Q., Donegan, J., Forman, R., Manot, S., Parlato, A., Wu, T., Xu, Y., Cummings, J., Norkunas, T., & Wang, C. (2017, March). Using social media to target niche populations: The search for consumers of online DNA interpretation services. Presented to the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Downes, E. (2017, March). An amazing find!: The benefits of discovering a rich (and meaningful) ResearchStream. College of Journalism and Communications Research Symposium. University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.

Donegan, J. (2017, March). Paracinematic viewership & the acquisition of subcultural capital via oppositional reading strategies. Consumer Identities & Digital Culture Symposium. St. John’s University. Queens, NY.

Katz, J. E., & Crocker, E. T. (2017, March). Is fake news a continuation of politics by other means? Seminar “Journée d’études: Post-vérité et Web.” Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, France.

Kim, S., & Krishna, A. (2017, March). Winning in the court of public ppinion: Exploring PR-Legal collaboration during organizational crises. Paper presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Wang, C., Flynn, M., Thomas, N., Norkunas, T., Cahill, T., Parlato, A., Wertz, B., Zhong, Q., & Cummings, J. (2017, March). Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Genomics: Consumer and genetic counselor responses to online raw DNA interpretation. Presented to the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

February 2017

Groshek, J. (2017, February). The role of media in recent elections, and the future of democracy in the digital age. Invited Speaker. Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Entreprise. Boston, MA.

January 2017

Katz, J. E., Crocker, E. T., & Wertz, B. (2017, January). How mobiles are changing the travel experience. Keynote address. ENTER17 eTourism conference, IFITT – International Federation for Information Technologies and Travel & Tourism, Rome, Italy.


December 2016

Kundargi, R., Tsay-Vogel, M., & Gopal, S. (2016, December). Understanding the perception of global climate change: Research into the role of media. Presented at the annual American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.

November 2016

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2016, November). Investigating the role of morality salience: How moral self-perceptions impact media selection and responses. Presented at the 102nd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

October 2016

Jaramillo, D. L. (2016, October.) TV’s War on Drugs: Local crises as public service crusades in the 1980s. Presented at the Television History, the Peabody Archives, and Cultural Memory Symposium at the University of Georgia.

September 2016

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016, September). Breaking news: Identity, violence, and the media. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

August 2016

Amazeen, M. A., (2016, August). The effects of native advertising on legacy and online news publishers. Paper presented to the Newspaper and Online News Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 2016.

Tsay-Vogel, M., Kundargi, R., & Gopal, S. (2016, August). Effects of perceived scientific literacy and spatial proximity of global climate change events on viewers. Presented in the NSF GK-12 GLACIER Summer Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Meilan, X., & Wu, H. D. (2016, August). Factoring media use into media system theory: An examination of 14 European nations (2002-2010). Presented to AEJMC annual convention, Minneapolis, MN, August 2016.

Rohde, J., & Wu, H. D. (2016, August). Agreement between humans and machines?: A reliability check among computational content analysis programs. Presented to AEJMC annual convention, Minneapolis, MN, August 2016.

July 2016

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016, July). Beyond sheer entertainment: The psychology of social TV. Presented in the School of Journalism and Communication, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Wu, H. D., (2016, July). Predicting information flow across national borders: From mass media to social media. Keynote Speaker at Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, July 6, 2016.

June 2016

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2016, June). The virtues and vices of social comparisons: Examining assimilative and contrastive emotional reactions to media characters. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016, June). Are good characters better for us? The effect of morality salience on entertainment selection and recovery outcomes. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

May 2016

Downes, E. (2016, May). Four (powerful) questions about the U.S. House of Representatives’ communication mangers (and a dirty little secret). Presented at the 2016 International Conference on Communication, Media, and Technology in Zagreb, Croatia.

Downes, E. (2016, May). The history of the adoption and diffusion of new media—with a public relations emphasis—and a congressional focus. Presented at the 2016 International History of Public Relations Conference in Bournemouth, England.

April 2016

Jaramillo, D. L. (2016, April). In pursuit of wholesome TV: The strange path to the television code. Presented at Screen Arts & Cultures Speaker Series, University of Michigan. April 7, 2016.

March 2016

Jaramillo, D. L. (2016, March). Violence, drug wars, and quality television drama: The industrial, formal, and intertextual value of Netflix’s Narcos. Presented at Page-Barbour Conference, “The Drug Wars in the Americas: Culture and Histories, ” University of Virginia. March 3-4, 2016.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2016, March). Kingpins no more: The evolving Mexican narco on U.S. television. Presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Atlanta, GA.


November 2015

Jaramillo, D. L. (2015, November). Housewives don’t show their bosoms: Pre-code television viewers and the quest for government censorship. Presented at Film and History Conference. Madison, WI.

Katz, J. E., & Crocker, E. T. (2015, November). Selfies from communicational and psychological perspectives. Presented at “Time—Truth—Tradition,” 6th International Conference on Visual Learning, Budapest, Hungary.

October 2015

Cummings, J. (2015, October). Media without borders: Task-switching on personal computers. Presented in the Communication Research Colloquium Series, Boston University.

Rice, R. E., Pearce, K. E., & Katz, J. (2015, October). Expanding the digital divide framework: Results from 15 years of research. Presented at the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2015 International Conference, 21-22 October 2015, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona.

September 2015

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, June). The synergistic power of television and social media: Examining the evolution of social TV. Presented in the Department of Communication & Technology at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

July 2015

Downes, E. (2015, July). The history of Capitol Hill’s press secretaries: Helping members of Congress ‘look good” for almost 50 years. Presented at the International Public Relations History Conference in Bournemouth, Great Britain.

Wright, D. (2015, July). Growth and development of public relations codes of ethics in English speaking countries: A historical analysis. Presented at the International Public Relations History Conference in Bournemouth, Great Britain.

Wright, D., & Hinson, M. (2015, July). What we’ve learned after analyzing social and emerging media use in public relations practice for ten years. Presented at the BledCom Symposium, Bled, Slovenia.

June 2015

Jaramillo, D. L. (2015, June). The television code: Sacrificing art for commerce in early television. Presented at World History Association Conference. Savannah, GA.

Katz, J. E. (2015, June). Mobile visual communication: Images and realities of use. Keynote speaker, International Conference on New media and Society, School of New Media, Peking University. Beijing, PRC.

Katz, J. E. (2015, June). The changing interpersonal social media landscape. Address to the CITI Fellows (webinar), Columbia University, New York.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, June). The psychological and interpersonal impact of emerging media: Bridging academia and practice. Keynote speaker for the Graduate Student Conference, #Screentime: Integrated Communication, Digital Diffusion and the Networked Era, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, June). Psychology of mass communication. Presented in experts panel at the annual meeting of the Bullying Research Network, Boston University, Boston, MA.

May 2015

Downes, E. (2015, May). ‘Spinning’ the world—from Capitol Hill?. Presented at the International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design in Dubai, UAE.

Guo, L. (2015, May). Community radio help us to tell our stories, but to whom?. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Guo, L., & Vu, H. (2015, May). The news tells us what is the most urgent health problem, but that is not reality: A longitudinal agenda-setting study 2001 to 2010. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2015, May). The power of ‘issue ownership network’: A big-data analysis of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Jaramillo, D. (2015, May). Researching the media industries: Problems and pathways to access and information. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Katz, J. E. (2015, May). Keynote Speaker. 2015 International Communication Association Mobile pre-conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, May). Psychological and social effects of social TV on audiences and recommendations for industry professionals. Presented in the Economics & Management School at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in Beijing, China.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, May). Theoretical approaches to examining social TV and the increasing symbiotic relationship between TV and the web. Presented in the School of Journalism & Communication at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China.

Wu, D., Groshek, J., & Elasmar, M. (2015, May). Which countries does the world talk about? Exploring the impact of national attributes, resources, and contexts on country presence on Twitter. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

April 2015

Downes, E. (2015, April). Defending democracy’s ‘Spin Doctors’: The (ultimate) role of Congress’ press secretaries. Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses Conference, Plymouth, MA.

Guo, L. (2015, April). Digital technology and governance in China today. Presented on a panel sponsored by Boston University’s Center for the Study of Asia and College of Communication.

Oppliger, P., & Davis, A. (2015, April.) How to read a bully: A content analysis of bullying in children’s picture books. Presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

March 2015

Grundmann, R. (2015, March). Harun Farocki’s unfinished business: From workers’ films to the global video workshop. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal, Canada.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2015, March). Making the past portable. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal, Canada.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2015, March). Beyond sheer entertainment: The psychology of social TV and implications for TV marketing. Presented in the School of Economics and Management at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China.

Wright, D., & Hinson, M. (2015, March). A longitudinal analysis tracking a decade of social and emerging media use in public relations practice. Presented at the International Public Relations Research Conference, Coral Gables, FL.

February 2015

Groshek, J., Elasmar, M., & Wu, D. (2015, February). Predictors of country mentions in the Twittersphere: Social media as a new context for the study of country images. Presented at the International Studies Association annual convention in New Orleans, LA.


November 2014

Vigil, T. (2014, November). Telling personal tales: The use of narratives in convention speeches by nominees’ wives. Presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

October 2014

Berkovitz, T., & Supa, D. (2014, October). From our place to the workplace: Cultivating mentoring from classroom to advertising agency. Presented at the 7th International Annual Mentoring Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Wright, D. (2014, October). An analysis of the growth and development of academic curricula in public relations. Presented at the Arthur W. Page Society’s Tuck Symposium, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Wright, D., & Hinson, M. (2014, October). Looking at how social media is being used in public relations practice. Presented at the International Conference of the Public Relations Society of America, Washington, D.C.

September 2014

Elasmar, M. (2014, September). Incidental learning: A social impact of Facebook usage among young adults. Presented at the annual conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in Nice, France.

August 2014

Oppliger, P. & Summers, C. (2014, August). Who’s the bully?: Teaching about bullies in situation comedies. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada.

Oppliger, P. (2014, August). He said, she laughed: Sex differences in joke telling and humor appreciation. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada.

Supa, D., Zoch, L., & Scanlon, J. (2014, August). Does social media use affect journalists’ perceptions of source credibility? Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada. *This paper won the Wilcox Award for top research paper – PR Division.

Wright, D. (2014, August). Forging a new frontier in public relations research: Introducing the research journal of the institute for public relations. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada.

Wright, D. & Hinson, M. (2014, August). An analysis of how social media use is being measured in public relations practice. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada.

July 2014

Downes, E. (2014, June.) The (very deep) evolution of the Congressional press secretary and the importance (or lack thereof) of an informed democracy. Presented at the annual International History of Public Relations Conference in Bornemouth, England.

Oppliger, P. & Shouse, E. (2014, June.) Disposition theory and humor ratings of insensitive jokes. Presented at the International Society of Humor Studies Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Supa, D., & Weisberg, J. A. (2014, June.) What’s in a name? The history and evolution of the naming of sports venues as a public relations tool. Presented at the International History of Public Relations conference in Bournemouth, England.

Wright, D. (2014, June.) Examining the historical position of public relations decision making within several major companies. Presented at the International History of Public Relations conference in Bournemouth, England.

May 2014

Dodd, M., & Supa, D. (2014, May.) Communicating the “good life” via corporate social advocacy: The amplified impact of corporate social responsibility on consumer purchase intention, corporate financial performance. Presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Sanders, M. (2014, May.) Fandom and its relationship to affective, cognitive, and behavioral audience responses: Examining the connection of fans to the world of Harry Potter. Presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Sanders, M. (2014, May.) Exploring the moral continuum: Examining explanatory mechanisms underlying moral disengagement across characters of different moral complexities. Presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA. (Top Faculty Paper Award in Mass Communication Division.)

Wu, D. (2014, May.) A gridlock scenario of political communication: Partisan media, selective exposure, and agenda setting effect. Presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA.

April 2014

Downes, E. (2014, April.) Press secretary: The story of Capitol Hill’s image makers. Delivered as part of a speaker series for graduate students in Communications at Lasell College.

Downes, E., O’Conner, J., & Donohue, J. (2014, April.) The ins and outs of modern career education: What every student should know. Presented at the annual Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas, NV.

March 2014

Dodd, M. D., & Supa, D. (2014, March.) A corporate social advocacy approach to gun control, firearms violence: Attitudes underlying consumer purchase intentions and policy recommendations. Presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL.

Downes, E. (2014, March.) The evolution of the Congressional press secretary… as public relations practitioner?. Presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2014, March.) The rise and fall of the television broadcasters’ association. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle, WA.

Lambert, C. A. (2014, March.) Campus health inhibitors may harm the college/student relationship: A relationship management case study. Presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL.

Oppliger, P. & Shouse, E. (2014, March.) Disposition theory and humor ratings of insensitive jokes. Presented at the International Society of Humor Studies Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Supa, D., & Kelly, M. (2014, March.) The rise of the in-house agency: Trends and best practices for leveraging effective internal-external agency relationships. Presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL.

Wright, D., & Hinson, M. (2014, March.) A nine-year longitudinal analysis tracking and measuring social and emerging media use in public relations practice measuring social and emerging media use in public relations. Presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL.


November 2013

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2013, November.) Effects of television viewing, video game play, and social media use on perceptions of violence. Presented at the National Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Vigil, T. (2013, November.) Rhetorically constructing connections: Strategies for enhancing identifications in the 2008 and 2012 nomination acceptance addresses. Presented at the National Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Vigil, T. & Wu, D. (2013, November.) Facebook use and life satisfaction: The impact of engagement. Presented at the National Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C.

August 2013

Groshek, J., & Holt, L. (2013, August). “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” reporting: Examining broadcast network news coverage and indexing of a national debate over time. Presented at the 96th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Washington D.C. (Top Faculty Paper in the Electronic News Division.)

Groshek, J., & Brookes, S. (2013, August). YouTube/OurTube/TheirTube: Official and unofficial online campaign advertising, negativity, and popularity. Presented at the 96th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Washington D.C.

July 2013

Oppliger, P., Tamse, M., & Simon-Roberts, S. (2013, July.) White saviors: Joking about interracial adoptions and foster care in American situation comedies. Presented at the International Society of Humor Studies Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

June 2013

Bailey, E., Tsay-Vogel, M., Krakowiak, K. M., & Ivory, J. (2013, June). Effects of morally ambiguous character behavior on affective disposition, character perceptions and enjoyment. Presented at the 63rd annual conference of the International Communication Association in London, UK.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2013, June). Responses to lifestyle transforming reality-based television: Appreciating human kindness, dignity, and compassion. Presented at the 63rd annual conference of the International Communication Association in London, UK.

April 2013

Vigil, T. (2013, April). Rhetorically constructed consubstantiality: The importance of candidate identification building strategies in contemporary nomination acceptance addresses. Presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association national conference in Chicago.

March 2013

Grundmann, R. (2013, March.) Adorno, Ranciere, and cinematic spectatorship: Is spectatorial emancipation a relevant concept?. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago, IL.

Jaramillo, D. L. (2013, March). Public vs. private: The fight to control early television content. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago, IL.

February 2013

Grundmann, R. (2013, February). The films of Michael Haneke. Keynote speaker at the Istanbul Modern’s “All About Haneke” Retrospective in Istanbul, Turkey.

Wu, D. (2013, February). Presented on issues of media operation in Asia in the Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations (HPAIR) 2013 Conference at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

January 2013

Wu, D. (2013, January). Presented a lecture on Taiwan’s media issues and resolutions at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


November 2012

Downes, E. (2012, November). Bridging the great divide: Faculty-in-residence, student success, and effective collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs. Presented at the Northeast regional conference of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Trust, R. (2012, November). Interpersonal, community, and psychological influences on breastfeeding duration: A communication perspective. Presented at the 98th annual National Communication Association convention in Orlando, FL.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Nabi, R. (2012, November). Testing a tripartite model of media enjoyment with participatory reality TV. Presented at the 98th annual National Communication Association convention in Orlando, FL.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2012, November). Examining how morally ambiguous characters help us cope with our own moral ambiguities. Presented at the 98th annual National Communication Association convention in Orlando, FL.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Sanders, M. (2012, November). Moral disengagement and the moral continuum in the world of Harry Potter: Examining moral disengagement strategies, moral judgments, enjoyments, and appreciation. Presented at the 98th annual National Communication Association convention in Orlando, FL. *Top Faculty Paper Award in Mass Communication Division.

Vigil, T. (2012, November). The maverick versus the American Dream: Identification and the 2008 nomination acceptance addresses. Presented at the 98th annual National Communication Association convention in Orlando, FL.

October 2012

Downes, E. (2012, October). Presented in a panel titled, “Communications Support for Women in Politics” at The College Club of Boston.

Elasmar, M. (2012, October). The impact of Facebook on the cognitive world maps of its users. Presented at the Global Fusion conference at Ohio University.

August 2012

Carter, T. B. (2012, August). What happened to ‘Don’t Be Evil’: Privacy law update. Presented at the 95th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Chicago, IL.

Supa, D. & Zoch, L. (2012, August). Seeking an updated understanding of the public relations-journalist relationship in the age of social media. Presented at the 95th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Chicago, IL.

Wu, H. D. & Lee, T.-T. (2012, August). Ethnic minority groups in the crosshairs of the 2012 electoral campaigns. Presented at the 95th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Chicago, IL.

July 2012

Jaramillo, D. (2012, July). Helped to organize the 2012 Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, Suffolk University.

Lambert, C. A., & Landau, A. (2012, July). Principles of the public relations profession: The enduring relevance of Arthur W. Page. Presented at the third International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England.

Magen, C. (2012, July). The Israeli Mossad and the media: Historical and theoretical perspectives. Presented at the International History of Public Relations Conference in Bournemouth University, England.

Oppliger, P. (2012, July). If the world is getting fatter, are we getting funnier?: Associations between humor and obesity. Presented at the International Society of Humor Studies in Krakow, Poland.

Oppliger, P., & Shouse, E. (2012, July). Yankee Gents and Southern Bells: The impact of gender and region on the appreciation of humor. Presented at the International Society of Humor Studies in Krakow, Poland.

Supa, D. (2012, July). The influence of influence: Lobbies and lobbyists in the development of the American political system. Presented at the third International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England.

June 2012

Shanahan, J. (2012, June). The disembodiment of expertise in press coverage of a biotechnology controversy: The case of bt brinjal. Presented at the Great Plains Society for the Study of Argumentation.

May 2012

Chung, D. S., Tsay-Vogel, M., & Kim, Y. S. (2012, May). Examining coverage of the microblogging phenomenon by mainstream news media from 2007-2010. Presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Downes, E. (2012, May). A framework for understanding the congressional press secretary’s motivations, practices and influences. Presented at the at International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design, Istanbul, Turkey.

Downes, E. (2012, May). Power, new media and today’s corporate public relations professionals. Presented at the at International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design, Istanbul, Turkey.

Elasmar, M. G. (2012, May). If you ask me I won’t tell you, but I’ll tell the world when I feel like doing so! The frequency of answering a survey about a specific topic versus posting comments about this same topic on social media sites. Presented at the conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Orlando, FL.

Oliver, M. B., Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2012, May). Elevating entertainment and the ‘kind-world’ syndrome. Presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Sanders, M., Tsay-Vogel, M., & Marks, K. (2012, May). The end of the Harry Potter saga: Exploring the relationship between entertainment motives and parasocial breakups. Presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Tsay-Vogel, M., Krakowiak, K. M., & Oliver, M. (2012, May). Responses to meaningful films: Exploring the impact of cognitively challenging content on mortality salience. Presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Wu, H. D., & Lambert, C. A. (2012, May). Convergent practice of Taiwanese journalists in the information marketplace. Presented at the annual International Conference on Media and Communication in Porto, Portugal.

April 2012

Downes, E. (2012, April). The early spin-doctors–the troubadours: Touting love, lamenting loss, and “spinning” songs. Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Magen, C. (2012, April). Media strategies of intelligence services: The case of Israel. Presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference in San Diego, CA.


December 2011

Jaramillo, D. L. (2011, December). Black stories/White series: Finding the African-American narrative in Mad Men. Presented at the Boston University African American Studies Program Fall Lecture Series.

November 2011

Berkovitz, T. (2011, November). An eye for an ear and time vs. space: Analyzing social media from the technological determinism perspective. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Oppliger, P., & Sear, A. (2011, November). From Lumpy Rutherford to Nelson Muntz: A content analysis of bullying in sitcoms. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Oppliger, P. (2011, November). Parasocial relationships in 140 characters or less. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Shanahan, J., Blumberg, D., Galle, A., Hamel, J., & Neir, O. (2011, November). The violence profile: Cable programs. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Shanahan, J. (2011, November). Cultivation in the ‘new’ new media environment: Observations on the evolution of theory and technology. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Shanahan, J. (2011, November). The violence profile: Alienation, gloom, and the mean world. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, November). Time and space compression in Fox’s 24: Affordance of narrative in revealing a masculinist discourse. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, November). Are social media perceived to have a greater impact on others than the self? Exploring third-person effects in the context of new media. Presented at the National Communication Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

October 2011

Downes, E. (2011, October). Empowering women–throughout the global village–through higher education. Keynote speaker at Empowering Women Through Higher Education, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya Women’s College,  Jalandhar (Punjab), India.

September 2011

Elasmar, M. (2011, September). Beyond measuring public opinion trends: Visualizing the cognitive structure associated with specific topics. Presented at the conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

August 2011

Lambert, C. A., & Wu, H. D. (2011, August). Influencing forces or mere interview sources? What media coverage about health care means for key constituencies” Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in St. Louis, MO.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, August). Methodological issues in the study of morality and media. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in St. Louis, MO.

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, August). The role of third-person effects in the context of Facebook: Examining differences in perceived consumption and impact between self and others. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in St. Louis, MO.

June 2011

Lambert, C. A., Merriman, S., Limbo, F., & Davidoff, S. (2011, June). He said/she said: Social norms regarding sexual behavior & sexual assault among first & second year college students. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association in Phoenix, AZ.

May 2011

Elasmar, M. (2011, May). Testing a model of public support for healthcare as a government priority. Presented at the conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, in Phoenix, AZ.

Jaramillo, D. (2011, May). Rescuing television from the ‘cinematic’: Why we need to take television form seriously. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA.

Kim, J., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, May). What portrayals of news alleviate prevailing perceived threat from the current financial crisis? Exploring distinct effects of victim, survivor, and outperformer news stories. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA. (Top Faculty Paper.)

Lambert, C. A., & White, C. L. (2011, May). Feminization of the film? Occupational roles of public relations characters in movies. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA.

Oppliger, P., & Shouse, E. (2011, May). Sarah is Magic: Postgendered comedy of Sarah Silverman. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA.

Oppliger, P. (2011, May). Empowering and enabling people: Contributions by Jennings Byrant (II). Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA.

Wright, D. K. (2011, May). A longitudinal analysis examination of the actual use of social media in public relations practice. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA.

April 2011

Downes, E. (2011, April). Lincoln, the Old Oligarch…and the Congressional Press Secretary. Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses Conference in New Haven, CT.

Krakowiak, K. M., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2011, April). What makes characters’ bad behaviors acceptable? The effects of character motivation and outcome on perceptions, character liking, and moral disengagement. Presented at the Broadcast Education Association in Las Vegas, NV.

Tsay-Vogel, M., & Krakowiak, K. M. (2011, April). Exploring the impact of audience motivations for entertainment consumption and nature of media content on moral disengagement. Presented at the Broadcast Education Association in Las Vegas, NV.

March 2011

Aronowitz, T., Lambert, C. A., Merriman, S., Limbo, F., & Davidoff, S. (2011, March). Social norms regarding sexual behavior among college students: The role of rape myth acceptance. Presented at the scientific session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society in Philadelphia, PA.

Elasmar, M. (2011, March). The psychology of public diplomacy. Presented at the International Studies Association conference in Montreal, Canada.

Grundmann, R. (2011, March). Hollywood history and genre cinema: How crime drama referenced the labor struggle. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Jaramillo, D. (2011, March). Suburban Narcos: Border violence, cable TV, and the new vision of the Mexican drug dealer. Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Lambert, C. A. (2011, March). Public relations characters have split personalities: A thematic analysis of film-based public relations characters. Presented at the International Public Relations Conference in Miami, FL.

Magen, C., & Gilboa, E. (2011, March). Intelligence services and the media: A framework for analysis. Presented at the International Studies Association conference in Montreal, Canada.

Shanahan, J. (2011, March). Strange Fruit?: Coverage of BT Eggplant in the English-language Indian Press. Presented at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Vigil, T., & Shanahan, J. (2011, March). A tale of two campaigns: Framing and agenda setting in the 2010 Massachusetts Special Election for Senate. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago IL.

February 2011

Vigil, T. (2011, February). The maverick versus the American Dream: Identification and the 2008 nomination acceptance addresses. Presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention in Monterey, CA.