Communication Department News: Spring 2009
- Wally Podrazik quoted in Chicago Sun-Times article about another round of reality TV marriage shows. 5.24.09 Read it here
- Steve Jones, UIC professor of communication, is quoted in an Associated Press article about Facebook's attempts to close fake accounts. Read it here
- Congrats to Sabrina Pasztor, whose proposal/paper-to-be "Social Networking Sites and Constructs of True and Fake Identity" was selected to be presented at the Transforming Audiences 2 international conference in London on September 3-4, 2009. 5.14.09
- Steve Jones, UIC professor of communication, is quoted in an Associated Press article about Craigslist officials deciding to eliminate its "erotic services" category. The article was picked up by various media outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post. 5.14.09. Read it here
- Steve Jones, UIC professor of communication, was quoted in an Associated Press article about regulation of Craigslist classified ads in the wake of a recent murder case in Boston. The article was picked up by over 100 online media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. 4.26.09 Read it here
- On Wednesday, May 20th, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Hull House on the east campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the UIC Department of Communication presents: THE NETWORKED SELF: Identity Community Culture on Social Network Sites. See the flyer in .pdf.
- On Thursday May 21st, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Student Center East on the east campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the UIC Department of Communication hosts: The Future is Prologue: New Media, New Histories? See the schedule in .pdf. Scroll to the end of the second page.
- Gonca Noyan's paper, titled `Framing Globalization: A Case Study of `Global Voices,` will be presented at the 7th Development Dialogue organized by Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, Netherlands, 2-3 June 2009.
- Colleague Hui-Ching Chang, recently received funding from the Faculty Scholarship Support Program to collect data in Taiwan for this summer.
- James Danowski and recent BA graduate Noah Cepela have two conference papers accepted:
Cepela, N. and Danowski, J. (2009). Automatic Mapping of Social Networks of Actors from Large Collections of News Stories. The 2009 International Conference on Social Networks Analysis and Mining, July 20-22, 2009, Athens, Greece.
Danowski, J. and Cepela, N. (2009). Automatic Mapping of Social Networks of Actors From Text Corpora: Time Series Analyses. The 2009 International Conference on Social Networks Analysis and Mining, July 20-22, Athens, Greece.
- Kelly Quinn's paper "Online activity and individual social capital: Critical practices, critical resources" has been accepted to AoIR Milwaukee, 2009
- Ginnifer Mastarone's paper, Politeness on e-health blogs: A semantic network analysis was accepted for presentation to AoiR's Health Communication Division.
- Gonca Noyan's paper `Winning hearts and minds through Facework: Al Hurra as a case study` has been accepted to the Second International Global Studies Conference in Dubai.
- Antara Das's paper on "Media coverage of terrorism in target locations that are central and marginal nodes: a network analysis" has been accepted at the Second International Global Studies Conference to be held in Dubai in May 2009.
- Colleagues Kevin Barnhurst and Richard Doherty, received $3600 in CETL funding for the project "Digital Audio Technology for Teaching Interviewing (DATTI).
- Our colleague Kevin Barnhurst is Visiting Professor at U of Copenhagen this semester, who is presently completing his next book on the New Long Journalism.
- Steve Jones, UIC professor of communication, is quoted in an Associated Press article about online photo sharing providers changing the terms of service with customers. The article was picked up by over 100 print and broadcast outlets such as USA Today and Daily Herald.
- Anders Koed Madsen will be presenting "Norms, technology and information: Pondering the choices of European 'e-participation,'" at the "Citizen Politics: Are the New Media Reshaping Political Engagement?" Conference, Barcelona, May 2009.
- Andrew Rojecki, "The Arc of Resonance: Hurricane Katrina and its Metaphoric Aftermath," accepted for presentation at APSA/ Toronto, Sep. 09.
- Colleague Jack Jones, recently received a CETL grant for his project, "Promoting Active Learning Through Higher Level Questions," in the amount of $3,520.
- NCA 2009 Paper Acceptances:
Dayna Chatman will be presenting a research paper, titled "The gendered workplace: An analysis of gender practices in the fictional work world of Grey's Anatomy."
Jim Danowski's research paper, titled "Automatic Time-Series Mapping of Social Networks of Political Actors," has been accepted for presentation to the Political Communication Division.
Sharon Meraz, "Testing Agenda Setting and Social Influence Theories in Traditional Media and Political Blog Networks, " accepted in NCA Political Communication Division.
Maggie Griffith, "Branding charity: Turning shopping into a funding solution," accepted in NCA Visual Communication Division.
Diem-My Bui, organized/chairing panel for the Feminist and Women's Studies Division, titled "Enacting Neoliberal Discourse Globally through Women," accepted for NCA 2009.
Zach Benjamin, presenter on panel "Organizational Rhetoric: Where are we?" accepted by the Organizational Communication Division.
Hui-Ching Chang, "Ideology of differences: A critique and an alternative approach," accepted in NCA International and Intercultural Communication Division.
Jim Danowski, "Convergence and Divergence of Semantic Networks and Social Networks: An Orgo-Mechanical Screwing Model," accepted by the Communication and Social Cognition (CSC) Division, 2nd paper acceptance for Danowski.
Richard Doherty, on "Nature Conservation or Human Protection: Messages of Italian and American Park Signage," Scholar to scholar session.
Ryan Henke, "Challenging the Social Construction of Evangelicals: The Case of the Iraq War," accepted for presentation.
Jack Jones, organized and submitted panel on *Professional Speechwriting by Ghosts and Nonghosts: Cooperatively Create Discourse that Moves Audiences from Stability to Transformational Change*, accepted by NCA's Training and Development Division.
Camille Johnson-Yale, organized and proposed panel titled "Discourses of Stability and Change among Media(ted) Labor, " accepted by the Critical and Cultural Studies Division, NCA.
A panel featuring several of our folks, accepted to NCA: Virtual Worlds and Virtual Words: The Roles of Rhetoric and Metaphor in New Media. List of presenters and affiliations: Gordon Carlson, UIC; Sabryna Cornish, NIU; David Gunkel, NIU; Steve Jones, UIC; James J. Sosnoski, UIC; Kelly Quinn, UIC