August 2020 –
Doctoral student Harry Yaojun Yan has been named one of two Knight Fellows by IU’s Observatory on Social Media, funded in part last year with a $3 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Link
Lauren Reichart Smith presents at annual AEJMC conference – “Framing COVID-19 in Sport: A Content Analysis of ESPN’s SportsCenter as a First Draft of History” in the Sports Communication Interest Group session.
Doctoral Student Xia Zheng presents at annual AEJMC conference – “Wedging the Gap: A Multi-Level Analysis of Genre-specific Television and Internet Information Seeking Impacts on Health Knowledge Over 8 Years” in the Mass Communication and Society division session.
July 2020 –
ICR Research Restart Plan approved for resumption of research under Covid safe practices guidelines.
Doctoral student Ryan Comfort was awarded an IU Presidential Fellowship for 2020-2021.
Undergrad Wil Dubree presented his research at the IU Undergraduate Research Symposium – titled “Talking about Sexual Misconduct: Collegiate News Media and Twitter Conversation on College Campuses”. Poster link
Doctoral student Ryan Comfort, professor Marissa Moorman and former assistant professor Danielle Kilgo, spoke in a panel – “Confronting Racism: Conversations on Systemic Racism and Protest,” presented by the Arts and Humanities Council and the Center for Research on Race, Ethnicity and Society.
Doctoral student Allison Brown was awarded the 2020-21 Lee Fellowship from the Office of International Services.
May 2020 –
Lauren Reichart Smith, Galen Clavio, & Annie Lang (2020). Does visual framing drive eye gaze behavior? The effects of visual framing of athletes in an increasingly visual social media world. Media Psychology. Link
Harry Yan launched an extension of the ICR research group with the objective to focus on Computational Communication Research (IUCCR).
Haley Hatfield was awarded a Media School Kern Innovation in Journalism Scholarship in support of her thesis.
April 2020 –
March 2020 –
Indiana University, the Media School, and the ICR shut down due to Corona Virus pandemic.
Media School graduate students’ Common Ground conference via Zoom online, Friday, March 27.
January 2020 –
Peifer, J., & Landreville, K. (2020). Spoofing presidential hopefuls: The roles of affective disposition and positive emotions in prompting the social transmission of debate parody. International Journal of Communication. Link
Read, G. (2020) Processing ambiguous social identity: Disclosure of identity and phenotypic prototypicality affect processing and evaluation of persuasive messages. Journal of Communication. 70.
November 2019 –
Smith, L.R., Myrick, J.G., & Gantz, W. (2019). A test of the relationship between sexist television commentary and enjoyment of women’s sports: Impacts on emotions, attitudes, and viewing intentions. Communication Research Reports. Link.
Velez, J.A., Loof, T., Smith, C.A., Jordan, J.M., Villarreal, J.A. & Ewoldsen, D.R. (2019). Switching schemas: Do effects of mindless interactions with agents carry over to humans and vice versa? Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Link.
October 2019 –
Professor Rob Potter, director of the ICR, coordinated The Media School’s participation in the campus-wide annual Science Fest. About 450 children and parents visited Franklin Hall science & technology stations, and ICR volunteers measured heart rate and skin arousal on 65 kids while they watched scary video clips!
A new grant award for – “Motivating climate change solutions in Indiana”, is funded by IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative (2019-21), and will be led by PI Shahzeen Attari (SPEA), with co-PI Nathan Geiger (Media School) and co-PI Landon Yoder (SPEA).
September 2019 –
John Velez (Assistant Professor) and team won an award for their study proposal submitted to the Pre-Registered Reports Panel and the Journal of Media Psychology, as part of the Media Psychology 2019 conference in Chemnitz, Germany (http://mediapsychology2019.com/). The award was given for the study titled, “That bygone feeling: Controller haptics and gaming nostalgia”, by Bowman, N.D., Wulf, T., Velez, J. A., & Breuer, J..
Xia Zheng, Jingjing Han, & Annie Lang were awarded funding for their research proposal submitted to “Psychophysiology, Cognition, and Political Differences” for a special issue of Politics and the Life Sciences. Link.
Hunt, K. & Gruszczynski, M. (2019). The influence of new and traditional media coverage on public attention to social movements: The case of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Information, Communication, and Society. Link.
July 2019 –
June 2019 –
Frederick, E., Pegoraro, A., & Smith, L.R. (2019). An examination of Michigan State University’s image repair via Facebook and the public response following the Larry Nassar scandal. Communication and Sport. Link.
Graduate student Ryan Comfort presented his work “Who sets the environmental agenda in Indian Country? Mapping information flows and identifying missed opportunities for sovereignty in storytelling” at the Conference on Communication and Environment, Vancouver, B.C.
May 2019 –
Glenna Read (PhD 2018) won the International Communication Association (ICA) 2019 Information Systems Division Annie Lang Dissertation Award. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation, defended in the preceding year, focusing on a topic relevant to the Division.
Media School/ICR faculty & students presented research at 69th Annual ICA Conference in Washington DC, May 24-28.
April 2019 –
March 2019 –
Jingjing Han, Media School PhD candidate and researcher in the Institute for Communication (ICR), is one of the recipients of “The 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad”. Specifically, Han has been awarded one of the top ten Special Excellence Awards, out of 500 awards conferred. Top ten award winners receive $10,000 and remaining winners receive $6,000 each. The award ceremony given by the Education Office of the Chinese Embassy will take place at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago in April.
The recipients worldwide were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in any discipline. This award is considered as the highest award given by the Chinese government to the graduate students who study outside of China and who do not receive any financial support from the Chinese government. The number of students leaving China to study abroad is around a half a million each year, making this prestigious award highly competitive. After the final review by domestic experts and reported to the Ministry of Education for approval in 2018, the National Excellent Self-financed International Student Scholarship identified a total of 500 winners, including 10 special awards.
Lu, Y. (PhD 2017) (2019). Incidental exposure to political disagreement on Facebook and corrective participation: Unraveling the effects of emotional responses and issue relevance. International Journal of Communication. Link
January 2019 –
Lee, M., Potter, R.F., & Pederson, M. (2019). The Effects of Emotions on Cognitive While Processing Stadium-Embedded Advertising: A Dynamic Motivational System Approach. European Sport Management Quarterly. Link.
Lu, Y., & Lee, J.K. (2019). Stumbling upon the other side: Incidental learning of counter-attitudinal political information on Facebook. New Media & Society. Link.
Yan, H. (2019). “The rippled perceptions”: The effects of LGBT-inclusive TV on own attitudes and perceived attitudes of peers towards lesbians and gays. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Link.
Assistant Professor Jason Peifer has been named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The grant was awarded for his research proposal – “(Re)Building Credibility: Understanding How Transparency, Locality, and Perceived Importance Can Contribute to Fostering Media Trust.”
Amanda Reed graduated (BA Game Design/Psychology) with honors, and was nominated for Outstanding Senior Project for her ICR study “Impacts of Game Play on Friendship.”
December 2018 –
November 2018 –
PhD Candidate Kelsey Prena was awarded runner-up for the Psychology of Technology Institute Dissertation Award.
October 2018 –
Media School professor Rob Potter, director of the Institute for Communication Research, worked with graduate students and game design and production faculty to bring Science Fest to The Media School for the first time to show the community how science and media work hand-in-hand.
Velez, J.A., Ewoldsen, D.R., Hanus, M.D., Song, H. & Villarreal, J.A. (2018). Social Comparisons and Need Fulfillment: Interpreting Video Game Enjoyment in the Context of Leaderboards. Communication Research Reports, 35(5), 424-433. Link.
Lee, M., Potter, R.F., Lim, C.H., & Pederson, P.M. (2018). The effectiveness of advertising embedded in televised sport programming: How team performance influences formation. Sports Management Quarterly, 27(4), 221-235. Link.
September 2018 –
Evolutionary Psychology and Digital Games: Digital Hunter-Gatherers, Breuer, J., Pietschmann, D., Liebold, B. & Lange, B. Eds (2018). Link to book. Chapters:
(Potential) Incubators of prosocial behaviors: An evolutionary approach to understanding dynamic social video game play interactions (Velez, J. A.)
Evolutionary formidability mechanisms as moderators of fear experience (Lynch, T.)
The interplay between morality and video games (Matthews, N.)
Kim, Minchul (2018). Neuroticism and Information Seeking Surrounding the 2014 U.S. Ebola Outbreak: Evidence from Internet Panel Study and Internet Search Trend Data. International Journal of Health & Media Research, 2(2), 77-100. Link.
August 2018 –
ICR studies being presented at AEJMC conference in Washington DC –
Spoofing Presidential Hopefuls: The Roles of Affective Disposition, Emotions, and Intertextuality in Prompting the Social Transmission of Debate Parody, Jason Peifer and Kristen Landreville.
Content Analysis of Music Alcohol-Abusing Women and Controls Associate with ‘Going Out’ versus ‘Staying Home,’ Anastasia Nikoulina, Thomas James, Joshua Sites, Edgar Jamison-Koenig, Glenna Read and Robert F. Potter.
Celebrating Life or Adversity? The Redefinition of Features in the Pictures of the Year International Contest, Jennifer Midberry, Ryan Comfort, Joseph Roskos. (Top Paper in the Visual Communication Division).
Link to see more Media School faculty and students presenting and receiving awards at AEJMC!
Tompkins, J. & Lynch, T. (2018). The Concerns Surrounding Sexist Content in Digital Games. Chapter in C. Ferguson, Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention (pp 119-136).
Fox, J.R. (2018). Journalist or jokester? An analysis of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In J.C. Baumgartner & A.B. Becker (Eds.), Political humor in a changing media landscape: A new generation of research (pp. 29-44). Lanham, MD: The Rowan & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Link
Steinberg, E. (2018). Freedom of the press in Israeli and American satire. In J.C. Baumgartner & A.B. Becker (Eds.), Political humor in a changing media landscape: A new generation of research (pp. 233-250). Lanham, MD: The Rowan & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Link
July 2018 –
Potter, R.F., Sites, J., Jamison-Koenig, E., Zheng, X. (2018) The Impact of Cognitive Load on the Cardiac Orienting Response to Auditory Structural Features during Natural Radio Listening Situations. Journal of Cognition, 1(1), 39. Link.
June 2018 –
Conference presentation –
PhD student Ryan Comfort presented preliminary results at the 6th Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication from his ICR study (with PhD student Harry Yan), called Trust in Stereotypes: Implicit and Explicit Attitudes towards Native American Sources in Science News.
April 2018 –
Glenna L. Read, Irene I. van Driel & Robert F. Potter (2018) – Same-Sex Couples in Advertisements: An Investigation of the Role of Implicit Attitudes on Cognitive Processing and Evaluation. Journal of Advertising. Link
IACS Summit 2018 conference being hosted in The Media School, April 26-28, spearheaded by Lauren Smith and Galen Clavio. International Association for Communication & Sport For details on events, speakers, and schedule.
PhD student Jingjing Han has been awarded an Indiana University Graduate & Professional Student Government 2018 Research Award.
Glenna Read, PhD, has been selected for the Visiting Professor Program, sponsored by the Association of National Advertisers Educational Foundation. VPP provides an immersion program in New York City connecting industry professionals with academia.
March 2018 –
Media School researchers receive AEJMC Awards!
Emily Metzgar, Suzannah Evans Comfort, and Danielle Kligo have been awarded grants to support their research by the 2018 AEJMC Senior and Emerging Scholars Program. Announced in March 2018 AEJMC News.
February 2018 –
Glenna Read, Teresa Lynch, & Nicholas Matthews (2018) – Increased Cognitive Load during Video Game Play Reduces Rape Myth Acceptance and Hostile Sexism after Exposure to Sexualized Female Avatars, in the journal Sex Roles. Link.
January 2018 –
Media School faculty & students to present research at International Communication Association Conference in Prague in May
Almond, A., & Fritz, N., Motivation for and perceived risks of sexting.
Clayton, R. B., Keene, J.R, Lang, A., Leshner, G., Ellis, A., Hendrickse, J., Secharan, R., & Wilde, M., Exposure to secondhand smoke messages and cognitive and emotional responses: Role of smoking status.
Han, J. & Lang, A., It’s a journey: From media effects to dynamic systems. – Winner of a TOP PAPER award in Information Systems Division
Jamison-Koenig, E. & Potter. R. F., Continuous and summative assessments of musical complexity & intensity
Kim, Minchul, How neuroticism is related to individual and public information seeking behavior: A case of the 2014 U.S. ebola outbreak.
Kim, Minchul, Cao, Xiaoxia, & Grabe, Maria Elizabeth, Assessing news bias in the age of a polarized media environment: How pre-existing perception of partisan news source affects perceived news bias.
Martins, N. & Weaver, A.J., The effect of media exposure on relational aggression: A meta-analysis.
Myrick, J., Cores Sarria, L., Han, J., Newman, A., Floom, A., Potter, R.F., Embodied cognition and ‘tech neck’: A psychophysiological study of the impact of spinal flexion on cognitive and emotional processing of video messages.
Myrick, J., Gantz, W., Smith, L. – A test of the relationship between sexist television commentary and enjoyment of women’s sports: Impacts on emotions, attitudes, and viewing intentions.
Prena, K., Cheng, H. & Newman, S. D., Video gaming effects on activity within the hippocampus to promote memory.
Read, G. L., Partain, L.P.B., Gonzales, A. L., Vaughn, Z., Semivolos, A., & Anderson, P.B., A critical approach to investigating communication practices of marginalized populations using longitudinal field experiments.
Smith, L. – Stand up, show respect: Athlete activism, nationalistic attitudes, and emotional response.
Smith, L., Clavio, G., Lang, A. –They’re not looking at what you think: An examination of framing and visual attention. – Winner of a Top Paper award in Sports Communication
Yan, H., The logic of preference: Mainstreaming homosexuality in the age of personalized TV.
Zheng, X., Almond, A., & Yan, H., Trait motivational reactivity modulates moral motives and political orientations.
Zheng, X. & Han, J., Ideology-based differences in physiological reactions to media messages.
Zheng, X., Wu, S.W., Di, N., & Dong, Z.N., Health misinformation and corrective message: Content and their contested structural features.
January 2018 –
Professor Rob Potter completes work as associate editor of The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods
Prena, K., Reed, A. Weaver, A. Newman, S. (2018). Game Mechanics Matter: Differences in Video Game Conditions Influence Memory Performance. Communication Research Reports. Link.
Peifer, J.T. (2018). Perceived News Media Importance: Developing and Validating a Measure for Personal Valuations of Normative Journalistic Functions. Communication Methods and Measures, 12(1), 55-79. Link.
December 2017 –
Justin R. Keene, Annie Lang & Travis Loof (2017) Text On Screen: Can Emotionally Incongruent Combinations of Media Frames and Messages Elicit Coactivation in the Motivational Systems. Media Psychology. Link.
November 2017 –
November 2017 –
Media School and ICR research presented at the National Communication Association annual conference (2017)
Fight or Flight? Testing Psychological Reactance Theory with the LC4MP and Trait Motivational Reactivity by Russell Clayton, Annie Lang, Glenn Leshner, Brian L. Quick, Joshua Hendrickse, Rachel Secharan, Madison Wilde.
Crossing the Color Line: An Examination of Mediators and a Social Media Intervention for Racial Bias in Selective Exposure to Movies by Andrew J. Weaver & Jessica R. Frampton.
Outcomes of Men’s Competition with High and Low Skill Women Gamers by Teresa Lynch & Mary C. Murphy.
Interpretation as Journalistic Praxis: “Crawfishing” in the Lead-Up to the 2003 Iraq War by Kyle A. Heatherly.
Randy Minas published his ICR dissertation in the journal Decision Sciences – Minas, R.K., Dennis, A.R., Potter, R.F., & Kamhawi, R., Triggering Insight: Using Neuroscience to Understand How Priming Changes Individual Cognition during Electronic Brainstorming. Link to article.
October 2017 –
Gender Identity in Advertising study presented at SPR
Glenna Read- Bullock and Rob Potter traveled to Vienna, Austria to present research at the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) annual conference. The study, “News Highlighting Gender Identity of Models in Fashion Ads Affect Responses to the Ads Themselves,” was conducted in the ICR by Glenna Read, Xia Zheng, Lucia Cores Saria, Yanqin Lu & Robert Potter.
October 2017 –
October 2017 –
Ashley Kraus and Jess Myrick published their study on body image in advertising – Feeling Bad About Feel-Good Ads: The Emotional and Body-Image Ramifications of Body-Positive Media. Communication Research Reports. Link to article.
October 2017 –
Jess Myrick and Rachelle Pavelko published their work on how media portrayals may be trivializing mental illness. Examining differences in audience recall and reaction between mediated portrayals of mental illness as trivializing versus stigmatizing. Journal of Health Communication. Link to article.