(CTAM, PRDV, CCSD) Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session

Date & Time

Aug 10th at 8:15 AM until 9:45 AM


Public Relations 
Cultural and Critical Studies 
Communication Theory & Methodology 


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Communication Theory and Methodology
Topic I — Audience Experience and Agency
1. Differential Uses and Gratifications of Media in the Context of Depression
Sebastian Scherr, University of Munich
2. Mediated Food Cues: A Theoretical Framework for Sensory Information
Lauren Bayliss, Florida
3. Multitasking and Task Performance: Roles of Task Hierarchy, Sensory Interference, and Behavioral Response
Se-Hoon Jeong, Korea University
and Yoori Hwang, Myongji University
4. Is It Top-Down, Trickle-Up, or Reciprocal?: Testing Longitudinal Relationships
Between Youth News Use and Parent and Peer Political Discussion
Chance York, Kent State

Michael Beam, Kent State

Topic II — Information Seeking, Processing, and Management
5. Measuring Information Insufficiency and Affect in the Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model
Haoran Chu and Janet Yang, SUNY at Buffalo
6. I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Understanding the Implicit Organizational
Aspects of Employee-Driven Communication
Katy Robinson, Florida
7. When Information Matters Most: Adapting T.D. Wilson's Information-seeking Model to Family Caregivers
Susan Clotfelter, Colorado State
8. Corporate Sustainability Communication as Legitimizing and Aspirational Talk:
Tullow Oil's Discursive Constructions of Risks, Responsibility, and Stakeholders
S. Senyo Ofori-Parku, Alabama

Jay Hmielowski, Washington State

Topic III — Interpersonal and Group Communication in the New Media Environment
9. Authenticity: Toward a Unified Definition in Communication
Diana Sisson and Michael Koliska, Auburn
10. Relational Maintenance and the Rise of Computer-Mediated Communication:
Considering the Role of Emerging Maintenance Behaviors
Taj Makki, Michigan State
11. Walking a Tight-Rope: Intimacy, Friendship, and Ethics in Qualitative Communication Research
James Gachau, Maryland

Melissa Tully, Iowa

Topic IV — Media, Stereotypes, and Social Identity
12. Effects of Weight Loss Reality TV Show Exposure on Adolescents' Explicit and Implicit Weight Bias**
Kathrin Karsay and Desirée Schmuck, University of Vienna
13. Mediated Vicarious Contact with Transgender People: How Do Narrative Perspective and Interaction Depiction Influence Intergroup Attitudes, Stereotyping, and Elevation?*
Minjie Li, Louisiana State
14. Social Identity Theory's Identity Crisis: The Past, Present, and Future of a Human Phenomenon Metatheory
Julia R. DeCook, Michigan State

56. Media Violence and Aggression: A Meta-Analytic Approach to the Previous 20 Years of Research
Alexander Moe, Texas Tech University; Joseph Provencher, Texas Tech University; Hansel Burley, Texas Tech University

Bryan McLaughlin, Texas Tech

Topic V — Best Practices in Communication Research
15. Scale Development Research in Communication: Current Status and Recommendation for the Best Practices
Eyun-Jung Ki, Hyoungkoo Khang,
and Ziyuan Zhou, Alabama
16. Do Computers Yield Better Response Quality than Smartphones as Web Survey Response Devices?
Louisa Ha and Chenjie Ahang, Bowling Green State
17. More Than a Reminder: A Method for Using Text Messages to Communicate
with Young People and Maintain an In-Person Bystander Intervention Training
Jared Brickman, Jessica Willoughby,
and Paula Adams, Washington State

Jörg Matthes, University of Vienna

* Second Place Student Paper, Communication Theory and Methodology Division
** Third Place Student Paper, Communication Theory and Methodology Division

Cultural and Critical Studies Division
Topic I — Roles, Responsibilities and Representation(s)
19. Considering the Corrective Action of Universities in Diversity Crises: A Critical
Comparative Approach
George L. Daniels, Alabama
20. Is Marriage a Must? Hegemonic Femininity and the Portrayal of “Leftover Women" in Chinese Television Drama*
Anqi Peng, Illinois
21. Non-Representational News: An Intervention Against Pseudo-Events**
Perry Parks, Michigan State
22. SNL and the Gendered Election: The Funny Thing About Liking Him and Hating Her
Wendy Weinhold, Coastal Carolina
and Alison Fisher Bodkin, James Madison

Paromita Pain, Texas at Austin

* Second Place Student Paper, Cultural and Critical Studies Division
** Third Place Student Paper, Cultural and Critical Studies Division

Topic II — Shifting Influences in Critical/Cultural Studies
23. Editorial Influence Beyond Trending Topics: Facebook's Algorithmic Censorship and Bearing Witness Problems
Jessica Maddox, Georgia
24. Digital Diaspora and Ethnic Identity Negotiation: An Examination of Ethnic Discourse
about 2014 Sewol Ferry Disaster at a Korean-American Digital Diaspora
Chang Sup Park, Bloomsburg
25. Deconstructing the Communication Researcher through the Culture-centered Approach
Abigail Borron, Georgia

Jeanne Criswell, Indianapolis

Topic III — Audio/Visual Representations of Community/ies in an Evolving World
26. Clustering and Video Content Creators: Democratization at Work
Nadav Lipkin, Rutgers
27. Re-imagining Communities in Flux, in Cyberspace and Beyond Nationalism: Community and Identity in Macau
Zhongxuan Lin, University of Macau
28. A Seven-Letter Word for Leaving People Out:
E L I T I S M in The New York Times Crossword
Shane Graber, Texas at Austin
29. Of “Tomatoes" and Men: A Continuing Analysis of Gender in Music Radio Formats
David Crider, SUNY Oswego

Peter Gloviczki, Coker

Topic IV — Identities and Storytelling in Our Cultural Moment
30. Social Identity Theory as the Backbone of Sports Media Research
Nicholas Hirshon, William Paterson
31. Sights, Sounds and Stories of the Indian Diaspora: A New Browning of American Journalism
Radhika Parameswaran and Roshni Verghese, Indiana
32. Faith and Reason: A Cultural Discourse Analysis of the Black & Blue Facebook Pages
Mary Angela Bock and Ever Figueroa, Texas at Austin

Heather McIntosh, MSU-Mankato

Public Relations Division
Topic I — Corporate Social Responsibility and Aspects of Perception
33. CSR, Hybrid, or Ability Frames: Examining How Story Frames Impact Stakeholders' Perceptions
Michel Haigh, Texas State; Frank Dardis, Pennsylvania State; Holly Ott, South Carolina and Erica Bailey, Pennsylvania State
34. Does an Organization's CSR Association affect the Perception of Communication Efforts?
Kang Hoon Sung, California, Polytechnic-Pomona
35. Risky Business: Exploring Differences in Marketplace Advocacy and High-fit CSR on Public Perceptions of Companies
Barbara Miller, Elon and Lucinda Austin, North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Discussant: Heidi Hatfield Edwards, Florida International

Topic II — Political Public Relations
36. Spokesperson is a Four-letter Word: Public Relations, Regulation, and Power in Occupy New York
Camille Reyes, Trinity
37. President Donald Trump Meets HBCU Presidents: A Public Relations Post-Mortem
George L. Daniels, Alabama and Keonte Coleman, Bennett College
38. The “New York World," Byron C. Utecht, and Pancho Villa's Public Relations Campaign
Michael Sweeney, Ohio and Young Joon Lim, Texas Rio Grande Valley
39. NGOs' Humanitarian Advocacy in the 2015 Refugee Crisis: A Study of Agenda Building in the Digital Age
Aimei Yang, Southern California
and Adam Saffer, North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Spiro Kiousis, Florida

Topic III — Great Ideas for Teaching PR (GIFTS)
40. Case Studies in Public Relations
Stephanie Smith, Virginia Tech
41. Using Analogous Activities to Build Critical-thinking Skills in an Introduction to Public Relations Course
Brenda Wilson, Tennessee Technological
42. Industry Update Assignment
Marcia W. DiStaso, Florida
43. Defining PR Mini Project
Dean Mundy, Oregon
44. Teaching the PR Planning Pyramid Using Real World Scenarios
Giselle Auger, Rhode Island College

Julie O'Neil, Texas Christian

Topic IV — Public Relations, Diversity and Digital Media
45. Where Are the Women? An Examination of the Status of Research on Women and Leadership in Public Relations
Katie Place, Quinnipiac and Jennifer Vardeman-Winter, Houston
46. Understanding Public Engagement on Digital Media: Exploring its Effects on Employee-Organization Relationships
Yuan Wang, Eastern Kentucky
47. Defining and Communicating Diversity: A Content Analysis of the Websites
of the Top PR Agencies
Anli Xiao, Jinyoung Kim, Wunpini Mohammed, Hilton Erica and Colleen Pease, Pennsylvania State
48. “Breaking the Silence": Segmenting Asian Americans in the United States to Address Mental Health Problems in the Community
Jo-Yun Queenie Li, South Carolina

Linda Aldoory, Maryland

Topic V — Public Relations Research and Issues in Academia
49. Growth of Public Relations Research Networks: A Bibliometric Analysis
Eyun-Jung Ki and Yorgo Pasadeos, Alabama; and Tugce Ertem-Eray, Oregon
50. Changing the Story: Implications of Narrative on Teacher Identity
Geah Pressgrove, West Virginia;
Melissa Janoske and Stephanie Madden, Memphis
51. Ten Years After the Professional Bond: Has the Academy Answered the Call in Pedagogical Research?
Amanda Weed, Ashland University

Bonita Neff, Indiana University Northwest

Topic VI — Social Media in Practice
52. Using Facebook Efficiently: Assessing the Impact of Organizational Facebook Activities on Organizational Reputation
Lan Ye, State New York at Cortland and Yunjae Cheong, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
53. Enhancing Empowerment and Building Relationships via Social Media Engagement: A Study of Facebook Use in the U.S. Airline Industry
Zhiren Li and Rita Linjuan Men, Florida
54. An Examination of Social Media from an Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Perspective in Global & Regional Organizations
Hua Jiang, Syracuse and Marlene Neill, Baylor

Tiffany Gallicano, North Carolina-Charlotte

Topic VI — Social Media Influence
55. Bless or Curse: How Chinese Strategic Communication Practitioners Use Social Media in Crisis Communication
Sining Kong and Huan Chen, Florida
56. Pouring Water on Conservative Fire: Discourse of Renewal in Facebook's Response to Allegations of Bias
Tyler G Page, Maryland
57. The Role of Dissatisfaction in the Relationship Between Consumer Empowerment and Their Complaining Behavioral Intentions
Hao Xu, Minnesota-Twin Cities and Jennifer Ball, Temple

Donald K. Wright, Boston

Topic VI — Teaching Public Relations
58. Examination of Continuous Response Assessment of Communication Course Presentation Competence
Geoffrey Graybeal and Jobi Martinez, Texas Tech
59. One Liners and Catchy Hashtags: Building a Graduate Student Community Through Twitter Chats
Melissa Janoske, Robert Byrd, and Stephanie Madden, Memphis
60. Experiential Learning and Crisis Simulations: Leadership, Decision Making, and Communication Competencies
Hilary Fussell Sisco, Quinnipiac; John Brummette, Radford; Laura Willis, Quinnipiac and Michael Palenchar, Tennessee

Melissa D. Dodd, Central Florida

Topic VII — Crisis Communication
61. The Effects of Behavioral Recommendations in Crisis Response and Crisis Threat on Stakeholders' Behavioral Intention Outcomes
Xiaochen Zhang, Kansas State and Jonathan Borden, Syracuse
62. Crisis Information Seeking and Sharing (CISS): Scale Development for Measuring Publics' Communicative Behavior in Social-Mediated Public Health Crises
Yen-I Lee and Yan Jin, Georgia
63. Crisis Management Expert: Elements and Principles for Measuring Expert Performance
Tham Nguyen and Jocelyn Pedersen, Oklahoma
64. What Did You Expect? How Brand Personality Types and Transgression Types Shape Consumers' Response in a Brand Crisis
Soyoung Lee, Ji Mi Hong, and Hyunsang Son, Texas at Austin

Dustin Supa, Boston