(CTEC, NOND) Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session

Date & Time

Aug 11th at 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM


Newspaper and Online News 
Communication Technology 


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Communication Technology Division
Topic — The Impact of Social Networks
1. Facebook: Antidote or Poison? A Study of the Relationship Between Facebook, Depression, and Older Adults
Katie Anthony, Iowa State

2. Perceived Online Friendships and Social Networking Sites
Yi-Ning (Katherine) Chen, National Chengchi

3. When do Online Audiences Amplify Wellbeing Benefits of Expressive Writing?
Identifying Effects of Audience Similarity and Commenting
Rachel Kornfield and Catalina Toma, Wisconsin-Madison

Kate Keib, Oglethorp

4. Credibility Perception within Social Media Frames: How WeChat Mediates Sources'
Effect on Responses to Food-safety Information
Ji Pan, Shanghai Fudan University

5. Personal Ties, Group Ties and Latent Ties: Connecting Network Size to Diversity
and Trust in the Mobile Social Network WeChat
Cuihua Shen and He Gong, California, Davis

Porismita Borah, Washington State

Topic — Uses and Users of Communication Technology and Social Media
6. Tablet Uses and Gratifications: Support, Attitude, Self-efficacy, and Anxiety
Chenjie Zhang and Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Bowling Green

7. Technologies and Social Fitness: Examining Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Health Monitoring, Goal-Setting, and Results Sharing
Kim Baker, Sarah Pember, Xueying Zhang, Alabama
Kailey Bissell, Sewanee, and Kimberly Bissell, Alabama

8. Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries
Homero Gil de Zúñiga and Trevor Diehl,
and Brigitte Huber, University of Vienna;
and James Liu, Massey University

9. The Effect of Efficiency, Matching, Trusts and Risks on the Adoption of Content Curation Service
Lu Li, Shin-Hye Kwon
and Byeng Hee Chang, Sungkyunkwan University

Jack Karlis, Georgia College

Topic — Instagram
10. A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Croatian and American Social Network Sites: Exploring Cultural Differences in Motives for Instagram Use
Pavica Sheldon, Alabama; Philipp A. Rauschnabel, Michigan,
and Mary Grace Antony, Schreiner University

11. More Than Just Some Pictures: An Exploratory Study into the Motives of Posting Pictures on Instagram
Serena Daalmans, Nikkie Wintjes, Merel van Ommen,
and Doeschka Anschutz, Radboud University

12. Narcissism or Willingness: The way college students use Facebook and Instagram
Sangki Lee, Arkansas Tech

13. Instagram as a Tool for Communicating Sexual Health: Future Recommendations
and Unanswered Questions
Nicole O'Donnell, Davi Kallman
and Whitney Stefani, Washington State

Marcus Messner, Virginia Commonwealth

Topic — News Gatekeeping
14. News Gatekeeping and Socially Interactive Functions of Twitter: An Algorithmic Content Analysis
Frank Russell, California State, Fullerton;
Katie Yaeger and Jennifer Para, Missouri

15. Reporting the Future of News: Constructing Risks and Benefits for Journalism,
Silicon Valley, and Citizens
Frank Russell, California State, Fullerton

16. How the Serialization of News Affects Recipients' Attitudes Toward Politicians Involved in Scandals
Christian von Sikorski and Johannes Knoll, University of Vienna

John Russial, Oregon

Topic — Scholarship and University Communication
17. An Analysis of Google Scholar Profiles of Mass Communication Faculty at U.S. Research Universities
John Wirtz, Sann Ryu, David Ross
and Rachel Yang, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

18. Peer-Citation and Academic Social Networking: Do Altmetrics Affect Peer-Citation
and Article Readership in Communication Research?
Ben Wasike, Texas Rio Grande Valley

19. Academics versus Athletics and Rhetorical Mechanisms Used by Business Schools in Brand Promotion on Social Media
Shaila Miranda, Rahnuma Ahmed and Nazmul Rony, Oklahoma

Rod Carveth, Morgan State

Topic — Research on Politics
20. Understanding Political Brand Communities from a Social Network Perspective:
A study of the GOP 2017 Primary Elections
Jhih-Syuan Elaine Lin and Itai Himelboim, Georgia

21. Dual Screening the Candidate Agenda: The Moderating Role of Communication
Technologies and Need to Evaluate for Attribute Agenda-Setting Effects
of Presidential Debates
Lindita Camaj, Temple Northup, Regina Dennis, Felicia Russell
and Jared Monmouth, Houston

22. Political Discourse on Twitter Networks during the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election
Shugofa Dastgeer, Oklahoma

23. Distributed Intimacies: Robotic Warfare and Drone Whistleblowers
Kevin Howley, DePauw

Tom Johnson, Texas at Austin
Topic — Self-presentation on Social Networks
24. Influencers with #NoFilter: How Micro-Celebrities Use Self-Branding
Practices on Instagram
Eunice Kim and Casey McDonald, Florida

25. Are People Willing to Share Their True Opinions on Social Networking Sites?
Exploring Roles of Self-Presentational Concern in Spiral of Silence
Yu Liu, Florida International; Jian Rui, Lamar
and Xi Cui, College of Charleston

26. Effects of Self-Presentation Strategies and Tie Strength on Facebook Users'
Subjective Well-Being
Wonseok (Eric) Jang, Texas Tech; Jung Won Chun, Florida
and Jihoon (Jay) Kim, Georgia

27. Are You a Social Media Chameleon? Probing Self-Presentations Across and Within Social Network Sites
Lewen Wei and Jin Kang, Pennsylvania State

Saraswathi Bellur, Connecticut

Topic — The Interactive Consumer Experience
28. Like My Posts? Exploring the Brand–Post Congruence Effect of Facebook Pages
Shaojung Sharon Wang
and Yu-Ching Lin; National Sun Yat-sen University

29. Virtual Tours Promote Behavioral Intention and Willingness to Pay via Spatial
Presence, Enjoyment, and Destination Image
Jihoon (Jay) Kim, Thitapa Shinaprayoon
and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Georgia

30. The Effect of Hedonic Presentation of Horticultural Product on Consumers'
Willingness to Pay and Purchase Intention
Jing Yang, Loyola; Juan Mundel; DePaul;
Bridget Behe and Patricia Huddleston, Michigan State

31. Just Venmo Me the Money: An Exploratory Analysis of Alternative Banking Adoption
Evren Durmaz;Julie Ciardi, Ronen Shay, Gianna Sarkis

and Nicholas Cieslica; St. John Fisher College

32. An Integrated Model of TAM and eWOM Exploring WeChat Payment Use in China
Shaojung Sharon Wang
and Chiao-Yung Chang National Sun Yat-sen University

Su Jung Kim, Iowa State

Topic — Video and Immersive Storytelling
33. Can Immersive Journalism Affect Presence, Memory, Credibility, Empathy
and Sharing? An Experimental Comparison of VR Stories, 3600 Videos and Text
S. Shyam Sundar, Jin Kang,
and Danielle Oprean, Pennsylvania State

34. Immersive Narratives, 360 Video, and VR: A Pilot Experiment Examining 360 Video and Narrative Transportation
Aaron Atkins, Ohio; Dave McLean, Florida
and William Canter, Georgia State

35. Unpacking Unboxing Videos: The Mediating Role of Parasocial Interaction
Between Unboxing Viewing Motivations and Purchase Decision-making
Hyosun Kim, Wisconsin

36. Parasocial Interaction and YouTube: Extending the Effect to Online Users
Kirstin Pellizzaro and Ashley Gimbal, Arizona State

Richard Craig, San José State

Topic — Social Interaction and Engagement
37. Responding to Racism: Bystander Responses to Racist Posts on Social Media
Rachel Young, Iowa; Saleem Alhabash, Michael Nelson,

Maddie Barnes and Alex Torres, Michigan State

38. It's Alt-Right: Tracing the Technosocial Evolution of White Nationalism on Twitter
Saif Shahi, Bowling Green
and Yee Man Margaret Ng, Texas at Austin

39. Self-mockery as an Alternative Social Strategy: Gratifications-sought, Need for Humor,
Narcissism, and Self-Mocking Meme Usage
Miao Lu and Hua Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

40. Commenting on News Stories via Social Media
Sherice Gearhart, Derrick Holland, and Alexander Moe, Texas Tech

Kris Boyle, Brigham Young

Newspaper and Online News Division
Topic I – News Credibility
41. The Least Trusted Name in News: Exploring Why News Users Distrust BuzzFeed News**
Jordon Brown, Texas at Austin
42. Listicles and the BuzzFeed Generation: Examining the Perceived Credibility
of Listicles Among Millennials
Sean Sadri, Old Dominion
43. The Imagined Audience for and Perceived Quality of News Comments
Jisu Kim, Minnesota-Twin Cities; Seth Lewis, Oregon
and Brendan Watson, Michigan State
44. Alienating Audiences: The Effect of Uncivil Online Discourse on Media Perceptions
Natalee Seely, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
45. “Alphabet Soup": Examining Acronyms in Newspaper Headlines
Alyssa Appelman, Northern Kentucky

Jeanne Abbott, Missouri

** Third Place, Student Paper Competition

Topic II – Roles and Autonomy
46. Contest Over Authority: Navigating Native Advertising's Impacts on Journalism Autonomy
You Li, Eastern Michigan
47. Mediated Policy Effects of Foreign Governments on Iraqi Independent
Media During Elections
Mohammed Al-Azdee, Bridgeport
48. When Journalists Think Colorful But Their News Coverage Stays Grey Exploring the Gap Between Journalists' Professional Identity, Their Role Enactment and Output in Newspapers
Patric Raemy and Daniel Beck, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
49. Connectivity with a Newspaper and Knowledge of Its Investigatory Work
Influence Civic Engagement
Esther Thorson, Weiyue Chen and Stephen Lacy, Michigan State

Brian Steffen, Simpson

Topic III – News Coverage I
50. Anonymous Journalists: Bylines and Immigration Coverage in the Italian Press
Francesco Somaini, Central Washington
51. PolitiFact Coverage of Candidates for U.S. Senate and Governor 2010-2016
Joan Conners Randolph-Macon
52. Gender Profiling in Local News
David Pritchard and Emily Wright, Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Joseph Treaster, Miami

Topic IV – News Coverage II
53. Misconception of Barack Obama's Religion: A Content Analysis of Print News Coverage of the President
Joseph Kasko, SUNY-Buffalo State
54. Exploring the “Wall," Bible and Baphomet: Media Coverage of Church-State Conflicts
Erica Salkin and Elizabeth Jacobs, Whitworth
55. Covering Pulse: Understanding the Lived Experience of Journalists Who Covered a Mass Shooting
Theodore Petersen
and Shyla Soundararajan, Florida Institute of Technology

Bill Cassidy, Northern Illinois

Topic V – News Framing I
56. The Syrian Exodus: How The Globe and Mail, The New York Times and The Sun Framed the Crisis?*
Zulfia Zaher, Ohio
57. A Movement of Varying Faces: How “Occupy Central" Was Framed in the News
in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.K., and the U.S.
Y. Roselyn Du, Hong Kong Baptist; Fan Yang, Wisconsin–Madison
and Lingzi Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist
58. Vapor and Mirrors: A Qualitative Framing Analysis of E-Cigarette
Reporting in High-Circulation U.S. Newspapers
Vaughan James and Paul Simpson, Florida

Sandra Utt, Memphis

* Second Place, Student Paper Competition

Topic VI – News Framing II
59. Framing Drunken Driving as a Social Problem
Kuang-Kuo Chang, Shih Hsin University
60. News Dynamics, Frame Expansion and Salience: Boko Haram and the War against Terrorism
Ngozi Akinro, Texas Wesleyan
61. Framing EU borders in Live-blogs: A Multimodal Approach
Ivana Cvetkovic, New Mexico
and Mirjana Pantic, Tennessee

Joel Campbell, Brigham Young

Topic VII – Media Routines I
62. The Effects of Disclosure Format on Native Advertising Recognition
and Audience Perceptions of Legacy and Online News Publishers***
Michelle Amazeen, Boston
and Bartosz Wojdynski, Georgia
63. Service at the Intersection of Journalism, Language, and the Global Imaginary:
Indonesia's English Language Press****
John Carpenter and Brian Ekdale, Iowa
64. Young vs Old: How Age Impacts Journalists' Boundary Work Shift in Social Media Innovation
Yanfang Wu, Missouri

Cory Armstrong, Alabama

*** Second Place, Open Competition
**** Third Place, Open Competition

Topic VIII – Media Routines II
65. Picturing the Solution? An Analysis of Visuals in Solutions Journalism
Jennifer Midberry, Temple
and Nicole Dahmen, Oregon
66. Looking at Past and Present Intermedia Agenda-setting: A Meta Analysis
Alexander Moe, Texas Tech
and Yunjuan Luo, South China University of Technology
67. Knowledge-based Journalism in Science and Environmental Reporting:
Opportunities and Obstacles
Anthony Van Witsen and Bruno Takahashi, Michigan State

Patrick Ferrucci, Colorado

Topic IX – Media Routines III
68. Differences in the Network Agendas of #Immigration in the 2016 Election
Jisu Kim, Minnesota-Twin Cities and Mo Jang, South Carolina
69. Whose Tweets Do You Trust? Message and Messenger Credibility Among
Mainstream and New Media News Organizations on Twitter
Anna Waters and Chris Roberts, Alabama
70. News Organizations' Link Sharing on Twitter: Computational
Text Analysis Approach
Chankyung Pak, Michigan State
71. Social Media Echo Chambers: Political Journalists' Normalization
of Twitter Affordances
Logan Molyneux, Temple and Rachel Mourao, Michigan State
72. The Whole Picture: Journalistic Identity Practices in Words and Images
on Twitter
Kyser Lough, Texas at Austin; Logan Molyneux, Temple
and Avery Holton, Utah

Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Minnesota