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Scripps Students to Present 14 Research Papers at AEJMC

Graduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism have had a banner year for research, placing 14 sole-authored or co-authored papers on the program of the annual confernence of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

The papers underwent double-blind review, competing successfully against the work of not only other universities’ graduate students, but also papers written by university professors throughout the world.

“Fourteen — that’s a big, big number,” said Scripps Graduate Director Mike Sweeney. “Our students ‘done good’ this year.”

The AEJMC conference will be in August in St. Louis.

The students and their papers, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Ashley Carnifax, master’s student from Melbourne, Fla. “Candid Conversations: A Content Analysis of the Subjects of the Playboy Interview,” Magazine Division.
  • Clay Carey, master’s student from Lebanon, Tenn. Paper No. 1: “Community Journalism in a Secret City: The Oak Ridge Journal, 1943-1948,” History Division, third place winnter, top student paper competition in the division. Paper 2: “A Study of the Urbanization of News Content: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Columbus Dispatch, 2006-2010,” Newspaper Division.
  • Sally Ann Cruikshank, PhD student from Ivydale, W.V. “Globalization in Guyana: An Exploratory Study on Pirated Television,” International Communication Division.
  • Ashley Furrow, PhD student from Sarasota, Fla. Paper No. 1: “Advertising Images of Gender and Race Portrayed in Sports Illustrated Kids, 2000-2009,” Advertising Division. Paper No. 2: “Gender and Race of Sources in Sports Illustrated Kids, 2000-2009,” Sports Communication Interest Group.
  • Chen Lou, master’s student from China. Paper No. 1, co-authored with Professors Hong Cheng and Carson B. Wagner: “News Framing of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak and the 2010 BP Oil Spill,” Newspaper Division. Paper No. 2: Sole author, “HIV/AIDS Coverage in Chinese Media: A Case Study of the ‘Girl With AIDS,’” Graduate Education Interest Group.
  • Deanna Pogorelc, master’s student from Fort Wayne, Ind. “The Gendering of Weight-Loss Advertisements in the Beginning of the Obesity Age,” Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Jeffrey Kyle Riley, master’s student from Tavares, Fla. “Examining the Local Sections of Three South Florida Newspapers Before and After a Content-Sharing Agreement,” Newspaper Division.
  • Peter Shooner, master’s student from Cincinnati. “The Conflict and Balance of History and Drama in 20th Century-Fox’s The Longest Day,” History Division.
  • Edgar Simpson, PhD student from Athens, Ohio. “What Is Free? Cooperation, Collaboration, and the Essential Dilemma of the Fourth Estate,” Critical and Cultural Studies Division.
  • Molly Yanity, PhD student from Seattle. “Identifying Ethical Challenges and Solutions in the Online Coverage of Recruiting High School Athletes,” Ethics Division.


posted in: AEJMC, grad students
May 20, 2011

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