JSchool grad students place 11 papers at AEJMC (updated 5/28/10)
Nine Scripps School of Journalism graduate students wrote or contributed to 11 academic research papers accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication in August.
Ed Simpson, in his second year of the Ph.D. program, had four papers accepted by four separate research divisions.
“Having 11 papers accepted for presentation by our graduate students certainly says something about the quality of their research, as well as the quality of these students,” said graduate director Michael S. Sweeney. “Four papers by one student is just stunning.”
Student conference papers typically begin as class assignments in master’s and doctoral classes.
Papers entered into the competition for possible presentation at the AEJMC conference undergo double-blind review. That means, reviewers don’t know the authors, and authors don’t know the reviewers. Student and faculty papers compete against each other.
Two of the master’s students who had papers accepted, Ashley Furrow and Molly Yanity, have been accepted into the 2010 Scripps Ph.D. class.
The AEJMC papers and student authors are as follows:
* Robin Donovan, master’s student, “Silent No More: Regan Hofmann and POZ Magazine.”
* Daniel Doyle and Chen Lou, master’s students, in collaboration with Professor Hans Meyer, “Incremental versus Impressionistic: Seeking Credibility Differences in Online Political News”
* Ashley Furrow, master’s student, “Photographic Images of Gender and Race Portrayed in Sports Illustrated Kids, 2000-2009”
* Jason Lovins, PhD student, "A Case Study of the Competition and Merger of a Daily and a Weekly in a Non-metropolitan Market"
* Aisha Mohammed, master’s student, “Media Representation of Shii Muslim Mourning Rituals”
* William Schulte, PhD student, “The Man Without Fear at a Time of Great Fear: A Review of Countercultural Themes in the First 100 Issues of the Comic Book ‘Daredevil, The Man Without Fear’”
* Ed Simpson, PhD student, “Does market matter? Proximity, Placement, Graphics, and Topic in News Recommendation Engines on Newspaper Websites.”
* Ed Simpson, “Newspaper Customer Value: An Exploratory Examination of the Role of Network Effects in a Converging Industry.”
* Ed Simpson, “Expanding the Public Sphere? A Comparison of Print and Website Commentary at the Washington Post”
* Ed Simpson, “The Daily Dance: Agenda-Setting, Framing, and Communication for Development at U.S. State Department Daily Briefings”
* Molly Yanity and Ashley Furrow, master’s students, “An examination of college sports fans’ perceptions of scandal coverage in the media”
In addition, PhD student Sally Ann Cruikshank has had a research paper accepted to the June conference of the International Communication Association in Singapore. Her paper is “U.S. Presidential Politics on the Global Stage: A Content Analysis of 2008 Election Coverage on Al Jazeera, the BBC and Russia Today.”
AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level. It has about 3,600 members. The 2010 conference will be Aug. 4-7 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver.