Faculty and students from WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication had a strong presence at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, held Aug. 4-7, 2016 in Minneapolis. Highlights included six awards, 33 research presentations, and one teaching presentation.

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Slideshow from AEJMC 2106 on LinkedIn

Awards received

  • Jessica Willoughby – Kopenhaver Award
  • Adrienne Muldrow – Barrow Scholarship
  • Jared Brickman – Second Place Student Paper – ComSHER (Communicating Science, Health, and Risk) Division
  • Jessica Willoughby & Jared Brickman – 3rd place faculty paper Communication Theory & Methodology Division
  • Miles Sari – Top poster award Cultural and Critical Studies Division
  • Rebecca Donaway, Jay Hmielowski, Yiran Wang – Top poster award in the ComSHER division

Student and faculty presentations included:

  • Graham Dixon (panelist) – “Communicating Science, Environment and Health Risk Division and Political Communication Interest”
  • Lisa Waananen Jones (finalist) – “Making Data Personal”
  • Stacey Hust and Kathleen Boyce Rodgers (panelists) – “Negotiating Temptation: Possible Protective and Risk Factors Associated with the Effects of Sexual Media Content”
  • Davi Kallman (panelist) – “Which Lives Matter?”
  • Jiawei Liu (presenter) – “New Digital Dialogue? A Content Analysis of Chinese Political Elites’ Use of Sina Weibo”
  • Elizabeth Blanks Hindman (panelist) – “The Who, When, Why, What, Where, and How of Media Ethics Research: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Doing Media Ethics Research”
  • Jason Wheeler, Stacey Hust and Kathleen Rodgers (presenters) -“Adolescent Perceptions of Objectifying Magazine Ads and Feelings of Body Consciousness”
  • Myiah Hutchens and Jay Hmielowski (presenters) – “Context Collapse and Privacy Management: Diversity in Facebook Friends Increases Online News Reading and Sharing”
  • David Silva (presenter) – “How Social Indicators on Discussion Webpages Influence Interpretations of Conversation Norms”
  • Porismita Borah (panelist) – “The Evolution of Social Media Use in Political Campaigns: Facebook in 2008 and 2012”
  • Jiawei Liu and Rachel Bailey (presenters) – “Cues When Viewing Food Pictures of Healthy and Unhealthy”
  • Tianjiao (Grace) Wang (presenter) – “’We Can’t Stop, and We Won’t Stop’: Motivated Processing of Sex and Violence in Music Media”
  • Jessica Willoughby (presenter) – “Beyond the Worried Well: Emotional States and Education Levels Predict Online Health Information Seeking”
  • Zhaomeng Niu, Yujung Nam, Qian Yu, Jared Brickman and Shuang Liu – “Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Texts? Investigating the Influence of Visuals on Text-Based Health Intervention Content”
  • Miles Sari (presenter) – “Please Exit Through the Gift Shop: On the Ethics of the 9/11 Memorial Museum Store”
  • Jared Brickman and Jessica Willoughby (presenters) – “Establishing an EMA-style Collection Method for Intervention Message Testing”
  • Yoon-Joo Lee, Nicole O’Donnell and Stacey Hust (presenters) – “Interaction Effects of System Generated Information and Consumer Skepticism: An Evaluation of Issue Support Behavior in CSR Twitter Campaigns”
  • Zhaomeng Niu and Jessica Willoughby (presenters) – “A Cross-cultural Comparison of an Extended Planned Risk Information Seeking Model”
  • Porismita Borah and Graham Dixon (panelists) – “Collecting Data from Online Labor Markets”
  • Jared Brickman (presenter) – “Sexual Health Intervention Messaging: Proof Positive that Sex Negative Messages are Less Persuasive”
  • Stacey Hust, Kathleen Rodgers, Stephanie Ebreo and Nicole O’Donnell (presenters) – “Advertisements: Exploring Factors Associated with Intentions to Sexually Coerce”
  • Graham Dixon (presenter) – “Communicating Inaction-framed Risk: Reducing the Omission Bias Via Internal Causal Attribution”
  • Jens Larson, Jiawei Liu, Zena Zena Edwards, Kayla Wakulich and Amanda Boyd (presenters) – “Public Support for Energy Portfolios in Canada: How Cost and National Energy Portfolios Affect Public Perception of Energy Technologies”
  • Jay Hmielowski, Rebecca Donaway and Yiran Wang (presenters) – “Examining the Differential Effects of Emotions: Anxiety, Despair, and Informed Futility”
  • Jared Brickman, Shuang Liu, Yujung Nam, Zhaomeng Niu and Qian Yu (presenters) – “’Just One More Rep’: Using Fitness Apps and Competition to Motivate Performance and Evaluate Deception”
  • Zhaomeng Niu and Chan Chen (presenters) – “Online Credibility, Media Use and Past Experience of Health Information on Social Media in China: Factors that Impact Health-related Behavioral Intention”
  • Jessica Willoughby and Jared Brickman (presenters) – “Evaluating a Sexual Health Text Message Service Using Short Message Service (SMS) Surveys with Adolescents”
  • Nicole O’Donnell (presenter) – “Storied lives on Instagram: Factors Associated with the Need for Personal Visual Identity”
  • Adrienne Muldrow and Rachel Bailey (presenter) – “Perceiving Health: Biological Food Cues Bolster Health Halo Health Perceptions”
  • Porismita Borah (presenter) – “Framing Climate Change: Competitive Frames and the Moderating Effects of Partisanship on Environmental Behavior”
  • Jared Brickman, Yujung Nam, Shuang Liu, Qian Yu and Zhaomeng Niu (presenters) – “Sharing or Showing Off? Reactions to Mapped Fitness Routines Posted on Social Media”
  • Rebecca Donaway and Myiah Hutchens and Jay Hmielowski (presenters) – “Read, Share, Discuss: Examining the Relationships Between News Processing, Face-to-face, and Online Political Discussion”