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Inside CCI: Nov. 27, 2019

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Professor and Interim Director Sally McMillan, the first graduate of the University of Oregon’s  School of Journalism and Communications’ media studies doctoral program, was a keynote speaker at a symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the program.


Center for Information & Communication Studies

Research Associate Natalie Manaeva Rice spoke to the October meeting of the UT University Women’s Club on “Russian Disinformation Campaigns Targeting the US: the Past, the Present and the Future Implications for American Democracy.”


Communication Studies

Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz and Stephenson J. Beck’s (North Dakota State University) research paper, “Exploring Member-Leader Behaviors and Interaction in an Online Support Group,”received the 2019 Dennis Gouran Research Award for Small Group Research as the outstanding publication in the group communication division at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual conference.

More NCA Highlights:

  • Paskewitz and Assistant Professor DJ Woo presented a paper, “Initiating a Cross-Sector Interorganizational Collaboration: Lessons from a Failed Attempt at Following Appreciative Inquiry Practice.”
  • Paskewitz and Cassandra Ray (PhD ’19) presented a paper, “Interpersonal Citizenship Behaviors: Am I in It for Me or for You?”
  • Associate Professor Michelle Violanti was honored in a spotlight panel sponsored by Teachers on Teaching, which highlighted her outstanding work as a teacher, mentor, and scholar. The session was well-attended by current and former graduate students, colleagues, and academic friends from around the country.

Recent honors student graduate Dara Carney-Nedelman (CS ’19) represented UT at The Global Undergraduate Awards in Dublin, Ireland, Nov. 11-13, to present her thesis, “AUIRTROSAI – Acronym Usage in ROTC: The Relationship of Socialization and Identification.”

Associate Professor Courtney N. Wright’s article, “Inclusion Beyond Appearances” was published in Inside Higher Ed. The article explores an institution’s role in cultivating a truly diverse and inclusive climate on campus.

The fall competition for the McClung Public Speaking Contest was Nov. 20 and showcased students from throughout the university enrolled in CMST 210 Public Speaking. The top-five finishers were: 1. Jessica Peters (architecture), 2. Karlee Anderson (nursing) and Olivia Pinkham (nutrition), 4. Riley Klucher (child and family studies), and 5. Tullie White (wildlife & fisheries).


Journalism & Electronic Media

Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman is serving a nine-month residency in Washington, D.C., as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Recent publications include: “Why Data Portability Promotes Competition” in JETLaw, “How Online Privacy Notices Can Achieve Informed User Consent” in The Hill, and “Why a Federal Revenge Porn Law Is Needed” in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer and her digital news reporting students are exploring extreme weather and how it can impact society, health, and nature (see this recent news story). Their projects are being promoted on Facebook by Associate Professor Nick Geidner’s social journalism class.

Geidner and his student documentary group, Land Grant Films, are featured in an article in the new edition of the Torchbearer: “Documenting Life.”

Professor Emeritus Peter Gross has been named a fellow for the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), an organization affiliated with the Central European University School of Public Policy that seeks to improve the quality of media policymaking through research and debate in Budapest, Hungary.


Mark Your Calendar

Dec. 4 Classes End
Dec. 5 Study Day
Dec. 5 CCI Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Scripps Lab
Dec. 12 Graduate Hooding
Dec. 13 Commencement Ceremony