Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Preliminary Program Schedule

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8:00-8:30 Registration/Sign-in

8:30-9:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 Keynote Address
Blogging for (a) Change in Academia
Eric Anthony Grollman (University of Richmond)

10:00-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:30 Parallel Panel Sessions 1

1.1 Frame, Narrative, Politics
Moderator: Jason A Smith
-(Mis)informaton and Vaccines: A Network and Content Analysis of Broad and Narrow Conversations on Twitter, Avery E. Holton (University of Utah) and Shannon McGregor (University of Texas at Austin)
-Undocumented Immigration and Reasonable Accommodation in the Montreal, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles Press, Greg M. Nielsen, Concordia University
-Against Political Correctness: Performing Authenticity and the Narrative Construction of the Political Outsider in the Case of Donald Trump, Ian Sheinheit (University at Albany, SUNY)
-Google Plus as a Repertoire of Grievances: How the Nuclear Deal Agitated Iranian Grassroots Conservatives, Amirhossein Teimouri (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
-Mass Mediated Perceptions of Serial Murder and Criminal Profiling, Julie B. Wiest (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)

1.2 Connected Cultures
Moderator: Casey Brienza
-We Stand with #Nerdland: Twitter, Journalism, and the Affective Power of Networked Publics, Stephen R. Barnard (St. Lawrence University)
-The Language of Cultural Evaluation: Framing Reviews of London Attractions, Grant Blank (University of Oxford), Victoria Alexander (Goldsmiths, University of London), and Scott Hale (University of Oxford)
-Storytellers and Problem Solvers: Competing Models of Professional Identity in Art School, Matthew Rowe (University of California, Berkeley)
-Life in Black: Global Scene Dynamics in Extreme Metal, Trent Ryan (Emory University)

1.3 Chinese Media Sociology #1
Moderator: Wahutu n. j. Siguru
-Like or Poke: Facebook, Zuckerberg and China, Wenhong Chen (University of Texas at Austin)
-Chinese Online Cinephilia, Xiang Fan (Goldsmiths, University of London)
-Face-Work on Social Media in China: The Presentation of Self on Renren and Facebook, Xiaoli Tian (The University of Hong Kong)

11:30-11:50 BREAK

11:50-1:00 Parallel Panel Sessions 2

2.1 Sex, Gender, Feminism
Moderator: Casey Brienza
-“Unleash Your Inner Vixen”: Postfeminism and Women’s Specialty Exercise Classes, Anna Cameron (University of Virginia)
-I Know It’s Bad, but I Need to Check Instagram (Again): Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Body Images on Social Media, Laura Fantone (University of California, Berkeley)
-From ‘Zines to Hashtags and Beyond: The History of and Debates within Contemporary Online Feminisms, Heather McKee Hurwitz (Barnard College)
-Feminist Discourse(s) and the Game of Thrones Debate, Sarah Johnson (University of Virginia)
-Preliminary Findings on Labor and Digitally-Mediated Intimacy in Sex Camming, PJ Rey (University of Maryland)

2.2 Information Technologies and Everyday Life
Moderator: David Grazian
-Revolution in the Making? Meta-data on Social Media Use and Engagement, Shelley Boulianne (Grant MacEwan University)
-Mannheim 2.0: Generational Theory in the 21st Century, Peter Hart-Brinson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
-The Sociology of Pervasive Data Architectures of Everyday Life, Kenneth M. Kambara (LIM College)
-Networked Publics and Digital Contention: A Sociological Investigation into the Politics of Everyday Life in the Middle East, Mohamed Zayani (Georgetown University)

2.3 Chinese Media Sociology #2
Moderator: Cecilia Li
-Public Knowledge and Digital Divide: The Role and Impact of China’s Media, Mingli Mei (Tongji University)
-O2O Business Reconstruct the Daily Communication of Local Community: A Case Study of Using Mobile Food Ordering and Delivery App, Li Meihui (Fudan University)
-Who Is Watching? A Study of the Role of Social Media in Taiwan Sunflower Movement, Junbin Su (Xiamen University) and Zhan Li (Xiamen University)
-Interaction under Computer-mediated Circumstances and the Communication Effects of Tacit Knowledge: An Explorative Study Based on the Case of Zhihu.com, Danyang Zhang (Xiamen University) and Junbin Su (Xiamen University)

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-3:10 Parallel Panel Sessions 3

3.1 Knowledge Production and Journalism
Moderator: Stephen Barnard
-Start-Up News: Toward a Typology of Entrepreneurial News Sites, Andrew M. Lindner (Skidmore College)
-Managed Metrics: Synergy Between Journalistic Expertise and Analytics in the U.S. News Industry, Caitlin Petre (Yale University)
-Explaining the Formation of Online News Startups in France and the US: A Field Analysis, Matthew Powers (University of Washington, Seattle) and Sandra Vera Zambrano (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse)
-Anointing Credible Knowledge Producers: Newspapers and Sources in Africa, Wahutu n. j. Siguru (University of Minnesota)

3.2 Social Problems and Pedagogy
Moderator: Julie B. Wiest
-Media and Social Problems: Multifunctionality of Mass Media in Problematization of Social Contradictions, Yulia Mikhalovna Bolshakova (Saint Petersburg State University of Economics) and Sergey Nikolaevich Bolshakov (Syktyvkar State University)
-New Media, Social Problems, and Connectivity, Elizabeth Bullock (The City College of New York)
-Monitoring, Guiding, and Disciplining: The Parenting on Children’s Internet Usage in Public Housing Households, Gejun Huang (University of Texas at Austin) and Xiaoqian Li (University of Texas at Austin)
-Making the Grade: Academic Performance and Digital Resources, Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University), √ėyvind N. Wiborg (University of Oslo), and Jeremy M. Schulz (University of California, Berkeley)

3:10-3:30 BREAK

3:30-4:40 Parallel Panel Sessions 4

4.1 Media and Diversity
Moderator: Casey Brienza
-White Guys Are So Diverse, Jorge Ballinas (Temple University)
-Pride in Our Cities: Atari’s Pridefest as Corporate Social Movement for Equality or Gentrification?, Julian Barr (University of Washington) and Lydia J. Hou (University of Illinois at Chicago)
-Colorblind Racism and Media Spectacle in the Henry Louis Gates Arrest: An Analysis of Local Boston Newspaper Coverage, Jason A Smith (George Mason University)
-I Got All My Sisters With Me (on Black Twitter)!, Apryl Williams (Texas A&M University) and Vanessa Gonlin (Texas A&M University)

4.2 Information and Mediated Communication
Moderator: David Grazian
-Illusions of Transparency: The Visual Politics of Detainee Abuse Photos in the War on Terror, Anna Veronica Banchik (University of Texas at Austin)
-Relations of Media Production in Occupy Wall Street, John L. Hammond (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY)
-The Effects of Social Media on Commercial Branding, Public Discourse, and Social Identity, Tim Hoxha (University of Toronto)
-Images of Surveillance in Popular Culture, Gary T. Marx (MIT)
-“That’s the Boogie Man of Washington”: Jabbing in Late Night Talk Show Interviews, Di Yu (Columbia University)

4:40-5:00 BREAK

5:00-6:30 Plenary Discussion Panel
Media and Politics in the Age of Entertainment
David Grazian (University of Pennsylvania)
Laura Grindstaff (University of California, Davis)
Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University)
Fred Turner (Stanford University)

6:30 CLOSE