Monday, June 10, 2019

Preliminary Program Schedule

Please click here for information about how to register for the preconference.

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

8:30-9:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 Keynote Address
Phillipa Chong (McMaster University)

10:00-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:30 Parallel Panel Sessions 1

1.1  Fake News, Information, Disinformation
Moderator: Jason A. Smith
-Legacies of Media Power: Hacking Meaning and Attention in the (Dis)Information Age, Stephen R. Barnard (St. Lawrence University)
-Combating Fake News: Educational Approaches, Leocadia Díaz Romero (Murcia State University)
-Inside 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets: What Did the factory-Made Trolls “Talk” About?, Dhiraj Murthy (University of Texas at Austin), Yixuan Du (University of Texas at Austin), Kelly Conlon (University of Texas at Austin), Samuel Wooley
-An Unlikely Seducer: Kim Jong-un’s Charm Offensive from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Until the Trump-Kim Summit, Julia Sonnevend (The New School) and YoungRim Kim (University of Michigan)

1.2 Mediated Space, Place, and Knowledge Production
Moderator: Yidong Wang
-“/R/THEWORLDISFLAT”: The Production of Scientific Knowledge in Online Communities, Ahad Ali (The New School)
-Managing the Moral Dilemma of AI Design, William Orr (The Australian National University)
-The Queer Urban Spaces of Locative Media: A Theoretical Framework, Darryl A. Pieber (Western University)
-Geospatial Memory: An Introduction, Joshua Synenko (Trent University)

1.3 Chinese Media Sociology 1
Moderator: Julie Wiest
-National Image in Social Network: Study on the Weibo Public Diploma Strategy of the Embassy, Fenju Fu (Peking University)
-Characterizing Fake Video on Social Media: Origins, Evaluation and Approach, Lurong Lei (Chongqing University)
-Compromise and Incorporation: The Presentation of Rock Culture in the Context
of Contemporary China, Shuguang Hu (Yunnan Normal University) and Shuyuan Zhang (Tsinghua
-The Political Consequences of Internet Censorship in China: Are Chinese Netizens Becoming Apolitical or Conforming? Tsz Fung Hans Tse (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Yang Hu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
-Hybridized Culture and Local Consciousness: The Rise of Chinese Hip-Hop in an Era of Globalization Peinan Wang (Tsinghua University) and Feiya Suo (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

11:30-11:50 BREAK

11:50-1:00 Parallel Panel Sessions 2

2.1 Media, Diversity, and Representation
Moderator: Darryl A. Pieber
-Managing Someone Else’s Privacy on Social Networking Sites: A Focus on Latinx Youth, Celeste Campos-Castillo (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Linnea Laestadius (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
-Hidden, Yet Effective: How the Wealthiest 0.1% Do Not Meet the Media, Anu Kantola (University of Helsinki)
-The Image as a Diagnostic: Visual Representation as Pathology and Symptomatology of
Mental Illnesses. Case Study: The End of the F***ing World (Channel E4 & Netfix, 2017-), Marta Lopera-Mármol (Pompeu Fabra University) and Daniel Pérez-Pamies (Pompeu Fabra University)
-Exclusion Through Inclusion: Deliberative Democracy and Debates Over Measuring Media Diversity, 2007-2010, Jason A. Smith (George Mason University)
-Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage for Our Nation: Dialogic Framing in the Taiwan Marriage Equality Movement, Yidong Wang (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Xiaomei Sun (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

2.2 Mediated Violence
Moderator: Joshua Synenko
-Examining Digital and Sexual Citizenship in a FOSTA/SESTA Era: Who Gets to Survive Online and Who Doesn’t?, Emily Coombes (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
-Reciprocity of News in the Context of Disaster: News Sharing, Blogs and Collective Actions Over Time, Stephen F. Ostertag (Tulane University)
-A Transparent Network: Soldiers’ Digital Activism and Economic Unrest, Shira Rivnai-Bahir (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
-From the “Monsters Next Door” to #NeverAgain: How the Media Narrative of School Shootings Has Shifted from Columbine to Parkland, Linda M. Waldron (Christopher Newport University), Kaija Craft (Christopher Newport University), and Elizabeth Swetz (Christopher Newport University)

2.3 Chinese Media Sociology 2
-Research on Audience’s Acceptance Psychology and Attitude to Algorithm Recommendation in China Mingli Mei (Tongji University) and Ru Zhao (Tongji University)
-Virtual Player, Physical Labor: A Study on Food Delivery Platform Drivers in China, You Wu (University of Chicago)
-Labor Performance under the Dual Control of Platform and Customers: An Empirical Study on the Delivery Drivers of Platform M, Weiming Ye (Peking University HSBC Business School) and Changxu Li (Peking University HSBC Business School)
-Analysis on the Impact of Platform Innovation on China's Journalism Order: Take Sina Weibo Platform and WeChat Platform as Cases, Lei Zheng (University of Southern California)

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-3:10 Parallel Panel Sessions 3

3.1 Digital Inequalities and Why They Still Matter
Organizers and Moderators: Matias Dodel and Laura Robinson
-Digital Inequalities and Willingness to Use Emerging Technologies Among Older Adults, Shelia Cotton (Michigan State University) and Travis Kadylak (Michigan State University)
-Internet Cultures and Digital Inequalities, Grant Blank (University of Oxford)
-Determinants of Cyber-Safety Behaviors in a Developing Country: The Role of Socioeconomic Inequalities, Digital Skills and Perception of Cyber-Threats, Matias Dodel (Universidad Católica del Uruguay), Daniela Kaiser (Universidad Católica del Uruguay), and Gustavo Mesch (University of Haifa)
-Are Networked, Connected, and Socially Limited Individuals Equal in How They Use Digital Media? ,Barry Wellman (NetLab Network), Anabel Quan-Haase (Western University), and Molly-Gloria Harper (Western University)
-Digital Inequalities and Future Planning: Understudied Connections, Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University) and Jeremy Schulz (University of California, Berkeley)

3.2 Gender and Media
Moderator: Darryl A. Pieber
-Docusoap Reality Television and Discourses of Girlhood, Katie Fredricks (Rutgers University)
-The Superbowl of Cooking: Hybridizing Gender and Competition in MasterChef USA, Laura Grindstaff (University of California, Davis) and Rafi Grosglik (University of California, Davis)
-Social Networks and Career Success of Women Film Composers, Ju Hyun Park (Emory University)
-#MeToo Justice: Exploring the Tensions Between Retribution, Restoration, and Procedural
Fairness, Kasey C. Ragan (University of California, Irvine)

3:10-3:30 BREAK

3:30-4:40 Parallel Panel Sessions 4

4.1 Collective Action in the Digital Age
*Invited CITAMS Chair Discussion Panel
Organizer and Moderator: Deana A. Rohlinger
Jennifer Earl (University of Arizona)
Jen Schradie (Sciences Po Paris)
Joan Donovan (Harvard University)
Mohamed Zayani (Georgetown University)
David Karpf (George Washington University)

4.2  Culture and Media Consumption
Moderator: Yidong Wang
-The Visual Rhetorics of Fonts in Luxury Fashion: Meaning Systems of Typography in Late Capitalism Media, Lauren Gavin (LIM College) and Kenneth M. Kambara (LIM College)
-Politics Seizing Media: The Case of Turkish TV Serials, Dimitra Laurence Larochelle (New Sorbonne University)
-Building Trust and Ties through Blogs: A Cultural Approach to Affordances, Stephen F. Ostertag (Tulane University)
-Audience Engagement with Multi-Level Fictional Universes: The case of Game of
Thrones as a Comparative Study between Italy and New Zealand, Carmen Spanò (Victoria University, Wellington)

4:40-5:00 BREAK

5:00-6:30 Plenary Discussion Panel
*Sponsored by Emerald Studies in Media and Communications 
Media Representations of Crime: Constructing Culture and Shaping Social Life
Organizer and Moderator: Julie Wiest
Valerie J. Callanan (Kent State University)
Venessa Garcia (New Jersey City University)
Lisa A. Kort-Butler (University of Nebraska--Lincoln)
Nickie Phillips (St. Francis College)
Alicia Simmons (Colgate University)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Media Sociology Preconference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the seventh annual Media Sociology Preconference, to be held at LIM College in Manhattan on Friday, August 9, 2019 is now open! Please click here to register.

Registration is free for current CITAMS section members. Fees for all other attendees is $85 for faculty and $45 for students/low income.

All CITAMS members should register on the Eventbrite site AND send me ( proof of purchase of section membership (i.e. a copy of your email receipt from ASA) for 2019.

To guarantee your place on the program, you must register via the above URL NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2019.

A preliminary program schedule will be available in June.