Wednesday, June 5, 2013

[ARCHIVE] Preliminary Program Schedule

Registration is now open! Please register by July 20.

8:00-8:30 Registration/Sign-In (IPK Lobby)

8:30-9:00 Welcome (IPK)

9:00-10:00 Keynote Address (IPK)
Social Communication in the Twitter Age
Dhiraj Murthy, Goldsmiths, University of London

10:00-10:15 BREAK 

10:15-11:30 Parallel Paper Session 1

1.1 Theorizing Media Sociology (IPK)
Moderator: Andrew Lindner, Concordia College 
- Where is Media Sociology?: A Reappraisal. Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University 
- Putting America in Its Place. Arvind Rajagopal, New York University 
- The Feedforward Cycle and Recursive Theories of Media Influence. Thomas Crosbie, Yale University
- Braver Newer World. Eugene Halton, University of Notre Dame 

1.2 Gender and Sexuality in the Media (Room 652)
Moderator: Nicholas Boston, Lehman College - CUNY
- The Intersections of Sexuality and Media Culture. Dustin Kidd, Temple University 
- Already Pretty: Resisting/Producing Commodity Feminism in the Fashion Blogosphere. Alice Marwick, Fordham University 
- Queering the Internet. Greg Goldberg, Wesleyan University
- The Fun, Fearless Female: A Cultural Analysis of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Elissa Zeno, CUNY Graduate Center 

1.3 Sociologies of Television (Room 653)
Moderator: Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College 
The Construction of Taste: Television and American Home Décor. Stylés I. Akira, University of Southern California and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Les Roches International School
- Resisting Post-Network Prestige: TV Critics and Middlebrow Reception of HBO Drama. Michael Wayne, University of Virginia
- Daytime and Late-Night Television: Practices of Interviewing, Politics, and the Public Sphere. Laura Loeb, University of California, Los Angeles
- Sociologising Audience Pleasures: Television and Interpretation. K. Berfin Emre Cetin, Hacettepe University

1.4 Online Communities, Participation, and Expertise (Room 655)
Moderator: Nathan Jurgenson, University of Maryland
- Exploring the Impacts of Contextual Factors on China’s Young Internet Users’ Disclosure of Private Information on Social Network Sites. Bo Mai, University of Pennsylvania
- New Media and the Virtual Public Sphere. Political Participation in the Digital Age. Leocadia Díaz Romero, University of Murcia
- Network Media: An Alternative for Social Engagement. Juliana Cunha Costa, Jacobs University Bremen
- Public Sociology Online. Sarah Esther Lageson, University of Minnesota 

11:30-11:45 BREAK 

11:45-1:00 Parallel Paper Session 2

2.1 Media Logics (Room 652)
Moderator: Ronald Jacobs, State University of New York - Albany
- Sociology and the Socially Mediated Self. Jeff Pooley, Muhlenberg College
- Twitter and the Structural Transformation of the Journalistic Field. Stephen R. Barnard, University of Missouri
- Between Efficiency and Authenticity: Is There an Extent to the Rationalization of the Internet? Tatiana Tatarchevskiy, Sacred Heart University 

2.2 Entertainment and the Aesthetic Public Sphere (IPK)
Moderator: Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College 
- “The Green Priestess of the Cosmic Computer”: Star Trek and the Aesthetics of Camp. Lauren Levitt, New York University
- The Meaning of a Game: Videogame Commentary and the Construction of an Aesthetic Public Sphere. Brian McKernan, State University of New York - Albany
- “Beautiful Pieces of Paper”: Dialectics of Art and Commerce in Entertainment Advertising. Gabrielle Raley, Knox College
- News, Entertainment, or Performative Failure? Comparing the Parodies of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live in the Journalistic Public Sphere. Nickie Michaud Wild, State University of New York - Albany

2.3 Mediated Performance and Embodiment (Room 653)
Moderator: Casey Brienza, City University London 
- i-Care of the Self: Interfaces of Address and Multiplatform Subjectivities. Julia Nevarez, Kean University
- Sociologies of Glossy Magazine Production: Addressing the Gap in Critical Media Industry Studies. Nicholas Boston, Lehman College - CUNY and Brooke Erin Duffy, Temple University
- Shaping Collective Memory: A Scandalous Japanese Idol. Penn Pantumsinchai, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
- Fashionable Bodies. Elizabeth Wissinger, Borough of Manhattan Community College - CUNY 

2.4 Ethnographies of the News (Room 655)
Moderator: Matthias Revers, State University of New York - Albany 
- Mapping Business News Values: An Ethnographic Study of The New York Times. Nikki Usher, George Washington University
- Redefining “Source”: Who (and What) Informs News Stories. Katherine Fink, Columbia University
- The Social and Intellectual Context of the “Newsroom Studies.” Sarah Stonbely, New York University
- Negotiating the Boundary of News Reporting: Strategies of Journalists to Access and Report Political Information in China. Xianwen Kuang, University of Southern Denmark 

1:00-2:00 LUNCH (own arrangements) 

2:00-3:15 Parallel Paper Session 3

3.1 Media and Materiality (Room 655)
Moderator: Ian Sheinheit, State University of New York - Albany 
- New Media and the Paradox of Novel Re-creation, J.L. Johnson, George Mason University
- Meaning, “Good Noise,” and Subject Construction in “Personalized Audio.” Joseph Klett, Yale University
- Between Public Enlightenment and Public Relations: The Men and Religion Forward Movement and the Use of Documentary Evidence in Early Modern Journalism. CW Anderson, College of Staten Island - CUNY
- From Differentiated Use to Differentiating Practices: Reconceptualizing Digital Inequality as Situated Practice, Christo Sims, University of California, San Diego 

3.2 Fields of Cultural Production (IPK)
Moderator: Casey Brienza, City University London 
- Signals of Victory: The Production of Cultural Reproduction in Field Configuring Events. Clayton Childress, University of Toronto and Brian Moeran, Copenhagen Business School
- Popular, Professional, and Critical Recognition in Award-Winning U.S. Television Shows, 1984-2012. Carolyn Robbins, Emory University 
- Diversifying Discourse? Local Media Coverage of the Terri Schiavo Case. Deana A. Rohlinger, Florida State University; JoEllen Pederson, Florida State University; and Giuseppina Valle, Florida State University 
- “What is it a case of”? Theoretical Interrogation of Ethnographic Findings of Collaboration during Filmmaking. Ritesh Mehta, University of Southern California

3.3 Journalistic Norms and Practice (Room 653)
Moderator: Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University
- Caught between Professional Objectivity and Online Populism?: Examining Chinese Journalists’ Reaction to the Impacts of Online Opinions on News Production. Chu-Jie Chen, City University of Hong Kong
- The Guise of Neutrality: Journalists’ Role in Framing the Abortion Debate. Beth Gharrity Gardner, University of California - Irvine; Erin Evans, University of California - Irvine; and Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Their Own Worst Critics?: How U.S. Journalists Talk About Their Own Profession. Sarah Ann Oates, University of Maryland and Tetyana Lokot, University of Maryland 
Training for Uncertain Futures: Confusion and Struggle in the Field of Journalism Education. Max Besbris, New York University and Caitlin Petre, New York University

3.4 Public Spheres and Social Identities (Room 652)
Moderator: Ronald Jacobs, State University of New York - Albany
- "Cliquing": The Conditions of Identity Performance on Twitter. Ahrum Lee, University of Virginia; Carl Frederick (Harvard Kennedy School); and Daniel Finn (University of Virginia).
- Formal, Informal Public Sphere and the Formation of Pseudo-Public in the Chinese Context: The Coverage on Microblog Real Name Policy. Muyang Li, State University of New York - Albany
- Yes We Can (Publicize Our Memes): Social Issues in the Broadening Journalistic Sphere. Noah Grand, University of California, Los Angeles 
- Still the Tragic Mulatto? Examining Multiraciality in the Media. Sheena Gardner, Mississippi State University

3:15-3:30 BREAK (IPK Lobby)

3:30-4:45 Parallel Paper Session 4

4.1 News on Public Affairs and Crisis around the World (Room 655)
Moderator: Matthias Revers, State University of New York - Albany 
- Journalistic Field in National and Global Contexts: Reporting on Atrocities in Darfur. Joachim Savelsberg, University of Minnesota; Holly Nyseth Brehm, University of Minnesota; and Wahutu Siguru, University of Minnesota
- Banalization of Electoral Campaigns: A Critical Analysis of the Advertising Policy Face of a Democratic System. Felipe Braga Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza
- Media, Globalization, Indigenous Performance, and the Politics of Race and Culture in Central Mexico. Pavel Shlossberg, Gonzaga University
- Media Narrative of Air Pollution in Chinese Official News Coverage. Haoyue Li, State University of New York - Albany 

4.2 Media Reception, Activism, and Engagement (Room 652)
Moderator: Andrew Lindner, Concordia College 
- How Ideology and Organizational Structure Shape Digital Activism: Do Organizations use the Internet to Engage the Powerless or Influence the Powerful? Jen Schradie, University of California, Berkeley
- “Get in There and Fix That”: Actors of Color and Activism. Nancy Yuen, Biola University
- Scandalizing News: Effects of Online Comments on Recipients’ Perceived Public Opinion and Attitudinal Evaluations. Christian von Sikorski, German Sport University Cologne
- Seeking Search Skills. Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University 

4.3 The Mass-Mediated Family (Room 653)
Moderator: Andrea Press, University of Virginia
- “Expert” Debates on Marriage and Kinship for Same-Sex Couples in Le Monde and The New York Times. Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer, University of California, Los Angeles
- The Construction of Modern Families. Heidi Steinour, The University of Florida
- The “NEXT” New Normal: The TV Sitcom, Gay Parenting and Cross-Sexuality Co-Parenting. Sylvan Solloway, New York University
- Motherhood and In-Law Conflicts: A Comparative Study of the Experiences and Coping Strategies in Online Communities. Zheng An, University of Southern California 

4:45-5:00 BREAK 

5:00-6:30 Discussion Panel Plenary (IPK)
Mapping the Field of Media Sociology
Moderator: Andrew Lindner, Concordia College 
Rodney Benson, New York University 
Dhiraj Murthy, Goldsmiths, University of London
Andrea Press, University of Virginia 
Michael Schudson, Columbia University 
Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College

6:30 CLOSE

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