Graduate Student Research

Master’s students in the Media Studies M.A. program are active in research. In addition to presenting their research at regular departmental colloquia, they present at major conferences and publish in scholarly journals.

Here is a list of publications, conference papers, and other scholarly products by recent graduate students (Media Studies graduate student names in bold).

2017

Geraud Banks, “Skin in the Game: Providing Redress for American Sports’ Appropriation of Native American Iconography,” Top Student Paper Award, Ethnicity & Race in Communication Division, International Communication Association, Spring 2017.

 Jing (Jaime) Zhao, “Queerly Imagining Super Girl in an Alternate World: The Fannish Worlding in FSCN Femslash Romance,” Transformative Works and Cultures 24 (2017).

Melissa Zimdars, “Having it Both Ways: Two and a Half Men, Entourage, and Televising Post-feminist Masculinity,” Feminist Media Studies (2017).

Xiaoxia Cao and Lei Jia, “The Effects of the Facial Expression of Beneficiaries in Charity Appeals and Psychological Involvement on Donation Intention: Evidence from an Online Experiment,” Nonprofit Management & Leadership 27 (2017), 457-473.

2016

Minchul Kim and Xiaoxia Cao, “The Impact of Exposure to Media Messages Promoting (Government) Conspiracy Theories on Distrust in the Government: Evidence from a Two-Stage Randomized Experiment,” International Journal of Communication 10 (2016), 3808-3827.

Ruoxu Wang, Jinyoung Kim, Anli Xiao and Yong Ju Jung, “Networked Narratives on Humans of New York: A Content Analysis of Social Media Engagement on Facebook,” Computers in Human Behavior 66 (2017), 149-153.

Wei Peng, Hayeon Song, Jinyoung Kim, and Thomas Day, “The Influence of Task Demand and Social Categorization Diversity on Performance and Enjoyment in a Language Learning Game,” Computers and Education 95 (2016), 285-295.

Jinyoung Kim and Andrew Gambino, “Do We Trust the Crowd or Information System? Effects of Personalization and Bandwagon Cues on Users’ Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions toward a Restaurant Recommendation Website, “ Computers in Human Behavior 65 (2016), 369-379.

Patrick Fitzgerald, “Legitimising Dissent: Media Framing of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution within British and American Print Media,” Mediální Studia / Media Studies 2 (2016), 156-172.

Aras Coskuntuncel, “Privatization of Governance, Delegated Censorship, and Hegemony in the Digital Era: The case of Turkey,” Journalism Studies (2016), 1-19

Maria Elizabeth Grabe, Mariska Kleemans, Ozen Bas, Jessica Gall Myrick, and Minchul Kim, “Putting a Human Face on Cold, Hard Facts: Effects of Personalizing Social Issues on Perceptions of Issue Importance,” International Journal of Communication 11 (2016), 907-929.

2015

Carmody, Casey, and David Pritchard. 2015. Policy liberalism, public opinion and strength of journalist’s privilege in the American states. First Amendment Studies 49: 31-43.

Aras Coskuntuncel, “Redefining News in the Face of Economic Crises: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Transition to a Watchdog Journal,” presented at the What is Journalism Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2015.

Aras Coskuntuncel, “The Boundaries of Watchdog Journalism at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” Field Notes 7:1 (2015), 36-59.

2014

Peng, W., Song, H., Kim. J., & Day, T. , “Motivation and performance in a language learning game: Competitive, cooperative, and conjunctive task demands and the interaction of social categorization diversity,” presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA., May 2014

Anna Donatelle, “Post-feminism in Fashion: Fan Identification, Social Media, and Pretty Little Liars,” presented at the Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media & Feminism, Columbia, MO, April 2014

Robin Turnblom, “Celebrate and Save the Boobs: A Postfeminist Take on Breast Cancer Awareness,” presented at the Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media & Feminism, Columbia, MO, April 2014

Stephen Kohlmann, ‘Your Feelings Are Wrong!’: Gender Dichotomy in Modern American Stand-Up Comedy,” presented at the Communication Crossroads Conference, UW-Madison, March 2014

Song, H., Zmyslinski-Seelig, A., Kim, J., Drent, A., Victor, A., Omori, K., & Allen, M., “Does Facebook make you lonely?: A meta analysis,” Computers in Human Behavior 36 (2014), 446-452.

2013

Aras Coskuntuncel, “Liberalism without Democracy: Press Freedom and the Turkish Media’s Political Economy,” presented at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.

Aras Coskuntuncel, “The Political Economy of ‘Digital Democracy’,” Evrensel Kultur, August 2013.

John Vanderhoef, “Casual Threats: The Feminization of Casual Video Games,” Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, June 2013.

2012

Lei Jia, “Professional, Personal, or Both: Understanding Journalists’ Roles and Ethical Beliefs with Microblogging Practice,” paper presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association, Ellenville, NY, October 2012.

Lei Jia and Minchul Kim, “The Effects of Evidence Type, Peer Opinion, and Information Processing on Consumers’ Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Image in Online Journalism Environment,” to be presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, London, UK, June 2013.

Stacy Blasiola, Yooonmo Sang, and Weiai Xu, “Profiling Opinion Leaders in Twitter Discussion Network: The Case of the Wisconsin Recall Election,” to be presented at the International Communication Association Conference, London, UK, June 2013

Yoonmo Sang and Jonathan Anderson, “Bloggers’ Libel Liability: A Comparative Analysis of South Korea and the United States,” Journal of Media Law & Ethics 67:3 (2012).

Minchul Kim and Ji-Eun Kim, “The influence of trust in mainstream media and political anxiety on intention to listen to a political satire: A case of Korea,” Paper presented at the annual conference of World Association for Public Opinion Research, Hong Kong, China, June 2012.

Minchul Kim and Youn-Gon Kang, “Cultivating a dream of happily ever after: A moderated-mediation model of genre-specific television viewing, perceived relevance, identification, and female adolescents’ beliefs about romantic relationships,” Paper presented at the Mid-winter Conference of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Norman, OK, March 2012.

Alexander Marquardt and Max Neibaur, “Generic Violence: Popular Press Reaction to The Sopranos and the Slasher Film,” Paper presented at the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2012.

Lawrence Nichols, “Men and Must-Have Shoes: Masculinizing the Sneakerhead Subculture,” Paper presented at the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2012.

2011

Jing Zhao, “Discursive Online Democracy: The Convergence of E’gao in Chinese Fansnubbing,” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

Dugan Nichols, “A Skate Park in the Pentagon’s Likeness: Militarism, Hegemony, and Skateboarding on the Web,” International Journal of Sport and Society 1, no. 2 (2011).

Jing Zhao, “Online Competition between Media Corporations and Grassroots Fans?: The Failure of Collaborationist Logic in China,” Paper presented at the 9th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Washington D.C., May 2011.

Stacy Blasiola, “Say ‘Cheese’! Bloggers and Cameras in Wisconsin Courtrooms,” Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2011.

Weiai Xu, “The Behavior of Internet Censorship in China,” Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2011.

Yoonmo Sang and Jonathan Anderson, “Bloggers’ Libel Liability: A Comparative Analysis of South Korea and the United States,” Poster presentation at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2011.

Jing Zhao, “Chinese ‘Decoding’ of American TV Shows in the Age of Media Convergence—A Study of Chinese Fansubbing Culture,” Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

Aarti Basnyat, “Exploring the Grey Areas of Feminism and Postfeminism In Grey’s Anatomy,” Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

Jake Rollefson, “‘I am NOT a DJ’: Girl Talk and the Oxymoron of Performed Authenticity,” Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

2011

Yoonmo Sang, “A Trope of Asian Female Identity on the American Drama, Lost,” Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.

Yoonmo Sang, “Deep Linking and News Copyright Infringement Problems,” Paper presented at the Annual Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Norman, Oklahoma, March 2010.

Miao Feng, “Framing Chinese Milk Scandal: A Comparative Study of Baby Milk Contamination from the American and Chinese Media.” 2010 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Exington, KY, April 2010.

Melissa Zimdars: “Postfeminist Masculinity: The Case of Two and a Half Men,” Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism, Eugene, OR, paper presented April 2010.

Eric Lohman: “Say Yes to the Mess: Competing Femininities in Wedding Reality Television.” Presented at the 2010 Console-ing Passions Conference on Television, Video, New Media, and Feminism. Eugene. University of Oregon. April 2010.

John Vanderhoef: “That’s Not a Real Game: Gender and Videogame Culture.” Presented at the 2010 Console-ing Passions Conference on Television, Video, New Media, and Feminism. Eugene, University of Oregon, April 2010.

David Wise and Paul R. Brewer, “News about News in a Presidential Primary Campaign: Press Metacoverage on Evening News, Political Talk, and Political Comedy Programs,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18 (3): 127-143 (2010).

David Wise and Paul R. Brewer, “Competing Frames for a Public Health Issue and Their Effects on Public Opinion,” Mass Communication and Society (forthcoming)

David Wise and Paul R. Brewer, “News about News in a Presidential Primary Campaign: Press Metacoverage on Evening News, Political Talk, and Political Comedy Programs,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18(3):127-143 (2010).

2009

Xuan Liang and Jing Zhang, “The Persuasion Effects of Watching a Documentary Film: Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on U.S. Saipan,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, August 2009.

2008

James Carviou, “Politics through Online Videos,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 2008.

David Wise and Paul R. Brewer, “Competing Frames for a Public Health Issue and Their Effects on Public Opinion,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 2008.

David Wise and Paul R. Brewer, ” News about News in a Presidential Primary Campaign: Press Metacoverage on Evening News, Political Talk, and Political Comedy Programs,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 2008.

Andrew Pease and Paul R. Brewer, “The Oprah Factor: The Effects of a Celebrity Endorsement in a Presidential Primary Campaign.” International Journal of Press/Politics 13(4): 386-400 (2008).

David Pritchard, Christopher Terry, and Paul R. Brewer, “One Owner, One Voice? Testing a Central Premise of Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership,” Communication Law and Policy, 13(1): 1-28 (2008).

Paul R. Brewer and Andrew Pease, “The United States,” in Hugh Compston and Ian Bailey (Eds.), Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

2007

Paul R. Brewer and Timothy Macafee, “Anchors Away: Media Framing of Broadcast Television News Anchors,” Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 12(4):3-19 (2007).

Paul R. Brewer and Emily Marquardt, “Mock News and Democracy: Analyzing The Daily Show,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, 15(4):231-248 (2007).

Nicholas Grider, “‘Faces of the Fallen’ and the Dematerialization of the American War Memorial,” Visual Communication 6(3):265-279 (2007).

David Pritchard and Sarah Stonbely, “Racial Profiling in the Newsroom,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(2):477-493 (2007).

Emily Marquardt, “Congressional Scandals: Coverage and Public Opinion,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 2007.

Paul R. Brewer and Timothy Macafee, “Anchors Away: Media Framing of Broadcast Television News Anchors,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 2007.

Melody Hoffmann, “‘It Looks Like Chaos’: A Critical Feminist Analysis of Milwaukee Women’s Roller Derby,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Kansas City, October 2007.