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Student Achievements

Above Dr. Sei-Hill Kim presents Jane O'Boyle with the Bryce Rucker Research Award at the annual Doctoral Student Research Symposium


Over the years, our doctoral students have been highly successful in having their research published in scholarly journals and presented to national and international conferences. Also, their success has been well demonstrated by receiving a number of scholarly and professional awards. Please see the following for details of the journal articles, conference papers, and awards produced by our current students.

2016

Awards & Fellowships

Jo-Yun Li

  • Junior Scholar (May 2016 – April 2017)
    SC SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ)
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior
    Arnold School of Public Health; University of South Carolina

  • 2016 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award Recipient
    The Office of the Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina

  • Top Award for Research Oral Presentation (April 2016)
    Graduate Student Day, University of South Carolina

Khadija Ejaz, Nandini Bhalla and Jane Weatherred

  • Top paper award
    Broadcast Education Association’s Fall Super-Regional Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. 

Hwalbin Kim

  • Top Paper Award (2016, May).
    The Biannual Conference of the Korea Health Communication Association, Osong, Chungbuk, South Korea.

Jane O’Boyle

  • SJMC Bryce Rucker Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 

Joon Kyung Kim

  • Top Student Paper
    Broadcasting Education Association (BEA) Super-Regional Conference, Columbia, SC, October 2016

Hwalbin Kim and Joon Kyung Kim

  • Second Place Student Paper Award (2016, August). Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Yicheng Zhu

  • Co-Investigator, Special Research Grant for the research project: “Defining News: A Sixteen-Nation Perspective” ($1,500), awarded by Mary Caldwell International Activities Committee at the University of South Carolina, September 2016.

Nandini Bhalla

  • Top abstract award
    Visual communication division, 2016 AEJMC Midwinter Conference
    Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Book Chapters

Bowen, S. A., Moon, W.-K., & Kim, J. K. (accepted for publication). Ethics in Financial Communication and Investor Relations: Stakeholder Expectations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Principle-Based Analyses. In A. V. Laskin (ed.). Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

O’Boyle, J. (2016). A Kiss, and All Was Said (p. 80-83); Let Joy Be Unconfined (p. 83-85); The Sweet Smell of Power (p. 106-108); The Saddest Song (p. 161-164). In K. Kenney. Philosophy for Multisensory Communication and Media. New York: Peter Lang.

Ranta, J. (2016) The U of SC Way. in D. Swanson, Real world career preparation: A guide to creating a university student-run communications agency. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Ranta, J. (2016) PRSSA Affiliation. in D. Swanson, Real world career preparation: A guide to creating a university student-run communications agency. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Somani, I., & O’Boyle, J. (in press). TV news in India: Journalists in transition. In Freedman, E., Goodman, R., & Steyn, E. (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences. New York: Routledge.

Wei, R., & O’Boyle, J. (2016). Mobile media as a political institution in Asia: Preliminary evidence from empirical research 2000-2015. In R. Wei (Ed.), Mobile media, political participation, and civic activism in Asia: Private chat to public communication. Singapore: Springer.

Zhu, Y., Brown, D. (2016). A History of Communication Technology. In Grant, A. E., & Meadows, J. H. (Eds.). (2016). Communication technology update and fundamentals (pp. 9 - 24). Taylor & Francis.

Journal Articles Published or Accepted for Publication in 2016

Hull, K., & Kim, J. K. (2016). How Major League Baseball teams are demonstrating corporate social responsibility on Instagram. The Sport Journal. 

Kim, H. (2016). Who likes, comments, and shares on Facebook? A comparative study of Facebook use and engagement between U.S. and South Korean college students. Asian Journal of Information & Communications, 8(1), 69-83.

Kim, H., Kim, S.-H., Frear, C., & Oh, S-H. (2016). News photos of scientists skew race but not gender. Newspaper Research Journal, 37(3), 261-274.

Kim, S.-H., Thrasher, J. F., Kang, M.-H., Cho, Y.-J., Kim, J. K. (accepted for publication). News Media Presentations of Electronic Cigarettes: A Content Analysis of News Coverage in South Korea. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Lee, M., Kim, H., & Kim, O. (in press). Why do people retweet a tweet? Altruistic, egoistic, and reciprocity motivations for retweeting. Psychologia.

Li, J-Y., & Wen, J. (Forthcoming). Motivations behind donations for health-related organizations: Threat appraisal and coping appraisal, the case of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Health Marketing Quarterly.

Li, J-Y., Qiao, S., Harrison, S., & Li, X. (Forthcoming). Utilizing an interpersonal communication framework to understand information behaviors involved in HIV disclosure. International Journal of Information Management.

Luchsinger, A., (2016) Veterans Seeking Veterans Through Interpersonal Communication. International Journal of Communication and Health.

McKeever, B., McKeever, R., & Li, J-Y., (In Press). Speaking up online: Exploring hostile media perception, health behavior and other antecedents of communication related to breastfeeding. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

McKeever, B.W., McKeever, R., Holton, A., & Li, J-Y. (2016). The silent majority:  Childhood vaccinations and antecedents for communicative action. Mass Communication & Society, 19, 476-498.

Oh, S-H., Kim, S.-H., Kim, H., & Kim, S. (2016). Framing Genetically Modified (GM) foods: An analysis of news coverage of how to think about GM foods in South Korea. Health Communication Research, 14, 29-61.

Ranta, J. (2016). Measuring strategic communications. Proceedings of the 19th International Public Relations Research Conference, Coral Gables, FL.  370-388.

Weatherred, J. L. (2016). Framing Child Sexual Abuse: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Newspaper and Television Coverage, 2002–2012. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1-20. Published online December 20, 2016, not assigned volume/pagination yet.

Webster, L., Li, J. Zhu, Y., Luchsinger, A., Wan, A., and Tatge, M. (2016) Third-Person Effect, Religiosity and Support for Censorship of Satirical Cartoons in Light of Charlie Hebdo and Other Retaliatory Attacks. Journal of Media and Religion.

Journal Articles under Review

Ejaz, K, Kim, J. K., Bhalla, N., & Weatherred, J. (Under Review). Courtroom Show Viewership: A Dependency Perspective. Submitted for publication at Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Ejaz, K. (Under Review). Good Manners and High Heels: Newspaper Coverage of South Carolina’s First Female Governor. Submitted for publication at Journal of Gender Studies.

Frear, C. (in review). “You have no Idea the feeling of insult”: Comparative newspaper discourses about civil rights.

Frear, C. (in review). Comparative newspaper coverage of the twentieth century African American freedom struggle.

Frear, C., LaPrad, K., & Kim, S-H. (in review).  “Our program is truth and justice”: Framing of racial inequality by two South Carolina newspapers, 1973-1976.

Frear, C., O’Boyle, J., & Kim, S-H. (in review). Media framing of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina.

Frear, C., Wan, A., & Jang, S. M. (under review). Political Polarization and the Framing of Income Inequality in News Media and Social Media. Manuscript submitted to Computers in Human Behavior.

Grant, A., Webster, L., Zhu, Y. (Under Review) “Media Dependency and Parental Mediation” Communication Methods and Measures.

Grant, A., Wilkinson, J., Guerrazzi, D., Zhu, Y. (Under Review) “Studying Global News: Methodological Issues” Journalism Studies.

Keib, K., Tatge, M., (Under Review), Is That News Story an Ad? News Homepage Design May Mislead Consumers into Sponsored Content. Submitted for publication at Newspaper Research Journal. 

Kim, D., Chang, J. JC., Kim, J., & Kim, H. (under review). Symbolic and affective factors influencing on smartphone brand repurchase intention: Comparing U.S. American and Korean consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies.

Kim, H., & Carter, S. S. (revise and resubmit). Framing the oil spill disaster: How South Korean newspapers present responsibility and severity when covering the Hebei Spirit oil spill. Journal of Applied Social Science.

Kim, H., & Lee, S. (under review). Collective memory of Japanese military ‘comfort women’ and South Korean media: The case of television dramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991) and Snowy Road (2015). Asian Women.

Kim, H., Kim, S.-H., Chang, J. JC., Shim, J. C., & Oh, S-H. (under review). Elaborative processing that matters: Factors influencing perceived risks of food and medicine safety in South Korea. Asian Journal of Communication.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., & Tanner, A. (under review). Well informed or misperceived? The illusion of knowing in science communication. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., Chang, J. JC., & Ha, J-Y. (under review). Factual or perceived? Comparing two dimensions of scientific knowledge in the United States and South Korea. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society.

Kim, J. K., Kim, H., & Chock, M. (under review). Selfies on Instagram: The role of in-group interaction in digital self-presentation. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 

Kim, J.K. & Hull, K. (in review). How Fans Are Engaging with Baseball Teams Demonstrating Multiple Objectives on Instagram. The Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal.

Li, J-Y. & O’Boyle, J. (under review). “When Colleges Fail Us All”: Campus sexual assault: formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Journal of American College Health.

Li, J-Y., Kim, S-H., & O’Boyle, J. (under review). “I believe what I see:” College students’ use of media, issue engagement, and perceived responsibility regarding campus sexual assault. Journal of Health Communication.

Luchsinger, A., McKeever, R. (2016, Under Review) Propaganda Pros: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Crusade to a Caliphate. Mass Communication and Society.

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. (under review). Hashing Out the Normal and the Deviant: A Visual Stereotyping Study of the Stigmatization of Marijuana Use Before and After Recreational Legalization in Colorado. Manuscript submitted to Visual Communication.

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. and Mortensen, C.C. (under review). Now that the smoke has cleared: Examining the visual and headline valence framing of marijuana preceding and following legalization in Colorado. Manuscript submitted to Photographies.

Moscowitz, L. M., Billings, A. C., Ejaz, K., & O’Boyle, J. (Under Review). The Final Hurdle in Team Sports? Framing Jason Collins’s and Michael Sam’s Coming Out Stories in Broadcast and Online News.  Submitted for publication at Journalism Studies.

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J-Y., (revise & resubmit). “Let's keep this quiet:” Media framing of campus sexual assault, its causes, and proposed solutions. Mass Communication & Society.

O’Boyle, J. (in revision). The New York Times and The Times of London on India Independence leaders Gandhi and Ambedkar, 1920-1948. American Journalism.

O’Boyle, J. (revise & resubmit). The Caste of the cast: The South Asian “model minority” on broadcast television sitcoms. Continuum.

O’Boyle, J. (under review). Twitter diplomacy between India and the U.S.: Agenda-building analysis of tweets during Presidential state visits. Global Media and Communication.

O’Boyle, J. (under review). Watching American entertainment television in India. Global Media and Communication.

O’Boyle, J., & Li, J-Y. (under review). “When colleges fail us all” Campus sexual assault: Formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Journal of American College Health.

O’Boyle, J., Moscowitz, L., & Li, J-Y. (under review). College students’ perceptions of campus sexual assault: A qualitative study. Continuum.

Oh, S-H., Kim, S.-H., Shim, J.C., Chang, J. JC., & Kim, H. (under review). Understanding the public’s risk perception of food hazards in South Koreans. Health Promotion International. 

Pardun, C. J., Wan, A., & Hinton, M. (under review). The Message of Meals: What YouTube Commercials Tell Us About Our Lives. Manuscript submitted to Appetite.

Ranta, J. (under review). Differentiating strategic communications from public relations: What faculty think JMC Educator.

Tatge, M & Luchsinger, A., (Under Review), Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Submitted for publication at Journal of Communication Management.

Tatge, M. & McKeever, R., (Under Review), Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Submitted for publication at Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.

Wan, A., Mortensen, T.M., Zhu, Y., & Li, J-Y. (revise & resubmit). Newspapers’ shift focus from ‘confrontations’ to ‘civil liberties’ in visual storytelling: Los Angeles 1992 and Ferguson, Mo., 2014.  Newspaper Research Journal.

Wan, A., Zhu, Y., Li, J. (R & R) “From Confrontations to Civil Liberties: Newspaper Photo Framing of Police Brutality and Riots in Los Angeles 1992 and Ferguson, Mo., 2014” Journal of News Research.

Wen, J., Li, J-Y., & Song, BB. (revise & resubmit). Does public segmentation matter in crisis communication? The interplay between public segmentation and crisis response strategies. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 

Zhu, Y. (Under Review). “Approaching “the Publics” in International Problems: Testing the Applicability of Situational Theory of Problem Solving in Public Diplomacy” International Journal of Strategic Communication.

Zhu, Y. (Under Review). “Determining International Economic News Coverage Using GDELT and Economic Performance Data” International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Zhu, Y., Chen, Z. (Under Review). “Knowing about Latin America in China: Information Sources, Media Portrayals, and Gratifications.” Discourse and Society.

Zhu, Y., Grant, A., Wilkinson, J., Guerrazzi, D. (Under Review) “The Dependence of Folk-realists on Negative Media: Connecting Citizens’ Political Realism with Their News Values and Media Dependency” International Journal of Press/Politics.

Zhu, Y., Wang, L. (Under Review). “Media Portrayal of Chinese Investment in Latin American Newspapers” International Communication Gazette.

Conference Papers Presented or Accepted for Presentation in 2016

Bhalla, N. (2017, March). Veterans’ suicide and ethical response:  Examination of the VA’s Twitter feed. Paper to be presented at the 20th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Bhalla, N., Mortensen, T. (2016, February 27). Visual Representation of Yoga in U.S. and Indian Media. Paper presented at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference 2016, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

Ejaz, K. (February, 2016). Perception and Use of Facebook Amongst Muslim Women. Paper presentation to the Cultural and Critical Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

Ejaz, K., Kim, J. K., Bhalla, N., & Weatherred, J. (October, 2016). Courtroom Show Viewership: A Dependency Perspective. Paper presentation to the Broadcast Education Association Fall Super-Regional Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Frear, C. (2016, August). “You have no Idea the feeling of insult”: Comparative newspaper discourses about civil rights. Cultural and Critical Studies Division paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Frear, C. (2016, August). Comparative newspaper coverage of the twentieth century African American freedom struggle. Minorities and Communication Division paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Frear, C. (2016, August). The struggle to describe South Carolina’s leading civil rights lawyer. History Division poster accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Frear, C., O’Boyle, J., & Kim, S.-H. (2016, August). Media framing of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina. Mass Communication and Society Division paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Frear, C., Wan, A., & Jang, S. (2016, June). Political Polarization and the Framing of Income Inequality in News Media and Social Media. Political Communication Division paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Grant A. Wilkinson, J. Guerrazzi, D. Zhu, Y. (2016). “Defining News: A 10 Nation Perspective” World Journalism Education Congress. Auckland, New Zealand.  July 14-16, 2016

Grant A. Wilkinson, J. Guerrazzi, D. Zhu, Y. (2016). “Studying Global News: Methodological Issues” BEA Super Regional. Columbia, SC. October 13-15, 2016

Hull, K., Romney, M., Pegoraro, A, & Stilwell, M. (2017, March/April). #SelfPromote: A visual analysis of promotion and advertisement on NBC’s official 2016 Olympic Instagram account. Paper to be presented at the 10th Summit on Communication and Sport, Phoenix, AZ

Keib, K., Tatge, M., (August, 2016), Is That News Story an Ad? News Homepage Design May Mislead Consumers into Sponsored Content. Paper presentation to The Newspaper and Online News Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN.

Kim, H. (2016, June). Talking about marijuana: News framing of marijuana legalization stories in the United States. Paper presented to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, H., & Kim, J. K. (2016, April). Cultural differences in social media use? A study of Facebook use and engagement between the U.S. and India. Paper presented to the annual convention of the Broadcasting Education Association (BEA), Las Vegas, NV.

Kim, H., & Lee, C. (2016, June). Collective memory of comfort women during the Japanese colonial rule: Comparing the South Korean television drama Eyes of Dawn (1991) and Snowy Road (2015). Paper presented to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, H., Jang, S. M., Kim, S. H., & Wan, A. (2016, August). Evaluating sampling methods for content analysis of social media data. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Kim, H., Jang, S. M., Kim, S.-H., Chang, J. JC., & Shim, J. C. (2016, June). Is it good to blame the government for epidemic diseases? Media use, attribution, risk perception, and behavioral intention. Paper presented to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, J. K., & Chock, T.M. (2017, May). Inside Out: An Examination of the Role of Cultural Characteristics in Selfie Usage. Paper to be presented at International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Kim, J. K., & Kim, H. (2016, August). Exploring relationships between selfie practice and cultural characteristics: Focused on Instagram users. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Minneapolis, MN. (Second Place Student Paper).

Kim, J. K., Bowen, S. A., & Moon, W.-K. (2017, March). Show Me the Ethics! How

UPS Demonstrates Corporate Social Responsibility on Facebook to Build Relationships: A case study. Paper to be presented at the 20th The International Public Relations Research Conference. Orlando, FL.

Kim, J. K., Zhang, N. (2016, June). Automation of News Frame Dissemination in Mediated Public Diplomacy: Analysis of Twitter Discussion about Senkaku (Diaoyu) Dispute. Paper accepted by the ICA 66th Annual Conference - Pre Conference, Japan.

Kim, J.K. (2016, August). I Vape, Therefore I Am: Construction of Electronic Cigarette Users’ Identity through Entertainment Social Media. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN.

Kim, J.K. (2016, October). Pain Lasts Longer Than Flavor. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Super-Regional Conference, Columbia, SC. WINNER: Top Student Paper

Kim, J.K., & Zhu, Y. (2016, August). Different Strokes for Different Folks: Examination of Open-Carry Frames on Twitter Across States in the United States. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN.

Kim, J.K., Hull, K., & Schmittel, A. (2016, June). Major League Baseball teams’ promotional tactics to get fan engagement on Instagram. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) National Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kim, J.K., Ott, H., Hull, K., & Choi, M. (2017, May). Double Play!: Examining the Relationship between MLB’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Spectators’ Behavioral Intentions. Paper to be presented at International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Leung, W. C. & Wan, A. (2016, June). 'I post what I eat': The visual presentation of healthy food on Instagram. Paper presented at 2016 ICA Young Scholars Preconference on Conceptualizing and Communicating Visual Communication Research Projects.

Li, J-Y. & McKeever, R. (2016, August). Putting compassion into action? Responding to gun regulations public service announcements. Paper presented at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA.

Li, J-Y. & O’Boyle, J. (2016, June). “When Colleges Fail Us All”: Campus sexual assault: formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Paper presented at the Health Communication Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Li, J-Y. (2016, August). The effect on young women of public figure health narratives regarding HPV: an application of the elaboration likelihood model. Paper presented at the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Li, J-Y., O’Boyle, J., Kim, S-H. (2016, August). “I believe what I see:” Students’ use of media, issue engagement, and the perceived responsibility regarding campus sexual assault. Paper presented at the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Luchsinger, A., Hull, K. (2016) Teaching with Tech: Supplemental Journalism Instruction for the Millennial Generation. AEJMC. Minneapolis, MN.

Luchsinger, A., McKeever, R. (2016) Propaganda Pros: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Crusade to a Caliphate. AEJMC. Minneapolis, MN.

Mortensen, T., Ejaz, K., & Bhalla, N. (February, 2016). Visual Representation of Yoga in U.S. and Indian Media. Paper presentation to the Visual Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J-Y. (2016, June). College students’ perceptions of campus sexual assault: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the Feminist Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

O’Boyle, J. (2016) Does Social Media Impact the Agenda of Television News Media? Broadcast Education Association Super-regional conference, Columbia, SC.

O’Boyle, J., & Li, J-Y. (2016, June). “When colleges fail us all” Campus sexual assault: Formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Health Communication division paper at the International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan. 

O’Boyle, J., Moscowitz, L., & Billings, A. (2016, August). Michael Sam’s coming out: Media frames of an openly gay NFL athlete. A top paper of the Sports Communication Interest Group, annual conference for Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications, Minneapolis.

O’Boyle, J., Moscowitz, L., & Li, J-Y. (2016, June). College students’ perceptions of campus sexual assault: A qualitative study. Feminist Scholarship division paper at the International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Oh, S-H., Kim, S.-H., Kim, H., & Kim, SY. (2016, May). Framing Genetically Modified (GM) foods: Frame building and news coverage of how to think about GM foods in South Korea. Paper presented to the biannual conference of the Korea Health Communication Association, Osong, Chungbuk, South Korea. (Top Paper Award). 

Pardun, C. J., Wan, A., & Hinton, M. (2016, August). The Message of Meals: What YouTube Commercials Tell Us About Our Lives. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Pegoraro, A., Stilwell, M., Romney, M., & Hull, K. (2017, March/April). Say what?: An analysis of fan discourse on the Official 2016 Olympic Facebook pages of NBC and the CBC. Paper to be presented at the 10th Summit on Communication and Sport, Phoenix, AZ 

Ranta, J. (2016, March). Measuring strategic communications. Presentation at the International Public Relations Research Conference, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Ranta, J. (2016, October). Differentiating Strategic Communications from Public Relations. Presentation at PRSA Educators’ Conference Super Saturday, Indianapolis, IN., 

Ranta, J. (2016, October). Student-run Agencies and Strategic Communications. Poster Presentation at PRSA Educators’ Conference Super Saturday, Indianapolis, IN.,

Ranta, J. (2016, November). Student Agencies and Skills Training. Presentation at BEA Superregional conference, Columbia, S.C.,

Ranta, J., Vincent H. & Hayler, J. (2016, February). Media Entrepreneurship and Student Agencies. Presentation at AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK.

Romney, M., Hull, K., Pegoraro, A., & Stilwell, M. (2017, March/April). Nationalism, race, and gender on Instagram: An examination of the official Instagram accounts of American and Canadian Olympic broadcasters. Paper to be presented at the 10th Summit on Communication and Sport, Phoenix, AZ

Stilwell, M. (2017, March/April). Not Women Too?: Examining framing of American newspaper coverage in female athletes as the aggressor. Paper to be presented at the 10th Summit on Communication and Sport, Phoenix, AZ

Tatge, M. & Luchsinger, A., (August, 2016), Where Should We Eat? A Content Analysis Examining What Factors Yelp Users Perceive Useful When Picking Restaurants. Paper presentation to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN.

Tatge, M. & McKeever, R., (June, 2016), Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Paper presentation to the Communication and Technology Division preconference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

Tatge, M., Li, Jo-Yun and Luchsinger, A., (November, 2016), Using the Theory of Reasoned Action to Assess the Impact of Political Polls on Voter Behavior, Paper presentation to Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR), Chicago, IL. 

Tatge, M., Li, Y., Luchsinger, A., (2016) The 2016 Presidential Election: Studying the Impact of Election Polls on Voter Behavioral Intention. MAPOR. Chicago, IL.

Tatge, M., Luchsinger, A. (2016) What Makes Yelp Reviews Useful? AEJMC. Minneapolis, MN.

UPS Demonstrates Corporate Social Responsibility on Facebook to Build

Wan, A. & Leung, W. C. (2017, May). Food photos on-the-go: Gratifications sought from posting food on Instagram. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, C. A., USA.

Wan, A. & Wu, L. (2017, May). Who Enjoys Bullet Screen Videos? The Multitasking Generation with Social Desire. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, C. A., USA.

Wan, A. (2016, August). Comparing social media advertising attitudes between advertising and non-adverting majors: A situated learning perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Weatherred, J. L. & McKeever, R. (2016). Testing the validity and reliability of the Child Sexual Abuse Myth Scale in the United States.  Accepted and presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH, July 10-12, 2016.

Wen, J., Li, J-Y., & Song, BB. (2016, August). Does public segmentation matter in crisis communication? The interplay between public segmentation and crisis response strategies. Paper presented at the Public Relations Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Zhang, N. (2016, March). A Historical Analysis of Coverage of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Food in Chinese and American Elite Newspapers from 1992 to 2015. Presented at the 2016 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference (JJCHC), New York, NJ.

Zhang, N. (2017, May). Public perceptions of genetically modified food on social media: A content analysis of YouTube comments on videos. Paper accepted by ICA 67th annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Zhu, Y. (2016). “Approaching “the Publics” in International Problems: Testing the Applicability of Situational Theory of Problem Solving in Public Diplomacy” IPRRC, Orlando, FL. March 8-12 2017

Zhu, Y., Chen, Z. (2016). “Knowing about Latin America in China: Information Sources, Media Portrayals, and Gratifications” 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016 (Global Communication and Social Change Division)

Zhu, Y., Wang, L. (2016). “Your Angel and My Demon: Media Portrayal of Chinese Investment in Latin American Newspapers” 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016 (Global Communication and Social Change Division)

2015

Awards

Webster, L. (2015). BEA 2015 Debut Paper Award, Research Division – 2nd Place

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J. (2015). Moeller Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Mass Communications and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, August, 2015.

O’Boyle, J. (2015) 3rd place Student Paper award from Law & Policy division at AEJMC

O’Boyle, J. (2015). travel award from AEJMC for $1,000

Kim, H. (2015). KACA-NCA Graduate Student Travel Fund Award – First Place (2015, November). Korean American Communication Association, National Communication Association (NCA) National Conference, Las Vegas, NV ($300).

LaPrad, K. (2015). Top Three Student Paper, Commission on the Status of Women, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 2015: “Collective Memory of the Feminist Revolution: WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution in a Post-Feminist Twenty-First Century.”

Kim, H. (2014). Graduate Student Travel Stipend (2014, August). History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Montreal, Canada ($300).

Frear, C., & LaPrad, K. (2014). Moeller Student Paper Award (2014). Mass Communication and Society Division, AEJMC. 

Ranta, J. (2014). National Award, PRSSA 2014 Best Campaign of the Year, for a Student-run Agency. 

Ranta, J. (2014). Mortar Board Teaching Excellence Award, USC.

Kim, H. (2013). Second Place Student Paper Award (2013, August). Magazine Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kim, H. (2013). Graduate Student Travel Funds (2013, August). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AJEMC) National Conference, Washington, D.C. ($450).

Kim, H. (2013). Graduate Student Travel Grant (2013, May). International Communication Association (ICA) International Conference, London, U.K. ($200) 

Zheng, Y. (2013). Brigham Young University Award for Top Ethics Paper, International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL, March 2013.

Zheng, Y. (2013). Best of Miami Award for Top Six Public Relations Paper, Public Relations Society of America International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013.

Ranta, J. (2013). National Affiliation PRSSA 2013 The Carolina Agency.p semi-finalist (finals announced b/t March 20-May29, 2016). 

Kim, H. (2012). First Prize Graduate Student Paper Award (2012, September). The 11th Annual Convergence and Society Conference, Columbia, SC ($400).

Zheng, Y. (2007). Global Times Award for Top Student Paper in Social Science, Beijing, China, November 2007.

LaPrad, K. (2006). John M. Bryan Art History Award, University of South Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences, 2006.

Luchsinger, A. Two Emmy nominations (Documentary and News Series) – Nominated for two Emmys for documentary work by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)

Luchsinger, A. Edward R. Murrow Awards (Under Review, Kaleidoscope Awards)

Luchsinger, A. Fulbright Scholarship. Winner, 2014 Plank Center Educator Fellowship Scholar.                 

Refereed Journal Articles

Kim, H., Chang, J. JC., Frear, C., & Ha, J-Y. (in press). Exploring how college magazines frame science: A comparative analysis of Harvard Magazine and KU (Korea University) Today. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Kim, H., Kim, S-H., Frear, C., & Oh, S-H. (in press). Picturing the scientists: A content analysis of the photographs of scientists. Newspaper Research Journal.

McKeever, B., McKeever, R., Holton, A., & Li, J-Y., (In Press). The silent majority: Childhood vaccinations and antecedents for communicative action. Mass Communication & Society. 

McKeever, B.W., Pressgrove, G., McKeever, R., & Zheng, Y. (In Press). Toward a theory of situational support: A model for exploring fundraising, advocacy and organizational support. Public Relations Review.

Tanner, A., Bergeron, C., Zheng, Y., Friedman, D., Kim, S., & Foster, C. (In Press). Communicating effectively about clinical trials with African American Communities: A comparison of African American and White information sources and needs. Health Promotion Practice.

Zheng, Y., & McKeever, B.W. (In Press). Segmenting publics to improve health: Exploring health consciousness, media sources, and demographics related to the situational theory of publics. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 

Bowen, S., & Zheng, Y. (2015). Auto recall crisis, framing, and ethical response: Toyota's missteps. Public Relations Review, 41(1), 40-49.

Li, J-Y., & Rodriguez, L. (2015). Appeals, sexual images, visual metaphors and themes: Differences in condom print ads across four continents. Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 5(3).

Tanner, A., Friedman, D., & Zheng, Y. (2015). Influences on the construction of health news: The reporting practices of local television news health journalists. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 59(2), 359-376.

Weatherred, J. L. (2015). Child sexual abuse and the media: A literature review, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(1), 16-34.

Kim, S.-H., Kim, H., & Oh, S-H. (2014). Talking about Genetically Modified (GM) foods in South Korea: The role of the Internet in the spiral of silence process. Mass Communication & Society, 17(5), 713-732.

Zheng, Y. (2014). Patterns and motivations of young adults’ health information acquisitions on Facebook. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 18(2), 157-175. 

Lee, M., Kim, H., & Kim, O. (2012). Psychological motivations to retweeting: Attitudes, subjective norms and communicative motivations. Korean Journal of Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies, 26(4), 137-172.

Kim, H. (2011). Online interactivity and the real name system: A comparative study of Korean and American college students. Korea University Journal of Communication Science, 28(1), 39-68. 

Seol, J., & Kim, H. (2008). Image effects of mass media on presidential candidates and the election. Korean Journal of Journalism & Communication Studies, 52(2), 328-352.

Seol, J., & Kim, H. (2008). Voters’ third-person perceptions: The media effect on the presidential candidates’ images and choice. Korean Journal of Communication & Information Studies, 42, 79-106.

Zheng, Y. (2006). How journalism students perceive journalism education: An in-depth interview. Youth Journalist (in China), 23, 14-16.          

Refereed Journal Articles (under review)

Fear, C., LaPrad, K., & Kim, SH. (R&R). “Our program is truth and justice”: Framing of racial inequality by two South Carolina newspapers, 1973-1976. Howard Journal of Communication.

Kim, D., Chang, J., Kim, J., & Kim, H. (under review). Symbolic and affective factors influencing on smartphone brand repurchase intention: Comparing American and Korean consumers. Journal of Global Marketing.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., & Tanner, A. (under review). Well informed or misperceived?: The illusion of knowing in science communication. Science Communication.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., Chang, J. JC., & Ha, J-Y. (under review). Factors influencing risk perceptions of nuclear and GMO technology: Comparing college students in the U.S. and South Korea. International Communication Gazette.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., Chang, J. JC., & Ha, J-Y. (under review). Actual or perceived?: Comparing two dimensions of scientific knowledge in the United States and South Korea. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement.

LaPrad, K. (2015). Containing the Negro Insane: Press Coverage of the Parker Building at the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane. Manuscript submitted for publication (Journalism History).

Lee, M., Kim, H., & Kim, O. (under review). Why do people retweet a tweet?: Altruistic, egoistic, and reciprocity motivations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Luchsinger, A., McKeever, R. (2016, Under Review). Propaganda Pros: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Crusade to a Caliphate. Journal of Communication 

McKeever, B., McKeever, R., & Li, J-Y., (Revised and Resubmitted). Speaking up online: Exploring hostile media perception, health behavior and other antecedents of communication related to breastfeeding. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. (under review). Hashing Out the Normal and the Deviant: A Visual Stereotyping Study of the Stigmatization of Marijuana Use Before and After Recreational Legalization in Colorado. Manuscript submitted to Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. and Mortensen, C.C. (under review). Now that the smoke has cleared: Examining the visual and headline valence framing of marijuana preceding and following legalization in Colorado. Manuscript submitted to Newspaper Research Journal.

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J-Y., (Revised and Resubmitted). “Let's keep this quiet:” Media framing of campus sexual assault, its causes, and proposed solutions. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Tanner, A., Friedman, D., Bergeron, C., Zheng, Y., Schrock, C., Bornstein, D., & Segar, M. (Under review). How are we communicating about physical activity? A scoping review of the literature. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Tatge, M & Luchsinger, A. (Under Review). Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Submitted for publication at Journal of Communication Management.

Tatge, M., & McKeever, R. (under review). Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Submitted for publication at Electronic Commerce Research and Applications 

Weatherred, J. L. (in review). The framing of child sexual abuse in the media: Who is to blame? Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, uploaded January 27, 2016.

Webster, L., Li, J., Zhu, Y., Luchsinger, A., Wan, A., and Tatge, M. (under review). Third-Person Effect, Religiosity and Support for Censorship of Satirical Religious Cartoons in Light of Charlie Hebdo and Other Retaliatory Attacks. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Media and Religion.

Wei, R., Zheng, Y., & Nekmat, E. (Under review). The mobile phone revolution of the 21st century: Current state and enduring issues of Asian mobile communication research. Asian Journal of Communication.

Zheng, Y., & Han, G. (Revise and resubmit). Framing foodborne salmonella outbreaks: Attribution of responsibilities and crisis response strategies. Newspaper Research Journal.

Zheng, Y., McKeever, B.W., & Xu, L. (Revise and resubmit). Nonprofit fundraising in China: Exploring the theory of situational support in an international context. International Journal of Communication.

Zhu, Y., & Zheng, Y. (Under review). How Chinese college students and professors perceived Latin American: Information sources, media portrayals and gratifications. International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology. 

Conference Presentations

Bhalla, N., Mortensen, T. (2016). Visual Representation of Yoga in U.S. and Indian Media. Accepted for presentation to the AEJMC midwinter conference.

Ejaz, K. (2016, February). Perception and Use of Facebook Amongst Muslim Women. Paper accepted at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference, Norman, OK.

Frear, C., Wan, A., & Jang, S. M. (2016, June). Political Polarization and the Framing of Income Inequality in News Media and Social Media. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoko, Japan.

Kim, H. (2016, June). Talking about marijuana: News framing of marijuana legalization stories in the United States. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, H., & Kim, J. K. (2016, April). Cultural differences in social media use? A study of Facebook use and engagement between the U.S. and India. Paper accepted to the annual convention of the Broadcasting Education Association (BEA), Las Vegas, NV.

Kim, H., & Lee, C. (2016, June). Collective memory of comfort women during the Japanese colonial rule: Comparing the South Korean television drama Eyes of Dawn (1991) and Snowy Road (2015). Paper accepted to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, H., Jang, S. M., Kim, S.-H., Chang, J. JC., & Shim, J. C. (2016, June). Is it good to blame the government for epidemic diseases? Media use, attribution, risk perception, and behavioral intention. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, J.K., Hull, K., & Schmittel, A. (2016, June). Major League Baseball teams’ promotional tactics to get fan engagement on Instagram. Paper to be presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) National Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Leung, W. C. & Wan, A. (under review). 'I post what I eat': The visual presentation of healthy food on Instagram. Paper submitted to the 2016 ICA Young Scholars Preconference on Conceptualizing and Communicating Visual Communication Research Projects.

Li, J-Y. & O’Boyle, J. (2016, June). “When Colleges Fail Us All”: Campus sexual assault: formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Paper presented at the Health Communication Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Luchsinger, A. (2016, Under Review). The Orangeburg Massacre. Broadcasting and Electronic Media Festival of Arts, Las Vegas, NV.

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J-Y. (2016, June). College Students’ Perceptions of Campus Sexual Assault: A Qualitative Study. Paper presented at the Feminist Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan 

O’Boyle, J., & Li, J-Y. (2016). “When colleges fail us all” Campus sexual assault: Formative survey research on college student perceptions, attribution of responsibility, and preventive behaviors. Health Communication division paper at the 2016 International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13.

O’Boyle, J., Li, J-Y., & Moscowitz, L. (2016). College students’ perceptions of campus sexual assault: A qualitative study. Feminist Scholarship division paper at the 2016 International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13.

Ranta, J. (2016). Entrepreneurship in the advertising/public relations/strategic communications in the JMC curriculum. AEJMC 2016 Midwinter Conference, University of Oklahoma (Invited panelist).

Tatge, M. & McKeever, R. (June, 2016). Assessing the Influence of Customer Reviews on Trust and Online Purchasing Behavior. Paper presentation to the Communication and Technology Division preconference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

Tatge, M. Luchsinger, A. (2016, Under Review). What Make Yelp Reviews Useful? International Communication Association, Fukoka, Japan.

Wei, R., & O’Boyle, J. (2016). Mobile media as a political institution in Asia: Preliminary evidence from research 2000-2015. Pre-conference presentation (by Ran Wei) at the Chinese Comm. Assn. , International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13.

Grant, A., Webster, L., & Zhu, Y. (2015). Media Dependency and Parental Mediation. AEJMC 2015

Kim, H., & McKeever, R. (2015, August). Well informed or misperceived?: The illusion of knowing in science communication. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, H., & Sisson, D. C. (2015, March). Who likes, comments, and shares on Facebook?: Exploring Facebook use of U.S. and South Korean college students. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Kim, H., & Sisson, D. C. (2015, November). Who likes, comments, and shares on Facebook?: A study of Facebook use and engagement between U.S. and South Korean college students. Paper presented to the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Kim, H., Kim, S.-H., Frear, C., & Oh, S-H. (2015, August). Picturing the scientists: A content analysis of the photographs of scientists in The Science Times. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA 

Kim, J.K. (2015, August). True Self or Better Self?: A Qualitative Exploration of Selfie Uses on Social Media.” ). Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), San Francisco, the United States.

Kim, S.-H., Chang, J-H., Shim, J. C., & Kim, H. (2015, August). Who is responsible for climate change?: Attribution of responsibility, news media, and South Koreans’ perceived risk of climate change. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA. 

Kim, S.-H., Telleen, M. W., & Kim, H. (2015, August). Talking about school bullying: News framing of who is responsible for causing and fixing the problem. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, S.-H., Thrasher, J. F., Rose, I. D., Craft, M-K., & Kim, H. (2015, August). Ties to the local community and South Carolinian newspapers’ coverage of smoke-free policies. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.

LaPrad, K. (2015, August). Analysis of Press and Broadcast News Coverage. Paper presented at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA.

LaPrad, K. (2015, August). Collective Memory of the Feminist Revolution: WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution in a Post-Feminist Twenty-First Century. Paper presented at the Commission on the Status of Women of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), San Francisco, CA. 

LaPrad, K. (2015, October). Containing the Negro Insane: Press Coverage of the Parker Building at the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane. Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA), St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Li, J-Y., (2015, March). “Chinese Question” The civil sphere and newspaper coverage of Chinese immigrants in the San Francisco sanitation crisis, 1875-1877. Paper presented at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY.

Luchsinger, A. (2015, April). Propaganda Pros: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Crusade to a Caliphate. Paper presented at Graduate Student Day, Columbia, SC. 

Luchsinger, A. (2015, February). “I Signed up for the Affordable Care Act, Now What?” Paper presented at Science and Health Communication Student Symposium, Columbia, SC. 

McKeever, B., McKeever, R., & Li, J-Y. (2015, November). Speaking up online: Exploring hostile media perception, health behavior and other antecedents of communication related to breastfeeding. Paper presented at the Health Communication Division, National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. 

McKeever, B., McKeever, R., Holton, A., & Li, J-Y., (2015, August). The silent majority: Childhood vaccinations and antecedents for communicative action. Paper presented at the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA. 

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. (2015, August). Hashing Out the Normal and the Deviant: A Visual Stereotyping Study of the Stigmatization of Marijuana Use Before and After Recreational Legalization in Colorado. Paper presented at 98th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Mortensen, T.M., Yang, A., Wan, A. and Mortensen, C.C. (2015, May). Now that the smoke has cleared: Examining the visual and headline valence framing of marijuana preceding and following legalization in Colorado. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Puerto Rico. 

O’Boyle, J. (2015). Cultural variation on commercial speech doctrine: India exhibits stronger protections than the U.S. Third-place Award for student paper from Law & Policy division at the 2015 AEJMC conference. This paper is currently under review at Communication Law & Policy journal.

O’Boyle, J. & Li, J-Y., (2015, August). “Let's keep this quiet:” Media framing of campus sexual assault, its causes, and proposed solutions. Paper presented at the Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

O’Boyle, J. (2015). Cultural variation on commercial speech doctrine: India exhibits stronger protections than the U.S. Third-place Award for student paper from Law & Policy division at the 2015 conference of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications, San Francisco.

O’Boyle, J. (2015). Twitter diplomacy between India and the U.S.: A typology of tweets during diplomatic state visits. Paper presentation at International Communication division of the 2015 conference for Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications, San Francisco. 

O’Boyle, J. (2015). Watching American entertainment television in India. Paper presentation at Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the 2015 conference for Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications, San Francisco.

O’Boyle, J., & Li, J-Y. (2015). “Let’s keep this quiet:” Media framing of campus sexual assault. First place Moeller Student Paper Award from the Mass Communication & Society division at the 2015 conference of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications, San Francisco. 

Ranta, J. (2015). Student agencies and IMC. IMC Summer Conference, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, (invited panelist). 

Tatge, M. (April, 2015) Ferguson vs. Harlem. What Can We Can Learn from Twitter Posts and New York Times Coverage of Riots and Civil Unrest? Paper presentation to Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 

Tatge, M. (March, 2015). What Can Be Learned about Media Coverage of Race in America at America's daily paper of record? Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference (JJCHC), co-sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University, New York, NY.

Wan, A. (2015, August). How Do They Think Differently? A Social Media Advertising Attitude Survey on Chinese Students in China and Chinese Students in America. Paper presented at 98th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA. 

Wan, A. (2015, March). Women in China’s Renren Weekly, 1936: Problems, Rights, Modernity and Wartime Responsibilities. Paper presented at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY.

Wan, A., Zhu, Y., & Li, J-Y., (2015, April). From confrontations to civil liberties: Newspaper photo framing of police brutality and riots in Los Angeles 1992 and Ferguson, Mo. 2014. Paper presented at the Third Biennial Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, Columbia, SC. 

Wan, A., Zhu, Y., & Li, J-Y. (2015, April). From confrontations to civil liberties: Newspaper photo framing of police brutality and riots in Los Angeles 1992 and Ferguson, Mo. 2014. Paper presented at the Third Biennial Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, Columbia, SC. 

Webster, L. (2015). Parental Mediation of Adolescent Movie Viewing. BEA 2015 Research Division*

Webster, L., Li, J., Zhu, Y., Luchsinger, A., Wan, A., and Tatge, M. (2015). “Third-Person Effect, Religiosity and Support for Censorship of Satirical Religious Cartoons in Light of Charlie Hebdo and Other Retaliatory Attacks” Journal of Media and Religion (Under Review)

Wei, R., & Zheng, Y. (2015, August). Mobile phone revolution of the 21st century and mobile communication research in Asia. Paper presented in the panel of Achievements and Current Status of Communication Research in Asia, 1995-2014: A Thematic Review of Diverse Perspectives, New Contributions and Enduring Issues, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Wen, J. & Li, J-Y. (2015, February). Agenda-Setting and the Internet: The Intermedia Influence of Twitter on Traditional Media Coverage of the Ebola Quarantine Policy. Paper resented at the 2nd Media + Health Symposium 2015, the Center for Media+Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Zheng, Y. (2015, May). Framing teen smoking in Chinese movies from 1978 to 2005: A visual narrative analysis. Poster presented at the Young Scholars Preconference on Visual Methods, International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Zhu, Y., Chen, Z. (2015). “Knowing about Latin America in China: Information Sources, Media Portrayals, and Gratifications” 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016 (Global Communication and Social Change Division) 

Zhu, Y., Wang, L. (2015). “Media Portrayal of Chinese Investment in Latin American Newspapers” 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016 (Global Communication and Social Change Division)

Frear, C. (2014, February). ‘This is a story of war’: Newspaper framing of a civil rights lawyer. Three­minute thesis competition at the annual conference of Southern Graduate Schools, San Antonio, TX.

Frear, C., & LaPrad, K. (2014). “Our program is truth and justice”: Framing of racial inequality by two South Carolina newspapers, 1973­1976. Paper presented to the annual conference of AEJMC, Montreal, Canada.

Jung, S., Kim J.K, and Chen, L. (2014, August). Who uses more emoticons? Who anthropomorphizes more? : Cultural and Gender Differences in Emoticons Use on IM. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Montreal, Canada.

Kim, H. (2014, August). Collective memory of Japanese colonial rule: Comfort women represented in the South Korean television drama, “Eye of Daybreak.” Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Montreal, Canada.

Kim, H. (2014, March). The Hebei Spirit oil spill coverage of South Korean newspapers and crisis response strategies: Application of situational crisis communication theory and framing theory. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Kim, H., McKeever, R., Chang, J. J., & Ha, J-Y. (2014, August). Actual or perceived?: Comparing two dimensions of scientific knowledge in the United States and South Korea. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Montreal, Canada. 

Kim, H., McKeever, R., Chang, J. J., & Ha, J-Y. (2014, August). Factors influencing risk perceptions of science issues: Comparing college students in the U.S. and South Korea. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Montreal, Canada.

O’Boyle, J. (2014). Mahatma Gandhi, media hero: Bhimrao Ambedkar, father of India. Paper presented at the 2014 American Journalism Historians’ Media History Exchange conference, New York City. This paper is now in revision for submission to publication. 

O’Boyle, J. (2014). The caste of the cast: The South Asian 'model minority' on broadcast television sitcoms. Paper presented at the 2014 conference of the Assn. for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Montreal.

O’Boyle, J. (2014). The caste of the cast: The South Asian 'model minority' on broadcast television sitcoms. Paper presented at the 2014 AEJMC conference. This article is currently in revision for Continuum.

Ranta, J. (2014). Anatomy of a recruitment campaign. National Association of Public Land Grant Universities (MTEP Section). Milwaukee, WI (Keynote Presenter).

Ranta, J. (2014). Best practices for student run agencies/service learning. Public Relations Society of America, Educators Super Saturday, International PRSA Conference, Washington, DC.

Ranta, J. (2014). Special teams in public relations—The innovator, the team player and the 360 communicator. BEA Region II Conference, Appalachian State University.

Tanner, A., Faria, E., Knight, J., & Zheng, Y. (2014, August). Perceptions, experiences, and news routines of entry-level journalists in local television news. Paper presented at the Internship and Careers Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada.

Weatherred, J. L. (2014). The framing of child sexual abuse in the media: Who is responsible? - Accepted and presented at the International Communication Association by the Health Communication Division, Seattle, WA, May 2014. 

Weatherred, J. L. (2014). The framing of child sexual abuse in the media: Who is responsible? – Accepted and presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH, July 2014. 

Zheng, Y. (2014, August). Framing gay marriage in leading U.S. newspapers and TV networks. Poster presented at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada.

Zheng, Y. (2014, March). How American Cancer Society is using LinkedIn for stakeholder managements: A thematic analysis. Paper presented at International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Zheng, Y., & McKeever, B.W. (2014, May). Segmenting publics to improve health: Exploring health consciousness, media sources, and demographics related to the situational theory of publics. Paper presented at the Public Relations Division, International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Bowen, S. A. & Zheng, Y. (2013, October). Auto recall crises, framing, and ethical response: An updated content analysis of Toyota’s failures. Paper presented at Public Relations Society of America International Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

Frear, C. (2013, April). ‘This is a story of war’: Newspaper framing of a civil rights lawyer. Presented at the Three­Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of South Carolina graduate day, Columbia, SC. 

Frear, C. (2013, November). ‘This is a story of war’: Newspaper framing of a civil rights lawyer. Invited presentation to the University of South Carolina graduate directors, Columbia, SC.

Kenney, K., and LaPrad, K. (2013, August). Susanne Langer: Expresses Knowledge of Feelings. Paper presented at the Visual Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Washington, D.C.

Kim, H., & Chang, J. J. (2013, August). Exploring how college magazines portray science and scientists: A comparative analysis of Harvard Magazine and KU (Korea University) Today. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Washington, D.C. (Second Place Student Paper).

Kim, H., & Frear, C. (2013, August). Picturing the scientists: A content analysis of the scientists’ photographs in The New York Times, 2000 to 2009. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Washington, D.C.

Kim, H., Kim, S-H., Chang, J. J., Shim, J. C., & Oh, S-H. (2013, August). Elaborative processing that matters: A study of factors influencing perceived risks related to food and medicine in South Korea. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Washington, D.C. 

Kim, H., Soh, E. J., Oh, S-H., & Kim, S-H. (2013, June). Framing aid to North Korea: A content analysis of four South Korean newspapers on humanitarian assistance to North Korea. Paper presented to the annual conference of the ICA, London, UK. 

Kim, S.-H., Kim, H., & Oh, S-H. (2013, June). Talking about Genetically Modified (GM) foods in South Korea: The role of the Internet in the spiral of silence process. Paper presented to the annual conference of the ICA, London, UK.

LaPrad, K. (2013, August). Framing Cultural Warfare: Press Coverage of the Guerrilla Girls 1985-2011. Paper presented at the Commission on the Status of Women of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Washington, D.C. 

Li, J-Y. & Rodriguez, L. (2013, June). Appeals, sexual images, visual metaphors and themes: Differences in condom print ads across four continents. Paper presented at the Visual Communication Division, International Communication Association, London, England.

McKeever, B.W., Pressgrove, G., & Zheng, Y. (2013, August). Combining the situational theory of publics and theory of reasoned action to explore nonprofit support: A replication. Poster presented at the Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Oh, S-H., Kim, S-H., Shim, J. C., Chang, J. J., & Kim, H. (2013, August). Public risk perception of food hazards: Understanding the relationships between communication channels, risk perceptions and preventive behavioral intentions. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Washington, D.C. 

Ranta, J. (2013). Reality television, why we watch. AEJMC International Conference. Washington, DC.

Ranta, J. (2013). The fuel cell collaborative. University of South Carolina Energy Leadership Institute Alternative Energy Forum. Columbia, SC. (Presenter).

Zheng, Y. (2013, August). Patterns and motivations of young adults’ health information acquisitions on Facebook. Paper presented at the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Zheng, Y. (2013, March). Patterns and motivations of young adults’ health information acquisitions on Facebook. Paper presented at Open Division, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Tampa, FL. 

Zheng, Y., & Han, G. (2013, November). Framing foodborne salmonella outbreaks: Attribution of causal and treatment responsibilities. Paper presented at the Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association, Washington, D.C. 

Kasko, J., & Webster, L. (2012). Misconception About Barack Obama’s Religious Affiliation: A content analysis of news coverage of the President. 2013 AEJMC 

Kim, H. (2012, September). Who comments, shares, and likes on Facebook?: A study of users’ personality and motivation in terms of expression functions on Facebook. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Convergence and Society Conference. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. (First Prize Graduate Student Paper).

Kim, H., & Frear, C. (2012, March). Western toys or tools of freedom?: How major American newspapers reported social media in the Middle Eastern Protests. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 

Kim, H., & Kim, S. Y. (2012, August). Picturing the world: A content analysis of international news photographs in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, 1984-2005. Paper presented to the annual conference of the AEJMC, Chicago, IL. 

Lee, M., Kim, H., & Kim, O. (2011, October). About Retweet and by Retweet: A model with regard to a decision of Retweeting behavior. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies, Seoul, Korea. 

Ranta, J. (2010). Community outreach and the hydrogen bus. National Convergence Conference. Columbia, SC.

Ranta, J. (2010). Hydrogen Energy in Mass Transit. National Hydrogen Association Convention. Long Beach, CA. (2010). (Panel Moderator).

Ranta, J. (2010). The hydrogen hybrid bus community outreach. National Hydrogen Association Convention. Long Beach, CA.

Seol, J., & Kim, H. (2008, April). A study about image effects of mass media on presidential candidates and the voters’ choice. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies, Jeju, Korea.