Papers Presented at NCA

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Baton Rouge, La. (Nov. 2, 2012) — Fourteen research papers examining a range of communication topics will be presented by Manship School of Mass Communication faculty, graduate students and alumni at the 98th Annual National Communication Association Convention, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla.

 

By Amelia Tritico

Among the topics to be presented are social media and first amendment protection, media effects and moral judgment, cross-cultural communications, and crisis communication.

Three of the 14 papers have been chosen as top papers by various divisions.

Dr. Meghan S. Sanders, associate professor and associate dean for sponsored research and programs was recognized by the Mass Communication Division for “Moral Disengagement and the Moral Continuum in the World of Harry Potter: Examining Moral Disengagement Strategies, Moral Judgments, Enjoyment and Appreciation”. Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel, assistant professor at Boston University is co-investigator of this research.

Doctoral student Jason Turcotte received top-paper honors from the American Studies division for “Going to Extremes: The Manufacturing of Capitalist and American Economic Ideology through Reality Television.”  First-year doctoral student Young Kim also received top-paper recognition from the Communication Ethics division. Kim’s paper is titled “Toward an Ethical Model of Effective Crisis Communication.”

Manship School faculty and graduate students seek to make intellectual contributions by conducting cutting-edge research focused on the many aspects of mass communication and its multifaceted relationships with society.  The National Communication Association has been promoting the priorities and interests of communications scholars, researchers and professionals since 1914.

A schedule of Manship School convention participants and links to the various papers’ abstracts are below. To view the entire schedule of convention events, visit the 98th National Communication Association Convention Online Program. For more information regarding the National Communication Association, visit www.natcom.org.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 15, 2012

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Jason Turcotte, Louisiana State University: “From Talk to Taboo: The Student, Social Media and First Amendment Protection
(Building New COMMunities of Scholarship in Communication and Law – Room: Lark 1 – First Level)

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Gennadi Gevorgyan, Xavier University: “Cultural Antecedents of Multitasking and Information Processing: Exploring the Cultural Divide between Chinese American and Mainland Chinese Communities of Internet Users” (Internet Use and Its Impact on China’s Culture and Society – Room: Macaw 2 – First Level).

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Young Kim, Louisiana State University: “Toward an Ethical Model of Effective Crisis Communication” (Top Paper)
(Top Papers in Communication Ethics – Room: Lark 1 – First Level)

 

Danielle Sarver Coombs, Kent State University and Anne Cunningham Osborne, Louisiana State University, “Double Outsiders: American Women and English Football Fans
(Comm-unity from the Inside Out: Articulating the Hyphen in Ethnographic Inquiry – Sandpiper: Second Level)

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

9:30 am to 10:45 am

Roslyn Satchel, Louisiana State University: “Celebrated Images of Blackness: A Content Analysis of the 20th Century’s Academy Award-winning Films and Characters
(Roundtable on Research in Progress 09: The Communication of Images – Room: Southern Hemisphere Salon III – Fifth Level)

 

Roslyn Satchel, Louisiana State University: “Creating Xenophobia, Threatening Democracy: A Content Analysis of ‘Native’ Imagery in the Top Grossing Films of All Time
(Roundtable on Research in Progress 02: The Communication during Controversy – Room: Southern Hemisphere Salon III – Fifth Level)

 

Cristina Mislan, Penn State University: “16. Reading the World Beyond the Americentric Lens: Using Paulo Freire’s Problem-posing Pedagogy to Create Critical Media Literacies
(Scholar-to-Scholar: Rhetorical and Critical Perspectives – Room: NCA Exhibit Hall, Atlantic Hall – Third/Lobby Level)

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Yasmine Dabbous Nasser, Lebanese American University and Keren Henderson, Louisiana State University: “‘Compassion International:’ Analyzing the Coverage of the Haiti Earthquake in Four American Newspapers” (Research Adventures in Crisis Communication and Disaster Management – Room: Oceanic 5 – Third/Lobby Level)

 

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Jason Turcotte, Louisiana State University: “Going to Extremes: The Manufacturing of Capitalist and American Economic Ideology through Reality Television” (Top Paper)
(Top Papers in American Studies – Room: Parrot 2 – First Level)

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Meghan S. Sanders, Louisiana State University and Mina Tsay-Vogel, Boston University: “Moral Disengagement and the Moral Continuum in the World of Harry Potter: Examining Moral Disengagement Strategies,Moral Judgments, Enjoyment and Appreciation” (Top Paper) (World Showcase of Top Papers in Mass Communication – Room: Oceanic 3 – Third/Lobby Level)

 

 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

9:30 am to 10:45 am

Mia Kamal, Louisiana State University: “Why the Hate? Determinants of Anti-Americanism in Muslim Countries
(Implications of Mediated Political Communication – Room: Europe 11 – Third/Lobby Level)

 

Anne Cunningham Osborne, Louisiana State University: “Talking Your Way In (Or Kicking Down the Door)? Conducting Ethnographic Research with Top Sporting Organizations and Athletes
(Mockingbird 1 – First Level)

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Yongick Jeong and Mia Kamal, Louisiana State University: “What Are You Searching For? Determination of the Role of Political, Socioeconomic and Cultural Superstructures on Public Interest Formations Around the World” (Cross-cultural Communication Issues in Advertising, Corporate Mission Statements, and Technology Usage – Room: Asia 4 – Third/Lobby Level)

 

Yongick Jeong and Cydney Palmer, Louisiana State University; Hyunjae Yu, Sogang University; Daechun An, Inha University: “Cross-Cultural Differences in Advertising Creativity Perception: Comparison between the U.S. and South Korea” (Cross-cultural Communication Issues in Advertising, Corporate Mission Statements, and Technology Usage – Room: Asia 4 – Third/Lobby Level)