Communications News and Achievements
Katherine Hughes, assistant professor of communications, presented at the 28th-Annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Nov. 9-11, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her presentation was titled “Using Pop Culture to Teach Graphic Design.”
Kirsten Johnson, professor of communications, presented the paper, “News Stories on the Facebook Platform: Millennials’ Perceived Credibility of Online News Sponsored by News and Non-News Companies,” at the Pennsylvania Communication Association conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The paper was co-authored with Burton St. John, professor at Old Dominion University.
Taylor Miles has been selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest.
Kirsten Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Communications, co-authored a textbook, titled “Shoot, Edit, Share: Video Production for Mass Media, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations.”
Nicholas Christie, communications senior, presented his paper, “Selling Sexy or Selling your Sport: Female Athletes in Print Advertisements,” November 4, 2016, in the Sports Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association at its annual conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Kelly Poniatowski, associate professor of communications, and Rebecca Easton ’19, professional writing, presented an hour-long session, titled “Are you Divergent?: Teaching the Dystopian Novel in the Classroom,” at the annual conference of the Keystone State Reading Association in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
Kirsten Johnson, associate professor of communications, presented her paper at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug. 4. Her paper, “Where Did You Get That Story? An Examination of Story Sourcing Practices and Objectivity on Citizen Journalism Websites,” was selected as the top faculty paper in the Participatory Journalism Interest Group.
Colin Helb, associate professor of communications, presented the paper, “‘Strictly Video’: Video on the Web Beyond YouTube,” at the 2016 Popular Culture Association conference in Seattle, Washington.
Colin Helb, associate professor of communications, had his chapter, “‘What’s for Tea, Daughter?’: Technology and Selling Out” in “Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out,” in “All by Myself: Essays on the Single-Artist Rock Album,” edited by Steve Hamelman and published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Karley Ice ’16, a senior communications major, presented her Honors in the Discipline paper, “Tweeting Like a Pro: How Fans Engage with Professional Sports Teams on Twitter,” at the annual meeting of the International Association for Sport in Communications in March.
Kelly Poniatowski, associate professor of communications, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the International Association for Communication in Sport in March. The paper, “The Changing Echelons in Women’s Hockey: NBC’s construction of women’s Olympic hockey 2006-2014,” continued her longitudinal work on the coverage of women’s Olympic hockey.