SJMC Weekly Announcements


Assistant Professor Kathryn McGarr's new book reviewed in The New Yorker

Kathryn McGarr's book, "City of Newsmen: Public Lies and Professional Secrets in Cold War Washington," was featured in a piece about the Cold War news media in The New Yorker. Read more in The New Yorker.

PhD student Matt Minich wins award from the International Communication Association

Matt's paper, written with Dr. Megan Moreno, "Real-world adolescent smartphone use is associated with improvements in mood: An ecological momentary assessment study," was given the top student paper award by the ICA's Children, Adolescents and Media Division.

The General Social Survey selects Professor Mike Wagner, PhD to join its Scientific Advisory Board

Mike Wagner will begin a four year term in 2023 on GSS's Scientific Advisory Board. GSS is a national representative study of adults in the United States that monitors changes in both social characteristics and attitudes.

Graduate student Gaofei Li becomes a Dissertator

Gaofei successfully defended her preliminary exams and is now a Dissertator.


Article exploring the relationship between journalism and activism published in the International Journal of Communication

PhD student Elaine Almeida and Professor Sue Robinson, PhD, authored a new paper examining the New York Times' 1619 Project and the blending of journalism and activism. Read more in the International Journal of Communication.

Article examining protests and the news media published in Journalism and Mass Media

Professors Katy Culver and Douglas McLeod published a paper titled "'Anti-Riot' or 'Anti-Protest' Legislation? Black Lives Matter, News Framing, and the Protest Paradigm" in MDPI's Journalism and Mass Media. The paper examines news framing and its effect on protest legislation. Read more in Journalism and Mass Media.

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