Professor Mike Wagner awarded Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professorship
Mike has been awarded the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professorship from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication for his outstanding research, teaching a service. Congratulations, Mike!
Retired WSUM broadcast and IT engineer, Laura Gutknecht earns emeritus status
Emeritus status was conferred upon Laura for her distinguished service to WSUM and UW-Madison. Laura served as the WSUM broadcast and IT engineer for over 11 years and retired earlier this summer. Congratulations, Laura!
Assistant professor Sijia Yang awarded 2023-2024 Fall Competition award to fund CAMER research
Sijia received a Fall 2023-2024 Competition award to fund Computational Approaches and Message Effects Research's (CAMER) new research project titled "Testing the Efficacy of Employing Automated Text Generation AI to Promote Vaccine Confidence: Bots as Messengers and Machine-Deliverable Persuasive Message Features." The project will text whether social bots as messengers can improve the persuasiveness of AI-generated messages by reducing psycholgoical reactance. This is a collaborative project with visiting scholar Hyun Suk Kim
, grad students Ran Tao
, Yoo Ji Suh
and Zening Duan
, and J-School undergraduate alumna Shifan Zhang