SJMC Weekly Announcements


PhD student Kruthika Kamath wins AEJMC Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award

Kruthika Kamath has won the Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color award for 2022! The award is hosted by the public relations division of AEJMC. Big congratulations to Kruthika!

Alum and BOV member Lauren Tucker on CNN

SJMC Board of Visitors member and alum Lauren Tucker (PhD'93) spoke to CNN about backlash to major corporations trying to capitalize on Juneteenth. Dr. Tucker is the founder and CEO of Do What Matters, an inclusion management consultancy. Read the article.


Article from CAMER in the International Journal of Press/Politics

New publication from SJMC PhD student Zening Duan, co-first-authored with Kaiping Chen (LSC, UW-Madison), Amanda L. Molder (LSC, UW-Madison), and other authors include Shelley Boulianne (MacEwan), Christopher Eckart (Georgia Tech), Prince Mallari (Georgia Tech), and Diyi Yang (Georgia Tech) “How Climate Movement Actors and News Media Frame Climate Change and Strike: Evidence from Analyzing Twitter and News Media Discourse from 2018 to 2021” in the International Journal of Press/Politics. The article used a comprehensive Twitter dataset supported by the Computational Approaches and Message Effects Research (CAMER). In the article, the authors investigate how the climate movement is framed on Twitter and they analyze the evolution of frames over time against the backdrop of critical events. Read the article or this Twitter thread from Zening about the article.

Article from CAMER in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

In the new article “Textual and pictorial enhancement of cannabis warning labels: An Online experiment among at-risk U.S. young adults” in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the Computational Approaches and Message Effects Research (CAMER) group within the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) examines whether enhanced cannabis warning labels (CWLs) outperform those currently required in the U.S. in improving recall of health risks, emotional responses, and perceived message effectiveness among at-risk young adults. Authors include SJMC PhD students Sang Jung Kim and Matt Minich, alum Arina Tveleneva (MA'21), Jiaying Liu (University of Georgia), Alisa A. Padon (Public Health Institute), Lynn D. Silver (Public Health Institute), and SJMC Prof. Sijia Yang. Read the article.


Poynter Event: Midterm Essentials - Wisconsin (Sponsored by CJE, WBA and WNA)

Join Poynter, the Center for Journalism Ethics, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for Midterm Essentials on Thursday, July 14. This is a free, one-day intensive training session for broadcast journalists who want to more meaningfully cover key issues facing citizens as they vote in the 2022 midterm elections. Registration closes June 27. Learn more and register.

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