SJMC Weekly Announcements


Rosie Nguyen successfully defends MA thesis

Congratulations to MA student Rosie Nguyen on successfully defended her MA thesis! Her MA thesis project, entitled “The features and effects of digital vigilantism,” used a mixed-methods approach to study exposure to digital vigilantism and online shaming. Committee members included professors Katy Culver, Doug McLeod, and advisor Karyn Riddle. Rosie will be returning to her home country of Vietnam, but we hope to see her back in Madison sometime soon. Congratulations, Rosie!

Andrew McDonnell gets summer internship at Pixar

Andrew McDonnell, our JRR PA Librarian, has been named a summer intern at Pixar's Living Archives in Emeryville, California. He'll be working with Pixar's team to archive materials from the company's animated films and historical collection. Congratulations Andrew!

Former BOV member Lee Hawkins named O'Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University has announced the next class of journalists joining the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. One of the recipients is Lee Hawkins, former SJMC Board of Visitors member and independent journalist. He’s a special correspondent for American Public Media and a former reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Congratulations Lee!

Lindsay Palmer quoted in article from National Press Club

This week the National Press Club Published an article, "Fixers: The people at the core of international journalism." The article discusses “fixers”/local producers in Ukraine, and they interviewed Professor Lindsay Palmer as a source. Read the article.

Mike Wagner talks to CBS58 in Milwaukee

Professor Mike Wagner spoke to CBS58 in Milwaukee about how views on abortion will shake up campaigns for the upcoming elections in Wisconsin. Read more.

Chris Cascio quoted in The Washington Post

Professor Chris Cascio spoke to The Washington Post about how to make self-affirmation work from a scientific standpoint. Read more.


Article in Mass Communication

New paper from the Cognitive Effects Research Group (KEG) in the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) "Navigating a Diverse Paradigm: A Conceptual Framework for Experimental Framing Effects Research." Authors inclue Doug McLeod, Hyesun Choung (PhD'20), Min Hsin Su (PhD'21), Sang Jung Kim, Ran Tao,  Jiawei Liu (PhD'19) and Byunggu Lee (PhD'19). The article examines framing effects research. The authors introduce a conceptual framework with three elements to highlight the richness of the framing effects literature. Read in Mass Communication.

Article in Journalism

New article "Significant social movement as a critical event: The impact of journalists’ mutual attention on the differentiation between traditional and alternative media in the field" in Journalism from PhD student Macau K. F. Mak. The author argues that the differentiation between traditional and alternative media is reinforced through the mutual monitoring among journalists during a significant social movement. #AntiELAB movement in Hong Kong as the context. Read in Journalism.


Job listing for Undergrad Academic Advisor position posted - Please share!

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks an energetic, collaborative individual to join our 30 faculty and staff members to advise our undergraduate majors. The undergraduate advisor is a contributing member of the department, is included in decision-making at the committee and department levels and works closely with the career advisor wrap-around guidance for our students. Please share this opportunity with your networks! The position is posted with a deadline of May 15, 2022. See the job description.

Job listing for Lecturer position posted - Please share!

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication seeks a full-time instructional academic staff member to teach a full load of courses, which is currently three courses per semester, focused on video storytelling in journalism, strategic communication or a combination of the two. This person would help students develop multimedia skills and knowledge of journalistic and strategic communication writing styles, with an emphasis on video and audio storytelling, and creating an inclusive and equitable climate in their classroom. The position is posted with a deadline of May 17, 2022. See the job description.


SJMC Inclusion Town Hall: May 10

The second annual SJMC Inclusion Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, May 10 from 12-2, with food, where we will report on our progress related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. This is an opportunity to voice concerns and also help us plan our DEI agenda for 2022-2023. It will be in Nafziger on the 5th floor of Vilas.

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