SJMC Weekly Announcements


Chris Cascio and team receive $8 million grant; featured in L&S article

Chris Cascio is a part of a team that received a multimillion dollar grant to study the impact of social media use on adolescent health and behavior. The College of Letters and Science wrote an article about Chris and his contribution to the project, which was also featured in their Sift and Winnow newsletter. Read the article.

Mike Wagner and alum Katie Harbath on grant-winning team

Congratulations to Mike Wagner, who is part of a team led by SJMC alum Katie Harbath, that earned a $121,000 grant for  “Whom Can I Trust? Exploring the American Public's Sources of Election Information,” from the Evolving Election Administration Landscape project, which is being conducted by the MIT Election Data and Science Lab.

Yiming Wang passes preliminary exams, receives Election Research Center travel grant

Congratulations to PhD candidate Yiming Wang on successfully completing her prelim exams this summer! Yiming also received a $2,000 travel grant from the Election Research Center to support conference travel. Congrats!

Jisoo Kim passes preliminary exams

Congratulations to PhD candidate Jisoo Kim on successfully completing her prelim exams this summer.


Article in Journalism

New paper "Is news for men?: Effects of women’s participation in news-making on audience perceptions and behaviors" coauthored by PhD student Jessica Maki examining the potential challenges raised by news avoidance among women and whether the presence of women in the newsroom affects these avoidance behaviors. Read in Journalism.


Deadline extended to apply for Madison Commons internships: Friday, September 23 at 5 p.m.

Madison Commons ( is a hyperlocal news site housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication that serves the Madison community by focusing on local news that might not be covered in other outlets. We are hiring five student interns for the fall semester (with the option to continue to spring), an opportunity that provides a $500 stipend per semester. This class of interns will be a core part of our strategic vision, design and content approach for a platform that gives undergraduate and graduate students the chance to publish reported stories and special projects. Learn more and apply.

Assistant Professor in Media, Race and Ethnicity in SJMC

The PVL for SJMC's assistant professor in media, race and ethnicity is now posted. The deadline to apply is October 23. Please share the post with your networks!

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