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APPC Researchers Present Work at 2019 ICA Conference

Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers will present work on science, media, political and health communication at the 69th Annual ICA Conference in Washington, D.C., on May 24-28, 2019. Among those whose work will be presented at the International Communication Association conference are APPC postdoctoral fellows Yotam Ophir, Dominik Stecula, and Hang Lu, APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, research director Daniel Romer, and AHRCI director Patrick E. Jamieson.

The sessions at which APPC researchers are presenting include:

Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News and Fact Checking

  • Yotam Ophir, chair

Polarized Media, Polarized Opinions?

  • Dominik Stecula: “Politicized News: How the News Media Contributed to the Polarized Climate in the United States”

Hearts and Minds: New Pathways to Environmental Persuasion

  • Hang Lu, chair, and presenter: “Attitude Toward ‘Scary Victims’: Exploring the Order Effects of Emotion-Inducing Messages about Conservation.”

Beyond Text Analysis: Combining Text, Network, and Image Analysis Techniques

  • Yotam Ophir: “A Multi-Method Approach for Identifying and Grouping Frame Elements With Topic Modeling and Network Analysis”

Approaches to Detecting and Addressing Misinformation about Health Issues

  • Yotam Ophir: “Inoculating Against Health Misinformation: An Application to Misleading Cigarette Advertising”
  • Yotam Ophir: “Belief Echoes in Corrective Advertising: Testing Enhanced Correctives to Debunk Tobacco-Related Misinformation”

Factors Influencing Health Messages Processing

  • Yotam Ophir: “More Is Less? Interaction Effects Between Conflicting Recommendations and Information Avoidance on Confusion About E-Cigarettes”

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication Across Boundaries

  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “Modeling Risk Perceptions, Benefit Perceptions, and Approval of Releasing of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes as a Response to Zika Virus” (presented by former APPC postdoc Robert B. Lull)

Novel Strategies to Influence Children and Adolescent Risk Behaviors

  • Yotam Ophir, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Daniel Romer, and Patrick E. Jamieson: “Counteracting the Effect of Pro-Tobacco YouTube Videos on Adolescents — The Potential of Text-based and Counter-Narrative Interventions and the Role of Identification”

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Credit: Woubishet Z. Taffese/Unsplash.