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34th Annual Research Symposium - February 29, 2012

"Leaping Forward in Communication and Information Research"
34th Annual Research Symposium
College of Communication and Information
February 29, 2012

Program as pdf

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration
CCI 3rd Floor Lobby



Session 1: Advertising Regulations and Research

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Contributed Paper Session 1:
CCI Auditorium (Room 321)



Moderator: Dr. Roxanne Hovland, School of Advertising and Public Relations

  • An Examination of the European Advertising Standards Alliance: The Relationship Between Uncertainty Avoidance and Children's Online Advertising Regulation Code

    Nathan Evans, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • The Effects of Statistical Information in Pharmaceutical Product Advertising: The Moderating Role of Message Framing on Attitude toward the Advertisement and Perceived Importance of an Illness

    Ilwoo Ju, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Does DTCA Influence Young Adults' Perceived Importance of Sleep Disorders? Two-Sided Message-Order Effects: The Moderating Role of DTCA Skepticism

    Ilwoo Ju, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

Session 2: Personal and Interpersonal Communication

9:30 - 10:20 a.m.  
Contributed Paper Session 2: 
   CCI Auditorium - 321

Moderator: Dr. Ken Levine, School of Communication Studies

  • Motherhood as salvation: The experience of young Appalachian mothers

    Betsy Dortch Dalton, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

  • Law Enforcement Communication, Verbal Judo & Visual Ethnography

    Lorna Keathley, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

    Dr. John Haas, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

    Dr. Virginia Kupritz, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

  • Developing a Definition of Nonverbal Slang

    Timothy E. Martin, Jr., M.A. Student, University of Alabama

Poster Judging

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Coffee Break/Poster Session
CCI Lobby

 

 

Poster Judges:
Dr. Courtney Childers,
School of Advertising and Public Relations
Ms. Rebecca Anderson,
PhD student
Dr. Dania Bilal,
School of Information Sciences
(Complete list of participants at the end of the program)

Session 3: Issues in News Media

11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Contributed Paper Session 3:   
CCI Auditorium - 321

Moderator: Stephanie Kelly

  • The Implementation of the Liberal Model of Journalism in Croatia: Exploring the Influence of Cultural Values and the Level of Democracy

    Iveta Imre, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

    Dr. Candace White, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

  • Propinquity and News Coverage: The U.S. As Seen in Latin America

    Charles F. Primm, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Horatio Alger is Dying: Has TV News Noticed?

    Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor, University of Tennessee

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  
402 Communications Bldg.
Scripps Convergence Lab

Introduction of Speaker: Dean Michael Wirth and Dr. Michael Palenchar

"Leaping forward in Crisis Communication Research: Connecting with Audiences in a Rapidly Evolving Information Environment"

Keynote speaker: Dr. Deanna Sellnow

With Dr. Brandi Frisby, both from the University of Kentucky

Session 4: Social Media and Free Speech

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Contributed Paper Session 3: 
CCI Auditorium - 321

Moderator: Dr. Mark Harmon

  • Stages of the Diabetes 'Roller Coaster': A Textual Analysis of Tudiabetes.org®

    Jodi Lynn Rightler-McDaniels,Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

    Lisa Metzer, Former PhD. Student, University of Tennessee

  • TV Journalists and Social Media Use, Adaptation to New Media

    Denae D'Arcy, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Relationship Between Usage and Age: How LGBT Individuals Use Online Social Networking Applications for Personal Relationships

    Richard Curry, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Hate Speech versus Free Speech on College Campuses: Exploring the Viability of a Constitutional and Sustainable Campus Speech Code

    Michelle Epstein Garland, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Closing and Presentation of Awards

3:30 p.m.
Closing and Presentation of Awards  
CCI Auditorium - 321

Dr. Carol Tenopir, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies

Poster Session Participants

  • Data Curation Education in Research Centers

    Chris Eaker, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

    Erica Johns, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

    Kayla Siddell, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

  • The information behavior of hospice volunteer coordinators

    Sheri Edwards, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Factors Affect University Students' Information Literacy Competency

    Rebecca Davis, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Framing #crisis perceptions through user-generated content: An exploratory case study examining the crisis message frames in the Mexican blogger Marcia Macias crisis

    Ioana Coman, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

    Justin West, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

    Dr. Karen Freberg, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

  • Biodiversity Information for Natural Resource Management: Information Needs and Practices in Southern Appalachia

    Dr. Miriam L.E. Steiner Davis, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee

    Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, University of Tennessee

  • Media and gender: How has the story of Chaz Bono impacted media's portrayal of transgender people?

    Scott A. Eldredge, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

    Iveta Imre, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Challenges to Sharing Data Among Environmental Scientists and Data Managers in the Southeastern United States

    Mary Beth Ross West, M.S., University of Tennessee

    Dr. Miriam L.E. Steiner Davis, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee

  • Citizen Participation in the Biological Sciences: A Literature Review of Citizen Science

    Todd Suomela, Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

    Erica Johns, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

  • Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership (CHIL)

    Md Hassan Zamir,Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina

  • The Effects of Message Quantification of DTC Advertising

    Ilwoo Ju, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

  • What Does It Take Them Just to Get the Job? An Analysis of Employability Skills of Today's LIS Graduates: Implications for LIS Curricula

    Liya Deng, Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina

    Andy Thomas, Undergraduate Advisor, University of South Carolina

    Stan Trembach, Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina

  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Instructional Technology in Higher Education: Professors' Perspective

    George Shaw, Jr, Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina

  • Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Resources: An Academic Survey of Six U.K. Universities

    Rachel Volentine, M.S., University of Tennessee

    Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, University of Tennessee

Symposium Committee

Ms. Rebecca Anderson, School of Information Sciences

Dr. Dania Bilal, School of Information Sciences

Dr. Courtney Carpenter-Childers, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Ms. Diana Hall, Administrative Services Assistant

Dr. Mark Harmon, School of Journalism and Electronic Media

Dr. Roxanne Hovland, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Ms. Stephanie Kelly, School of Communication Studies

Dr. Kenneth J. Levine, School of Communication Studies

Ms. Bobbie Suttles, Center for Information and Communication Studies 

Dr. Carol Tenopir, School of Information Sciences and Director, Center for Information and Commun