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Power and Politics: Communication and Information
31st Annual  Research Symposium
College of Communication and Information
Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center
February 27, 2009

 

8:00-8:15 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast (UC 225)

8:15-9:15 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 1: Practice and Power (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Moore, School of Journalism and Electronic Media 
  • Relevance of Perspective and Power in Information Seeking Studies
    Brooke Shannon, PhD Student, University of Missouri
    Heather Hill, PhD Student, University of Missouri
    Graham Higgs, PhD Student, University of Missouri
  • Practitioner or Academic Approach: The Current Direction of U.S. Undergraduate Public Relations Programs
    Karen Freberg, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Michael Palenchar, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • The Fracture of News
    Dr. Bill Israel, Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s University
  • Knoxville’s Lavidge & Associates: A Leadership Brand for Southern Advertising 
    Dr. Dan Haygood, Assistant professor, University of Tennessee

9:20-10:20 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 2: Crisis and Responses to Events  (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Roxanne Hovland, School of Advertising and Public Relations
  • I Was Framed: A Perception-Driven Crisis Event
    Sabrina Page, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • The Role of Framing and Crisis Response in the Perception of the Gloucester Pregnancy Crisis
    Kenon Brown, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Financial Services Advertising Strategy During the Economic Crisis of 2006-2008
    Taewoo Kim, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Taejun (David) Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Class Conflict on the Picket Line: U.S. Network TV Newscasts and Strikes
    Dr. Mark Harmon, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
    Shu-Yueh Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

10:20-10:35 a.m.  Coffee Break and No-Conflict Poster Session (UC 227)

Poster judging during this time.

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Poster Session

10:35-11:35 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 3: International Issues (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Bernardo Motta, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
  • Citizenship: A phenomenological study of student and teacher perception in Uganda
    Carolyne Atono, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • "Spiral of Silence" as Mechanism of Public Opinion Control in Post-Communist Society (A case of Belarus Presidential and General Elections)
    Natalie Manayeva, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Dzmitry Yuran, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Oleg Manaev, Lecturer, University of Tennessee
  • Understanding Management of International Media Training Overseas
    Nurhaya Muchtar, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Consumers’ Attitude Towards Product Placement in Three Media-Lessons from International Advertising Strategies Involving Product Placement: A Comparative Study of the U.S. & Korea
    Taejun (David) Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

 

11:40-12:30 p.m.  Invited Speakers (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Sally McMillan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Alan C. Lowe
Executive Director
Howard Baker Center for Public Policy
University of Tennessee

 

 
Brandon C. Prins
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Tennessee

12:30-2:00 p.m.  Lunch and Keynote Speaker (University Center Ballroom)

Introduction of Speaker: Dean Michael Wirth

 

"Old Dogs and New Tricks: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Communications Research"
Scott Keeter
Director of Survey Research
Pew Research Center
Washington, D.C.

 

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Contributed Paper Session 4: Politics and Politicians (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Ed Caudill, School of Journalism and Electronic Media 
  • Messages from the State
    Dr. Edward Downes, Associate Professor, Boston University
    Dr. Tammy Vigil, Boston University
    Jeff Estano, Boston University
  • Not Ready to Play Nice: An Analysis of Negativity in the News Releases of 2007-2008 Primaries Presidential Candidates
    Dr. Mia Moody, Assistant Professor, Baylor University
  • Now We Got a Barbecue: The Populist Argumentative Frame in Huey Long’s "Barbecue" Address
    Jeff Walker, MS Student, University of Alabama
  • The Media’s Framing of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
    Dr. Mia Moody, Assistant Professor, Baylor University

3:05-3:50 p.m.  Contributed Paper Session 5: Physical and Emotional Well-Being  (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences
    • Too Young? Too old? Too friendly? Too rude?: Exploring emotional support at the university level and what it takes to find an emotionally supportive educational environment
      Dana Rizor,MS Student, University of Alabama
      Ashley Joiner, MS Student, University of Alabama
    • Attributing Mental Health Issues: Effects on Support within Romantic Relationships

 

    Jennifer Russell, MS Student, University of Alabama
  • Comparative Content Analysis of the PSAs Dealing with Childhood Obesity and Television Food Advertising Targeting Children.
    Hyunjae (Jay) Yu, PhD Student, Louisiana State University
    Hoyoung (Anthony) Ahn, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Public Relations in Public Health: An Analysis of Methodologies and Topics
    Hannah Shinault, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

 

4:05 p.m.  Closing and Presentation of Awards (UC 223-224)

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

 

Symposium Committee
Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Ed Caudill, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Dr. Courtney Carpenter Childers, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Ms. Diana Hall, Administrative Services Assistant
Dr. Roxanne Hovland, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Kenneth J. Levine, School of Communication Studies
Mr. Bernardo Motta, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
Dr. Lorraine Normore, School of Information Sciences
Ms. Bobbie Suttles, Center for Information and Communication Studies 
Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, School of Information Sciences and Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies