Catch Us at ICA ’23


Attending ICA ’23? Don’t miss these presentations from our Center for Media Engagement researchers.



Session: Media Influence Across Contexts
The Effects of Removing News Comments and Changing News Comment Platforms
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Dominion South (Sheraton)
Talia J. Stroud; Caroline Murray; Yujin Kim; Gina M. Masullo; Christian S. Overgaard

Session: Government, Campaigns, and Technology
The Battle for Your Email Inbox: Comparing Email Fundraising Strategies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Provincial North (Sheraton)
Bin Chen; Porismita Borah; Ross Dahlke; Josephine Lukito

Session: Political Participation/Activism/Efficacy
How Pro and Anti-Abortion Activists Use Encrypted Messaging Apps in Post-Roe America
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Birchwood Ballroom (Sheraton)
Zelly Martin; Martin J. Riedl; Samuel Woolley

Session: Stopping the Spread of Inauthentic Communication
Authenticity, Anonymity, and Attributions of Appropriateness: Why Communication Motives Matter
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Provincial North (Sheraton)
Craig R. Scott; Mir Rabby



Session: Political Communication Poster Session
How Negative and Uncivil Language Use Engages in Partisan Pages’ Content on Facebook
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Sheraton Hall Exhibit Hall area (Sheraton)
Yujin Kim

Session: Modeling Time: Computational Approaches for the Analysis of Longitudinal, Temporal, and Time-Dynamic Data
It’s About Damn Time Aggregation
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Norfolk (Sheraton)
Josephine Lukito; Yini Zhang

Session: Raced Contexts of Communicative Spaces
Race-Evasive Ideology in U.S.-Based Science Communication Fellowship Staff Discourse
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Maple East (Sheraton)
Nic Bennett; Anthony Dudo; John C. Besley; Yasmiyn Irizarry

Session: Opinion Expression, Discussion, and the Public Sphere
The Politics of Context Collapse: How Imagined Audiences Shape Political Discourse on Social Media
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Simcoe (Sheraton)
Christian S. Overgaard; Talia J. Stroud; Josephine Lukito



Session: The Good News: How News Can Lead to Prosociality and Solutions
Using Person-Centered Language to Reference Stigmatized Groups in News Coverage
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Dominion North (Sheraton)
Caroline Murray; Talia J. Stroud; Anita Varma

Session: Doing Open: Implementing Open Practices Across Epistemologies and Methodologies
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
LC LIVESTREAM – Grand Ballroom East (Sheraton)
Tobias Dienlin; Neil Lewis; Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn; Josephine Lukito; Adrienne Massanari

Session: Sources of Influence? How News Sources Affect News Content
Solidarity in Sourcing Practices: A Case Study of How Journalists Cover Homelessness and Low-Income Housing
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Wentworth (Sheraton)
Anita Varma

Session: Platforms, Cultural Norms and Imaginative Involvement
Advertising in Liberal vs. Conservative Leaning Primetime Network TV Shows: A Content Analysis Utilizing Cultivation Theory
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Simcoe (Sheraton)
Pooja Iyer; Lucy Atkinson; Josh Anderson; Yara Acaf

Session: Political Influencers: How to Study Social Media Influencer Marketing in Political Campaigns
What Does a ‘Bad’ Political Influencer Look Like?
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Yorkville West (Sheraton)
Samuel Woolley

Session: Follow the Money: Revenues, Ratings, and Finance in the Media Industries
The Secret Sauce of the U.S. Right-Wing Media Economy: A Multimodal Case Study of Alex Jones and Infowars
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
City Hall (Sheraton)
Ross Dahlke; Yunkang Yang; Jason Greenfield; Josephine Lukito; Bin Chen; Megan Brown; Rebecca Lewis; Porismita Borah; Jordan M. Foley



Session: Knowledge, Understanding, Misinformation, and Ambiguity
What Affects Misinformation Encounters and Sharing on WhatsApp? Surveying Diasporic Communities in the United States
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Osgoode West (Sheraton)
Martin J. Riedl; Joao V. Seno Ozawa; Samuel Woolley; Inga Trauthig; Kiran Garimella

Session: Political Elites and Media
Too Big to Deplatform? Exploring Truth Social as Trump’s New Twitter for Hacking Media Attention
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Yorkville West (Sheraton)
Yini Zhang; Josephine Lukito; Jiyoun Suk; Ryan McGrady

Session: Political Disagreement and Discourse
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Osgoode East (Sheraton)
Moderator: Ashwin Rajadesingan

Session: Engagement Proposals: Theorising and Examining Ways to Get Audiences to Engage With News [Works in Progress]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Cedar (Sheraton)
Chair: Martin Riedl

Session: Innovations in Mediated Public Diplomacy
Stuck Between Two Superpowers: Headline Diplomacy From U.S. to South Korean Media in Coverage About China
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Maple West (Sheraton)
Gayoung Jeon; Josephine Lukito

Session: Applied Interpersonal Communication in Context
What Makes Time Constraints Promotion Really Effective? The Interplay of Social Influences and Time Constraints on Online Impulse Buying
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Dominion South (Sheraton)
Sujin Kim; Lucy Atkinson

Session: Intolerance, and Hostility
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Willow East (Sheraton)
Moderator: Josephine Lukito

Session: Journalism and Conflict: How Scholars Do Applied Research With Newsrooms During Political and Cultural Crises
Solidarity Journalism as a Grounded Framework: Learning as We Go
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Civic North (Sheraton)
Anita Varma