Prof. John Pavlik has published: Pavlik, John V. (2016). “Data, Algorithms and Code: Implications for Journalism Practice in the Digital Age” in Bob Franklin and Scott A. Eldridge II (eds) The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies (pp. 265-273), Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Prof. Pavlik also gave an invited speech to the Garden State Journalists Association, “Journalism Disrupted: Threats and Opportunities on the Horizon” on Nov. 9, in Hackensack, N.J.


Prof. Marie Radford has published the following book: Lynn Silipigini Connaway and Marie L. Radford. “Research Methods in Library and Information Science,” 6th Ed., Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

…and book chapter:

Naaeke, A. Kurylo, A. Grabowski, M. Linton, D., and Radford, M. L. (2016). “Insider and Outsider Perspective.” In Kurylo, A. (Ed.) “Negotiating Group Identity in the Research Process: Are You In or Are You Out?” pp. 205-214. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Prof. Radford also presented the following competitive papers:

  • Radford, G. P., Radford, M. L., and Lingel, J. “The Heterotopia in the Panopticon: Conceptions of the Library Experience From the Work of Michel Foucault.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Nov. 10-13, Philadelphia, Pa. Both Gary Radford ‘91 and Jessica Lingel ’13 are Ph.D. alumni.
  • Radford M. L., Singh, V., Huang, S., and Furrer, S.  “A Joke Taken Too Far: Cyberbullying & Newer Apps in Schools.” Presented at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians conference, Nov. 17-19, Long Branch, N.J.

…and the following invited talk: Radford, M. L., Mentor N.J. In-Person Networking Event 2016. “What Library Schools Are or Are Not Teaching.” Monroe Township Public Library, N.J., Nov. 9.


Prof. Mary Chayko co-presented, with Sociology Ph.D. student Victoria Gonzolez, the paper “When the Story Doesn’t Fit: The Negotiation and Impact of Narrative in Digital Social Movements” at the annual conference of MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association), Nov. 5 in Atlantic City, N.J.

She also co-presented, with SC&I Ph.D. students Maria Dwyer, Ralph GigliottiKatie Kang, Sean Leavey and Surabhi Sahay and recent Ph.D. program graduate Maggie Boyraz and Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Mary Chayko, a session on online and hybrid learning at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Nov. 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pa. The session was titled “Hybrid and Online Approaches to Teaching Communication Courses in a Civic-Minded Academy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.”

Prof. Chayko was also quoted in the following articles:


Prof. Vikki Katz made the following presentations:

  • At the Digital Media & Learning Conference (Oct. 5-7, at University of California-Irvine): “Children as Family Technology Brokers, and Members of Digital Learning Teams.”
  • At the Society for Research in Child Development’s conference on Technology and Media in Children’s Development (Oct. 27-30, at University of California-Irvine): “Family Learning with Technology in Lower-Income Families” (co-authors: Meghan Moran, Johns Hopkins University and Carmen Gonzalez, University of Washington).
  • On a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Children & Media: “Researching Children, Intersectionality and Diversity in the Digital Age” (co-authors: Meryl Alper, Northeastern University and Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver).
  • At NCA (Nov. 9-12, Philadelphia): Invited speaker at preconference, “Media and Class in the 21st Century” and “Community Variations in Low-Income Latino Families’ Technology Adoption and Integration” (with Carmen Gonzalez, University of Washington).
  • As an invited speaker at Princeton University’s Adult School (Nov. 7, Princeton, N.J.) as part of a series titled, “The Many Worlds of Communication”: “Family Communication in the Digital Age: How Technology Influences Family Learning and Social Opportunity.”


Prof. Regina Marchi:

  • Gave a talk about her book “Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon” at the Boston Public Library on Nov. 3.
  • On Friday, Nov. 11, Marchi did a presentation on Critical Communication Studies and Peace Journalism as part of the panel: Pedagogy of Peace and Conflict held at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
  • Was quoted in Refinery 29 in a story titled “Beyond The Sugar Skull — What We Can Really Learn From The Day Of The Dead.”


Assistant Professor Matthew Weber:

  • Gave an invited talk in November with Ph.D. Student Allie Kosterich at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. The presentation was titled, “Work Histories and Changing Skills in 21st Century Newsrooms.”

Weber also presented the following papers at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Philadelphia, Pa.:

  • Kristensen, T.M. and Weber, M. (2016). “From Traits to Ties: The Communicative Influence on Creative Processes.” The slides can be found here.
  • Kosterich, A, and Weber, M. (2016). “Rapid Organizational Legitimacy: The Case of Mobile News Apps.” The paper can be found here. The slides can be found here.
  • Weber, M. S., and Treem, J. (2016, November). “Organizational Metrics of Technology Use and the Paradox of Control.”
  • Yanovitzky, I. and Weber, M. S. (2016, November). “News Media as Knowledge Brokers: Rethinking the Influence of the News Media in Public Policymaking.”


Prof. Weber and Prof. Katherine Ognyanova colloborated on the following presentation at NCA:

Weber, M. S., Ogyanova, K., and Kosterich, A. (2016, November). “Imitation in the Quest to Adapt: Lessons from News Media on the Early Web.”

Prof. Ognyanova was also cited in Wired for this story on political Twitter bots used this election season.


CBS Philly, in a story titled “Anti-Trump Protests Break Out While Social Justice Academics in Philly” covered the protests that took place at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference, a conference many SC&I faculty and students attended. Associate Professor Jack Bratich noted Associate Professor Todd Wolfson‘s work to connect many of the local organizations to the NCA organizers, as well as his efforts with Media Mobilizing Project in a number of sessions (not included in the article).


At the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology’s (ASIS&T):

Prof. Kaitlin Costello presented “Qualitative Methods for Studying Health Information Behaviors,: a panel discussion with Sanghee Oh, Florida State University, Annie T. Chen, University of Washington, and Barbara M. Wildemuth, University of North Carolina

New SIG Chair Prof. Rebecca Reynolds chaired an information session on the scope and goals for the new SIG Information and Learning Sciences, and presented the poster “What Social Media Data Should I Use in My Research?: A Comparative Analysis of Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and the New York Times Comments” with Celina Wing Yi Lee, Samuel Kai Wah Chu, Joanna Oi Yue Cheng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China).

Prof. Chirag Shah presented the following with a variety of co-authors:

  • “Exploring the Relationships Between Search Intentions and Query Reformulations”
  • “Using Affective Signals as Implicit Indicators of Information Relevance and Information Processing Strategies”
  • “Deconstructing the Failure: Analyzing the Unanswered Questions within Educational Q&A”
  • “Exploring Support for the Unconquerable Barriers in Information Seeking”
  • “Information Worth Spreading: An Exploration of Information Sharing from Social Q&A to Other Social Media Platforms”
  • “Which Team Benefits from Collaboration?: Investigating Collaborative Information Seeking Using Personal and Social Contextual Signals”
  • “Plagiarism-free Inquiry Project-based Learning with UPCC Pedagogy” (chaired session)

Prof. Shah also:

  • Gave a talk on “Information Fostering: Proactively Supporting Information Seeking” at University of Tampere, Finland on Oct. 21.
  • Presented the following paper: Mitsui, M., & Shah, C. (2016). “Multi-Word Generative Query Recommendation Using Topic Modeling.” In Proceedings of RecSys 2016 Conference. Boston, Mass. The first author is Matt Mitsui, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science.