LSC researchers presenting six papers at the International Communication conference this May

LSC graduate students and faculty researchers will present six research papers at the annual International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Seattle, Washington, May 22-26. Graduate students Sara Yeo, Nan Li, and Jiyoun Kim were awarded Vilas Conference Presentation funds by the Graduate School to attend the conference. Sara Yeo also received funding from ICA.

ICA is one of the most prestigious and important conferences in the communication field, with more than 4,800 members in 77 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association (NGO). The annual convention event attracts researchers and scholars from around the globe. Every year, ICA receives more than 3,000 papers from scholars who hope to present their research during the conference. Though the number of submissions is high, the acceptance rate of the ICA is relatively low, with each paper going through thorough peer-review. We are proud to announce LSC had six novel studies accepted for presentation at the 2014 ICA annual conference.

Here is a list of our researchers and the topics they will be presenting.

  • Akin, H., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2014, May). The spillover heuristic? How the GMO labeling debate affects information processing of nanotechnology.
  • Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (May, 2014). Nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and nuclear power: Understanding the social media
  • discourse of science issues.
  • Hopke, J. E. (2014, May). Unconventionals and the new natural resource movements: An exploration of network structure and tie content.
  • Kim, J., Runge, K.K., Xenos, M.A., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014, May). Engaging readers: What makes readers actively seek more information during controversial message processing.
  • Li, N., Su, L. Y.-F., Liang, X., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (May, 2014). Policy decision-making, public involvement and nuclear energy: What do expert stakeholders think and why?
  • Yeo, S. K., Xenos, M. A., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014, May). Contextual cues, selective exposure, and information utility.

Please go to ICA to learn more about the International Communication Association.