Paper led by doctoral candidate Ashley Anderson wins AEJMC award

Ph.D. candidate Ashley Anderson led a paper that won a top three paper award in the faculty competition for the Mass Communication & Society Division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The paper, “The new communication environment and its influence on media credibility,” was co-authored by Peter Ladwig (M.S. 2011), Associate Professor Dominique Brossard, Professor Dietram Scheufele in Life Sciences Communication and Associate Professor Michael Xenos in Communication Arts. The paper examined the effect of uncivil discussion comments from other audience members in a newspaper blog post on perceptions of media credibility.

This paper is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the UW-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center in Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (Grant No. SES-DMR-0832760).