CHILDREN ,ADOLESCENTS AND MEDIA DIVISION
My dear colleagues,
I write to you during a difficult time in our lives. For some, you have been facing this Coronavirus Pandemic for weeks (or months) already. For others, our journey is just beginning. My hope is to provide some news, support, and resources that can be shared with others. I would imagine that many of you are wondering how the new virtual conference is going to take place. I do not have any information to provide to you at this point, but when I do, I will let you know. I would encourage you to check your emails from ICA for updates as well as the ICA website and their social media.
I start with a brief outline so you can get to the sections you need:
1) News: ICA 2020 Hardship Fund – CAM donation
2) Support and Resources: Online resources and links to companies providing free educational resources
So let’s get started…
1) News: ICA 2020 Hardship Fund – CAM donation
ICA is aware that many members have found themselves in individual hardship with non-refundable travel arrangements to Australia. As such, they have launched a fundraising campaign for PhD students and early career scholars finding themselves with no insurance, support, and non-lenient airlines.
The application link and exact eligibility criteria for the ICA 2020 Hardship Fund will be available at a later time so please be aware of this opportunity.
Many of the ICA Divisions and Interest Groups have donated from their funds to help grow the Hardship Fund. After discussions with the leadership of CAM, I am happy to share with you that CAM has donated $2500 to this fund. Since we are not doing a reception, we re-directed the funds set aside for the reception to the Hardship Fund.
As an ICA Member, you may also make an individual donation. There are two options to donate:
A. Direct donation: To make a direct donation, click here: https://www.icahdq.org/donations/donate.asp?id=19570
B. Contribute your registration refund: If you registered for the 70th Annual ICA Conference, you also have the option to donate your registration refund to the Hardship Fund. To do so, click here: https://www.icahdq.org/page/ica2020_refund_hardshipfund
If your institution is able to also make a contribution (due to savings on travels, lodging, social events etc), please contact Laura Sawyer (email@example.com) so that they can set up a direct contact with your administration and HDQ.
2) Support and Resources: Online resources and links to companies providing free educational resources
Many of us have been converting our face-to-face classes to online classes. In addition, parents and teachers may be struggling with resources to both educate and entertain children while they are all home. I have been compiling a list of resources that I have found over the past few days. Please feel free to share these with colleagues, parents, and teachers. I realize some of these are US-based, so if you have others you would like to share, please email me Nancy.Jennings@uc.edu or post to our ICA-CAM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/152559428147259/
Here is the list…
Companies/Organizations that are offering free online resources and support for PreK-12 teachers, PreK-12 parents; Higher Education students, and Higher Education faculty
(Updated 3/16/20 at 10:14am)
For an extensive list of online resources for everyone (teachers, parents, students) that is continually beginning updated (so check back frequently), start here:
Below please find some highlights of resources:
PreK-12 teachers and parents:
ZOOM is offering free access to their videoconferencing tool (K-12 only as of 3/14/20): https://zoom.us/docs/ent/school-verification.html?zcid=1231&_ga=2.228851412.995105639.1583699918-735451631.1546545079
Age of Learning is offering free home access to their digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school. Ask a teacher to set up an account that can be distributed to parents: https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools.html
Oznoz is a new channel for bilingual kids. You can watch over 100 shows in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Spanish and more. Currently, they are offering free access when you create an account. You do NOT need a referral code when creating the account – simply leave it blank: https://video.oznoz.com/
Tinkercast offers audio programs for children and their grown-ups. One of their primary offerings is called Wow in the World which leads curious kids on auditory adventures in STEM and is distributed by NPR: https://tinkercast.com/sendy/w/enFCNwSs0ODaZmbx763q9A3Q?fbclid=IwAR2gIcwN3DQY52x4qnhH2Q1hV_nq7gJkVULsKZiWPdusy3oeQ52pmpvENik
Pinna is offering 8 weeks FREE access to Pinna’s audio-streaming platform to families and teachers. Just go to https://pinna.fm and use promo code: PINNA4KIDS at sign up.
Free resources from PBS for PreK-12 teachers and parents:
a. For Teachers, PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans: https://cet.pbslearningmedia.org/
b. For parents, PBS provides free access to activities for kids and parenting information: https://www.pbs.org/parents/
c. For children, PBS provides free access to activities and programming for children: https://pbskids.org/
Free reviews, activities, and recommendations of media content from Common Sense Media, a US-based nonprofit organization:
a. For PreK-12 parents:
b. For PreK-12 teachers:
Scholastic is offering free day-by-day activities for remote learning for children PreK-12 (focus on PreK-6th grade):
K12 and Higher Education Students:
SPECTRUM is offering free internet to K12 and college students for 60 days in the US. Call 1-844-488-8395 to set up: https://www.channel3000.com/charter-offering-free-access-to-spectrum-wi-fi-for-students-learning-remotely/
Higher Education faculty:
GOOGLE is making Hangouts Meet (their premium videoconferencing tool) free to educators and businesses until 7/1: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus
Top Hat offering free access through the end of the semester. It is an online platform with “Easy-to-use tools to engage your classroom, adopt and author next generation interactive textbooks, create assignments on the fly and securely administer tests.” You can use this in addition to your current LMS. https://tophat.com/covid-19-response/
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (non-profit organization) offers free resources for interactive online learning: https://www.cilc.org/
Edutopia is an online resource of the George Lucas Educational Foundation which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, private foundation that is operated for educational purposes. They provide resources concerning online learning and much more: https://www.edutopia.org/topic/online-learning
Google Arts and Culture provides a collection of online exhibits and tours of museums and artwork from around the world: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en
In addition to these resources, I personally have been teaching my children and media course online for several years. As such, I have materials, assignments, and lectures that I am happy to share with you. Again, just send me an email: Nancy.Jennings@uc.edu
I also started a YouTube channel to share my video lectures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS8Dv02PIiGzdOOFjbU59Kw?fbclid=IwAR3FPHf7MQgOQJe7YciIMB7Qg8t6ZtfnTIUzXJB49lzgXcBYtAXAC6AqXbI
I wish you all the best as we get through this together. Peace to everyone.
Nancy (and your CAM leadership)
LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION DIVISION
Hello LSI community,
2020 is a big election year here in the Language and Social Interaction Division! We will be electing members to the following officer positions in the fall:
- Vice Chair (and Chair) – a four-year commitment
- Internationalization Liaison (IL) – a two-year commitment
- Student and Early Career (SEC) Representative – a two-year commitment
((Please scroll down for brief descriptions of each officer position.))
We already have two members interested in the IL position, but don’t let that keep you from running for that position or for either of the other two positions! I honestly can’t think of a better way of becoming involved in this community and extending your professional network than serving as a division officer.
Elections will be held in the fall of 2020. Officers elected to these positions will begin service after the 2021 convention in Denver.
Feel free to throw your hat in the ring for any of these three positions even if you aren’t planning to attend ICA 2020.
Thank you for your consideration, and please feel free to email me with questions about any/all of these positions.
VICE CHAIR / CHAIR
The Vice-Chairperson serves for two years prior to automatically moving into the Chair role. The vice-chairperson oversees the convention planning during his/her second year as vice chair and will be a competitive paper/panel reader during the first year. In addition the Vice Chair assists the Chairperson in administering Division business meetings, and assumes the duties of chairperson in the event of the latter's absence, disability, or request.
The Chairperson serves for 2 years. The chairperson presides at all Division Business meetings. The chairperson creates and appoints such temporary committees as deemed necessary; prepares the Division report for the Executive Committee; represents the Division and provide necessary Division reports at Association Board of Directors Executive committee and business meetings; and presents top paper and poster awards at the annual Division business meeting. In addition, the Chairperson oversees the convention program planning during his/her first year as chairperson.
INTERNATIONALIZATION LIAISON (IL)
This position is for 2 years and involves generally encouraging internationalization in LSI. In addition to editing the ICA-LSI Internationalization Newsletter, the IL:
(a) gathers opinions and feedback from members of the division or interest group, especially new members from less represented cultures, for example, at times of the annual conference, and convey them to the division chair or vice-chair, or other relevant bodies ICA, in order for them to receive more social support and feel more welcomed at the Association;
(b) liaises across the divisions and interest groups on general issues that go beyond any given unit of ICA;
(c) assists in the planning of ICA annual conferences, helping the chair and vice-chair to pay attention to participants from ethnic-minority communities and the developing world who may need extra help;
(d) identifies the needs of young scholars, especially those from non-English-speaking countries, who may need the training of particular skills (e.g., writing, data analysis), relay them to ICA Membership and Internationalization Committee or other relevant bodies, who will design ways to meet such needs;
(e) participates in and facilitates other ICA internationalization activities such as regional conferences, mentorship programs;
(f) takes initiatives to suggest new ideas for improving ICA’s overall internationalization endeavors.
STUDENT AND EARLY CAREER (SEC) REPRESENTATIVE
This position is for 2 years and involves generally reaching out to graduate students and early-career and contingent faculty, mostly through social media but any other networks are encouraged. Specific tasks include: reminding members of any ICA-specific notices (e.g. receptions, travel awards, submission advice, etc.); encouraging members to submit to the division; reminding members of ICA and ICA-LSI travel grants and other funding opportunities; interacting on social media.
MASS COMMUNICATION DIVISION
Dear MCD members,
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Dr. Melanie Green (u. of Buffalo) is our division’s 2020 Innovation in Theory award winner.
The selection committee chaired by the previous winner, Dr. Robin Nabi, and including three other members Dr. Shawnika Hull (GWU), Dr. Anne Bartsch (Leipzig), and Dr. Jochen Peter (ASCoR)) selected Dr. Green unanimously from among several strong nominations.
Dr. Green was selected as an innovator in theory for her 2006 article: Narrative and Cancer Communication (JoC, 2006), which the committee noted “generated a movement in our discipline to study narrative, and has itself led to others developing theory in that area. Further, it has influence beyond the bounds of media entertainment to influence areas such as health communication, info systems, political comm, etc.“
This is a great choice that represents both the scholarship of our division and our understanding of what innovation in theory means. The official award will take place during our division’s (virtual) business meeting in May so I encourage you all to join us and honor Dr. Green.
I am happy to announce the ICA 2020 top paper winners based on scores from our paper competition.
Only full papers were eligible and only “student only” papers were eligible for student top papers.
Congratulations to top student paper authors:
1. How Gay Men Discuss Their Bodies Online: A Content Analysis
Irena Acic, U of California, Davis, Davis, California, UNITED STATES
Hannah Stevens, Communication Studies, UC Davis, Davis, California, UNITED STATES
Xudong Yu, Communication, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, UNITED STATES
2. Who Else Likes it? Perceived Gender of Social Endorsers Predicts Gender Equality Support
Jessica Roden, Communication and Media, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Matea Mustafaj, Communication and Media, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
3. Impact of Family Communication Patterns on Adolescent/Emerging Adult Sexting Behavior
Supreet Mann, Communication, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, UNITED STATES
Congratulations to top faculty paper authors (tie for 3rd place):
1. Spiral of Silence Pathways Linking Perceived Social Capital and Individual Expression on Social Media
Elmie Nekmat, Kookmin U, Seoul, KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)
Magel Ordoñez, Kookmin U, Seoul, KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)
Ismaharif Ismail, Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, SINGAPORE
Eun Hwa Jung, Kookmin U, Seoul, KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)
2. “Let Me Tell You Our Side of the Story”: Narrative Immersion in a Crisis Communication Media Interview
David Clementson, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, UNITED STATES
3. Measuring Narrative’s Influence on Moral Intuition Accessibility using a Lexical Decision Task
Ron Tamborini , Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Joshua Baldwin, Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Sara Grady, Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Henry Goble, Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Melinda Raynae Aley, Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Matthias Hofer, Department of Communication and Media Research & University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, University of Zurich, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
Sujay Prabhu, Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
3. The Mechanisms of Profanity Diffusion in Online Discussion
Yunya Song, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, HONG KONG
Qinyun Lin, U Michigan State, East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Christine Hiu Ying Choy, Department of Social Sciences, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Ran Xu, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
Congratulations to all winners. Well done!!
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION
Dear ICA PRD members and friends,
Sorry that this will be a long message.
As you have been informed, ICA 2020 will not take place as a physical conference due to the coronavirus. While we all are disappointed, it is a wise decision to protect all conference participants. With Covid-19 becoming a global pandemic, all ICA PRD officers sincerely hope everyone is safe and healthy!!
We would like to take this opportunity to provide some update regarding the ICA 2020 arrangements:
On 10th March, 2020, ICA has released updates on the conference and FAQs: https://www.icahdq.org/blogpost/1523657/342105/COVID-19-and-our-decision-on-the-70th-Annual-ICA-Conference-in-Australia
Please kindly note that you will have to register for the virtual conference in order to be able to present papers and attend other sessions, including the business meeting. The policy for the virtual conference does not allow members to pay a partial fee for the virtual conference. We apologize for this inconvenience caused. When more information regarding the virtual conference participation is available, we will also update all members.
Some members have approached us regarding the division dinner registration. Yes, with the conference in Gold Coast being cancelled, the division dinner is also cancelled. For those who have registered and paid for the division dinner, ICA Headquarters will provide a full refund of the dinner fee. As ICA is now dealing with a lot of arrangements in the wake of the conference being cancelled, please kindly note that it may take more time for getting the dinner refund. If you have any inquiry regarding a request for dinner refund, please contact Kristine Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have registered to participate in a pre/postconference, please contact the organizers directly on how they want to proceed with the pre/postconference. For now, the preconference, Communication for Social Change: Activism, Trust-building, Responsiveness, and Responsibility, supported by the PR Division, is cancelled and registered members will get a full refund. Please contact Anne Lane at Queensland University of Technology (email@example.com) for inquiries. For the postconference supported by the PR Division, Openness in Communication: Relationships, Organizations and Institutions, please contact Maureen Taylor (Maureen.taylor-1@UTS.edu.au), Jim Macnamara (jim.macnamara@UTS.edu.au), and Mitchell Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any inquiries.
ICA has recently started a campaign to establish a Hardship Fund donation to help graduate students and early career scholars who find themselves with no insurance and non-lenient airlines. Many divisions and interest groups have responded to this call and made donations. Our division’s budget is currently sound but we also want to make sure we have enough in case ICA reduces next year’s budget due to the financial difficulties arising from this year’s cancellation. In supporting our graduate students and early career scholars, the Division will donate this year’s membership dues based on the current membership number (US$1,416), and in addition up to US $300 from the student travel fund (if the students who received the division support won’t need it for non-refundable tickets) to the Hardship Fund. The Division officers will be grateful if members can support this decision to help some graduate students and early career scholars.
If you have any questions and suggestions or how the Division can be of help, please feel free to contact the Chair, Flora Hung-Baesecke (email@example.com) and the Vice Chair, Ansgar Zerfass (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please stay safe!
Flora Hung-Baesecke, ICA PRD Chair
Ansgar Zerfass, ICA PRD Vice Chair
Erich Sommerfeldt, ICA PRD Secretary
Grazia Murtarelli, ICA PRD Student & Early Career Representative