2015 conference papers

Akin, H., Rose, K. M., Scheufele, D. A., Simis, M. J., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2015, August). Public attitudes on synthetic biology: Mapping landscapes and processes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Akin, H., Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2015, June). Public opinion of emerging and established science: How publics assess the risks and benefits of controversial issues. Paper presented at the annual conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Doroshenko, L. (2015, May). Extreme right parties in the EU and media populism: Comparative analysis during the European Parliament elections. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Howell, E. L., Li, N., Akin, H., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2015, July) Modeling Public Perceptions of ‘Fracking:’ A Multi-Level Approach. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Montreal, Canada.

Li, N., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Su, L. Y.-F., Wilson, P., & Scopatz, A. (2015, May). Visualizing scientific data for lay audiences: Effects of graphical characteristics on comprehension and confidence in data quality. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Li, N., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Su, L. Y.-F., Wilson, P., & Scopatz, A. (2015, February). Visualizing the nuclear fuel cycle: Effects of graphical characteristics on comprehension and confidence in data quality. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Jose, CA.

Liang, X., Akin, H., Xenos, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2015, February). Seeking and learning: Examining selective exposure to media coverage of a controversial scientific issue. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Jose, CA.

Liang, X., Runge, K. K., Wirz, C., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2015, October). Tweeting GMOs: An analysis of public discourse surrounding genetically modified organisms in social media environments. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin.

Okada, T., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2015, November). Bright future for science communication? Exploring the impacts of network heterogeneity on knowledge and attitudinal ambivalence in the age of social media. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR), Chicago, IL.

Runge, K. K., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2015). Pink slimed: A time series analysis of broadcast coverage, newspaper coverage and Twitter discourse during the 2012 ‘lean finely textured beef’ controversy. Paper presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin.

Runge, K. K., Spartz, J., Akin, H., Su, L.-F., Xenos, M., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2015, May). Partisan blame for the partial shutdown: A big data analysis of themes on Twitter during the 2013 United States Federal Government partial shutdown. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Su, L. Y.-F., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. (2015, February). Engaging the public in nano: How science museums and centers are using social media. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Jose, CA.

Su, L. Y.-F., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. (2015, August). Information and engagement: How scientific organizations are using social media in science public relations. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Wirz, C., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2015, October). Censorship of Social Media in China: Altering Environmental Conversations Online. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin.

Wirz, C., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2015, December). Ebola Outbreak 2014: Media Coverage and Public Risk Perceptions in the United States. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Risk Analysis, Arlington, Virginia.