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Announcing the first round of finalists for the 2019 Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications

We are pleased to announce the first round of finalists for the 2019 Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications.

We received a record 72 submissions this year, which we narrowed to 28 papers for review by our board of scholars and practitioners in the next round. The top three papers will be announced in early January, then presented at frank gathering in February. At frank 2019 the audience will vote for the winner of the $10,000 prize and the two finalists will receive $1,500.

Below are the 28 papers moving to the next round:

At least bias is bipartisan: A meta-analytic comparison of partisan bias in liberals and conservatives

Peter Ditto, Brittany Liu, Cory Clark, Sean Wojcik, Eric Chen, Rebecca Grady, Jared Celiniker, Joanne Zinger

College Students’ Responses to Emotional Anti–Alcohol Abuse Media Messages: Should We Scare or Amuse Them?

Moon J. Lee

Comedy as a Route to Social Change: The Effects of Satire and News on Persuasion about Syrian Refugees

Lauren Feldman and Caty Borum Chattoo

Cultivating Trust and Perceptions of Source Credibility in Online Counternarratives Intended to Reduce Support for Terrorism

Kurt Braddock and John Morrison

Deep Stories, Nostalgia Narratives, and Fake News: Storytelling in the Trump Era

Francesca Polletta and Jessica Callahan

Default Neglect in Attempts at Social Influence

Julian Zlatev, David Daniels, Hajin Kim, Margaret Neale

Dynamic Norms Promote Sustainable Behavior, Even if It Is Counternormative

Gregg Sparkman and Greg Walton

Emotion shapes the diffusion of moralized content in social networks

Jay Van Bavel, William Brady, Julian Wills, John Jost, Josh Tucker

Engaging Collaborative Communities: Dialogue and Campus Sexual Assault

Stephanie Madden

Evaluating whether stories can promote social cognition: Introducing the Social Processes and Content Entrained by Narrative (SPaCEN) framework

Raymond A. Mar

Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention

Damon Centola, Joshua Becker, Devon Brackbill, Andrea Baronchelli

Framing in a Fractured Democracy: Impacts of Digital Technology on Ideology, Power and Cascading Network Activation

Nikki Usher and Robert Entman

From #Ferguson to #Ayotzinapa: Analyzing Differences in Domestic and Foreign Protest News Shared on Social Media

Danielle K. Kilgo, Summer Harlow, Victor García-Perdomo, Ramón Salaverría

From Reel Life to Real Social Change: The Role of Contemporary Social-Issue Documentary in U.S. Public Policy

Caty Borum Chattoo and Will Jenkins

How #Blacklivesmatter: exploring the role of hip-hop celebrities in constructing racial identity on Black Twitter

Summer Harlow and Anna Benbrook

Iconic photographs and the ebb and flow of empathic response to humanitarian disasters

Daniel Västfjäll, Paul Slovic, Arvid Erlandsson, Robin Gregory

Losing your temper and your perspective: Anger reduces perspective-taking

Jeremy Yip and Maurice Schweitzer

Pathways of Influence in Emotional Appeals: Benefits and Tradeoffs of Using Fear or Humor to Promote Climate Change-Related Intentions and Risk Perceptions

Christofer Skurka, Jeff Niederdeppe, Rainer Romero-Canyas, David Acup

Protest Paradigm in Multimedia: Social Media Sharing of Coverage About the Crime of Ayotzinapa, Mexico

Summer Harlow, Ramón Salaverría, Danielle K. Kilgo, &
Víctor García-Perdomo

Science audiences, misinformation, and fake news

Dietram A Scheufele and Nicole M. Krause

Self-report captures 27 distinct categories of emotion bridged by continuous gradients

Alan Samuel Cowen and Dacher Keltner

Social learning and partisan bias in the interpretation of climate trends

Damon Centola, Douglas Guilbeault, Joshua Becker

The Elusive Backfire Effect: Mass Attitudes’ Steadfast Factual Adherence

Thomas Wood and Ethan Porter

The Numbers Don’t Speak for Themselves: Racial Disparities and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

Rebecca C. Hetey and Jennifer L. Eberhardt

The paradox of group mind: Why 15 people in a group are more human than a group of 15 people

Erin Cooley, Kurt Gray, William Cipolli III, Daryl Cameron, Keith Payne

The Persistent Effect of U.S. Civil Rights Protests on Political Attitudes

Soumyajit Mazumder

When Visual Cues Activate Moral Foundations: Unintended Effects of Visual Portrayals of Vaping within Electronic Cigarette Video Advertisements

Sijia Yang, Erin K. Maloney, Andy S.L. Tan, Joseph N. Cappella

Who Speaks for Whom? (Mis) Representation and Authenticity in Social Movements

Zakiya Luna

Posted: December 21, 2018
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