Researchers ready to share expertise at international conference

More than three dozen researchers from the College of Communications at Penn State — a combination of faculty members and graduate students — will participate in panels or present papers at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Fukuoka, Japan, this month.

Members of the Penn State contingent have collaborated on 34 papers and presentations for the international conference, scheduled June 9-13. 

The Penn State group includes 10 faculty members and 27 gradaute students. The breadth and depth of the group’s work includes papers and presentations about topics such as the impact of the news media quoting Twitter as it relates to credibility and news judgment, media entertainment as a guilty pleasure, online privacy, and the psychology of posting “selfies.”

ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. It began more than 50 years ago as a small association of U.S. researchers and is now a truly international association with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries that aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association. 

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Last Updated June 02, 2016