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Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”

Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.
 

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal. 

Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.
 

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Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) for a two-year term. Dr. Mansfield-Richardson also serves on the Ithaca College Academic Assessment Committee.

ANNY was formed in the summer of 2010 by higher education professionals representing the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY), and New York’s private colleges and universities. ANNY is a state-wide network designed to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to assessment across institutions and to provide support and resources to those committed to meaningful assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.

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ITHACA, NY — The College Television Awards — a national competition recognizing excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work — has honored Ithaca College senior Kristin Leffler for her documentary on a band composed of musicians with disabilities.

Leffler was awarded the ...

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