Top Faculty Paper
Allison Kwesell (Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University): Photographs and COVID-19: The Therapeutic Quality of Shared Narratives and Collective Memory
Tommaso Trillò, et al., (The Hebrew U of Jerusalem): ‘What Does #Freedom Look Like? Instagram and the Visual Imagination of Values’
Regina Marchi (Rutgers): Meaningful Properties: Bathtub Madonnas as Media in an Italian-American Neighborhood in Transition.
Cornelia Brantner, Daniel Pfurtscheller, and Katharina Lobinger (IWAF Institute for Knowledge Communication and Applied Research): “People Only Share Videos They Find Entertaining or Funny.” Rightwing Populism, Humor and the Fictionalization of Politics. A Case Study on the Austrian Freedom Party’s 2017 Online Election Campaign Videos.
Katharina Lobinger (USI – U della Svizzera italiana), Benjamin Kramer (LMU Munich), Eleonora Benecchi (Università della Svizzera italiana), and Rebecca Venema (Università della Svizzera italiana, Institute for Communication Technologies (ITC))
Top Student-Led Paper
Yi Xu (Technische Universität Ilmenau): Portraying the pandemic: Analysis of textual-visual frames in German news coverage of COVID-19 on Twitter
Kathryn Higgins (London School of Economics and Political Science): Through the Kaleidoscope: News Images, Vantage Points and the Mediated Time-Space of Crime Events
Marie Fioureaux & Baldwin Van Gorp (KU Leuven): Cartoons as Bridge Builders: Dialogues on Radicalization with the ‘Suspect Community’
Top Poster / Interactive Paper
Yu Ma (University of Copenhagen): Film Aesthetics of Circular Frame: A Case Study of Film “I am not Madame Bovary”.
Top Student Paper(s)
Michael Kim (U of Miami): Post-Humanitarian Audiences: Audiences’ Responses to Post-Humanitarian Communication
Alex Scott (U of Texas at Austin): Expanding the Visual Paradigm: Importing the Visual Ideograph into Framing Research
Jasmine Gray (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Life Plotting: A Self-Conceptualization Process.
Yuchen Liu & John Watson. (University of Kansas): Meme(bership) Cost: #JustDoIt: A Thematic Study of Internet Memes Following Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad
- Hanna Morris (University of Pennsylvania): Aesthetic Disruptions in Everyday Life: Resolving the Contradictions of a Cosmopolitan Ideal in Contemporary Berlin
- Xuelian He (Georgia State University): Spectator Multitude: The Epitomization of Reddit Place
- Rebecca Venema (UniversitaÌ della Svizzera italiana): Visuals and Visibility in Networked Public Spheres: The 2017 G20 Protests, New Avenues of Policing and Implications for Visual Communication Research
- Fan Liang (U of Michigan), Wei Chen (Information Technology Development Think-Tank, Hangzhou Dianzi U), and Li Cheng (Fudan U)
- Tali Aharoni (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- T.J. Thomson (Missouri School of Journalism)
- Ally McCrow-Young (U of Copenhagen
Giorgia Aiello (University of Leeds)
Kareem El Damanhoury (University of Denver)
Kyser Lough (University of Georgia)
Allison Kwesell (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University)