Media Hits: February 2021

Every month, media outlets around the world consult with the experts at the Newhouse School for context on what’s happening in communications and why. Here are some of this month’s stories:

Joel Kaplan

Professor
MAGAZINE, NEWS AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM

Associate Dean
GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

“Is it any wonder some of these editors would want to throw up their hands and say it’s time to retire?”

Joel Kaplan, Associated Press: “Search is on for new leaders in journalism’s upper echelons

Brian Sheehan

Professor
ADVERTISING

“With Super Bowl parties either scaled way down or just cancelled, it probably makes sense to sit this one out at this cost.”

Brian Sheehan, variety: “Anheuser-Busch pulls budweiser from super bowl ad lineup

Robert Thompson

Trustee Professor
TELEVISION, RADIO AND FILM

Director
BLEIER CENTER FOR TELEVISION AND POPULAR CULTURE

“I left the theater thinking I had seen a movie to be reckoned with, in a way I didn’t usually feel leaving the theater.”

Robert Thompson, CNBC: “‘Silence of the Lambs’ turns 30: How the horror masterpiece is still gripping Hollywood

Danielle Molta

Assistant Professor
ADVERTISING

“It’s time for those who give social media companies life and revenue to hold them to account.”

Danielle Molta, Syracuse.com: We need to stand up to social networks. Here’s how to start (Commentary)

Jennifer Grygiel

Assistant Professor
COMMUNICATIONS

“We have to go back to the basics and start to raise awareness around the propagandization effect of someone who is in office being able to reach a large base of the public in their country.”

JENNIFER GRYGIEL, GEN: “THE CASE FOR BANNING POLITICIANS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Jim Olson

Professor of Practice
PUBLIC RELATIONS

“I’ve come to believe that our lives will not be measured by the titles we attain, the awards we collect or the wealth we accumulate, but rather by the moments of impact we achieve — the mark we leave on the people and world around us and, more important, the measure of our willingness to let them make a mark on us.

Jim Olson, Syracuse.com: “After 2020, we all need a gap year “(Commentary)

“Whether the broadcaster is liable for providing a forum for speakers and what responsibility they have for dealing with false factual statements will be central to the court’s decision.”

Roy Gutterman, Associated Press: “Fox hosts Dobbs, Bartiromo strike back in voting fraud suit

Anthony D’Angelo

Director
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT M.S.

Professor of Practice
PUBLIC RELATIONS

“People believe in what you do, not in what you say, so organizations that make this commitment [to social justice] and make some sort of progress, will ultimately reap a benefit in the marketplace.”

Tony D’Angelo, The Consumer’s Checkbook: “Black Dollar Index Shines a Light on Corporate Commitment to Diversity

Eric Grode

Director
GOLDRING ARTS JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS

Shelvia Dancy

Professor of Practice
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM

“I think people of all stripes are hungry for this and a channel that could do this, rather than one person on a news team.”

Shelvia Dancy, The Wall STreet Journal: “Black News Channel Looks to Shake Up Cable-TV News Landscape

Aileen Gallagher

Director of Program Review and Assessment
Assistant Professor
MAGAZINE, NEWS AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM

CNN: “Why your favorite magazines are morphing into books

WWD: “Will Fashion Editors Flock to Substack in 2021?

“We’re all still stuck in our houses and the only place we’re really going is the grocery store. It’s like, ‘Oh, here’s this thing that will entertain me for a little while that I will invest $10 in.'”

Aileen Gallagher, CNN: “Why your favorite magazines are morphing into books

Stevens’ graphic design book chosen as one of best for 2021

Associate chair and assistant professor of visual communications Renée Stevens‘ book, “Powered by Design: An Introduction to Problem Solving with Graphic Design” was selected by Book Authority as one of the seven best graphic design books to read in 2021 by Book Authority.

Media Hits: January 2021

Every month, media outlets around the world consult with the experts at the Newhouse School for context on what’s happening in communications and why. Here are some of this month’s stories:

Bill Werde

Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed by ABC News for the article, “From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020.”


Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed by CNN Business for the article, “Misinformation Watch.”



Bill Werde

Mark J. Lodato, dean of the Newhouse School, was interviewed by the Associated Press for the article, “Journalists recount harrowing attacks amid Capitol riot.”

“Journalists covering a democratic transition of power in Washington shouldn’t have to run for cover. We’ve hit bottom.”

Mark J. Lodato

Bill Werde

Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism and Tully Center director, was interviewed by Spectrum News for the segment, “Where Does Freedom of Speech Begin and End as Protestors Arrested?

“What we saw yesterday went significantly beyond traditional protest.”

Roy Gutterman

Bill Werde

Anthony D’Angelo, director of communications management and professor of practice in public relations, was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance for the article, “More companies pause political donations following Capitol riots


Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism and Tully Center director, was interviewed by Spectrum News for the segment, “The Legal Standard for Free Speech & When Does It Turn Into Sedition?



Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism and Tully Center director, wrote the article “The Challenges In Putting a Price Tag on Free Speech” for the Law360 journal. (subscription required)


Anthony D’Angelo, professor of practice in public relations and director of communications management, was interviewed by Communications Daily for the article, “Decrying Election Violence Is Latest Pressure on Industry to Speak Up.”



Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed by Fast Company for the article, “Twitter wants your help fighting falsehoods. It’s risky, but it just might work.”



Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed by Gen for the article, “How the Anti-Squad Trolled Its Way to Congress.”


Bill Werde

Jim Olson, professor of practice in public relations, wrote the article, “The New Currency of 21st Century Leadership: Kindness” for LinkedIn.


Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism and Tully Center director, was interviewed by Reuters for the segment, “Giuliani faces tough test in Dominion’s $1.3B defamation suit.”


Bill Werde

Robert Thompson, trustee professor of television, radio and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, was interviewed by the Associated Press for the article, “For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity.”


Bill Werde

Brian Sheehan, professor of advertising, was interviewed by Hypebeast for the article, “Budweiser Is Officially Benching Itself From the Super Bowl LV Ad Lineup.”


Bill Werde

Makana Chock, associate professor of communications, was interviewed by USA Today for the article, “‘Pics or it didn’t happen’: Experts explain why Capitol rioters posted incriminating videos and selfies.”


Bill Werde

Aileen Gallagher, associate professor of magazine, new and digital journalism, was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance for the article, “Will Fashion Editors Flock to Substack in 2021?


Bill Werde

Nina Iacono Brown, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed by Local10 for the article, “Attorneys explain social media bans do not violate First Amendment rights.”


Bill Werde

Lynne Adrine, director of the D.C. graduate program and adjunct faculty in broadcast and digital journalism, wrote the opinion piece, “After Capitol breach, it will be even harder to protest in Washington” for Syracuse.com.


Robert Thompson, trustee professor of television, radio and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, guested on Boston Public Radio’s show on Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 18.


Bill Werde

Austin Kocher, faculty fellow with the Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse, was interviewed by the following outlets:


Luttrell co-authors 2nd edition of public relations text focusing on diversity and inclusion

The second edition of “Public Relations Campaigns: An Integrated Approach” co-authored by Regina Luttrell, associate dean of research and creative activity and assistant professor of public relations, is out now from Sage Publishing.

This new edition focuses on a diversity-first approach to public relations planning and execution and stresses that diversity and inclusion must be considered in all aspects of the campaign process—from research and development to execution is new to this edition. It also includes a diversity and inclusion wheel for public relations practitioners.

Grygiel discusses the role of social media following attack on Capitol, Trump ban

The attack on the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath put a spotlight on social media and prompted a national conversation about its role in politics. Social media expert Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications at the Newhouse School, contributed to that conversation through a series of media interviews, helping to provide key information and context in order to inform the public.

Monday, Jan. 4

CNN: “Social media platforms should brace for a misinformation storm this week

Wednesday, Jan. 6

USA Today: “Calls grow for social media platforms to silence Trump as rioters storm US Capitol

USA Today: “Rioting by angry Trump mob at U.S. Capitol unleashes widespread condemnation of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

CBC: “Trump accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram frozen after storming of U.S. Capitol

Associated Press: “Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

ABC Australia: “City under curfew after Trump supporters storm Capitol

Thursday, Jan. 7

Bloomberg: “Bloomberg Markets: The Close

Good Morning America: “Facebook ‘indefinitely’ blocks Trump’s account after violence at Capitol

San Francisco Chronicle: “Trump resumes tweeting as Facebook, Twitch, YouTube threaten permanent bans

Friday, Jan. 8

The Guardian: “‘Four years of propaganda’: Trump social media bans come too late, experts say

CTV News: “The role of social media in the D.C. riots

Saturday, Jan. 9

Good Morning America: “Big brands and social media giants condemn Trump’s actions

Sunday, Jan. 10

NPR: “Social Media Companies Are Banning Trump. Why Now?

Faculty Media Interviews: December 2020

Every month, media outlets around the world consult with the experts at the Newhouse School for context on what’s happening in communications and why. Here are some of this month’s stories:

Bill Werde

Bill Werde, director of the Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for the article, “Bob Dylan Sells Entire Songwriting Catalog.”


Gina Luttrell

Regina Luttrell, assistant professor of public relations, was interviewed by KCBS for the podcast segment, “How can health officials appeal to millions of COVID-19 vaccine skeptics?


Hua Jiang, associate professor and interim chair of public relations, was interviewed by Gadget for the article, “How to let people feel good about using chatbots.”


Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson, trustee professor of television, radio and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, was interviewed by KSRO for the radio segment, “Dr. Robert Thompson On The Latest In The World Of Pop Culture.”

Regina Luttrell, assistant professor of public relations, co-authored the article, “PR Ethics Literacy: Identifying Moral and Ethical Values Through Purposeful Ethical Education” for the Journal of Public Relations Education published by AEJMC.


Smith writes article for Script magazine about pushing boundaries with comedy

Evan Smith, professor of television, radio and film, wrote the article, “Crossing the Line That Now Keeps Moving” for Script Magazine.

Sheehan writes article for Adweek about using search to measure broadcast ad effectiveness

Brian Sheehan, professor of advertising, wrote the article, “What Brands Can Do With Search Until TV Provides Better Measurement” for Adweek.

Chock interviewed by Business Insider about celebrities throwing parties despite the pandemic

Makana Chock, associate professor of communications,, was interviewed by Business Insider for the article, “Celebrities are shamelessly throwing parties in the pandemic—and setting a dangerous example for the rest of us.”

We do tend to be influenced in terms of our attitudes and behavioral choices by role models or celebrities. It can have an impact on people’s beliefs about what is appropriate, what’s effective, and the overall message they may be receiving.

Makana Chock

Chock interviewed by Huffington Post about bad Christmas movies

Makana Chock, associate professor of communications, was interviewed by the Huffington Post for the article, “Why We Love Bad Christmas Movies.”

The uses and gratifications model proposes that people watch media to fulfill certain needs. These include affective needs.

Makana Chock