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Civic Engagement

Books Chen, N.-T., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Parks, M. (2010). The role of participatory journalism in promoting civic engagement in one ethno-linguistically diverse community. In Hutchison, D. & O'Donnell, H. (Eds.). Centres and peripheries: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan journalism in the twenty first century. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Matsaganis, M., Katz, V.S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2011). Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers, and Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2001). Metamorphosis white paper series: White Paper 1, community storytelling, storytelling community: Paths to belonging in diverse Los Angeles residential areas. Communication Technology and Community Program, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.The_challenge_of_belonging_in_the_21st_century.pdf Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Loges, W.E. (2001). Media: Ally or adversary? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 15, 62-69. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Communication Research. 28(4), 392-428 Broad, G. M., Ball-Rokeach, S., Ognyanova, K., Picasso, T., Stokes, B., Villanueva, G. (2013). Understanding the communication ecologies of community organizers to bridge communication research and community action. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(4), 325-345. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2013.844848 Chen, N. N.-T., Ball-Rokeach, S., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2011). The Alhambra Project: A theory-based strategy for the construction of a citizen journalism website. In Hutchison, D. & O'Donnell, H. (Eds.). Centres and peripheries: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan journalism in the twenty first century. Pp 255-270. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Chen, N.-T. N., Dong, F., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2012). Building a new media platform for local storytelling and civic engagement in ethnically-diverse neighborhoods. New Media & Society, 1, 931-950. doi: 10.1177/146144481143564 Chen, N.-T. N., Ognyanova, K., Zhao, N., Liu, W., Gerson, D., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Parks, M. (2013). Communication and socio-demographic forces shaping civic engagement patterns in a multiethnic city. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and community (pp. 207-232). New York: Hampton Press. Hardyk, B., Loges, W.E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2005). Radio as a successful local storyteller in Los Angeles: A case study of KKBT and KPCC. Journal of Radio Studies. 12 (1). Katz, V.S. (2010). How children of immigrants use media to connect their families to the community: The case of Latinos in Los Angeles. Journal of Children and Media. 4(3), 298-315. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Civic engagement from a communication infrastructure perspective. Communication Theory, 16 (2), 173-197. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Neighborhood storytelling resources and civic engagement: A multilevel approach. Human Communication Research, 32(4), 411-439. Kim, Y. C., Jung, J.-Y., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Geo-ethnicity and civic engagement: A communication infrastructure perspective. Political Communication, 23(3), 421-441. Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Cohen, E.L., & Jung, J.Y. (2002). Metamorphosis of civic actions post September 11th: From local storytelling networks to national action. In B. Greenberg (Ed.), Communication and terrorism (pp. 289-304). Cresskill: Hampton Press. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2002). Belonging across geographic and Internet spaces: Ethnic area variations. In B. Wellman & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Internet in everyday life. UK: Blackwells. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2001). Real and virtual social ties: Connections in the everyday lives of seven ethnic neighborhoods. American Behavioral Scientist. 45(3), 550-564. Matsaganis, M. (2007). Neighborhood effects and the invisible motor of community change. In Burd, G., Drucker, S., & Grumpert, G. (Eds.), The Urban Communication Reader, pp. 73-103. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Ognyanova, K., Chen, N.-T. N., An, Z., Son, M., Gerson, D., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Parks, M. (2013). Online participation in a community context: Patterns of civic engagement and connections to local communication resources. International Journal of Communication, 7, 2433-2456. Retrieved from http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2287/1018 Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 2704-2724 http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335/1674 Wilkin, H., Katz, V., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2009). How family talk affects community storytelling: The role of family interaction in new immigrant civic engagement. Journal of Communication 59(2), 387-406.
Papers in Preparation Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & The Metamorphosis Project Team. The well-connected community: A new tool for planning to use the Internet to build community Kim, Y.C., & Matsaganis, M. (in progress) Living In A Stigmatized Neighborhood and Community Engagement: A Moderating Role of Connections to the Neighborhood Storytelling Network. Kim, Y.K. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., New immigrants, the Internet, and civil society. In A. Chadwick & P. Howard (Eds.), The Handbook of Internet Politics. New York: Routledge. Wilkin, H. A., Katz, V. S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2009). Community change begins at home: The role of family interaction in new immigrant Latinos' civic engagement. Journal of Communication, 59: 387-406.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings An, Z., Chen, N.-T. N., Liu, W., & Zhao, N. (2014). Agenda setting of media, public, and a local news website: Matches and mismatches. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA. Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (May, 2009). Organizer: Participatory Research and Social Change: Case Studies of Partnerships with Community Organizations, A panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Chen, N.-T., Ognyanova, K., Liu, W., & Zhao, N. (2011). The Alhambra project: Empowering urban community building through a research- driven local news website. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International Association for Media Communication Research, Istanbul, Turkey. Ball-Rokeach, S., & Ognyanova, K. (2011). The Impact of Digital Media on Political and Civic Engagement:Do Digital Media Matter? Presented at the AEJMC Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2002). Metamorphosis: Transforming the ties that bind. Paper presented a the Annenberg Public Policy Center Symposium on Deliberation, Democracy, and the Internet, Washington, DC. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Matei, S. (2001). Communication infrastructure and neighborhood belonging. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Parks, M., Gerson, D., Chen, N.T., Ognyanova, K. (2010). Building New Media Bridges across Ethnicity en route to Increased Civic Engagement. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Broad, G. (2010). Ritual Communication and Use Value in the Case of South Central Farm. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Broad, G.M. (2009). Gardens as Sites for Neighborhood Communication: The Case of Hollywood Community Gardens. Paper presented at the Urban Communication Foundation Seminar at the Conference of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. Chavez, C.A. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2006). Exploring the Role of Religious Affiliation on Civic Engagement Amongst New Immigrant Latinos in Los Angeles. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany. Chen, N.-T. & Huang, J. (2009). The Alhambra Project: Building a Civically-Engaged Community Through the Re-Localization of News in Alhambra, Los Angeles County. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Chen, N.-T. N., Ognyanova, K., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Wang, C., & Zhang, C. (2014). Causing ripples in local power relations: A case study of the meso-level influence of a hyperlocal news website. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. Chen, N.-T., Ognyanova, K., Zhao, N., Liu, W., Gerson, D., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Parks, M. (2012). Communication and socio-demographic forces shaping civic engagement patterns in a multiethnic neighborhood. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J.Y., & Kim, Y.C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Paper presented to the Communications Conference, New York. Gonzalez, C.& Moreno, E. (2008). Working Together for a Shared Community: Community-Based Organizations as Sites of Intergroup Interaction. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Hardyk, B., Loges, W.E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Radio as a successful local storyteller in Los Angeles: A case study of KKBT and KPCC. Presented to the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans. Katz, V. (2007). Making the connection: What immigrant children do for their families and how it matters. Presentation at the UCLA Migration Symposium, Los Angeles. Katz, V. (2008). Connections between intergroup relations, family interaction, and engagement with the schools. ICA Conference. Montreal-Quebec, Canada. Katz, V. (2009). How children mediate connections between home and community: The case of Latinos in South Los Angeles. Top 3 Faculty Paper presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Katz, V.S. & Matsaganis, M.D. (2011, July). Ethnic media and social integration of new immigrants in cities: A multilevel approach. Presented at the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers Annual Conference (Istanbul, Turkey). Katz, V.S. (2011, May). How children of immigrants contribute to family health and community wellness in urban neighborhoods. Presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA). Kim, Y.C & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Community Storytelling Network, Neighborhood Context, and Civic Engagement: A Multilevel Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AEJMC Theory and Methodology Division, San Francisco. Kim, Y.C. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Communication infrastructure theory: An ecological approach to civic engagement in the contemporary urban environment. Voice and Citizenship Conference, University of Washington. Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., & Cohen, E.L. (2002). Internet connectedness in a crisis: Connectors connected more after September 11th. Paper presented to the Convention Chair Sponsored Special Session, Broadcast Education Association Convention, Las Vegas. Kim, Y.C., Jung, J. Y., Cohen, E.L., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2003). Internet connectedness before and after September 11th: High connectors connect more. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego. Lin, W. Y., Song, H. & Mercado, A. (2004). Storytelling into Community Building: The role of geo-ethnic media in building communities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans. Liu, W. (2011 November). Political brokering in the domestic sphere: Examining the role of children in immigrant political socialization and participation. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2001). Off-line Social Bonds as Predictors for On-line Social Ties. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Matsaganis, M. (2006). Neighborhood Effects and the Invisible Motor of Community Change. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Dresden. Matsaganis, M. (2009). How the interaction of residents and community institutions impacts health literacy and how it can be leveraged to improve health care access. American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. Ognyanova, K., Chen, N.-T. N., An, Z., Son, M., Gerson, D., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Parks, M. (2012). Online participation in a community context: Patterns of civic engagement and connections to local communication resources. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Song, H. (2006). The relationship between humans, space, and media in globalization: The role of local and global news in ethnic media on the sense of belonging toward the residential area. Paper presented at the Annual Conference at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Student Conference, Singapore. Song, H. (2007). The dual roles of ethnic media: The effect of neighborhood news and home country news connectedness of ethnic media on the sense of belonging to the residential area. Paper presented at the annual conference of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Villanueva, G. (2011). Communicating the Space of Community Redevelopment in Hollywood: Harnessing Community-Based Research, New Information Technology, and Digital Media to Uncover the Neighborhood of Hollywood. USC Annenberg Fellows Symposium. April 2011. Los Angeles, CA. Villanueva, G., Broad, G. (2010). Redirecting the Negative Communicative Urban Tradition of the South Figueroa Corridor: Visualizing Communication Asset Mapping and Neighborhood Storytelling. Paper presented at the Urban Foundation Pre-Conference, National Communication Association. November 2010. San Francisco, CA. Villanueva, G., Holsheimer, A., and Cowley, J., (2010). Engaging the Space of Community Redevelopment in Los Angeles: Harnessing Community-Based Research, Organizational Capacity-Building, New Information Technology, and Digital Storytelling Tools to Enhance Civic Engagement. Presentation at Spaces and Flows: An International Conference on Urban and Extraurban Studies. December 2010. Los Angeles, CA. Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Matsaganis, M.D., & Cheong, P. (2007). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association. San Francisco.
Dissertations Katz, V. (2007). From conversation to conversion: Children's efforts to translate their immigrant families' social networks into community connections. Kim, Y.C. (2003). Storytelling community: Communication infrastructure and civic engagements in urban spaces. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (12), 4256. Lin, W.Y. (2004). Communication and community-building: The role of ethnic media in the Chinese immigrant community of Los Angeles. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3203. Matsaganis, M. D. (2008). Rediscovering the communication engine of neighborhood effects: how the interaction of residents and community institutions impacts health literacy and how it can be leveraged to improve health care access. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Song, H. (2008). Acculturation and Latino immigrants' health attitudes and behaviors: An approach of bidimensional acculturation model, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Wilson. M.E. (2000). Leading the community chorus: The role of organizations in society. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (09), 2920.
Other Presentations Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (November, 2009). The seeds of civic engagement in contemporary urban communities. Lecture in receipt of the Wayne Danielson Award for Distinguished Contributions to Communication Scholarship, Presented at the University of Texas at Austin. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Moran, M. & Frank, L. (April, 2010). Engaging residents, community organizations, and geo-ethnic media for improved community health. Presentation to the Magnolia Place Consortium, Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Ognyanova, K. & Chen, N.-T. (2011). The Alhambra Source: Enhancing civic engagement in a multiethnic community. Poster presented at the Third Annual GPSS Poster Symposium, Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & Moran, M. (February, 2010). Belonging communities and sustainable economic development. Presentation to the Envisioning A New City in 2010 Conference, Music Center Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles.

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Crisis Communication and Conflict

Published Papers Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., & Kim, Y. C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Prometheus, 20(3), 221-228. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. Y. (2003). Storytelling September 11th: A multilevel perspective. In A.M. Noll, (Ed.), Crisis communications: Lessons from September 11 (pp. 31-45). Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield. Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Cohen, E.L., & Jung, J.Y. (2002). Metamorphosis of civic actions post September 11th: From local storytelling networks to national action. In B. Greenberg (Ed.), Communication and terrorism (pp. 289-304). Cresskill: Hampton Press. Kim, Y.C., Jung, J., Cohen, E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Internet connectedness before and after September 11, 2001. New Media and Society, 6(5), 612-632. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2007). Communication channels, spatial stereotyping, and urban conflict: A cross-scale and spatio-temporal analysis. Journal of Dispute Resolution, 1, 195-210. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Qiu, J. (2001). Fear and misperception of Los Angeles urban space: A spatial statistical study of communication-shaped mental maps. Communication Research, 28(4), 429-463. matei_fear_CR.pdf Matei, S.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2005). Watts, the 1965 Los Angeles riots and the communicative construction of the fear epicenter of Los Angeles. Communication Monographs, 72(3), 301-323. Matei_Ball_Rokeach_2005_Watts_The_1965_LA_Riots_Communicative_0259.pdf Matsaganis, M., & Payne, J. G. (2005). Agenda setting in a culture of fear: The lasting effects of September 11 on American Politics and Journalism. American Behavioral Scientist, 49(3), 379-392.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Hayden, C. (2003). South Central Los Angeles and the Westside as floating signifiers in the Los Angeles Times. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J.Y., & Kim, Y.C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Paper presented to the Communications on September 11 Conference, New York. Cohen, E.L., Hayden, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Floating signifiers of urban community. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans. Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., & Cohen, E.L. (2002). Internet connectedness in a crisis: Connectors connected more after September 11th. Paper presented to the Convention Chair Sponsored Special Session, Broadcast Education Association Convention, Las Vegas. Villanueva, G. (2009). Public Responses to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and the Transformation of the Urban Public Sphere for the 21st Century. Paper Presented at National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois. Wilkin, H.A., Stringer, K., O'Quin, K., Hunt, K., & Montgomery, S. (2010). Should We Chase Ambulances? The Challenge of Locating Residents for a 911 (mis)use Intervention Project. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore.
Dissertations Cheong, P. (2004). Media relations, threat and health problem-solving behaviors: Extension and application of communication infrastructure theory and research. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3202.

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Geo-Ethnic Media

Books Chen, N.-T., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Parks, M. (2010). The role of participatory journalism in promoting civic engagement in one ethno-linguistically diverse community. In Hutchison, D. & O'Donnell, H. (Eds.). Centres and peripheries: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan journalism in the twenty first century. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Matsaganis, M., Katz, V.S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2011). Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers, and Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & The Metamorphosis Project Research Team, (2000). The challenge of belonging in the 21st Century: The case of Los Angeles. Metamorphosis Project White Paper. Communication Technology and Community Program. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Lin, W.Y. (2004). Positioning ethnic Chinese television and the Internet in the lives of Chinese immigrant populations: a case study. A research report to ETTV. Communication technology and community program. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. Chávez, C., Moran. M.B., and Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (forthcoming 2012). Ethnically Targeted Advertising and Social Meaning: An Analysis of Representation in Spanish Language Advertising. In Amir Hetsroni (Ed) Advertising as Reality: A Global Look at Life in Commercials. New York: Continuum Publishing. Chen, N.-T. N., Dong, F., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2012). Building a new media platform for local storytelling and civic engagement in ethnically-diverse neighborhoods. New Media & Society, 1, 931-950. doi: 10.1177/146144481143564 Cheong, P.H., Wilkin, H.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Diagnosing the communication infrastructure in order to reach target audiences: A study of Hispanic communities in Los Angeles. In Cook, D. & Whitten, P. (Eds.), Understanding health communications technologies: A case study approach. (pp.101-110). Felix A., Gonzalez, C., and Ramirez, R. (2008). Political Protest, Ethnic Media, and Latino Naturalization. American Behavioral Scientist, 52(4), 618-634. Hardyk, B., Loges, W.E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2005). Radio as a successful local storyteller in Los Angeles: A case study of KKBT and KPCC. Journal of Radio Studies. 12 (1). Katz, V.S. (2010). How children of immigrants use media to connect their families to the community: The case of Latinos in Los Angeles. Journal of Children and Media. 4(3), 298-315. Lin, W. Y & Song, H. (2006). Geo-ethnic storytelling: An examination of ethnic media content in contemporary immigrant communities. Journalism, Theory, Practice, 7, 362-388. Lin, W.Y, Song, H., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (June, 2010). Localizing the global: Exploring the transnational ties that bind in new immigrant communities. Journal of Communication, 60(2): 205-229. Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J. , Matsaganis, M. D., & Cheong, P. H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication. Wilkin, H. A., Valente, T. W., Murphy, S., Cody, M. J., Huang, G., & Beck, V. (2007). Does entertainment-education work with Latinos in the United States? Identification and the effects of a telenovela breast cancer storyline. Journal of Health Communication, 12(6). Wilkin, H.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2006). Reaching at risk groups: The importance of health storytelling in Los Angeles Latino media. Journalism: Theory, Practice, 7, 299-320. Wilkin, H.A., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Matsaganis, M.D., & Cheong, P.H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication.
Papers in Preparation Wilkin, H. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. Using health communication connections to better reach audiences with cancer prevention messages.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J. & Gonzalez, C. (2010). Conceptual tools for exploring immigrants' communication landscapes. Presentation at the International Communication Association (ERIC) and International Association of Mass Communication Researchers. Singapore Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Cheong, P. H., Wilkin, H. A., & Matsaganis, M. D. (2004). A Map to the Multiethnic Communication Landscape of Los Angeles Immigrant Communities, Old and New. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Chen, N.-T., Ognyanova, K., Liu, W., & Zhao, N. (2011). The Alhambra project: Empowering urban community building through a research- driven local news website. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International Association for Media Communication Research, Istanbul, Turkey. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Chen, N.-T., Usher, N., Dong, F., Huang, J., & Carrillo, W. (2009). The Potential and Challenges for Trilingual Journalism: A Community-based approach. Paper presented at the Centres and Peripheries Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. Ball-Rokeach, S., & Ognyanova, K. (2011). The Impact of Digital Media on Political and Civic Engagement:Do Digital Media Matter? Presented at the AEJMC Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & Wilkin, H. (2006) Ethnic differences in health information seeking behavior: Methodological and applied issues. Paper presented at the meeting of the joint Annenberg Health Conference. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Geo-ethnic communities of Los Angeles. Paper presented at the meeting of the Leadership California Conference on California Heritage: Shaping California's Future, San Francisco. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Song, H. (2007). Public access channels: On becoming a local storyteller. Presented at the Board of Information Technology Commissioners City of Los Angeles. Broad, G.M. (2009). Vegan Soul Food: African-American Vegetarianism in the Media. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication and Environment, University of Southern Maine. Gonzalez, C. (2009). Latinos Online: Exploring Social Support Messages in Univision Online's Immigration Forum. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Gonzalez, C. (2010). Mobilizing Information in Univision Online's Election 2008 Forum. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Gonzalez, C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2011). Including ethnic media in social research: It's about time. Presentation for the Diversity & Equity Award special session at the AEJMC Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Gonzalez, C., Broad, G.M., & Villanueva, G. (2009). Academics as Advocates: Community-Based Research and Geo-Ethnic Media. Presented at the Local Media for Social Change: A Southern California Regional Summit, Los Angeles CA. Hardyk, B., Loges, W.E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Radio as a successful local storyteller in Los Angeles: A case study of KKBT and KPCC. Presented to the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans. Katz, V. & Matsaganis, M. (2007). "Geo-Ethnicity" as a Tool for Understanding Diversity in Local Media & Culture. Paper accepted to The Our Media-Nuestros Medios VI International Conference, Sydney. Katz, V. & Matsaganis, M. (2007). A communication ecology approach to theory and method in understanding community media. Paper accepted to The OurMedia-NuestrosMedios VI International Conference, Sydney. Katz, V. & Matsaganis, M. (2007). A communication ecology approach to understanding community media, place, and ethnicity in context. Paper presented at The AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Reno. Katz, V. (2008). Child Translators and media use. Drexel University Conference on Migration and Childhood (Philadelphia, PA) Katz, V.S. & Matsaganis, M.D. (2011, July). Ethnic media and social integration of new immigrants in cities: A multilevel approach. Presented at the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers Annual Conference (Istanbul, Turkey). Lin, W. Y. (2007). When the alternative goes mainstream: The competition between ethnic TV and the Internet. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco. Lin, W. Y., Song, H. & Mercado, A. (2004). Storytelling into Community Building: The role of geo-ethnic media in building communities . Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans. Lin, W. Y., Song, H. (2005). Local media, global content?: Exploring the transnational dialogue in the ethnic media in new immigrant communities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New York, NY. Matsaganis, M., & Katz, V. (2007). Ethnic media beyond the first generation: challenges and opportunities for sustainable growth. International Conference of the Union for Democratic Communications. Vancouver, Canada. Matsaganis, M., & Katz, V.S. (2012) How Latino migration flows and Latino media growth influence local communities in the U.S. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Matsaganis, M.D. & Katz, V.S. (2011, July). Professional challenges for ethnic media journalists. Presented at the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers Annual Conference (Istanbul, Turkey). Song, H. (2006). The relationship between humans, space, and media in globalization: The role of local and global news in ethnic media on the sense of belonging toward the residential area. Paper presented at the Annual Conference at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Student Conference, Singapore. Song, H. (2007). Connections to mainstream and ethnic media in context: An empirical test of a two-dimensional ethnic identity model. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Song, H. (2007). The dual roles of ethnic media: The effect of neighborhood news and home country news connectedness of ethnic media on the sense of belonging to the residential area. Paper presented at the annual conference of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Villanueva, G. (2009). Media for Social Change: A Process Evaluation of Bresee's Youth Film Festival on Social Justice. Academics as Advocates session: Community-Based Research and Geo-Ethnic Media. Paper presented at Local Media for Social Change: A Southern California Regional Summit. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Matsaganis, M.D., & Cheong, P. (2007). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association. San Francisco. Wilkin, H.A., & Gonzales, C. (2006). Are Spanish language television shows connecting Los Angeles Latino residents to their health storytelling networks? Paper presented at the 56th International Communication Association Conference, Dresden, Germany.
Dissertations Chavez, C. (2009). Hispanic advertising as social orientation. An examination of the advertising industry as a field of cultural production. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Lin, W.Y. (2004). Communication and community-building: The role of ethnic media in the Chinese immigrant community of Los Angeles. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3203.
Other Presentations Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (June, 2009). Public service media: Three conceptual tools. Keynote to the Beyond Broadcast Conference Public Service Media from Local to Global. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Moran, M. & Frank, L. (April, 2010). Engaging residents, community organizations, and geo-ethnic media for improved community health. Presentation to the Magnolia Place Consortium, Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Ognyanova, K. & Chen, N.-T. (2011). The Alhambra Source: Enhancing civic engagement in a multiethnic community. Poster presented at the Third Annual GPSS Poster Symposium, Los Angeles. Katz, V.S. & Matsaganis, M. (2011, May). Broadband internet and ethnic media: Opportunity or threat? Presentation at the Ford Foundation Digital Diversity Experts Workshop (New York, NY).

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Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Son, M. (2012). Uncovering the opportunities for Korean-Latino intergroup communication in Los Angeles' Koreatown through community-based collaborative research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona. Villanueva, G., Broad, G. M., (2012). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Application Toward Building Healthy Communities in South Los Angeles. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference. Phoenix, AZ.
Dissertations Broad, G.M. (2013). Food is the medium: Food movements, social justice & the communication ecology approach

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Families and Children

Books Katz, V.S. (2014). Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interactions for Their Families. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Published Papers Katz, V.S. (2010). How children of immigrants use media to connect their families to the community: The case of Latinos in Los Angeles. Journal of Children and Media. 4(3), 298-315. Katz, V.S. (2014). Children as brokers of their immigrant families' healthcare connections. Social Problems, 61(2), 194-215. Loges, W.E. and Jung, Joo-Young (2001). Exploring the Digital Divide: Internet connectedness and age. Communication Research, 28(4), 536-562. Wilkin, H., Katz, V., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2009). How family talk affects community storytelling: The role of family interaction in new immigrant civic engagement. Journal of Communication 59(2), 387-406.
Papers in Preparation Loges, W.E., Qiu, J., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Broken bonds at work, broken bonds at home: A theoretical connection. Wilkin, H. A., Katz, V. S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2009). Community change begins at home: The role of family interaction in new immigrant Latinos' civic engagement. Journal of Communication, 59: 387-406. Wilkin, H. A., Katz, V., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Community change begins at home: The role of family interaction on civic engagement outcomes.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Katz, V. (2007). Making the connection: What immigrant children do for their families and how it matters. Presentation at the UCLA Migration Symposium, Los Angeles. Katz, V. (2007). Personal technologies for communal purpose: A study of adolescent Latinos and new communication technologies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago. Katz, V. (2008). An Active Education: Classroom Participation as an Influence On Inter-group Relations Between Parents. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Katz, V. (2008). Child Translators and media use. Drexel University Conference on Migration and Childhood (Philadelphia, PA) Katz, V. (2008). Connections between intergroup relations, family interaction, and engagement with the schools. ICA Conference. Montreal-Quebec, Canada. Katz, V. (2009). How children mediate connections between home and community: The case of Latinos in South Los Angeles. Top 3 Faculty Paper presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Katz, V. S., Wilkin, H. A., & Hether, H. J. (2010, August). Family communication and healthy lifestyle choices: An exploration of family talk among Latinos and African Americans. Paper presented at the 105th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Katz, V., Wilkin, H., & Hether, H.J. (2010). Does Family Communication Affect Healthy Lifestyle Choices? An Exploration of Family Talk Among Latinos and African Americans. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Katz, V.S. (2011, May). How children of immigrants contribute to family health and community wellness in urban neighborhoods. Presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA). Liu, W. (2011 November). Political brokering in the domestic sphere: Examining the role of children in immigrant political socialization and participation. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. Loges, W. E. and Jung, Joo-Young. (2001). Exploring the digital divide: Internet connectedness and age. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C. Loges, W. E., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Qiu, L. (2005). Broken bonds at work, broken bonds at home: A theoretical connection Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New York City. Loges, W.E. and Jung, Joo-Young. (2001). Exploring the digital divide: Internet connectedness and age. Presented to the 51st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C. Loges, W.E., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Qiu, J.L. (2003). Broken bonds at work, Broken bonds at home: A theoretical connection. Paper presented to the conference "From 9-to-5 to 24/7: How workplace change impact families, work, and communities," Orlando. Qiu, J.L, Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Li, H.M (2002). The metamorphosis of communicative bonds between work, family, & community in the age of globalization. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans. Schrock, A. (2011). Collaboration in Rural First-Generation Immigrant Families: Urban Comparisons, Team Characteristics, and Implications for Knowledge Gap Research. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Boston, MA.
Dissertations Katz, V. (2007). From conversation to conversion: Children's efforts to translate their immigrant families' social networks into community connections.

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Globalization

Books Matsaganis, M., Katz, V.S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2011). Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers, and Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Sturken, M., Thomas, D. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., (Eds.). (2004). Technological visions: The hopes and fears that shape new technologies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & The Metamorphosis Project Research Team, (2000). The globalization of everyday life: Visions and reality. Metamorphosis Project White Paper. Communication Technology and Community Program, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Chen, N.-T. N., Dong, F., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2012). Building a new media platform for local storytelling and civic engagement in ethnically-diverse neighborhoods. New Media & Society, 1, 931-950. doi: 10.1177/146144481143564 Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., Kim, Y. C., & Qiu, J. (2004). The globalization of everyday life: Vision and reality. In M. Sturken, D. Thomas, & S.J. Ball-Rokeach (Eds.), Technological visions: The hopes and fears that shape new technologies. Temple University Press. Jung, J.-Y., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y.-C., & Matei, S. (2007). ICTs and communities in the 21st Century: Challenges and perspectives. In C. Ciborra, R. Mansell, D. Quah, & R. Silverstone (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies (pp.561-580). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kim, Y. C., Jung, J. Y., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (In Press). Ethnicity, place, and communication technology: Effects of ethnicity on multi-dimensional Internet connectedness. Information Technology and People, 20(3).
Papers in Preparation Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Migration and immigration. In W. Donsfach (Ed.), Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication. Kim, Y.K. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., New immigrants, the Internet, and civil society. In A. Chadwick & P. Howard (Eds.), The Handbook of Internet Politics. New York: Routledge. Lin, W.Y, Song, H., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. Local media, global content?: Exploring the transnational ties that bind in new immigrant communities.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J. & Gonzalez, C. (2010). Conceptual tools for exploring immigrants' communication landscapes. Presentation at the International Communication Association (ERIC) and International Association of Mass Communication Researchers. Singapore Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Matsaganis, M. (2008). Recreating global society in a global era: back to basics. Presented to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy/Aspen Institute, Mountain View, CA. Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S., Kim, Y., & Jung, J. (2000). The Globalization of Everyday Life: Visions and Realities of Social Justice in the Internet Age. Paper presented at the Rochester Institute of Technology Conference on "Social Justice, Peace, and International Conflict Resolution: Civic Discourse beyond the Millennium", Rochester, NY. Lin, W. Y., Song, H. (2005). Local media, global content?: Exploring the transnational dialogue in the ethnic media in new immigrant communities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New York, NY. Liu, W., & Ball-Rokeach, S. (2012). Storytelling networks and immigrant political socialization: A communication resource-based model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Matsaganis, M., & Katz, V.S. (2012) How Latino migration flows and Latino media growth influence local communities in the U.S. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Son, M. (2012). Uncovering the opportunities for Korean-Latino intergroup communication in Los Angeles' Koreatown through community-based collaborative research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona. Song, H. (2006). The relationship between humans, space, and media in globalization: The role of local and global news in ethnic media on the sense of belonging toward the residential area. Paper presented at the Annual Conference at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Student Conference, Singapore.
Dissertations Qui, L. (2004). (Dis)connecting the Pearl River Delta: The transformation of a regional telecommunications infrastructure, 1978--2002. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (07), 2411.
Other Presentations Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (June, 2009). Public service media: Three conceptual tools. Keynote to the Beyond Broadcast Conference Public Service Media from Local to Global. Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (March 2009) Globalization. Grounded traces. Keynote address to the Civil Society, Communication Conference. Southern Illinois University. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (September 2008). Recreating civil society in a global era: Back to basics. Presentation given to The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, a project of the Aspen Institute and the John S.and James L. Knight Foundation. Presentation held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Health Communication

Books Katz, V.S. (2014). Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interactions for Their Families. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & Wilkin, H.A. (2009). Ethnic differences in health information seeking behavior: Methodological and applied issues. Communication Research Reports, Vol. 26. No. 1, pp. 1-8 Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Loges, W.E. (2001). Media: Ally or adversary? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 15, 62-69. Cheong, P.H., Wilkin, H.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Diagnosing the communication infrastructure in order to reach target audiences: A study of Hispanic communities in Los Angeles. In Cook, D. & Whitten, P. (Eds.), Understanding health communications technologies: A case study approach. (pp.101-110). Katz, V.S. (2014). Children as brokers of their immigrant families' healthcare connections. Social Problems, 61(2), 194-215. Kim, Y-C., Moran, M., Wilkin, H. A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2011). Integrated connection to a neighborhood storytelling network (ICSN), education, and chronic disease knowledge among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles. Journal of Health Communication 16: 393-415. Kim, Y.C. Wilkin, H.A., Moran, M.B., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (Resubmitted). Integrated Connection to a Neighborhood Storytelling Network (ICSN), education, and chronic disease knowledge among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles. Journal of Health Communication. Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 2704-2724 http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335/1674 Wilkin, H. A. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2011). Hard to reach? Using health access status as a way to more effectively target segments of the Hispanic audience. Health Education Research 26(2): 239-253. Wilkin, H. A., Moran, M. B., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Gonzales, C., & Kim, Y-C. (2010). Applications of communication infrastructure theory. Health Communication, 25(6), 611-612. Wilkin, H. A., Valente, T. W., Murphy, S., Cody, M. J., Huang, G., & Beck, V. (2007). Does entertainment-education work with Latinos in the United States? Identification and the effects of a telenovela breast cancer storyline. Journal of Health Communication, 12(6). Wilkin, H.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2006). Reaching at risk groups: The importance of health storytelling in Los Angeles Latino media. Journalism: Theory, Practice, 7, 299-320.
Papers in Preparation Kim, Y.C., & Wilkin, H. (in progress) Structural Constraints, Neighborhood Communication Resources, and Access to Health Information among Hispanic Immigrants in Los Angeles. Wilkin, H. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. Using health communication connections to better reach audiences with cancer prevention messages.
Special Journal Issue Cheong, P.H. (2007). Health Communication Resources for Uninsured and Insured Hispanics. Health Communication, 21(2), 153-163.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Cheong, P. H., & Wilkin, H. (2003). Tapping Into Virtual Resources: Newer and Older Media in Health Promotion. Paper presented at the Virtual Learning in Health Communication Conference, Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & Wilkin, H. (2006) Ethnic differences in health information seeking behavior: Methodological and applied issues. Paper presented at the meeting of the joint Annenberg Health Conference. Broad, G. (2010). Jamie Oliver Takes On the US School Food System. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Katz, V. (2007). Making the connection: What immigrant children do for their families and how it matters. Presentation at the UCLA Migration Symposium, Los Angeles. Katz, V. S., Wilkin, H. A., & Hether, H. J. (2010, August). Family communication and healthy lifestyle choices: An exploration of family talk among Latinos and African Americans. Paper presented at the 105th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Katz, V.S. (2011, May). How children of immigrants contribute to family health and community wellness in urban neighborhoods. Presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA). Katz, V.S., Ang, A. & Suro, S. (2010, August). An ecological approach to understanding U.S. Latinos' health communication behaviors, access, and outcomes. Presented to the American Sociological Association Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA). Kim, Y-C, Wilkin, H. A., Moran, M. B. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2009). Effects of integrated connection to a neighborhood storytelling network and education on chronic disease knowledge gaps among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual conference, Chicago. Kim, Y.C. Wilkin, H.A., Moran, M.B., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2009). Integrated Connection to a Neighborhood Storytelling Network (ICSN), education, and chronic disease knowledge among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles. National Communication Association, Chicago. Kim, Y.C., Wilkin, H.A., Moran, M.B., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2008). Effects of Integrated Connection to a Neighborhood Storytelling Network (ICSN) and education on chronic disease knowledge gaps among African Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles. American Public Health Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA. Matsaganis, M. (2007). Harnessing the Power of Neighborhood Communication Networks to Build Health Literacy in Diverse Urban Communities. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference/Urban Communication Foundation Conference. Chicago, IL. Matsaganis, M. (2009). How the interaction of residents and community institutions impacts health literacy and how it can be leveraged to improve health care access. American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. Matsaganis, M.D., Wilkin, H.A.(2012).The Communicative Construction of Bridging and Bonding Civic Engagement for Healthier Neighborhoods. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference. Phoenix, AZ. Moran, M. (2010). Linking Social Identity to Three Theories of Behavioral Prediction. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Moran, M.B., Matsaganis, M., Gonzalez, C., & Schrock, A. (2011). Associations between Television and Mental Well-being via Neighborhood Belonging. Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. Wilkin, H. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2006) Using health communication connections to better reach audiences with cancer prevention messages. Paper presented at the meeting of the joint Annenberg Health Conference. Wilkin, H. A., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2010, June). Hard-to-reach? Using health access status as a way to more effectively target segments of the Hispanic audience. Paper presented at the 60th International Communication Association Conference, Singapore. Wilkin, H. A., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2010, June). Hard-to-reach? Using health access status as a way to more effectively target segments of the Hispanic audience. Paper presented at the 60th International Communication Association Conference, Singapore. Wilkin, H.A., & Gonzales, C. (2006). Are Spanish language television shows connecting Los Angeles Latino residents to their health storytelling networks? Paper presented at the 56th International Communication Association Conference, Dresden, Germany.
Dissertations Cheong, P. (2004). Media relations, threat and health problem-solving behaviors: Extension and application of communication infrastructure theory and research. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3202. Katz, V. (2007). From conversation to conversion: Children's efforts to translate their immigrant families' social networks into community connections. Matsaganis, M. D. (2008). Rediscovering the communication engine of neighborhood effects: how the interaction of residents and community institutions impacts health literacy and how it can be leveraged to improve health care access. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Moran, M. (2009). The Role of Social Identity in Adolescent Smoking Behavior. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Wilkin, H.A. (2006). Diagnosing communication connections: Reaching underserved communities through existing communication ecologies. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67 (06).

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Communication Environment

Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Communication Research. 28(4), 392-428 Broad, G.M. (In Press). Revolution on Primetime TV - Jamie Oliver Takes On the US School Food System. In Frye, J. & Bruner, M. (Eds) The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality & Power. New York: Routledge. Cheong, P. H. & Wilkin, H. A. (2005). Digital divide(s) among Hispanic immigrants and Internet connections for health information seeking. In M. Allen & M. Convalso (Eds.), Internet Research Annual, 2, 175-188. Cheong, P.H., Wilkin, H.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Diagnosing the communication infrastructure in order to reach target audiences: A study of Hispanic communities in Los Angeles. In Cook, D. & Whitten, P. (Eds.), Understanding health communications technologies: A case study approach. (pp.101-110). Katz, V.S. (2014). Communication dynamics of immigrant integration. Communication Yearbook, 38, 39-68. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Civic engagement from a communication infrastructure perspective. Communication Theory, 16 (2), 173-197. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Neighborhood storytelling resources and civic engagement: A multilevel approach. Human Communication Research, 32(4), 411-439. Kim, Y., Ball-Rokeach, S. & Song, H. (Ed). (2003). Community and market: A survey of Korean-Americans in Southern California. (Available from the Korea Daily, 690 Wilshire Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005). Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2002). Belonging across geographic and Internet spaces: Ethnic area variations. In B. Wellman & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Internet in everyday life. UK: Blackwells. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2007). Communication channels, spatial stereotyping, and urban conflict: A cross-scale and spatio-temporal analysis. Journal of Dispute Resolution, 1, 195-210. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2001). Real and virtual social ties: Connections in the everyday lives of seven ethnic neighborhoods. American Behavioral Scientist. 45(3), 550-564. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Qiu, J. (2001). Fear and misperception of Los Angeles urban space: A spatial statistical study of communication-shaped mental maps. Communication Research, 28(4), 429-463. matei_fear_CR.pdf Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Wilson, M., Gibbs, J., & Gutierrez Hoyt, E. (2001). Metamorphosis: A field research methodology for studying communication technology and community. Electronic Journal of Communication. 11(2). From http://www.cios.org/www/ejcrec2.htm. Matei, S.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2005). Watts, the 1965 Los Angeles riots and the communicative construction of the fear epicenter of Los Angeles. Communication Monographs, 72(3), 301-323. Matei_Ball_Rokeach_2005_Watts_The_1965_LA_Riots_Communicative_0259.pdf Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J. , Matsaganis, M. D., & Cheong, P. H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication.
Papers in Preparation Kim, Y.C., & Wilkin, H. (in progress) Structural Constraints, Neighborhood Communication Resources, and Access to Health Information among Hispanic Immigrants in Los Angeles.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Geo-ethnic communities of Los Angeles. Paper presented at the meeting of the Leadership California Conference on California Heritage: Shaping California's Future, San Francisco. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Gonzalez, C., Son, M., Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2012). Understanding Individuals in the Context of Their Environment: Communication Ecology as a Concept and Method. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference in Pheonix, AZ. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings. Los Angeles. Broad, G.M. (2009). Gardens as Sites for Neighborhood Communication: The Case of Hollywood Community Gardens. Paper presented at the Urban Communication Foundation Seminar at the Conference of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. Broad, G.M., & Gonzalez, C. (2011, May). Intergroup Relations in South Los Angeles--Combining Communication Infrastructure and Contact Hypothesis Approaches. Paper presented at the Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, Massachusetts. Chavez, C. (2008). Catholic Parishes as Agents of Integration and Isolation. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Chavez, C.A. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2006). Exploring the Role of Religious Affiliation on Civic Engagement Amongst New Immigrant Latinos in Los Angeles. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany. Gonzalez, C.& Moreno, E. (2008). Working Together for a Shared Community: Community-Based Organizations as Sites of Intergroup Interaction. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Katz, V. (2008). An Active Education: Classroom Participation as an Influence On Inter-group Relations Between Parents. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Katz, V. (2009). Publicly and privately constituting community: A theoretical approach to understanding urban community development. Presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Kim, Y.C & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Community Storytelling Network, Neighborhood Context, and Civic Engagement: A Multilevel Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AEJMC Theory and Methodology Division, San Francisco. Kim, Y.C., Jung, J.Y., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Loges, W.E. (2002). Ethnicity, place, and communication technology: Geo-ethnic effect on multi-dimensional Internet Connectedness in urban communities. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea. Lapsansky, C. (2008). Community on the Walls: How Public Murals Can Affect Intergroup Relations in a Shared Community. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal. Matei, S. & Ball-Rokeach S.J. (2002). Ascription of "safe" and "unsafe" places: Communicative allocation of an overlooked scarce resource. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association, Chicago. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2001). Off-line Social Bonds as Predictors for On-line Social Ties. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, & Qiu, J. (2001). Mental Maps as Communication Research Tools and their Policy Implications. The International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Matsaganis, M. (2004). The Metamorphosis of the Urban Environment: Conceptualizing Community Space from a Communication Infrastructure Perspective. Urban Communication Pre-Conference, National Communication Association. Chicago. Matsaganis, M. (2006). Neighborhood Effects and the Invisible Motor of Community Change. International Communication Association. Dresden. Matsaganis, M. (2007). Harnessing the Power of Neighborhood Communication Networks to Build Health Literacy in Diverse Urban Communities. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference/Urban Communication Foundation Conference. Chicago, IL. Villanueva, G. (2009). Public Responses to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and the Transformation of the Urban Public Sphere for the 21st Century. Paper Presented at National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois. Villanueva, G. (2010). Mediating Space, Place, and Politics. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Villanueva, G. (2010). Addressing the People vs. Place Urban Planning Debate: The Human Development-Overlay District Project and the Case of Hollywood. Paper presentation at the Urban Affairs Association. March 2010. Waikiki: Hawaii. Villanueva, G. (2010). Communicating Urban Spaces On and Off Screen: The Mediation of Los Angeles in the Films Crash and Quinceanera. Paper presented at the International Communication Association. June 2010. Singapore. Wenzel, A. (2014). Eating in Alhambra: Food storytelling and intergroup relations. Paper presented at the 3rd Global Conference of Food: A Making Sense of: Project. Oxford, United Kingdom.
Dissertations Katz, V. (2007). From conversation to conversion: Children's efforts to translate their immigrant families' social networks into community connections. Kim, Y.C. (2003). Storytelling community: Communication infrastructure and civic engagements in urban spaces. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (12), 4256. Lin, W.Y. (2004). Communication and community-building: The role of ethnic media in the Chinese immigrant community of Los Angeles. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3203. Wilson. M.E. (2000). Leading the community chorus: The role of organizations in society. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (09), 2920.

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Communication Ecology and ICT's

Books Sturken, M., Thomas, D. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Eds (2004). Technological visions: The hopes and fears that shape new technologies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Lin, W.Y. (2004). Positioning Ethnic Chinese Television and the Internet in the Lives of Chinese Immigrant Populations: A Case Study. A Research Report to ETTV. Communication Technology and Community Program. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & The Metamorphosis Project Research Team, (2000). The globalization of everyday life: Visions and reality. Metamorphosis Project White Paper. Communication Technology and Community Program, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Broad, G. M., Ball-Rokeach, S., Ognyanova, K., Picasso, T., Stokes, B., Villanueva, G. (2013). Understanding the communication ecologies of community organizers to bridge communication research and community action. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(4), 325-345. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2013.844848 Cheong, P. H. & Wilkin, H. A. (2005). Digital divide(s) among Hispanic immigrants and Internet connections for health information seeking. In M. Allen & M. Convalso (Eds.), Internet Research Annual, 2, 175-188. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. Y. (2003). Storytelling September 11th: A multilevel perspective. In A.M. Noll, (Ed.), Crisis communications: Lessons from September 11 (pp. 31-45). Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield. Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., Kim, Y. C., & Qiu, J. (2004). The globalization of everyday life: Vision and reality. In M. Sturken, D. Thomas, & S.J. Ball-Rokeach (Eds.), Technological visions: The hopes and fears that shape new technologies. Temple University Press. Hayden, C., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2007). Maintaining the digital hub: Locating the community technology center in a communication infrastructure. New Media and Society, 19(2), 237-259. Jung, J.-Y., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y.-C., & Matei, S. (2007). ICTs and communities in the 21st Century: Challenges and perspectives. In C. Ciborra, R. Mansell, D. Quah, & R. Silverstone (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies (pp.561-580). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kim, Y. C., Jung, J. Y., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (In Press). Ethnicity, place, and communication technology: Effects of ethnicity on multi-dimensional Internet connectedness. Information Technology and People, 20(3). Kim, Y.C., Jung, J., Cohen, E., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Internet connectedness before and after September 11, 2001. New Media and Society, 6(5), 612-632. Loges, W.E. and Jung, Joo-Young (2001). Exploring the Digital Divide: Internet connectedness and age. Communication Research, 28(4), 536-562. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2002). Belonging across geographic and Internet spaces: Ethnic area variations. In B. Wellman & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Internet in everyday life. UK: Blackwells. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2001). Real and virtual social ties: Connections in the everyday lives of seven ethnic neighborhoods. American Behavioral Scientist. 45(3), 550-564. Matei, S., & S.J. (2003). The Internet in the communication infrastructure of urban residential communities: Meso or macro--linkage? Journal of Communication, 53(4), 642-657. Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 2704-2724 http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335/1674 Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J. , Matsaganis, M. D., & Cheong, P. H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication. Wilkin, H.A., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Matsaganis, M.D., & Cheong, P.H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication.
Papers in Preparation Ball-Rokeach, S. J., The digital divide. [In] W. Donsfach (Ed.), Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & The Metamorphosis Project Team. The well-connected community: A new tool for planning to use the Internet to build community Ball-Rokeach, S.J. Communication ecologies: Observing new immigrants negotiations of identity. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore 2010. Kim, Y.K. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., New immigrants, the Internet, and civil society. In A. Chadwick & P. Howard (Eds.), The Handbook of Internet Politics. New York: Routledge.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Cheong, P. H., & Wilkin, H. (2003). Tapping Into Virtual Resources: Newer and Older Media in Health Promotion. Paper presented at the Virtual Learning in Health Communication Conference, Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Cheong, P. H., Wilkin, H. A., & Matsaganis, M. D. (2004). A Map to the Multiethnic Communication Landscape of Los Angeles Immigrant Communities, Old and New. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans. Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y., Loges, W. E., & Jung, J. (2001). Measuring Ecological Relationships Between the Internet and Individuals: Revisiting the Internet Connectedness Index. Paper presented at the International Association of Mass Communication Research and International Communication Association Joint Conference on The Digital Divide. Austin, TX. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2000). The Internet Connectedness Index: Going beyond the digital divide to long term issues of inequality. Paper presented at The London School of Economics/Annenberg School Conference on Globalization, London. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Gonzalez, C. (2010). Communication Ecologies: Observing New Immigrants Negotiations of Identity. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore 2010. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Gonzalez, C., Son, M., Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2012). Understanding Individuals in the Context of Their Environment: Communication Ecology as a Concept and Method. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference in Pheonix, AZ. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J.Y., & Kim, Y.C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Paper presented to the Communications Conference, New York. Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S., Kim, Y., & Jung, J. (2000). The Globalization of Everyday Life: Visions and Realities of Social Justice in the Internet Age. Paper presented at the Rochester Institute of Technology Conference on "Social Justice, Peace, and International Conflict Resolution: Civic Discourse beyond the Millennium", Rochester, NY. Katz, V. & Matsaganis, M. (2007). A Communication Ecology Approach to Theory and Method in Understanding Community Media. Paper presented at the OurMedia-NuestrosMedios VI International Conference. Sydney. Katz, V. (2007). Personal technologies for communal purpose: A study of adolescent Latinos and new communication technologies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago. Katz, V.S., Ang, A. & Suro, S. (2010, August). An ecological approach to understanding U.S. Latinos' health communication behaviors, access, and outcomes. Presented to the American Sociological Association Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA). Kim, Y.C. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Communication infrastructure theory: An ecological approach to civic engagement in the contemporary urban environment. Voice and Citizenship Conference, University of Washington. Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., & Cohen, E.L. (2002). Internet connectedness in a crisis: Connectors connected more after September 11th. Paper presented to the Convention Chair Sponsored Special Session, Broadcast Education Association Convention, Las Vegas. Kim, Y.C., Jung, J. Y., Cohen, E.L., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2003). Internet connectedness before and after September 11th: High connectors connect more. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego. Kim, Y.C., Jung, J.Y., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Loges, W.E. (2002). Ethnicity, place, and communication technology: Geo-ethnic effect on multi-dimensional Internet Connectedness in urban communities. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea. Lin, W. Y. (2007). When the alternative goes mainstream: The competition between ethnic TV and the Internet. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco. Matsaganis, M., & Katz, V. (2007). A Communication Ecology Approach to Understanding Community Media, Place, and Ethnicity. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Reno. Ognyanova, K. (2011). Appropriation of News Media Content: A Key Mode of Online Participation. Presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Boston, MA. Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Matsaganis, M.D., & Cheong, P. (2007). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association. San Francisco.
Dissertations Broad, G.M. (2013). Food is the medium: Food movements, social justice & the communication ecology approach Jung, J.Y. (2003). Internet connectedness and its social origins: An ecological approach to communication media and social inequality. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (09), 3126. Qui, L. (2004). (Dis)connecting the Pearl River Delta: The transformation of a regional telecommunications infrastructure, 1978--2002. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (07), 2411. Wilkin, H.A. (2006). Diagnosing communication connections: Reaching underserved communities through existing communication ecologies. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67 (06).
Other Presentations Katz, V.S. & Matsaganis, M. (2011, May). Broadband internet and ethnic media: Opportunity or threat? Presentation at the Ford Foundation Digital Diversity Experts Workshop (New York, NY).

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Published Papers Chen, N. N.-T., Ball-Rokeach, S., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2011). The Alhambra Project: A theory-based strategy for the construction of a citizen journalism website. In Hutchison, D. & O'Donnell, H. (Eds.). Centres and peripheries: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan journalism in the twenty first century. Pp 255-270. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Ognyanova, K., Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2015). "Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach" In Communication and Information Technologies Annual. Published online: 30 Jan 2015; 3-27. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2050-206020150000009001 Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 2704-2724 http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335/1674
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Parks, M., Chen, N.-T., Ognyanova, K., Liu, W., & Zhao, N. (2011). The Alhambra project: Empowering urban community building through a research- driven local news website. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International Association for Media Communication Research, Istanbul, Turkey. Ball-Rokeach, S., & Ognyanova, K. (2011). The Impact of Digital Media on Political and Civic Engagement:Do Digital Media Matter? Presented at the AEJMC Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Gonzalez, C. (2010). Mobilizing Information in Univision Online's Election 2008 Forum. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore. Villanueva, G. (2011). Communicating the Space of Community Redevelopment in Hollywood: Harnessing Community-Based Research, New Information Technology, and Digital Media to Uncover the Neighborhood of Hollywood. USC Annenberg Fellows Symposium. April 2011. Los Angeles, CA.

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Research design

Published Papers Chen, N. N.-T., Ball-Rokeach, S., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2011). The Alhambra Project: A theory-based strategy for the construction of a citizen journalism website. In Hutchison, D. & O'Donnell, H. (Eds.). Centres and peripheries: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan journalism in the twenty first century. Pp 255-270. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Wilson, M., Gibbs, J., & Gutierrez Hoyt, E. (2001). Metamorphosis: A field research methodology for studying communication technology and community. Electronic Journal of Communication. 11(2). From http://www.cios.org/www/ejcrec2.htm. Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 2704-2724 http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335/1674
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (May, 2009). Organizer: Participatory Research and Social Change: Case Studies of Partnerships with Community Organizations, A panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, & Qiu, J. (2001). Mental Maps as Communication Research Tools and their Policy Implications. The International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Villanueva, G., Broad, G. M., (2012). Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Application Toward Building Healthy Communities in South Los Angeles. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference. Phoenix, AZ. Wilkin, H.A., Stringer, K., O'Quin, K., Hunt, K., & Montgomery, S. (2010). Should We Chase Ambulances? The Challenge of Locating Residents for a 911 (mis)use Intervention Project. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore.
Other Presentations Ball-Rokeach, S. J.., Villanueva, G. & Ognyanova, K. (November, 2010). Metamorphosis: Research in Action. Presentation to The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

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Theory

Books
Published Papers Ball-Rokeach, S.J. & Jung, J-Y, (2009). The Evolution of Media System dependency theory. In R. Nabi and M. B. Oliver, Sage Handbook of Media Processes and Effects. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Communication Research. 28(4), 392-428 Cheong, P. H. & Wilkin, H. A. (2005). Digital divide(s) among Hispanic immigrants and Internet connections for health information seeking. In M. Allen & M. Convalso (Eds.), Internet Research Annual, 2, 175-188. Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J. Y., & Kim, Y. C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Prometheus, 20(3), 221-228. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Civic engagement from a communication infrastructure perspective. Communication Theory, 16 (2), 173-197. Kim, Y. C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Neighborhood storytelling resources and civic engagement: A multilevel approach. Human Communication Research, 32(4), 411-439. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2002). Belonging across geographic and Internet spaces: Ethnic area variations. In B. Wellman & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Internet in everyday life. UK: Blackwells. Matei, S., & S.J. (2003). The Internet in the communication infrastructure of urban residential communities: Meso or macro--linkage? Journal of Communication, 53(4), 642-657. Matei, S.A., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2005). Watts, the 1965 Los Angeles riots and the communicative construction of the fear epicenter of Los Angeles. Communication Monographs, 72(3), 301-323. Matei_Ball_Rokeach_2005_Watts_The_1965_LA_Riots_Communicative_0259.pdf Ognyanova, K., Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2015). "Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach" In Communication and Information Technologies Annual. Published online: 30 Jan 2015; 3-27. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2050-206020150000009001 Wilkin, H. A., Ball-Rokeach, S. J. , Matsaganis, M. D., & Cheong, P. H. (In Press). Comparing the communication ecologies of geo-ethnic communities: How people stay on top of their community. Journal of Electronic Communication. Wilkin, H. A., Moran, M. B., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Gonzales, C., & Kim, Y-C. (2010). Applications of communication infrastructure theory. Health Communication, 25(6), 611-612.
Papers in Preparation Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Media system dependency theory. In W. Donsfach (Ed.), Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication. Jung, J-Y & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., From media system dependency theory to communication infrastructure theory. Kim, Y.K. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J., New immigrants, the Internet, and civil society. In A. Chadwick & P. Howard (Eds.), The Handbook of Internet Politics. New York: Routledge. Matsaganis, M. (In press). From a paradigm of neighborhood effects to a communication-based model of community change. In Gumpert, G., Drucker, S., & Burd, G. (Eds.), The Urban Communication Reader. Hampton Press. Wilkin, H. A., Katz, V. S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2009). Community change begins at home: The role of family interaction in new immigrant Latinos' civic engagement. Journal of Communication, 59: 387-406.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2004). Mass Communication: Mass communication division keynote panel. Chair of panel for the 54th International Communication Association Conference. New Orleans. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2002). Metamorphosis: Transforming the ties that bind. Paper presented a the Annenberg Public Policy Center Symposium on Deliberation, Democracy, and the Internet, Washington, DC. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings. Los Angeles. Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Matei, S. (2001). Communication infrastructure and neighborhood belonging. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Gonzalez, C., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2011). Including ethnic media in social research: It's about time. Presentation for the Diversity & Equity Award special session at the AEJMC Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Jung, J.Y. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). From media systems dependency theory to a communication infrastructure approach. The International Communication Association Conference. New Orleans. Katz, V. & Matsaganis, M. (2007). A Communication Ecology Approach to Theory and Method in Understanding Community Media. Paper presented at the OurMedia-NuestrosMedios VI International Conference. Sydney. Katz, V. (2007). Making the connection: What immigrant children do for their families and how it matters. Presentation at the UCLA Migration Symposium, Los Angeles. Katz, V. (2009). Publicly and privately constituting community: A theoretical approach to understanding urban community development. Presented to the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Kim, Y.C & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Community Storytelling Network, Neighborhood Context, and Civic Engagement: A Multilevel Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AEJMC Theory and Methodology Division, San Francisco. Kim, Y.C. & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Communication infrastructure theory: An ecological approach to civic engagement in the contemporary urban environment. Voice and Citizenship Conference, University of Washington. Liu, W., & Ball-Rokeach, S. (2012). Storytelling networks and immigrant political socialization: A communication resource-based model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. Loges, W. E., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Qiu, L. (2005). Broken bonds at work, broken bonds at home: A theoretical connection Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New York City. Loges, W.E., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Qiu, J.L. (2003). Broken bonds at work, Broken bonds at home: A theoretical connection. Paper presented to the conference "From 9-to-5 to 24/7: How workplace change impact families, work, and communities," Orlando. Matei, S. & Ball-Rokeach S.J. (2002). Ascription of "safe" and "unsafe" places: Communicative allocation of an overlooked scarce resource. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association, Chicago. Matei, S., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2001). Off-line Social Bonds as Predictors for On-line Social Ties. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Matei, S., Ball-Rokeach, & Qiu, J. (2001). Mental Maps as Communication Research Tools and their Policy Implications. The International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Matsaganis, M. (2004). The Metamorphosis of the Urban Environment: Conceptualizing Community Space from a Communication Infrastructure Perspective. Urban Communication Pre-Conference, National Communication Association. Chicago. Matsaganis, M. (2006). Neighborhood Effects and the Invisible Motor of Community Change. International Communication Association. Dresden. Moran, M. (2010). Linking Social Identity to Three Theories of Behavioral Prediction. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Qiu, J.L, Ball-Rokeach, S.J., & Li, H.M (2002). The metamorphosis of communicative bonds between work, family, & community in the age of globalization. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans. Song, H. (2007). Connections to mainstream and ethnic media in context: An empirical test of a two-dimensional ethnic identity model. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Villanueva, G., Broad, G. (2010). Spatial Analysis of the South Figueroa Corridor. USC Annenberg Fellows Symposium. April 2010. Los Angeles, CA. Wilkin, H.A., Stringer, K., O'Quin, K., Hunt, K., & Montgomery, S. (2010). Should We Chase Ambulances? The Challenge of Locating Residents for a 911 (mis)use Intervention Project. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Singapore.
Dissertations Cheong, P. (2004). Media relations, threat and health problem-solving behaviors: Extension and application of communication infrastructure theory and research. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (09), 3202. Jung, J.Y. (2003). Internet connectedness and its social origins: An ecological approach to communication media and social inequality. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (09), 3126. Katz, V. (2007). From conversation to conversion: Children's efforts to translate their immigrant families' social networks into community connections. Kim, Y.C. (2003). Storytelling community: Communication infrastructure and civic engagements in urban spaces. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (12), 4256. Qui, L. (2004). (Dis)connecting the Pearl River Delta: The transformation of a regional telecommunications infrastructure, 1978--2002. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (07), 2411. Wilkin, H.A. (2006). Diagnosing communication connections: Reaching underserved communities through existing communication ecologies. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67 (06). Wilson. M.E. (2000). Leading the community chorus: The role of organizations in society. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (09), 2920.
Other Presentations Ball-Rokeach, S. J.., Villanueva, G. & Ognyanova, K. (November, 2010). Metamorphosis: Research in Action. Presentation to The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (September 2008). Bridging Ethnic Communities: Moving Theory into Action. Keynote address given at the Media, Communication, and Humanity Conference at the London School of Economics.

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