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New Publication Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities Ecological in orientation and participatory in practice, Communication Asset Mapping (CAM) represents a tool for analyzing urban spaces’ potential as mediums for building healthy communities.  Full Citation: Villanueva, G., Broad, G.M., Gonzalez, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Murphy, S. (2016). Communication… 06/20/16
Communication Asset Mapping: An Ecological Field Application Toward Building Healthy Communities 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 06/20/16
Alhambra Alhambra was chosen in 2008 as a research site because of its limited media coverage, ethnically and linguistically diverse population, and relatively low levels of civic engagement. The neighborhood is located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It lies approximately eight miles from the Downtown… 04/08/16
International Communication Association Conference 2016 Top Paper Award! The paper title; Wenzel, A., Chen, N., and Zhang, C. (2016). Lawn Bowling Together?: Race, Place, and Community Storytelling in a California Ethnoburbia. International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.  04/08/16
Chi Zhang 04/06/16
Marina Litvinsky 04/06/16
Stella Chung 04/06/16
Breanna Morrison 04/06/16
Recent Publications by Metamorphosis Project Associates 1. More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change, Written by Dr. Garrett Broad, published by University of California Press in 2016; “Focusing on the work of several food justice groups” including Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles organization founded as the nonprofit arm of the Southern California… 02/24/16
Andrea Wenzel 04/13/15
A Remarkable and Proud Moment in Metamorphosis Project History/Legacy: Recent Job Hires A remarkable and proud moment in Metamorphosis Project history and for Principal Investigator, Dr. Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, where four of her recent advisees and two longtime members of the Metamorphosis Project are beginning new assistant professor positions across the United States. Starting in the fall 2015, three of Dr. Ball-Rokeach’s… 02/23/15
New chapter just published on Media System Dependency Theory Dr. Katherine Ognyanova and Dr. Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach just published 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 : 02/05/15
Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach 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 02/05/15
Top Paper Award at NCA Minhee Son wins Top Paper Award at the most recent National Communication Association Conference in Chicago, IL. “Migration and Mobile Communication Research: A Review of the Current Literature and Suggested Direction for the Future,” Presented during Communication and the Future Division (Role: Author) 02/05/15
Eating in Alhambra: Food storytelling and intergroup relations 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. 10/06/14
Causing ripples in local power relations: A case study of the meso-level influence of a hyperlocal n 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. 10/06/14
Agenda setting of media, public, and a local news website: Matches and mismatches 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. 10/06/14
Communication and socio-demographic forces shaping civic engagement patterns in a multiethnic city 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. 10/06/14
online participation in a community context: patterns of civic engagement and connections to local c 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 10/06/14
Building a new media platform for local storytelling and civic engagement in ethnically diverse neig 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 10/06/14
Katz, V.S. (2014) Children as brokers of their immigrant families’ healthcare connections. Social Pr Katz, V.S. (2014). Children as brokers of their immigrant families' healthcare connections. Social Problems, 61(2), 194-215. 09/02/14
Katz, V.S. (2014). Communication dynamics of immigrant integration. Communication Yearbook, 38, 39-6 Katz, V.S. (2014). Communication dynamics of immigrant integration. Communication Yearbook, 38, 39-68. 09/02/14
Katz, V. S. (2014). Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interact Katz, V.S. (2014). Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interactions for Their Families. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 09/02/14
Faculty Associate publishes new book Kids in the Middle: How Children of Immigrants Negotiate Community Interactions for Their Families by Vikki S. Katz (May 2014) is now available via Amazon. 09/02/14
Winners of this year’s ICA James W. Carey Urban Communicaiton Grant! Nancy Chen, Andrea Wenzel and Nan Zhao are the recipients of this year’s ICA James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant. Using this grant, they will work with the other researchers from the Alhambra Project to explore the potential of “place-based” and “solutions-oriented” storytelling in promoting civic engagement in Alhambra, a… 03/28/14
Understanding the communication ecologies of community organizers to bridge communication research a 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 03/11/14
Connections between intergroup relations, family interaction, and engagement with the schools Katz, V. (2008). Connections between intergroup relations, family interaction, and engagement with the schools. ICA Conference. Montreal-Quebec, Canada. 08/16/13
Child Translators and media use Katz, V. (2008). Child Translators and media use. Drexel University Conference on Migration and Childhood (Philadelphia, PA) 08/16/13
Food is the Medium: Food Movements, Social Justice & the Communication Ecology Approach Broad, G.M. (2013). Food is the medium: Food movements, social justice & the communication ecology approach 05/15/13
Dr. Ball-Rokeach is awarded this year’s Provost’s Mentoring Award “The Provost’s Mentoring Award honors an individual faculty member who has demonstrated sustained success in mentoring other USC faculty, graduate students, or undergraduate students, and in helping them to succeed in their own research or professional development.” You can read more about Dr. Ball-Rokeach’s dedication to mentoring students and faculty… 03/08/13
Uncovering the opportunities for Korean-Latino intergroup communication in Los Angeles’ Koreatown th 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. 10/19/12
How Latino migration flows and Latino media growth influence local communities in the U.S. 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. 10/19/12
Storytelling networks and immigrant political socialization: A communication resource-based model. 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. 10/19/12
Online participation in a community context: Patterns of civic engagement and connections to local c 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. 10/19/12
Communication and socio-demographic forces shaping civic engagement patterns in a multiethnic neighb 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. 10/19/12
The Communicative Construction of Bridging and Bonding Civic Engagement for Healthier Neighborhoods 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. 10/19/12
Communication Asse Mapping: An Ecological Applicaiton Toward Building Healthy Communities in South L 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. 10/19/12
Understanding Individuals in the Context of Their Environment: Communication Ecology as as Concept a 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. 10/19/12
South LA Democratic Spaces To find out more, visit http://metaconnects.org/project/south-la-democratic-spaces. 09/04/12
An ecological approach to understanding U.S. Latinos’ health communication behaviors, access, & … 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). 03/21/12
Broadband internet and ethnic media: Opportunity or threat? 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). 03/21/12
How children of immigrants contribute to family health and community wellness in urban neighborhoods 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). 03/21/12
Professional challenges for ethnic media journalists 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). 03/21/12
Ethnic media and social integration of new immigrants in cities: A multilevel approach. 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). 03/21/12
Alhambra paper now published in New Media and Society Abstract This article describes a research-driven initiative to develop a hyper-local news website to promote civic engagement in an ethnically diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Utilizing Communication Infrastructure Theory‚Ä(tm)s elucidation of the contribution of an integrated local storytelling network to civic engagement, multi-method research was conducted to identify gaps and opportunities in the extant storytelling network ‚Ä” comprising residents, local media and community organizations ‚Ä” that shape the study area‚Ä(tm)s current engagement patterns. Empirical findings point to a web-based local storytelling platform as a promising mechanism for facilitating engagement and inter-group interaction. The implications of these findings for developing research-driven communication interventions to enhance civic engagement in other diverse neighborhoods are discussed. 02/24/12
Hard-to-reach? Using health access status as a way to more effectively target segments of the Hispan 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. 11/28/11
Family communication and healthy lifestyle choices: An exploration of family talk among Latinos and 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. 11/28/11
Ethnically Targeted Advertising and Social Meaning: An Analysis of Representation in Spanish Languag Ch√°vez, 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. 11/28/11
Revolution on Primetime TV - Jamie Oliver Takes On the US School Food System 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. 11/28/11
Intergroup Relations in South Los Angeles—Combining Communicaiton Infrastructure and Contact Hypo 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. 11/28/11
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