A.Q. Miller School presents research, provides leadership at national conference

Sept. 21, 2023

A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication faculty and students last month made significant contributions to their disciplines through research, education and service at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Jacob Groshek, A.Q. Miller School assistant professor and Ross Beach Chair for Emerging Media, presented a paper co-authored with Seyi Adeghola, titled “Obstacles and Engagement: How (Perceptions of) Electoral Fraud and Voter Inducement Shape Turnout in Nigeria.”

Teaching assistant professor Huyen Nguyen presented a paper titled “Key Characteristics of YouTube VR Videos and the Impacts on Audience Engagement” for the communication technology division. Nguyen co-authored the paper with mass communication senior Madeline Willson, Overland Park.

Miller School Teaching Assistant Professor Huyen NguyenTeaching assistant professor Huyen Nguyen (far right) with other media scholars at AEJMC, held in August in Washington, D.C.


Raluca Cozma, professor and associate director for undergraduate programs for the school, participated in a teaching panel titled "The Teaching Experts Are In: Learning in the Age of AI.” In her comments Cozma specifically addressed the potential and pitfalls of automation in the journalism classroom. Cozma serves on AEJMC’s standing committee on teaching.

Cozma also serves as vice-president of Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the honor society for journalism and mass communication. In this role, Cozma presented certificates of recognition and cash prizes to the graduate students who won top-paper awards in all AEJMC divisions and interest groups with student-paper competitions.

In addition to presenting his original research, Groshek publicized data and teaching tools with AEJMC attendees, available through the Institute for Representation in Society and Media, a 501c3 founded and led by Groshek.

Nguyen also chaired a research panel titled, “Shifting Ownership Structure across Media and Information Sectors: Impacts, Implications, and Research Methods,” together with researchers from the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division and the Community Journalism Interest Group.

Recent School of Media and Communication graduate student Joyce Glasscock presented her research paper titled “Content Analysis of Gendered Campaign Communications in a Race for Governor.” Glasscock earned the Master of Science in mass communication in May.

Cozma and GlasscockRaluca Cozma, professor and Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs, and recent graduate student Joyce Glasscock at AEJMC. Glasscock presented research written under Cozma’s direction.