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​WKWSCI alumni and faculty clinch awards at the 67th Annual ICA Conference

Published on: 14-Jun-2017

Alumni and faculty members of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information clinched three awards at the prestigious 67th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference that took place in San Diego, USA, 25-29 May 2017.

Receiving the Top Paper Award in the Communication and Technology Division were Prof Joseph B. Walther and Lew Zi Jian (CS’16). Their paper developed two theoretically novel aspects of warranting theory and provided insight into how source credibility moderates the warranting value of information.

Recent graduates Damien Gan, Looi Jie Min, Alisius Leong and Abigail Chua (CS’16), won the Top Student Paper award in the Communication and Technology Division, a first for the School in this category. Their paper examined how user-generated comments influence user evaluations and attitudes towards YouTube videos and their subject matter.

Assoc Prof Augustine Pang and Ratna Damayanti (CS’04) were awarded the Top Faculty Paper in the Public Relations Division for their paper that offered a novel conceptualisation of double or multiple crises-based extensive case studies of organisations and industries that faced multiple crises concurrently, and built on SCCT recommendations to explore new frontiers of management.

“The School is truly fortunate to have such a talented pool of alumni and faculty members. We are very proud of their exceptional research and achievements at this year’s ICA,” said Prof Charles T. Salmon, Chair of WKWSCI.

The annual ICA conference gives recognition to scholars and students from all over the globe for their contributions to the advancement of research in various disciplines in the field of communication.

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