© 2019 by Alyssa Appelman

Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Appelman, A. “ALPHABET SOUP”: Examining acronym and abbreviation style in headlines. Journalism Practice. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17512786.2019.1642125
  • Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. For the birds: Media sourcing, Twitter and the minimal effect on audience perceptions. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1354856518780438
  • Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K.E. (2019). Error message: Creation of a revised codebook for analysis of newspaper corrections. Newspaper Research Journal, 40(1), 25-37.
  • Appelman, A. & Schmierbach, M. (2018). Make no mistake? Cognitive and perceptual effects of grammatical errors in news articles. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(4), 930-947.
  • Hettinga, K.E., Appelman, A., Otmar, C., Posada, A., & Thompson, A. (2018). Comparing and contrasting corrected errors at four newspapers. Newspaper Research Journal, 39(2), 155-168.
  • Appelman, A. & Asmara, M. (2018). A crisis by any other name? Examining the effects of journalistic “crisis labeling” on corporate perceptions. Newspaper Research Journal, 39(1), 83-92. 
  • Hoewe, J., Appelman, A., & Stevens, E. (2017). Mr. Mom in the news: The relationship between stereotypes and perceptions of gendered news stories. Communication Research Reports, 34(1),
    11-20.
  • Hettinga, K. E. & Appelman, A. (2016). Repeating error lowers perception of correction's importance. Newspaper Research Journal, 37(3), 249-260.
  • Hettinga, K. E., Clark, R., & Appelman, A. (2016). Exploring the use of corrections on college newspapers’ websites. College Media Review, 53, 4-17.
     
  • Appelman, A. & Sundar, S. S. (2016). Measuring message credibility: Scale construction and validation with news articles. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 59-79.
  • Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K. E. (2015). Do news corrections affect credibility? Not necessarily. Newspaper Research Journal, 36(4), 415-425.
  • Zhong, B. & Appelman, A. (2014). How college students read and write on the Web: The role of ICT use in processing online information. Computers in Human Behavior, 38, 201-207.
  • Hettinga, K. E. & Appelman, A. (2014). Corrections of newspaper errors have little impact. Newspaper Research Journal, 35(1), 51-63.
  • Appelman, A. & Bolls, P. (2011). Article recall, credibility lower with grammar errors. Newspaper Research Journal, 32(2), 50-62.

Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Bien-Aimé, S., Appelman, A., Jankowski, S., & Day, M. (forthcoming). Promoting journalism: Analysis of education programs’ homepages. Paper presented at the 5th World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), Paris, France, July 9-11, 2019.
 
  • Jankowski, S., Day, M., Bien-Aimé, S., & Appelman, A. (forthcoming). “Trump Bump”: U.S. students define journalism education in the age of Trump. Paper presented at the 5th World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), Paris, France, July 9-11, 2019.
 
  • Truta, T.M., Kain, P., Atnafu, T., Campan, A., Nolan, J., & Appelman, A. (2019). Twitter streaming API data collection for infrequent keywords. In R. Stahlbock, G. M. Weiss, & M. Abdou-Nasr (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Data Science (ICDATA’19). Paper presented at the 2019 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Applied Computing, Las Vegas, NV, July 29-August 1 (pp. 157-163, Paper ICD8015). USA: CSREA Press.

Refereed Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
  • Appelman, A. (2019, August). Written in code: Exploring the negative effects of acronyms and abbreviations in news headlines. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Online News division, Toronto, Canada.
 
  • Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K.E. (2019, August). The ethic of transparency: A review of corrections language in international journalistic codes of ethics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Media Ethics division, Toronto, Canada.
 
  • Hettinga, K.E. & Appelman, A. (2019, August). Errors, requests, apologies: A case study of 50 years of corrections in a college newspaper. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, College Media Association Division, Toronto, Canada.
 
  • Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (2019, August). Credibility effects of fact-checking labels on social media news posts. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society division, Toronto, Canada.
  • Hettinga, K. E. & Appelman, A. (2018, August). Errors and corrections in digital news content. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society division, Washington, D.C.
    • 2nd place open competition award, Mass Communication and Society division
 
  • Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (2018, May). Credibility effects of disputed and confirmed information in social media news memes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication division, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Lee, A., Appelman, A., & Waldridge, Z. J. (2018, May). Robot message credibility. Paper presented at the Communicating with Machines: Theory and Practice pre-conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.
 
  • Appelman, A. (2017, August). “Alphabet Soup”: Examining acronyms in newspaper headlines. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Online News division, Chicago, IL.
 
  • Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A, & Boyle, M. (2016, August). In Twitter we trust? Testing the credibility of news content from Twitter sources. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society division, Minneapolis, MN.
 
  • Schmierbach, M., Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Boyle, M., & Appelman, A. (2016, June). Twitter me this: Does news media reliance on quoting from Twitter affect credibility and quality judgments? Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication division, Fukuoka, Japan.
 
  • Appelman, A. (2016, February). Media consumers’ criteria for judging public opinion polls. Paper presented at the midwinter conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society division, Norman, OK.
 
  • Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K.E. (2015, August). Error message: Creation and validation of a revised codebook for analyses of newspaper corrections. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Online News Division, San Francisco, CA.
 
  • Formentin, M., Hettinga, K.E., & Appelman, A. (2015, August). Two wrong don’t make a right: Journalist perceptions of reputation and errors in corporate communication. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Division, San Francisco, CA.
 
  • Appelman, A., Waters, R., & Bortree, D. (2015, May). Examining audience cultivation and relationship-building as a function of media richness. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
  • Hettinga, K.E. & Appelman, A. (2015, May). Should we repeat the error and attribute blame? Experimental analysis of newspaper-correction style. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Journalism Studies Division, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
  • Appelman, A. (2015, March). Perceptions of news media credibility in the digital age. Poster presented at the annual Graduate Exhibition of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Appelman, A. (2014, August). Punctuation professionals: A historical analysis of newsroom copy editing. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Internships and Careers Interest Group, Montreal, Canada.
 
  • Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K.E. (2014, August). The effect of correction impact on news perceptions: An analysis of Democratic Theory. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Online News Division, Montreal, Canada.
 
  • Dong, X., Appelman, A., & Liu, C. (2014, August). Weibo as news: Credibility judgments in the context of Chinese microblogging. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Online News Division, Montreal, Canada.
 
  • Appelman, A. & Sundar, S. S. (2014, May). Measuring message credibility: Construction and validation of an exclusive scale. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, Seattle, WA.
 
  • Hoewe, J., Appelman, A. & Stevens, E. (2013, August). Perceived realism, enjoyment, and news perception in the context of stereotypes: The influence of stereotypic portrayals of gender roles on attitudes toward news stories. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication Division, Washington, DC.
 
  • Zhang, B., Appelman, A., Choi, Y., & Han, A. (2013, June). The effect of interactivity on user experience: Comparing visual cues and actual use. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Communication and Technology Division, London, UK.
 
  • Appelman, A. (2013, March). Romantic comedies and children’s Disney movies: The portrayals and effects of romantic relationships in entertainment media. Poster presented at the annual Graduate Exhibition of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
 
  • Hoewe, J., Sherrick, B., & Appelman, A. (2012, November). Stereotype priming through news story headlines: Use of the word terrorist to prompt implicit associations with Muslims. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Communication and Social Cognition Division, Orlando, FL.
    • Top student paper award, Communication and Social Cognition Division
  • Appelman, A. & Asmara, M. (2012, August). Crisis attribution in news articles: A study of the effect of labeling on corporate reputation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Division, Chicago, IL.

Thesis and Dissertation
  • Dissertation: No points for style? Analysis of the psychological effects of journalistic writing conventions
    • Chair: Mike Schmierbach, Ph.D.
    • Committee: James Dillard, Ph.D.; Ford Risley, Ph.D.; S. Shyam Sundar, Ph.D.
 
  • Thesis: Grammar and cognitive processing of news articles: exploring dual processing theories
    • Chair: Paul Bolls, Ph.D.
    • Committee: Bruce Bartholow, Ph.D.; Glenn Leshner, Ph.D.; Kevin Wise, Ph.D.