Research Awards

Barthel, M., Johnson, P. R., Hou, Jinghui, Ma, Yujing, & Crider, David (August 2009). First Place Special Paper Call: Media & Social Change in the Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Boston. "The Effects of Health Message Vividness on Attitudes Toward Students with ADHD."

Johnson, P. R., & Liebman, J. E. (2008, August). Top Paper Award: Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago. "Blogs and Agenda-Setting in the 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race."

Refereed Journal Publications

Shoemaker, P. J., Johnson, P. R., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Readers as gatekeepers of online news: Brazil, China, and the United States. Brazilian Journalism Research, 6(1), 55-77.

Yang, S., Kang, M., & Johnson, P. (2010). Effects of narratives, openness to dialogic communication, and credibility on engagement in crisis communication through organizational blogs.  Communication Research, 37(4), 473-497.

Book Chapters

Shoemaker, P., Cohen, A., Seo, H., & Johnson, P. (2011). Foreign and international news. In F. Esser and T. Hanitzsch (Eds.). Handbook of comparative communication. ICA/Routledge.

Shoemaker, P. J., Johnson, P. R., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Readers as gatekeepers of online news: Russia, China, and the United States. In E. Vartanova (Ed.), Content, Channels, and Audiences in the New Millennium: Interaction and Interrelations (pp. 73-103). Moscow: Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov MSU – MediaMir.

Conference Papers

Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P. R., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010, October). The popularity of online news: Gatekeeping by readers in four countries. Paper presented at the Convergence and Society: Science, Health, & New Dimensions of Communication conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Johnson, P. R., & Yang, S. (2009, August). Uses and gratifications of Twitter: An examination of user motives and satisfaction of Twitter use. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Boston, MA. Yang, S., Kang, M., Johnson, P. R., Duncan, E. (2009, August). A Blog-Mediated Crisis Communication Model: Effects of Engagement on Post-Crisis Outcomes. Presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Boston, MA. Barthel, M., Johnson, P. R., Hou, J., Ma, Y., & Crider, D. (2009, August). The Effects of Health Message Vividness on Attitudes Toward Students with ADHD. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Boston, MA.Seo, H-J., Johnson, P. R., & Stein, J. (2009, May). Media Framing of ‘Axis-of-Evil’ Leaders: A Study on the Effects of News Framing on Audiences’ Evaluations of Foreign Leaders. Paper presented at the annual International Communication Association conference in Chicago, IL.

Chock, M., Shoemaker, P., Seo, H-J., Johnson, P. R. (2009, May). Twas a Dark and Stormy...: The Effects of Content and Structural Complexity on Processing News. Paper presented at the annual International Communication Association conference in Chicago, IL.Shoemaker, P., Seo, H-J., Johnson, P. R., & Wang, X. (2008, October). Audience Gatekeeping: A Study of The New York Times Most-Emailed News Items. Paper presented at the annual Convergence Conference, Columbia, SC.Johnson, P. R., & Liebman, J. E. (2008, August). TOP PAPER AWARD. Blogs and Agenda-Setting in the 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, IL.Johnson, P. R., and Yang, S. (2008, August). Popularity of News Items on Digg: Toward a Definition of Newsworthiness for Social News Sites. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, IL.Johnson, P. R. (2008, August). Defining a Gay Logo with Coming Out Stories: Containing Queer Identities with Reality Television. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, IL.Johnson, P. R. (2007, November). Defining a Gay Logo with Coming Out Stories: Containing Queer Identities with Reality Television. Paper presented at the Regional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Queer Studies Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Affiliations and Honors

  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma honor society
  • Syracuse University Chancellor Scholar
  • National Honor Society
  • Central New York Multinational Liaison Club
  • BUNAC work abroad program, London
  • Syracuse University London Program
  • The Out Crowd magazine, founding member

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Research Assistant to the John Ben Snow Professor, Pamela Shoemaker

Nov 2005 - Present

Director of Marketing and Interactive Communications

CNY Multinational Liaison Club
Designer of Web site, supporting marketing materials, PR campaign, research and strategy. http://www.cnymlc.org
Aug 2005 - Present

Blogger, Founder & Owner

Make US Brits!
My personal blog inspired from my experiences overseas in the UK. A resource for those who are going abroad or thinking about going abroad in the UK. Studying, working, culture and experiences. Currently looking for contributors to write articles and reviews. http://www.makeusbrits.com
2004 - 2004

Contract Legal Assistant

Verizon
Sep 2003 - Dec 2003

Student Associate

Blurb PR
London, UK
Sep 2003 - Dec 2003

Student Associate

Children's Art Foundation
London, UK
Sep 2003 - Dec 2003

Administrative Assistant

Syracuse University London Program
London, UK