APA Council Representative Report: August 2022 Council Meeting Highlights
APA’s Council of Representatives held a hybrid meeting, with most Council members convening in person in Minneapolis, coinciding with APA 2022, the association’s annual convention. APA adopts racial equity action plan, outlining next steps to operationalize racism resolution The APA Council adopted a Racial Equity Action Plan that outlines the next steps the association and…
President-Elect’s Column: Literally Sick and Tired of Political Advertising
Past President Column: Program, Awards, Social Hour
My second year as Past President was different from the past year as we had the benefit of an in-person APA conference in Minneapolis. This year again, I had the pleasure of serving as Program chair and working with Frank Farley serving as co-chair. If you were unable to attend the conference, here’s what you…
Student Committee Column: The Importance of the Pipeline
As the field of media psychology and technology continues to expand and evolve, students and their curiosity can help determine the pace and quality of this expansion. This makes early exposure to the field critically important because the field and its respective organizations’ development depend on how established individuals (students and professionals alike) create space…
“Hot Media,” “Cool Media,” and the Pandemic
Some of Marshal McLuhan’s provocative ideas
A Review of The Old Man, Season 1 (WARNING: Spoilers ahead)
Revenge is a dish best served cold
Two of the Few, A Review: Remembering Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley in Film
Icons on the screen
Marshall McLuhan: Fond Memories of Marshall and His Daughter Mary
Marshall McLuhan—a pioneer of ideas
Congratulations to Newly Elected Board Members: Grant Rich, PhD, 2023 President-Elect Jennifer Gentile, PhD, Secretary (3-year term begins 1/1/2023) Joanne Broder, PhD, Council Representative (3-year term begins 1/1/2023) Kristian Aloma, PhD, Member-at-Large (3-year term begins 1/1/2023) Allycin Powell-Hicks, Member-at-Large (3-year term begins 1/1/2023) Congratulations to Newly Elected Fellows: Joanne Broder, PhD Julie Ancis, PhD Congratulations…
Loneliness, Isolation, and Internet Use Among Older Adults: How much Internet Use is Too Much?
Are older adults beginning to overuse the internet?
Loretta, Jimmy and Me
Loretta Lynn, music media superstar, famously coal miner’s daughter, has died at age 90. Because of the education profession and the push to increase the public visibility and awareness of the accomplishments and needs of American education, I met her at the White House during the administration of Jimmy Carter. Her passing brought back memories…
Online Anonymity as a Continually Challenging Concept in Media Psychology
Anonymity—an elusive concept!
Happiest of Holidays, My Most Esteemed 46 Divisionaries! As we engage in the common end-of-year “tradition” of personally reflecting upon the past 12 months, I want to first thank you all for the tremendous privilege of serving as your President throughout this re-emerging “hybrid” learning year. It has honestly been both an honor and a…
Online Racism: Has the Internet Caused More Harm than Good?
Racism and online platforms