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Conference Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

Placing Political Economy: An Inter-Divisional Assessment of the Critical Approach at ICA

Christopher Ali, Sydney L. Forde, Robin Mansell, Victor Pickard, Pawel Popiel & Emily West

Interdivisional Panel accepted in Philosophy, Theory and Critique division, Media Industry Studies division, Communication Law and Policy division, and the History division at ICA in Gold Coast, Australia. (June, 2024)

The 50 Shades of Research Capture: Assessing Big Tech Funding of Academic Research on Digital Platforms

Pawel Popiel, Hendrik Theine & Sydney L. Forde

Accepted for presentation in the Communication Law and Policy division at ICA in Gold Coast, Australia. (June, 2024)

NextGenTV? The implications of ATSC 3.0 adoption for US public broadcasters

Christopher Ali & Sydney L. Forde

Accepted for presentation in the Communication Law and Policy division at ICA in Gold Coast, Australia. (June, 2024)

Contradictions of Liberalism: Examining the CONNECT Broadband Act through Hayek and Friedman

Sydney L. Forde

Presented in the Economics, Communication and Society Division at the NCA 109th Annual Convention in National Harbor, MD (November, 2023)

*Division top paper panel

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Photo: Maranda Goke

Research Capture: Assessing Big Tech Funding of Academic Research on Digital Platforms

Sydney L. Forde, Hendrik Theine, & Pawel Popiel 

Presented at Heterodox Economics Meets Law and Political Economy: Institutions and Power Workshop at The New School in New York City, NY. (October, 2023)

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Public Broadband and the New Municipalism: Toward a Politics of Radical Digital Infrastructure

David Elliot Berman & Sydney L. Forde

Presented at the Union for Democratic Communications in Philadelphia, PA.  (October, 2023)

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Photo: Yasemin Beykont

The Politics of Broadband Policy: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Battle for Digital Equity

Christopher Ali, David Elliot Berman, Sydney L. Forde, Sascha Meinrath & Victor Pickard

Presented at TPRC 51, at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC. (September, 2023)

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Photo: James Neal

Dear Earth, No Thanks: How YouTube's Embrace of Neoliberal Environmentalism Impedes Meaningful Climate Progress

Sydney L. Forde & Cassandra Troy

Presented in the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group at IAMCR in Lyon, France. (July, 2023)

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Photo: Hendrik Theine

Global Growth of Streaming Services and Regulatory Implications: A Political Economy Perspective.

Sydney L. Forde & Robert G. Picard

Presented in the Law and Policy Division at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario. (May, 2023)

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Photo: Yasemin Beykont

bell hooks' “Eating the Other” as a

Framework for Critical Advertising Studies

Matthew P. McAllister, Sydney L. Forde & Yasemin Beykont

Presented in the Critical and Cultural Studies division at the 2022 annual National Communication Association in New Orleans, Louisiana (November, 2022)

*Division top paper panel

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Rethinking Peltzman’s Economic Model of Regulation Through Ownership Consolidation and Digitized Media Communication Landscapes

Sydney L. Forde

Presented at TPRC 50, at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (September, 2022)

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Photo: Yasemin Beykont

Predictors of support for public

funding of news organizations: Findings from a 23-country cross-national study

Sydney L. Forde, Ryan Wang, Erika Solis & Krishna Jayakar

Presented in the Media Industry Studies division at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference. Paris, France. (May, 2022)

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Photo: Magdalayna Drivas

Public broadcasters as digital intermediaries: The adoption of ATSC 3.0 in the United States.

Christopher Ali & Sydney L. Forde

Presented at the workshop for Communication Law and Policy (CLP) section of ECREA in Salzburg, Austria

(November, 2023)

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Photo: Chris Ali

The Pennsylvania Institute for Broadband Policy & Digital Equity

Christopher Ali, David Elliot Berman, Sydney L. Forde, Sascha Meinrath & Victor Pickard

Panel presented at the Union for Democratic Communications in Philadelphia, PA.  (October, 2023)

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Photo: Yasemin Beykont

When Audience Commodities Collide: Super Bowl Advertising in Canada

Sydney L. Forde, Yasemin Beykont & Matthew P. McAllister

Presented at the Union for Democratic Communications in Philadelphia, PA.  (October, 2023)

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Photo: Chris Ali

“I hate him passionately”: A Propaganda Analysis of Fox News January 6th Coverage and Dominion v. Fox Contradictions

Lana Medina & Sydney L. Forde

Presented in the Cultural and Critical Studies Division at AEJMC in Washington, DC. (August, 2023)

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Digital Disregard: A Case for Amending Quebec’s Children Advertising Legislation

Sydney L. Forde, Erika Solis & Yasemin Beykont

Presented at the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) hosted by York University in Toronto, ON (June, 2023)

*Received CRTC PhD Prize for Excellence in Policy Research

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Photo: Yasemin Beykont

From Broadcast to Broadband: Similarities and Silences between

Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Biden’s 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Sydney L. Forde & Matthew F. Jordan

Presented in the Law and Policy Division at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario.  (May, 2023)

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Photo: Pawel Popiel

Regulatory Theory and Media Economics: Complicating Peltzman’s Economic Model of Regulation in Media Industries

Sydney L. Forde

Presented in the Economics, Communication and Society division at the 2022 annual National Communication Association in New Orleans, Louisiana (November, 2022)

*Division top paper award

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Photo: Matthew P. McAllister

The Racialized Celebrity Other in Perfume Advertisements

Matthew P. McAllister, Yasemin Beykont & Sydney L. Forde

Presented in the Minorities and Communication division at AEJMC in Detroit, Michigan (August, 2022)

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Ontario’s Right-Wing Populism “Will Cost You”: The Applicability of

Propaganda Analysis to Ford’s Sticker Act

Sydney L. Forde

Presented in the Political Communication Division at IAMCR conference, Nairobi - Online due to Covid-19 (July, 2021)

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Photo: Jonas Nicolai

Selected Past Presentations

Representation in the Era of Decolonization: A Discourse

Analysis of Media and Communication Doctoral Syllabi

Brittany Melton & Sydney L. Forde

Presented at the annual Canadian Congress in the Canadian Communication Association Conference - online due to Covid-19 (May, 2022)

From “Quelling Unrest” To

“Unleashing Militarized Crackdown”: The Role of “Journalistic Reuse” in Digital News Updates

Robert E. Gutsche, Sydney L. Forde & Juliet Pinto

Presented at the Future of Journalism Conference in Cardiff, Wales, UK - online due to Covid-19 (September, 2021)

The Times, Are They Changing?: An Analysis of New York Times Online (Revisionist) Updates of Police and Protestors

Sydney L. Forde, Robert E. Gutsche & Juliet Pinto

Presented in Journalism Studies Division at the 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference - online due to Covid-19 (May, 2021)

UnFoxing Market Failure

Sydney L. Forde

Presented at the Moscow

Readings Conference in Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia - online due to Covid-19 (November, 2021)

Metabolism versus Energy: Gender Representation in

Multivitamin Packaging

Sydney L. Forde & Brittany Melton

Presented at the annual Canadian Congress in the Canadian Communication Association Conference hosted by the University of Alberta - online due to Covid-19 (June, 2021)

Diverging Media: US and Canadian Representations of Immigrants and  

Refugees

Sydney L. Forde

Presented at Canadian Communication Association hosted by the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, British Colombia (May, 2019)

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