Tony Cheng Wins ASA and SSSP Student Paper Awards

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Student Awards and Recognition
Student Awards & Recognition
July 13, 2020
PhD Candidate Tony Cheng’s manuscript “Social Media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence” has won the 2020 Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology, as well as from SSSP’s Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division. The paper explores how, in the contemporary era of intense public scrutiny, police are independently mobilizing through social media to strategically disseminate information, shape public discourse, and cultivate online