Tali Aharoni

Tali Aharoni

(Dis)trust in media Projections
Advisor: Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt
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Tali Aharoni is a Ph.D. student at the the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tali holds a Master’s degree in communication, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication, both from the Hebrew University. Her MA thesis, written under the guidance of Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, explored the various aspects of suspicion and distrust in the perceptions of journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Her research interests include journalistic production, news audiences, social media, trust, and the various intersections of media and psychology.

 

Education

  • 2019 - present, Ph.D. student at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt.
  • 2016 - 2018 M.A. (Summa cum laude), The Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Thesis topic: “Beyond the Dark Mountains”: Suspicion and Distrust in the Work of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (advisor: Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt).

  • 2013 - 2016 B.A. (Magna cum laude), Psychology and Communication, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Publications

  • Aharoni, T. (Forthcoming). When High and Pop Culture (Re)Mix: An Inquiry into the Memetic Transformations of Artwork. New Media & Society.
  • Aharoni, T., and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2019). Unpacking Journalists’ (Dis)Trust: Expressions of Suspicion in the Narratives of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. International Journal of Press/ Politics. doi.org/10.1177/1940161219841902 .

Distinctions & Awards

Conference Presentations

  • Avoiding the News: Avoidance Practices and Disconnectivity Discourse in the Media Consumption of Israeli Young Adults”. Paper scheduled to be presented at the fifth ICA Journalism Studies Graduate Student Colloquium. Washington D.C, May 2019
  • Expressions of Suspicion in the Narratives of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”. Metaksherim, Haifa, December, 2018
  •  “‘Beyond the Dark Mountains’: Suspicion and Distrust in the Work of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”. The Fourth annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, Oxford, October 2018
  • “‘Mona Lisa's style’: Exploring Digital Memes of Artwork”. The International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Prague, May 2018 [Paper selected for the Top Student Papers session of the Visual Communication Division]
  • “‘That child is me’: The representation of childhood in Israeli reality TV”. Metaksherim, Haifa, December, 2016

Teaching Experience

  • 2016 - present, Teaching Assistant, “Qualitative Research Methods in communication” (B.A.), Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt)
  • 2016 - present, Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Mass Communication” (B.A.), Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Limor Shifman)
  • 2016 – Tutor, Summer course in English and preparation for graduate school. Dean of the Student’s Office, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2016 – Tutor, Reading and writing supervision, “Lahav program” for high school students, Dean of the Student’s Office, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Experience

  • 2019 - present – Doctoral Researcher, “Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections” (ERC Grant). Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt)
  • 2017 - present – Research Assistant, “News, Entertainment Consumption and Patterns of Use of Technologies and Social Media: A Comparative Study”. Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik)
  • 2017 - 2018 – Research Assistant, “Toward a comprehensive understanding of the articulation of values in digital spheres”. Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Limor Shifman)
  • 2016 - 2017 – Research Assistant, “The Use of the Peace Dividend as an Intangible Benefit in Mega-Project Justification: A Case Study of the Dead Sea-Red Sea Canal”. Department of Communication and Journalism, Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Prof. Itay Fishhendler).
  • 2015 - 2016 – Research Assistant, “INFOCORE: (In)forming Conflict Prevention, Response, and Resolution: The Role of Media in Conflict” (An EU FP7 Collaborative Grant). Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Dr. Christian Baden).
  • 2015 – “Distrust mindset effect on dealing with cognitive conflict between perception and action in space”. Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dr. Ruth Mayo and Prof. Asher Cohen).
  • 2015 – “Distrust mindset effect on dealing with internal conflict: A case study of Stroop Effect”. Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dr. Ruth Mayo and Dr. Tali Kleiman).
  • - 2016 – Research Assistant and Lab Manager, The Social-Cognitive Lab. Planning, conducting and analysis of experiments in: memory, negation processes, mindset of trust and distrust. Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dr. Ruth Mayo).

Reviewing Activities

  • Reviewer for New Media & Society

Conference Assistance

  • Public Time and Media Temporalities in an Age of Acceleration: A Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation. Jerusalem, March, 2017. Organizers: Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Prof. Motti Neiger

Other Professional Experience

  • 2015-2016 – Assistant to the chief social worker, the Foreign Ministry of Israel

Community Involvement

  • 2014 - 2016 – Volunteer tutor in social studies and English, The Hebrew University unit of social involvement for students from the periphery
  • 2014 - 2015 - Volunteer, guide and escort of an individual affected by psychiatric illness. Enosh: The Israeli Mental Health Association