The Research Team

Dr. Susan Moeller, director of the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda, supervised the research for ICMPA at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Twenty Merrill College journalism students received training in the coding of images and in the evaluation of that data.  They also took significant roles in the determination of the study’s methodology, in the identification of photos and the pinning of them to Pinterest, and in the further identification, analysis, and writing/editing of the findings of the photographic coverage of the 2013 Super Bowl and the Final Game of the NCAA Playoffs.


  • Sarah Albert
  • Krista Babyak
  • Jonathan Elbaz
  • Sarah Hogue
  • Spencer Israel
  • Colleen Jaskot
  • Alexandra Kline
  • Scott Kornberg
  • Lizzy McLellan
  • Nahal Mottaghian
  • Ana Namaki
  • Rachael Pacella
  • Linda Poon
  • Jimmy Reed
  • Ethan Rosenberg
  • Jeremy Spiegel
  • Mary Tablante
  • Brooks Welsh
  • Mary Wolmer
  • Caitlin Zentgraf