Research Paper in the News: Junhow Wei on American Idol

Junhow Wei’s article ““I’m the Next American Idol”: Cooling Out, Accounts, and Perseverance at Reality Talent Show Auditions” that has just been published in the February 2016 Issue of Symbolic Interaction has been picked up by Tracy Swartz (@tracyswartz) from the Chicago Tribune. Swarz writes, “Wei, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, interviewed 43 other “Idol” contestants to study how fame-seekers deal with rejection”. 

Click here for Tracy Swartz’s piece in the Chicago Tribune. 

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