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8th Annual BlackStar Film Festival

The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by black, brown, and indigenous people from around the world.

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The Annenberg School is a proud sponsor of this event.

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford are pleased to announce the 21st annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from August 4 to August 17, 2019 at the University of Oxford.

About the Theme

The 2019 Summer Institute will focus on the theme of Technology & Policy at the Margins.

Annenberg School Convocation 2019

The Annenberg School Convocation Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 26 at 11:00am. Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. will welcome incoming graduate students, faculty, scholars, and staff and give the annual presentation on the state of the school.

MARC Lecture with Elisabetta Ferrari

Annenberg doctoral candidate Elisabetta Ferrari will be presenting a talk titled, "Appropriation, Negotiation, Challenge: How the Technological Imaginaries of Contemporary Social Movements Respond to Silicon Valley." In her talk, Ferrari will ask: What is the political meaning of digital technologies for contemporary left-wing social movements? How do activists envision the role of technology in their struggles for social justice?

MIC Center Launch: Confronting Inequality: Reimagining the Future of Journalism and Work

Our society faces a critical juncture. On one hand, we are in a moment of rapid technological advancement that creates greater communication, information sharing, and numerous democratic possibilities. On the other hand, we see a collapsing commercial model for journalism, monopolistic platforms that spread misinformation with little accountability, more economic insecurity, and a debased political process.


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