A twice annual digest of updates from our master's and doctoral alumni.
The summer after Adrienne Shaw’s first year as a graduate student at the Annenberg School, she conducted a research project that involved interviewing video game designers who had worked on games with LGBTQ content. This work led her to create a master list of LGBTQ video games, which at the time consisted of about 50 games.
On election night 2018, five Annenberg alumni were behind the scenes at ABC and CBS, helping to make sense of a mind-boggling quantity of precinct-level returns and exit polling.
Among the most prestigious journals in the field of Communication, the Journal of Communication publishes the best Communication scholarship, including interdisciplinary research. Nine Annenberg alumni and one faculty member recently assumed editorial roles at the Journal of Communication, the flagship journal of the International Communication Association.
On May 13, Ashley R. Parker (C'05), White House reporter for the Washington Post (pictured left with her fiancé, Michael Bender, and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson), delivered the 2018 commencement address for Annnenberg's Communication Major Graduation Ceremony. Parker's Communication major set the stage for an impressive journalism career: She has covered Congress, the White House, and the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Donald Trump.
Has he tweeted yet?
That’s the only thing on Ashley Parker’s mind when her alarm goes off at 6am. He, of course, is President Donald Trump.
If he hasn’t, she hits the snooze button and goes back to sleep. If he has, she pulls her laptop into bed and begins her day as one of the six White House reporters for the Washington Post.
It was on The Howdy Doody Show in 1947 that Buffalo Bob first asked children, “Say, kids, what time is it?” What time? It was, as Annenberg alumna Jo Holz (Ph.D. '81) writes in a new book, America’s time as a superpower with a booming post-war economy. But more specifically for the children in earshot of the question, it was their time, time to watch TV, and they knew exactly what to shout in reply: “It’s Howdy Doody time!”
Death is often reported in the news, and as images and video become increasingly more important to journalism, these reports are accompanied by photographs that sometimes raise questions about what is an appropriate or inappropriate representation of death.