Annenberg Faculty and Alumni Join Journal of Communication Editorial Board

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.

Ashley Parker (C'05) Delivers 2018 Annenberg Graduation Speech

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.

New Book from Annenberg Alumna Traces Evolution of Kids' TV

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!”

Fishman Publishes New Book, Death Makes the News

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.

Alumni Advisory Board Member Emerson Coleman Promoted at Hearst Television

Hearst Television announced yesterday that Emerson Coleman (M.A.C. ’78), who has served as Hearst Television’s vice president of programming since 1999, has been promoted to senior vice president, programming.

Coleman is a member of the Annenberg School Alumni Advisory Board.

“Emerson has been instrumental in the growth and stewardship of Hearst Television’s best-in-class programming assets,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb in a press release.

Communication Major Alumna Christine Nieves Rodríguez (C’10) Organizes Community Aid Effort in Puerto Rico

Mold is growing on the leather soles of Christine Nieves Rodríguez’s boots. The shoes weren’t doing anything out of the ordinary — simply sitting inside her house. She has had to throw away her mattress too, and seek refuge elsewhere as the mold made her sick. When your house has 80-90% humidity and no available electricity to run dehumidifiers, dealing with mold becomes one of life’s day-to-day problems.


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