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.
Dan Schiller has been a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for just two weeks, but he’s no stranger to the school. Schiller received his doctorate from the Annenberg School in 1978, advised by former dean George Gerbner. He remembers Walter and Leonore Annenberg visiting the school. Schiller even met his wife in the Annenberg School library.
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication is proud to present CARGC Paper 7, “Thoughts on a Critical Theory of Rural Communication,” by Christopher Ali, the inaugural external faculty Fellow at CARGC in 2017.
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.
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.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Communication major at Penn, each Monday this semester we're running a series of Q&As with notable alumni, which continues today with Margot Amelia (C'80).