Alumni News, Awards, and Events

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.

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.

Jordan Joins Sesame Workshop Board of Trustees

Professor Amy Jordan has been rubbing elbows with some pretty famous celebrities lately — furry elbows.

Jordan was recently elected to the board of trustees at Sesame Workshop, creators of Sesame Street and a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood development. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Adjunct Full Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School, Jordan was elected to the Sesame Workshop board to provide her expertise on the effects of educational media on children.

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