George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Piotr M. Szpunar, Ph.D., (Gr ’14), wrote for The Huffington Post about the recent acts of domestic terrorism in Canada, and the need to hold off on knee-jerk counter terrorism legislation without due scrutiny or a critical eye.
Five Annenberg alumni are candidates for elected offices with the International Communication Association, signifying the Annenberg School for Communication’s continued strong influence on the discipline.
Annenberg alumni running for elected office include:
Doctoral candidate Nora Draper received the Beaverbrook Media@McGill Prize for the best student paper during the Canadian Communication Association Conference recently. The honor recognizes promising scholars in Canadian Communication Studies. Ms. Draper wrote about citizen journalism in a paper titled “Rethinking citizen photojournalism: Mediated witnessing and the obligations of citizen bystanders”
Thirteen Annenberg doctoral students were honored during the University of Pennsylvania’s 257th Commencement on Monday, May 13, 2013. The Annenberg School for Communication also recognized them during the Annual graduate ceremony at the School. Congratulations to all!
The International Journal of Communication (IJoC) published a Special Section collection of essays on the topic of political entertainment, co-edited by alumna Dannagal G Young, Ph.D. (Gr.
Annenberg Visiting Scholar and alumna Lilach Nir (Gr '05) has published Public Space: How Shared News Landscapes Close Gaps in Political Engagement. In a cross-national comparative study of 13 countries and content analyses of news items from over 50 international print and television outlets, Dr. Nir shows that the larger the shared audience for the main news channel, the smaller the gaps in political knowledge and interest between citizens.
Doctoral candidate Khadijah White contributed a chapter to the book Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Continuum 2012) titled "Considering Sound: Language, Meaning and the Construction of Noise.”
Annenberg doctoral candidate Alison Perelman has become a member of the first class of Legislative and Policy Research Fellows for the City of Philadelphia. Six graduate students from Philadelphia area universities were named to these fellowships.
At Left: Margaret (Maggie) Williams (ASC '92)
At Left: Hyun-Suk Kim, Susan Mello, Dina Shapiro
Annenberg’s Hyun-Suk Kim, Susan Mello, and Dina Shapiro have received the Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2012 from the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.