Alumnus Willard "Wick" Rowland's Public TV Efforts Lauded

Annenberg alumnus Willard “Wick” Rowland (M.A.C. ’71), executive director of Colorado Public Television in Denver, Colo., has been named a “2010 television person of the year” by The Denver Post. “Despite economic constraints and threatened funding cuts, a local public TV station not only survived 2010 but provided superior locally produced election coverage. The little station that could is KBDI-Channel 12, now known as Colorado Public Television,” writes Denver Post reporter Joan Ostrow.

Serazio (Ph.D. '10) Talks About Political Discourse in Tucson's Wake

Annenberg alumnus Michael Serazio (Ph.D. ’10) was a guest on the National Public Radio program titled “Where We Live” for a  January 11 discussion of the state of political discourse in America in the wake of the January 8 shooting of 20 persons in Tucson, AZ. Serazio also was a guest on MSNBC talking about social media's role, if any, in the event.

Alumnus Serazio Opines on Tucson Violence in The Atlantic

Alumnus Michael Serazio (Ph.D. ’10), currently an assistant professor of communication at Fairfield University in Connecticut, wrote an opinion column for The Atlantic about the phenomenon of using social media as a means to announce acts of violence. Writing about the actions of Jared Lee Loughner, who is accused of shooting 20 people in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 8, Serazio writes “his violence appeared not only pre-meditated (planned in advance) but also pre-mediated (that is, packaged in advance).

Berger Book Talk at the Penn Bookstore

Annenberg alumnus and George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Dan Berger (Ph.D. '10) will discuss his book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism at the Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut Streets (second floor) at 6pm on Tuesday, December 7.

Researchers Published in Journal of Children and Media

Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Director of the Media and the Developing Child area of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC); Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., research scientist at APPC; Jennifer Manganello, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health (and a former postdoc at Annenberg); Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., researcher at APPC; Annenberg alumna Robin Stevens, Ph.D. (Ph.D. ’09); and Martin Fishbein, Ph.D., the Harry C. Coles, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Communication at Annenberg, have published the article “The Role of Television Access in the Viewing Time of U.S.


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