Penn senior Fahad Ahmed C’20, a Communication major at the Annenberg School, has been named a 2020 Dean’s Scholar.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson will be awarded the 2020 Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for her “non-partisan crusade to ensure the integrity of facts in public discourse and development of the science of scientific communication to promote public understanding of complex issues.”
The Media, Inequality and Change Center has received a grant to identify new models for media that enable communities to be engaged in shaping and lifting up narratives that better represent them and address important social problems.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson‘s book Cyberwar has won the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).
The NCA presented its awards last weekend in Baltimore at the group’s annual conference. The Political Communication Division announced that the Hart Award was being presented to two volumes for 2019: Jamieson’s Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President and Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t by Sharon E. Jarvis and Soo-Hye Han.
How can experts best communicate their research to both the general public and policymakers? What strategies create the most trust in scientific and medical evidence, and what techniques best present the information in ways that those outside the scientific community can understand?
Platforms like Uber and Care.com are radically changing the way we view labor, and many people are wondering what the future of work will look like. How will technology and the gig economy continue to shift the conditions of work? What can we do to make conditions better, rather than worse, for workers?
Misinformation and fake news are rampant in the current media environment. Of particular concern is misinformation regarding health issues, like vaccines, infectious diseases, or cancer. Widespread health misinformation is cause for alarm, as it has the potential to create public health crises. The recent measles outbreak is a prime example.
How can we stop the spread of heath misinformation?
At the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Professor Barbie Zelizer was awarded the 2019 B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, one of ICA’s top honors.
The award recognizes outstanding scholars, teachers, and advisors who serve as role models in those capacities and who have had a major impact on the field of Communication. Recipients of the award must also have influenced the discipline through their former students, who themselves are important figures in Communication.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Urban Communication Foundation (UCF) announced earlier this week that Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández is the winner of the 2019 Urban Communication Research Grant. The prize will be officially awarded during the upcoming IAMCR conference, held July 7-11, 2019 in Madrid.