It is a question that has mystified countless people: Why does one article spread like wildfire through social media and another — seemingly similar — doesn’t? How does your brain decide what is valuable enough to read and share?
Faculty News, Awards, and Events
Professor Amy Jordan: Children, Adolescents, and Media: The future of research and action (Routledge)
CARGC Fellow Christopher Ali: Media Localism: The Policies of Place (University of Illinois Press)
Co-organized by Jessa Lingel, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Annenberg School, Jack Gieseking, Ph.D., assistant professor at Trinity College, and the Alice Paul Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the second Queer Internet Studies Symposium was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn on February 17.
Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School, is the author of a new book: What Journalism Could Be (Wiley).
The President’s recent Executive Order is attempting to close U.S. borders to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, with the rationale that it would make Americans safer against the threat of terrorism. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern provides evidence that this action may do just the opposite.
"Smoking causes wrinkles that age you prematurely. What are cigarettes costing you?"
“150 minutes of exercise a week reduces the risk of cancer.”
“2000 calories a day is all most adults should eat.”
We hear so many well-meaning and well-researched messages about how to be healthier, and for many, they prompt real change, like quitting smoking, exercising more, and eating better. But for some people, these messages prompt only a defensive and resentful reaction — “Stop nagging and leave me alone.”
Professor Joseph Turow: The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power (Yale)
Professor Barbie Zelizer: What Journalism Could Be (Polity)
The 2017 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy: “The Marshall Plan and the Yearning for Transformative Visions”
April 25 – 27, 2017
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria
Lisa Henderson (Ph.D. ’90) and Isabel Molina-Guzmán (Ph.D. ’00) have a connection that goes beyond their shared history of receiving their doctoral degrees from the Annenberg School. They first met at Penn State in the early 1990s; Henderson was beginning her career as a professor and Molina-Guzmán was her undergraduate student.
Henderson’s influence, as well as that of other Annenberg alumni, encouraged Molina-Guzmán to choose Annenberg for her graduate work.