As a complement to its expert faculty members, the Annenberg School invites notable practitioners of Communication to offer undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise. This Spring, Annenberg is welcoming two new lecturers to its roster: Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post’s Global Editorial Director and a longtime news analyst for NBC and MSNBC, and Desiree Peterkin Bell, an accomplished communication strategist who served in the administrations of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Faculty News, Awards, and Events
Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff was a featured guest on The Drexel InterView.
An award-winning production of the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University, The Drexel InterView is hosted by Paula Marantz Cohen. In each episode, Cohen - best-selling author, critic, and Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel - interviews guests on topics in arts, culture, science, or business.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Cigarette packaging has required textual warning labels about the health risks of smoking since 1966. Yet, 15 percent of U.S. adults — 36.5 million Americans — currently smoke cigarettes. How can warning labels be improved to encourage smokers to quit?
On Nov. 11, Professor Joseph N. Cappella hosted a reception for his current and former doctoral advisees in Center City Philadelphia. About two dozen of Cappella's 50 plus current and former advisees were able to attend the reception, which was held during the National Communication Association's annual conference. Photos from the event:
The Media Center at Peabody announced that Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, has been named an inaugural Peabody Fellow Scholar.
Zelizer is familiar with Peabody and its work, having concluded her term as a Peabody Awards judge in 2016, after serving for six years.
Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, “Laudato si’,” did not raise broad public concern about climate change among Catholics and non-Catholics, according to a new study from researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
The National Communication Association (NCA) Visual Communication Division’s award committee has selected recent Annenberg graduate and current George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Sandra Ristovska’s dissertation as its outstanding dissertation of the year. The reviewers' unanimous decision lauded the project for its innovation and theoretical sophistication. Ristovska will be recognized for her achievement during the NCA conference next week at the division’s business meeting on Friday Nov. 11 from 9:30-10:45am at the Marriott Downtown in room 407.
Held on May 25, 2017 in San Diego, this preconference aims to reinvigorate scholarly debates about publics and public spheres and their implications for democratic politics by bringing together scholars from various areas and intellectual traditions to share their thoughts and insights. We invite submissions that highlight the rich varieties of publics and counterpublics in modern societies. We encourage scholars to interrogate the assumptions of unified publics and to examine the forms, meanings and functions of multiple publics and counterpublics.