Imagine you’re a CEO trying to get your employees to exercise. Most health incentive programs have an array of tools — pamphlets, websites, pedometers, coaching, team activities, step challenges, money — but what actually motivates people? Is it social support? Competition? Teamwork? Corporate leaders often try a little bit of everything.
Faculty News, Awards, and Events
More than 25 Annenberg faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research next month at the National Communication Association's 102nd Annual Conference, held November 10-13 here in Philadelphia.
Marwan M. Kraidy, Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture and Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, is the author of two books, both published in October: American Studies Encounters the Middle East (with Alex Lubin; UNC Press) and Global Media Studies (with Tony Miller; Wiley).
The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) recently named its newest Senior Fellows. Among them were three scholars with ties to the Annenberg School: Amy Bleakley, Daniel Hopkins, and Robin Stevens.
As candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head into the second presidential debate on Sunday, a new study finds that what they say about the issues – and don’t say – affects what viewers learn about their plans.
After nearly 50 years at the Annenberg School for Communication, Professor Emeritus Charles Wright, Ph.D., still comes to work at his office at 3620 Walnut Street. Only this year, at the age of 89, has he stepped down from teaching.
“We had a great conversation about it,” said Annenberg School Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D. “And we both felt bad about it. It was bittersweet at best.”
Like many Americans in the 1980s, Stewart Hoover spent hours watching on television the charismatic faith healing of Oral Roberts and the mascara-laden tears of Tammy Faye Baker. But Hoover had a unique interest in televangelism: He was studying it as part of his doctoral degree program at Annenberg.