"This city's young adults have the numbers to decide the mayor's race. As the Street and Katz campaigns pound the pavement and hit the phones to reach both their core constituents and undecided voters, they would be ill-advised to ignore this segment of the electorate." So advises ASC Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer editorial he co-wrote with Veronica De La Garza, executive director of the Youth Vote Coalition.
Faculty News, Awards, and Events
Professor Paul Messaris appears in the current issue of Journal of Communication (Volume 53, Number 3; September, 2003) with a review essay on two new books in the field of visual studies: Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture by Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright (Oxford, 2001) and Handbook of Visual Analysis edited by Theo Van Leeuwen and Carey Jewitt (Sage, 2001).
Professor Barbie Zelizer has been nominated by the International Communication Association's Nominating Committee as a candidate for ICA President-elect in this fall's election. She is running against Jon Nussbaum of Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate will serve on the Board of Directors as soon as elected, plan the 2005 conference in New York, and serve as president of the Association during 2005-2006. Ballots have already been sent to members who can compare qualifications and candidate statements on the ICA website. Good luck to Dr. Zelizer!
Ph.D. candidate and Senior Data Analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Kate Kenski is co-author of Capturing Campaign Dynamics: The National Annenberg Election Survey with Daniel Romer, Paul Waldman, Christopher Adasiewicz and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The book, just published by Oxford University Press, presents the results of the largest academic election poll ever conducted and includes a CD-Rom of the NAES codebooks and data. The survey is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
An international collection of over 80 communication and political science scholars gathered at the Annenberg School on August 27th for the second annual American Political Science Association Pre-Conference on Political Communication. Focused around the theme "Mass Communication and Civic Engagement," the event was sponsored jointly by the Annenberg School, hosted by Vincent Price, and the APSA Political Communication Section, chaired by Holli Semetko (Emory University).
Carolyn Marvin was invited to speak to the History and Mass Communication and Society divisions of the Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism (AEJMC) at their 86th Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri (August, 2003). She appeared with three other invited panelists, James Cane, Dane Claussen, and Mitchell Stephens, on the theme "Thinking in Time: Technology and the Future of Mass Communication History." Dr. Marvin's topic was historical parallels between village bells in 19th-century France and contemporary broadcasting systems.
Klaus Krippendorff was invited by the Open University (U.K.) to give a keynote address and one-day workshop at its international conference on “Twenty-first Century Visions: Systems Practice for Managing Complexity,” July 14-17, 2003, at the University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College.
On July 2, Professor Carolyn Marvin participated in a freewheeling roundtable discussion in San Francisco with political activist Tom Hayden, former California state legislator, and John Diaz, editor of the editorial page of the San Francisco Chronicle, on the topic “Whose Flag Is It, Anyway?” The program was sponsored by the Presidio Trust of San Francisco in conjunction with an exhibition of the “The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord and Conflict” at the Officers’ Club of the Presidio Trust of San Francisco.
Assistant Professor Katherine Sender's article "Sex Sells: Sex, Taste, and Class in Gay and Lesbian Media" appears in the latest issue of GLQ (Volume 9, Issue 3, 2003).
Professors Vincent Price and Joseph Cappella and Ph.D. candidate Lilach Nir received the "Best Article" award from the Political Communication Division at the International Communication Association annual conference in San Diego. The award, which honors the year's best article published in political communication, was given for two articles that appeared in a special issue of Political Communication on "Political Communication in the 2000 Election," edited by Bruce Bimber, Volume 19, Number 1 (Winter, 2002).