Sandra Ristovska Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from National Communication Association

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.

Call for Abstracts: ICA Preconference on Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics

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.

Want To Exercise More? Get Yourself Some Competition.

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.

Annenberg Presentations at NCA 2016

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.

Celebratory Evening Honors Professor Emeritus Charles Wright

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.”


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