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.
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.
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.”