Falk Wins 2017 ICA Young Scholar Award

At the International Communication Association (ICA) 67th Annual Conference, held in San Diego this weekend, Emily Falk, Ph.D., director of the Communication Neuroscience Lab, was the recipient of ICA’s 2017 Young Scholar Award.

Falk is an Associate Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Marketing at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Mutz Awarded 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Brexit. The Travel Ban. Europe’s migrant crisis.

These are all examples of a growing backlash against globalization. Why, at a moment in history when the world is more interconnected than ever before, are increasing numbers of people expressing isolationist sentiments?

Annenberg Professor Diana C. Mutz aims to find out.

And, thanks to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, she’ll be doing that in-depth over the next two years. It was announced today that Mutz has won a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, which includes a grant of up to $200,000.

Counteracting the Influence of Adolescent Peer Smoking on YouTube

Cigarette advertising and marketing have been restricted since the 1960s – first through a tobacco-industry code, and then by federal laws, and agreements between the tobacco industry and the states. But the growing use of digital media, especially among young people, raises questions about whether those advances are being undercut by user-generated videos promoting cigarettes on largely unregulated internet sites such as YouTube.

Pearl Publishes New Book Face/On

In a hospital in France, in the autumn of 2005, Isabelle Dinoire received the world’s first face transplant. The world went into a moral panic.

“A lot of people thought that this was science fiction,” says Sharrona Pearl, Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School. “They felt that just because we could do it didn’t mean we should.”

Annenberg Presentations at ICA 2017

More than 70 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 67th Annual Conference, to be held May 25-29 in San Diego.

All Annenberg contributions to the conference are listed below, with panel name and room location. All events will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, unless otherwise noted.

Carlin Romano Named a Knight Foundation Nieman Fellow

Carlin Romano, Lecturer at the Annenberg School, has been named one of 11 Nieman Fellows for 2017, sponsored by the John S. Knight Foundation. The Knight Nieman Fellows are chosen for their interest in seeking innovative ideas in journalism, with the financial and logistical aid of the Nieman Foundation.

How Your Brain Makes Articles Go Viral

It is a question that has mystified countless people: Why does one article spread like wildfire through social media and another — seemingly similar — doesn’t? How does your brain decide what is valuable enough to read and share?

#QIS2: The Second Queer Internet Studies Symposium Held at Penn

Co-organized by Jessa Lingel, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Annenberg School, Jack Gieseking, Ph.D., assistant professor at Trinity College, and the Alice Paul Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the second Queer Internet Studies Symposium was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn on February 17. #QIS2 was space to share research, make art, organize activisms, and develop an interdisciplinary conversation of what Queer Internet Studies might look like and mean for research, policy, and activist agendas.


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