Professor Vincent Price was an invited speaker at a University of Southern California Law School symposium on “The 2004 Election: What does it mean for Campaigns and Governance.” The October 8 symposium, co-sponsored by the USC/Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics and the USC Initiative and Referendum Institute, focused on a variety of issues including campaign financing; the initiative and referendum process; polarized voters and politics; political communication; the media; and the internet.
Management journalist Kerstin Richter interviewed Klaus Krippendorff in Vienna on issues of intra-organizational conflict and the ability of dialogue to keep interpersonal relations open and alter organizational networks. The interview appeared as "Communication and the Viability of Organizations" in Lernende Organization 21, September/October, pages 36-41 (in German).
Professor Diana Mutz received the 2004 Doris Graber Award for the best book in political communication published in the last ten years, from the American Political Science Association. The book is titled Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes and is published by Cambridge University Press (1998). Professor Mutz holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Visiting professor Monroe Price was co-convenor and session leader at The Media Law and Policy Global Foundation Programme July 18-30, at Oxford University in England. The program was organized by The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University in collaboration with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University New York.
Klaus Krippendorff delivered the keynote address at the American Society for Cybernetics meeting, August 5-8 in Toronto. His lecture was titled: "Space and the Furniture of Cyberspace." The event was open to the public and attracted the attention of the academic community of Ryerson University, where the conference was held.
Visiting professor Monroe Price is a session leader at the upcoming Summer Seminar "Intellectual Property in Comparative Perspective: Cultural Implications of Technological Change," August 1-12, at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
As the highlight of the University of Vienna's June 11 public conference on communication ethics, Klaus Krippendorff received the 2004 Norbert Wiener – Hermann Schmidt Prize for his contributions to cybernetics and education. His acceptance speech was titled "Information and Cyberspace." The award is handled by the German Society for Cybernetics and the Society for Pedagogy and Information.
Klaus Krippendorff received the 2004 ICA Fellows Book Award for his Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology.
The ICA Fellows Book Award recognizes books that have made a substantial contribution to communication scholarship as well as to the social sciences and withstood the test of time. It is given only occasionally.
The book has been published for 23 years and a second edition was released in 2004.
Klaus Krippendorff was invited to give a public lecture at the University of Hamburg, Germany, April 29, 2004, on "Conversation, Discourse, and Mechanism; Towards a Constructivist Theory of Communication." It was followed by a workshop on how to reconcile empirical research with social constructivist ideas. Fifteen communication researchers were invited from all over Germany.
Associate Professor Katherine Sender is moderating a panel on "International Media" at Equality Forum, Philadelphia's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Culture festival, next Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm. The panel event takes place at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theater.