Professor Joseph Turow is co-editor (with Andrea Kavanaugh) of the recently published The Wired Homestead: An MIT Press Sourcebook on the Internet and the Family. As described in the Canadian Journal of Communication, "This book represents a good multidisciplinary compilation that introduces the key debates and questions surrounding Internet research on the home."
On March 1, 2004, Professor Carolyn Marvin presented "True Colors: Myth, Magic, and the American Flag" to a packed audience at the Aurora Forum, Stanford University. Dr. Marvin has spent over decade researching the history, myth, and magic of our nation’s flag. Why, she asks, is the flag omnipresent in American culture at so many levels and for so many people? How does it function in the context of an American civil religion? What is the relation of the flag to nationhood? Later in the program, Dr. Marvin was joined by Professor Hans Gumbrecht, professor of Literature at Stanford.
On a chilly Wednesday afternoon in the last week of February, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the sunny plaza lobby of the School for a surprise celebration of the second edition of Professor Klaus Krippendorff's Content Analysis. Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini and Professor Joseph Turow said a few words in honor of the occasion. Ph.D. candidate Mary Bock read a congratulatory letter from Mariaelana Bartisaghi, also a Ph.D. candidate, who could not be present. Both students are advisees of Dr. Krippendorff.
KNME-TV, public television for northern and central New Mexico (PBS), and Between the Lions, the award-winning children's series co-produced by WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., announced today that they are the recipients of a $745,000 federal grant for an American Indian Head Start Literacy Initiative. This initiative aims to increase the literacy of American Indian children in Head Start programs using the Between the Lions television series along with related resources that will be adapted specifically for a variety of American Indian communities.
Professor Barbie Zelizer begins her stint at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University where she joins the illustrious company of four other scholars and writers named by the Center as this year's Spring fellows. She will write a book focusing on published photographs of people on the brink of death in contemporary United States journalism.
On Wednesday, January 28th, doctoral candidate Kenneth Farrall presented work from his ongoing research project with Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini at the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) research fair, held at the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall.
The second edition of Professor Klaus Krippendorff’s Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology has just been released by Sage Publications (January, 2004).
The 1980 edition, Sage's best selling communication text, was on the market for 23 years. It has been translated in Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Hungarian, used all over the world, and become the standard work on content analysis in communication research.
Professor Klaus Krippendorff addressed the International Conference on "Organizing Organizations," November 10-12 in Vienna, with a paper titled "Second-order cybernetics and Heinz von Foerster's ethical imperative." He was also given the opportunity to develop the conference theme in a workshop on how social organizations continuously reconstitute themselves in conversations.
Professor Martin Fishbein was the recipient of the Mayhew Derryberry Award at the Public Health Education Health Promotion Awards Luncheon in San Francisco, November 18, 2003.
Communication Theory (Volume 13, Number 2, May 2003) features the work of several Annenberg professors. Joseph Cappella serves as guest editor to the issue's theme, "Symposium on Theoretical Approaches to Communication Campaigns" which features "Using Theory to Design Effective Health Behavior Interventions" by Martin Fishbein and Marco Yzer and "Using Theory to Design Evaluations of Communication Campaigns: The Case of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign" by Robert Hornik and Itzhak Yanovitzky.