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Introducing The Wired Homestead edited by Joseph Turow and Andrea Kavanaugh

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."

Marvin Discusses Myth and the American Flag in Talk at Stanford

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.

Celebrating the Second Edition of Content Analysis

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.

Linebarger to Assess Effectiveness of American Indian Literacy Initiative in New Mexico

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.

Zelizer Begins Fellowship at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy

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.

Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology Appears in its Second Edition

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.

Krippendorff Addresses Organizing Organizations Conference in Vienna

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.

Professors Cappella, Fishbein and Hornik in recent issue of Communication Theory

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.

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