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Annenberg Presentations at ICA 2016

More than 50 Annenberg faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research next month at the International Communication Association's 66th Annual Conference, held June 9-13 in Fukuoka, Japan. In addition, ICA President and Annenberg Professor Amy Jordan will deliver her presidential address on Saturday Evening.

New Book by Marwan Kraidy: The Naked Blogger of Cairo

As uprisings consumed the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, there was a worldwide scramble to understand the events, their causes, and their implications. Over the next several years, many commentators pointed to technology and social media, casting them as the key change agent in the people’s quest for popular sovereignty.

New Book by Guobin Yang Explores the Red Guard Generation in China

In 1966 — exactly 50 years ago this week — Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong made a sweeping edict: China would purge its corrupt capitalist remnants and awaken to a new era of Communist ideology, true and pure. In heeding the call of the Cultural Revolution, China’s youth formed Red Guard groups whose fierce adherence to Maoist ideology drove them to engage in an uncompromising purge of anything Confucian, Western, or bourgeois. For several years, violence wracked China’s cities.

Undergraduates Become Consultants in Joan Garry’s Course on Nonprofit Communication

With small staffs and shoestring budgets, many non-profit organizations excel at their core missions, but struggle with communication and fundraising — both crucial ingredients to survive and grow.  

Some turn to consultants, but of course a top consultant isn’t cheap. For six non-profits, another option recently came to the rescue, totally pro bono: Professor Joan Garry’s students.

Comm 386: Non-Profit Communication Strategy, offered each spring, provides a unique opportunity for students and non-profit organizations alike.

Marwan M. Kraidy Receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to Study the Spectacle of the Islamic State

The video shows a Jordanian pilot in an orange jumpsuit standing in a cage, his head bowed. A match hits unseen gasoline, and what follows is unspeakable. The pilot burns to death at the hands of the Islamic State, multiple cameras recording it in detail. The event itself was perhaps a minute, but the official edited video drags on for 22 minutes. Maximizing fear and horror on phones and computers worldwide — that’s the whole point.

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