Celebratory Evening Honors Professor Emeritus Charles Wright

After nearly 50 years at the Annenberg School for Communication, Professor Emeritus Charles Wright, Ph.D., still comes to work at his office at 3620 Walnut Street. Only this year, at the age of 89, has he stepped down from teaching.

“We had a great conversation about it,” said Annenberg School Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D. “And we both felt bad about it. It was bittersweet at best.”

Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Donald Trump

Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump?

Harry may not be a full-on patronus against the Republican presidential nominee’s appeal, but reading Potter stories does appear to be a shield charm against Trump’s message.

A new study to be published in a special 2016 election issue of PS: Political Science and Politics finds that reading Harry Potter books leads Americans to take a lower opinion of Donald Trump. In fact, the more books the participants read, the greater the effect.

Highlights and Awards from the 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference

More than 50 faculty and students from the Annenberg School for Communication presented their research at the 66th International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Fukuoka, Japan from June 8-13.

Professor Amy Jordan celebrated the culmination of her year as ICA president. On the Saturday evening of the conference, Jordan gave her presidential address, entitled, “Digital Media Use and the Experience(s) of Childhood.”


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