Graduate Program

Data Artist and Doctoral Student Roopa Vasudevan Finds Creative Ways to Tell Untold Stories

With over 400 episodes like “I’m a Sex Offender,” “I’m Allergic to Everything,” and “I’m Addicted to Food,” MTV’s True Life series has been luring in viewers for 20 years. For first-year Annenberg doctoral student Roopa Vasudevan, who spent four years as a producer for these and other True Life episodes, the show helped her learn to avoid making snap judgements about people. It also taught her to think about whose stories are being told and who is being left out.

The Annenberg School Welcomes 17 New Doctoral Students

This semester, the Annenberg School for Communication welcomed 17 new doctoral students. One of the largest classes in recent years, this group of students includes animal lovers, musicians, cooking and baking enthusiasts, writers, and outdoor adventurers.  

From Mother Jones to Interstellar: Doctoral Candidate Danny Kim Studies Branding and Media Preferences

Apple or Android? Nearly everyone prefers one over the other, and companies spend millions of dollars to construct appealing brands that aim to resonate with how their target users may see themselves or aspire to be seen.

A fourth year graduate student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Danny Kim studies the branding of media products, and he says that this principle is also relevant to media preferences. We like movies, TV shows, music, and other media products that represent or reflect who we are or who we want to be.

Graduate Students Present Research Projects from SummerCulture 2018 in Berlin

For two weeks this summer, six Annenberg doctoral students traveled to Berlin to immerse themselves in some of the most haunting episodes of modern German history: the Holocaust and the Cold War. 

Led by Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media at Risk, SummerCulture is a two-week intensive research experience for Annenberg graduate students held in a different foreign country each year.

Professional Development Day 2018: 11 Annenberg Alumni Return to Share Career Advice

Professional Development Day, hosted annually by the Annenberg School for Communication, brings back alumni to share career advice with current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year’s event, held on September 22, was organized by graduate students Yasemin Celikkol, Megan Genovese, Yilang Peng, Jazmyne Sutton, Diami Virgilio, and Celeste Wagner, and Director of Graduate Student Professional Training Kim Woolf (Ph.D. ’10).


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