Messaris, the Lev Kuleshov Emeritus Professor of Communication, passed away last week at the age of 71 after a short illness. An alumnus of the school, Messaris also spent 40 years on the Annenberg faculty, from 1978 until his retirement in 2017.
Charles R. Wright, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Communication and Sociology and a member of the Annenberg faculty since 1969, passed away yesterday at the age of 90.
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A distinguished sociologist of mass communication, Wright was noted for his functionalist analysis of media as codified in the 1959 book Mass Communication.