After nearly two years battling brain cancer, Bruneau passed away on September 30. His remarkable life is documented through both the written word and a short film.
Haas, who suddenly passed away last week, was deeply devoted to her students, family, friends, and social justice causes.
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.
A distinguished sociologist of mass communication, Wright was noted for his functionalist analysis of media as codified in the 1959 book Mass Communication.
Born in 1927 in Pennsauken, New Jersey, Wright grew up in a working-class family during the Great Depression. His father was unemployed on and off through most of the 1930s, until the economy picked up upon the U.S. entry into World War II.