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Health Communication & Equity Lab Creates Better Public Health Messaging for LGBTQ+ Populations

Many of us are aware that the tobacco industry has been employing shady marketing techniques for decades. Their advertisements have a way of making smoking look cool and sophisticated, even though we know it’s bad for our health. But what people may not know is that the tobacco industry specifically targets certain populations — including sexual, gender, racial, and ethnic minorities — with advertising campaigns designed to increase their tobacco use. And to make matters worse, there have been very few public health campaigns focused on these same populations.

Annenberg School Announces New Event Series: Annenberg Conversations

The Annenberg School for Communication is pleased to announce a new event series entitled Annenberg Conversations. The series is designed to engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues, and each conversation will feature a member of the Annenberg Community in dialogue with one or more interlocutors from outside the school, drawing upon diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise — including academics, activists, artists, and many others.

The Annenberg School Welcomes 13 New Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

As the 2020-21 academic year begins, two new visiting scholars and 11 new postdoctoral fellows are joining the Annenberg School for Communication and our various research centers. These scholars will research alongside and collaborate with Annenberg faculty, staff, and students for anywhere from one semester to several years. We are thrilled to welcome them!

Maori Karmael Holmes Appointed at Annenberg Center and Annenberg School

Maori Karmael Holmes, Artistic Director and CEO of BlackStar Film Festival, has been appointed Curator-at-Large for Film at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Mediamaker-in-Residence at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Digital Culture Scholar Jessa Lingel Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Professor Jessa Lingel was recently promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of digital culture, Lingel’s work considers the ways that relationships to technology can show us gaps in power or possibilities for social change. On the occasion of this momentous milestone in her academic career, we asked her a few questions (via email — how digital of us!) about her five years at the Annenberg School and what her research, teaching, and activism look like now.

Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication Releases CARGC Digital Publication 1

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication is proud to present CARGC Digital Publication 1, Critical Digital Sovereigntiesby doctoral students Lauren Bridges, Heather Jaber, Florence Madenga, and Mariela Morales Suárez; doctoral candidate Zane Griffin Talley Cooper; postdoctoral fellows Stanislav Budnitsky, Giang Nguyen-Thu, and Fernanda R. Rosa; and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

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