Tour the (Virtual) Annenberg School in Minecraft

Missing Annenberg? Wish you could roam the halls or catch up over a cup of coffee in Suite 200? Well, now you can... virtually!

Etienne Jacquot, Annenberg School IT Support Specialist, has begun creating the 3620 Walnut building in Minecraft. All faculty, staff, and students have access to Minecraft through Penn O365, so everyone is invited to the virtual Annenberg School. You can help construct the building — maybe even recreate your office — or just meet up with fellow Annenbergers.

Sonia Shaikh Named 2020-2022 Gerbner Fellow

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh has been named the 2020-22 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Aiming to defend in May 2020, Shaikh is currently finishing her dissertation at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her project explores human collaboration and interaction with AI-enabled technology and its effects on information sharing.

Center for Media at Risk Receives Second Grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

The Center for Media at Risk at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication has received a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to bolster its mission of supporting trustworthy media practice and offsetting threats to media scholars and practitioners across the current digital landscape.

CARGC Press Co-Publishes Special Section on “Mediating Islamic State” with International Journal of Communication

This special section on Mediating Islamic State gathers emergent scholarly voices, many deploying humanistic inquiry, to probe a phenomenon that has predominantly been the province of social scientists, in order to explore and understand the players, patterns, and practices that have mediated Islamic State: the communicative ways in which the group has been studied, reported on, visualized, narrated, mocked, spoofed, and resisted.

The Annenberg School Welcomes 6 New Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

As the Spring 2020 semester begins, the Annenberg School for Communication and our various research centers welcome four new visiting scholars and one new postdoctoral fellow. These scholars will research alongside and collaborate with Annenberg faculty, staff, and students for anywhere from one semester to several years. 


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