If you’ve been on the internet at any point in the last decade — and you’re on it right now! — you’ve come across your fair share of memes. They often make us laugh and tap into our innermost thoughts and reactions. But what does this online cultural phenomenon reveal about our understanding of the world?
It’s not every day a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist speaks to your class. Over the last two weeks, the students in COMM 381: The Journalism of Social Change have doubled down on the honor.
Two Washington Post journalists who separately won Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of race in America were recent guests to the class, taught by NBC/MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman.
As a complement to its expert faculty members, the Annenberg School for Communication invites notable practitioners of Communication to offer undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise. This Fall, Annenberg is welcoming four new lecturers to its roster, including two of its alumni.
This summer, nine Communication majors interned in Washington, D.C. through the Annenberg in Washington (AIW) program. AIW provides $6,000 stipends to participating students to support their summer living expenses. Each student receives experience in how communication is used in public service through their internships at government, political, nonprofit, advocacy, media, and other organizations in the nation’s capital.
Dean Michael Delli Carpini announced this week that Felicity (Litty) Paxton, Ph.D., will become Annenberg’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, starting on August 13.
On May 13, Ashley R. Parker (C'05), White House reporter for the Washington Post (pictured left with her fiancé, Michael Bender, and Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson), delivered the 2018 commencement address for Annnenberg's Communication Major Graduation Ceremony. Parker's Communication major set the stage for an impressive journalism career: She has covered Congress, the White House, and the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Donald Trump.
On Sunday, May 13, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual undergraduate graduation ceremony, honoring the Communication majors graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. This year's graduation speaker was alumna Ashley R. Parker (C'05). In addition to recognizing each graduate, Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini presented the following awards.
“How often do you get the opportunity to be taught by a former MLB player who’s involved in social justice work?” asks Alexys Ogorek C’20, a sophomore Communication major. Her rhetorical question elicits nods from the students sitting around her, all of whom are flush with excitement.
This year, 16 Penn seniors wrote an honors thesis and/or a Communication and Public Service Capstone Thesis as a required part of their ComPS concentration. All will graduate with honors at Annenberg’s Communication major graduation ceremony this month.
On April 27, these students presented the culmination of their year of work on their Communication theses at a poster session held in the Annenberg School Plaza Lobby. The students had previously presented their theses to a panel of faculty and fellow students.