This semester, the Annenberg School welcomes five scholars who will be teaching courses in our undergraduate program for the first time: Lik Sam Chan, Rayya El Zein, Eytan Gilboa, Daniel Grinberg, and Lee McGuigan.
Penn students are no strangers to research — they read it, discuss it, and cite it in just about every course. But what does it take — soup to nuts — to actually conduct a research study in Communication?
This semester, a group of six undergraduates found out, as they also tackled an important and timely research question: could they find a way to increase voter turnout for the U.S. midterm elections, an event which took place just 10 weeks into the course?
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.