Political scientist and political communication expert Diana C. Mutz discusses her work and what she finds exciting about it, and the graduate student experience at the University of Pennsylvania. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication and director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics (ISCAP) at Penn.
In his new book, Professor Victor Pickard, who is the co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center, unpacks the decline in public service journalism and the structural causes behind it, and what that means for a functioning democratic state. For more on the book, visit the Oxford University Press site: https://bit.ly/2Uaro1L
New Annenberg assistant professor David Lydon-Staley, Ph.D., studies substance use and abuse over the lifespan, with an emphasis on how the small moments of our lives compound to influence our overall behavior. Much of his research focuses on adolescents ages 14-16, and often uses mobile phones as a tool to understand behavior.
In their new book, out now from The MIT Press, Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles unpack the phenomenon of hashtag activism. Through the use of hashtags like #blacklivesmatter, #girlslikeus, and #justicefortrayvon, the authors explore the way online networks can take up a cause and organize around it. In this video, Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor at the Annenberg School, provides an overview of the book.
Joseph Turow, Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School, talks about his current research and interests, his approach to teaching media studies, and the path that took him to it.