The Center for Media at Risk, which will be launching in Spring 2018, is devoted to fostering free and critical media practice and scholarship. Political intimidation threatens media practitioners worldwide, while disinformation campaigns destabilize public trust. The Center will provide a hub for practical and scholarly discussions of the global media environment and how its practitioners work under threatening political conditions. Here, Barbie Zelizer, the center's director and the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School, offers an overview of the Center and its aims.
Professor Sandra González-Bailón gave a lecture entitled Decoding the Social World at Princeton University's Summer Institute in Computational Social Science.
A keynote plenary given by Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. Delivered via video on July 25, 2017 to a conference entitled "Freedom of Expression: Facing up to the Threat" in Doha, Qatar, organized by the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, the International Federation of Journalists, and the International Institute of Journalism.
When people talk to each other, together they can make smarter decisions than they can on their own. Professor Damon Centola, along with Ph.D. candidate Joshua Becker and recent Ph.D. graduate Devon Brackbill, published the findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
What does the frame of journalism as a public good mean for where quality journalism can and should come from in the 21st century? Who will produce public service and local news? What are some potential funding mechanisms? How can we—as scholars, practitioners, and media policy reform advocates—build fertile ground for this journalism? How can we generate public interest and encourage meaningful public participation in these media reform initiatives?
Panel moderated by Victor Pickard, Associate Professor of Communication. Panelists include: Errol Salamon (Postdoctoral Fellow, Quebec Research Fund on Society and Culture; Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication); Christopher Ali (Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Media Studies; CARGC Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication); Magda Konieczna (Assistant Professor, Temple University, Department of Journalism).