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).
A panel hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate
People on all sides of the political spectrum have an interest in advocating for fact-based news and information. How do we promote critical thinking and educate students in this new and chaotic American moment? Our panel of distinguished journalists and academics explores the role of journalism in the current "post-truth" media and political climate, and discusses how academia and journalists alike are responding to the "fake news" and "alternative facts" environment.
- Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post and Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication
- John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice and Richard Perry University Professor
- Charles Sykes, Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and conservative commentator
Moderated by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Walter and Leonore Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center