Annenberg Faculty Offers Perspective on Tucson Tragedy

Several news outlets turned to Annenberg faculty and staff experts for perspectives and opinions throughout the evolving coverage of the tragic incident in Tucson Arizona where 20 individuals were shot, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, was interviewed by several news outlets, including PBS NewsHour, on the NPR program Tell Me More, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the Associated Press, and The National Journal.

Diana Mutz, Ph.D., the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Communication and Political Science, was interviewed for a story on political discourse that appears in The Huffington Post.  

Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., the Raymond  Williams Professor of Communication, was interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer for a January 11 story about the media’s role in “defanging” political discourse.  

Teaching faculty member Al Felzenberg, Ph.D., was interviewed by the Courier-Post (Camden, N.J.) for a story about angry political rhetoric that took place in the wake of the Tucson shooting.  

Also, Brooks Jackson, director of, was interviewed by MSNBC.