Three well-known media professionals are joining the adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication for the Spring 2015 term.
Dwayne Booth (pen name Mr. Fish) is the widely syndicated political cartoonist and writer. He blogs at Clowncrack.com, and his work can be found on Harpers.org and Truthdig.com. Bob Garfield is a co-host of the acclaimed National Public Radio program On the Media. David Morey is the founder of the prestigious international communications consultancy firm DMG. This semester they join Annenberg’s impressive roster of communications professionals who teach undergraduate classes at the school.
Booth will teach “WARNING! Graphic Content – Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind.” This class examines the mechanisms and cultural power of political cartooning, satire and protest art as a provocative voice in the conversation of society. He previously curated an ongoing exhibit of political cartoons on which his recently released e-book WARNING: Graphic Content (Annenberg Press, 2014) is based. He is also the author of Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People (Akashic Books, 2011). Booth’s work is extensively published across established and alternative media.
Garfield will teach “Re-inventing the Media Economy; Experiments in Averting E-Pocalypse.” The course examines and evaluates the prospects for a range of emerging business models among media platforms struggling for position in a rapidly changing media environment. A journalist for more than 30 years, Garfield currently writes on media and marketing for The Guardian and MediaPost and is the author of five books, most recently Can’t Buy Me Like (Portfolio, 2013).
Morey will teach “Politics, Media and Public Diplomacy,” exploring the complexities and paradoxes of the contemporary relationship between politics and the press, and also highlighting the way the U.S. and other nations communicate. Morey is the award-winning author of The Underdog Advantage (McGraw-Hill) and works with some of the world’s top business leaders, along with five Nobel Peace Prize winners. He has also advised sixteen winning global presidential campaigns including those of President Barack Obama.