Lecturer Dwayne Booth: And Then the World Blew Up (Fantagraphics)
Professor Emily Falk: “Who Likes to be Reachable? Availability Preferences, Weak Ties, and Bridging Social Capital” (Information, Communication & Society)
Professor Emily Falk and Doctoral Candidate Christin Scholz: “Persuasion, Influence, and Value: Perspectives from Communication and Social Neuroscience” (Annual Review of Psychology)
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Postdoctoral Fellow Doron Taussig: “Disruption, Demonization, Deliverance, and Norm Destruction: The Rhetorical Signature of Donald J. Trump” (Political Science Quarterly)
Emeritus Professor Klaus Krippendorff: “Monologic versus Dialogic Distinctions of Selves” and “Mathematical Work of Francisco Varela” (Constructivist Foundations)
Professor Jessa Lingel: “Networked Field Studies: Comparative Inquiry and Online Communities” (Social Media + Society)
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy: "Books: The Enigma of the Arab Uprisings" (Current History)
Doctoral Student Pawel Popiel and Professor Victor Pickard: “Media Policy Research and Practice: Insights and Interventions – Introductions” (International Journal of Communication)
Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley, Research Director Patrick Jamieson, and Research Manager Ilana Weitz: “Risky Movies, Risky Behaviors, and Ethnic Identity Among Black Adolescents” (Social Science & Medicine)
Visiting Scholar Brice Nixon: “Critical Communication Policy Research and the Attention Economy: From Digital Labor Theory to Digital Class Struggle” (International Journal of Communication)
Postdoctoral Fellow Elizabeth A. Walshe and Research Director Daniel Romer: "Executive Function Capacities, Negative Driving Behavior, and Crashes in Young Drivers" (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi: “New Media, Work Boundaries, and Privacy” (International Journal of Communication)
Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang: “’Guard Against Fire, Theft, and Journalists’: The Public Against the Press in China” (Media Asia)
Doctoral Candidate Alex T. Williams: “Measuring the Journalism Crisis: Developing New Approaches that Help the Public Connect to the Issue” (International Journal of Communication)
In the Media
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:
- Associated Press: “Trump-free Twitter: Outage Highlights Service’s Importance” and “Democrats Face Hot-Potato Politics of Sexual Predation, Too”
- Globe and Mail: "Trump Enters Dangerous Ground with Anti-Muslim Retweets"
- New York Times: “News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds”
- Philadelphia Inquirer: "Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets Spark Outrage"
- Washington Post: “Could Russian Trolls have Helped Elect Donald Trump?”
Everyday Health: “Smokers Wrongly Believe ‘Organic’ Cigarettes are Healthier” was written about research conducted by Doctoral Student Stefanie Gratale, Research Director Erin Maloney, and Professor Joseph N. Cappella.
BOLD: “Some of the Most Important Behaviors are Contagious” interviewed Professor Emily Falk. [VIDEO]
Daily Pennsylvanian: “Penn Professor to Serve on the Board of Trustees for the Nonprofit Group Behind Sesame Street” profiled Professor Amy Jordan.
The Tribune: “Body as a Tool of Insurgency” reviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy’s book The Naked Blogger of Cairo.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy was quoted in the following media outlets:
- Express Tribune: "Why Did Saudi Arabia's Purge Set its Eye on Billionaire Media Tycoons"
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Saudiarabien Fordert Milliarden Für Die Freiheit" (in German)
- Poynter: "How Mega-Media Deals Further Erode the Myth of a 'Liberal' Media"
- Sunday Morning Herald: "Lebanon the Next Battlefield as Saudis Escalate Bitter Struggle with Iran"
- Vanity Fair: “Consolidation is Killing the Myth of the Liberal Media”
Washington Post: “Why Did Saudi Arabia Target Billionaire Media Tycoons in its Purge?” was written by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.
Washington Examiner: “Russian Facebook Propaganda is All Bark, No Bite” quoted Professor Diana C. Mutz.
Washington Post: “Free Trade is Becoming More Popular – Especially Among Republicans” was written by Professor Diana C. Mutz.
Aeon: “Changing Faces” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.
Kveller: “Why Do Moms Get All the Birthday Party Evites?” was written by Professor Sharrona Pearl.
Jacobin: “Net Neutrality is Just the Beginning” interviewed Professor Victor Pickard.
New York Times: “F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.
Public Books: “The Big Picture: Misinformation Society” was written by Professor Victor Pickard.
European Data Protection Law Review reviewed Professor Joseph Turow's book The Aisles Have Eyes.
El País: “La Empresa de Aznar Que Husmea en Tu Facebook Cuando Llamas a un ‘Call Center’” quoted Professor Joseph Turow. (Spanish)
Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “Wonderland/The Aisles Have Eyes” interviewed Professor Joseph Turow. [AUDIO]
Strategy+Business: “Best Business Books 2017: Marketing” rated Professor Joseph Turow’s book The Aisles Have Eyes in the top three.
Philly Voice: “Doug Glanville to Teach Penn Class on Sports and Social Justice” profiled Lecturer Doug Glanville.
Claremont Review of Books: “He Didn’t Like Ike” reviewed Lecturer Alvin Felzenberg’s book A Man and His Presidents.
J-Source: “Tax Changes Could Take a Bite out of Local News” was written by Visiting Scholar Errol Salamon.
NBC10: “Living Secure with Social Media” interviewed Doctoral Candidate David Elliot Berman. [VIDEO]
Penn Arts & Sciences: “Student and Alumni Stories: Ryan Tsapatsaris” profiled Doctoral Student Ryan Tsapatsaris.
ThinkProgress: "The Grammys Don't Think the Grammys Have a Race Problem" quoted Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova.
Awards & Honors
Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi was one of two winners of the Yale Law Journal’s first ever Student and Recent Graduate Essay Competition. [READ MORE]
Doctoral Candidate Lyndsey P. Beutin received the Amy Gutmann Leadership Award, which provided funding for her to attend a conference in South Africa.
Doctoral Candidate Rachel N. Stonecipher received the 2017 Lesbian Caucus Award from the National Women’s Studies Association. [READ MORE]
At the Podium
Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini interviewed Vice President Joseph Biden at a University of Pennsylvania event to promote Biden’s new book Promise Me, Dad.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated a session entitled “Focus on a Communication Challenge: Threats to Science’s Reputation” at the National Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Colloquium.
Professor Marwan M. Kraidy and CARGC Fellow Rayya El Zein were panelists at the “Media and the Afterlife of the Arab Uprisings” seminar hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University.
Professor Jessa Lingel gave a talk entitled “Media and New Technologies” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center 25th Anniversary Conference.
Professor Victor Pickard was a panelist for the “Truth, Reason, and Democracy” session at The Big Picture: What’s at Stake in Trump’s America conference, hosted by NYU School of Law.
Professor Joseph Turow gave a talk entitled “Understanding Branded Content in the New Media-Marketing Landscape” during the opening plenary session of the Branded Content Research Network conference.
Professor Joseph Turow gave a keynote address, entitled “Exploring Every Digital Life to Explore 21st Century Democracy,” at the Digital Democracy conference in Stockholm.
Professor Guobin Yang gave a talk, entitled “Dialectics of Good Life and Ordinary Life: The Meaning of Political Commitment,” at Villanova University.
Professor Barbie Zelizer gave a talk on visual memory and the Holocaust at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Professor Barbie Zelizer gave the Ander Seminar in Global Media Studies at Karlstad University. Her talk was entitled "What Journalism Could Be: On the Impossibility of Journalism Ethics from Trump to #MeToo."
Lecturer Alvin Felzenberg visited several Indiana University campuses recently to speak about his new book A Man and His Presidents.
CARGC Fellow Rayya El Zein gave a CARGC colloquium lecture entitled “Revamping Gender: Nostalgia and Affect in Beirut’s Musical Cabarets.”
Doctoral Candidate Lyndsey P. Beutin presented a paper entitled “Pan-African Organizing for Slavery Reparations and the Rise of Anti-trafficking’s ‘Modern Day Slavery’” at the Moving Beyond Paternalism conference at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Doctoral Candidate Lyndsey P. Beutin was a panelist at the “Academics and Activism” event at the University of Virginia.
Doctoral Student Yasemin Celikkol presented “Critical Transculturalism and Closet Consumption: Chalga and Turkish Dramas in Bulgaria” at MAPACA.
Doctoral Student Jennifer R. Henrichsen presented “Protection of Journalists: A Global Analysis” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Model United Nations conference.
Co-sponsored by the Annenberg School, Chelsea Manning delivered a lecture on the intersection of technology and people’s lives, moderated by Gabriella Coleman.
The Center for Media at Risk welcomed Lilie Chouliaraki, who gave a lecture entitled “Selfies and the Ethics of the Face: A Case Study of Refugee Self-Representation.”
The Control Societies Speaker Series welcomed Finn Brunton, who gave a talk entitled “’The Best Surveillance System We Could Imagine’: Payment Networks, Digital Cash, and Societies of Control.”
The Undergraduate Program welcomed David Fahrenthold, who gave a talk entitled “How Journalism is Adapting to the Trump Era.”
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