ASC@Penn News Digest, Oct. 29


Journal Article

Professor Barbie Zelizer: "Making Communication Theory Matter" Communication Theory


The Center for Global Communication Studies released the report "Benchmarking Demand: Turkey's Contested Internet." 

In the Media

New York Times: "Ratings Winner for CNBC Is Ammunition for G.O.P." quote Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson. She was also quoted post-debate in the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times.

Futurity: "Brain Scans Predict Best Anti-Smoking Images," cites the research of Professor Emily Falk

NetEase: "在线社交网络能激励你加强锻炼?" (Translation: "Can online social networks motivate you to exercise more?") cites research by Graduate Students Jingwen Zhang, Devon Brackbill, Sijia Yang, and Professor Damon Centola (In Chinese).

3620 Podcast: The latest episode of Annenberg's student-created podcast is out. "Poetry and Music of Al-Andalus, Part One" was produced by graduate student Jasmine Erdener.

CNBC: "FactChecking the CNBC Debates" covers the work of

Philadelphia Magazine"Satullo Lands at Annenberg Center" covers the news that Chris Satullo will be a professional in residence at the Annenberg Public Policy Center for the Spring 2016 semester.

At the Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave the keynote "Sidestepping Rhetorical Quicksand in Debates in the Life Sciences" at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Also at the APLS, Annenberg Public Policy Center Visiting Scholar Dietram Scheufele gave the talk "(New) Public Interfaces in the Life Sciences." He also spoke on two panels associated with the Wisconsin Science Fair, "Designer Genes: Should We Be Able to Edit Our Genomes?" and "Nerd Nite: Science Fest Edition."

Doctoral Candidate Sun-Ha Hong gave the lecture "The Data-Driven Life: The Parameters of Knowing in the Online Surveillance Society" at the University of Milano-Biocca. 

The Scholars Program in Culture and Communication held a colloquium in which SummerCulture participants presented the research that came out of that trip. Presenters included doctoral candidates Lyndsey Buetin and Andrew Daniller and doctoral students Jasmine Erdener, Nicholas Gilewicz, Samantha Oliver, Rachel Stonecipher, and Natacha Yazbeck.

The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Education, based at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, held a forum with mayoral candidates in which Philadelphia School District fourth and fifth graders presented and asked questions. Read more.

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