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The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois: ‘Something Fresh To Say’

At the 2nd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in Public Social Science, sociologists Alden Morris and Tukufu Zuberi discuss Du Bois’ contributions to the field and to humanity.


Alumni Bookshelf: Winter 2024

Exploring the Latest Literary Works published by our alumni.


First-of-Its-Kind Study Analyzes Digital Mourning Practices of Gang-Affiliated Youth

A study led by Prof. Desmond Patton explores how gang-affiliated Black youth use Twitter content, photos, and emojis to memorialize the deceased and navigate feelings of grief and loss.


In Their Own Words: Charles R. Wright, Klaus Krippendorff, and Monroe Price

Oral histories from these three distinguished Communication scholars are now available online in the Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives.

Research and the Fight Against Misinformation

Across two decades, the Annenberg Public Policy Center project expanded by adding scientific fact checking, translating content into Spanish, and addressing viral social media misinformation.


The YouTube Algorithm Isn’t Radicalizing People

A new study from the Computational Social Science Lab finds that the YouTube recommendation system is less influential on users’ political views than is commonly believed.


Finding New Ways to Evaluate Voters’ Beliefs

In his dissertation research, joint Communication and Political Science doctoral student Nicholas Dias searches for new ways to gauge voter competency.

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Center on Digital Culture and Society

The one-year fellowship runs from August 2024 until August 2025, and applications are due by March 15.


Putting the Spotlight on the Gender Gaps in Digital Spaces

Prof. Sandra González-Bailón co-edited a new journal issue quantifying the extent to which gender bias occurs and is perpetuated online and in digital media.


The Mission to Get Pennsylvanians Online

The Pennsylvania Broadband Research Institute, a collaboration between Penn and Penn State, looks for ways to bridge the digital divide in the state — and the rest of the nation.