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Viewing 2021 Through A Lens: Photojournalist Kylie Cooper C’22 Captures History

Cooper’s annotated photo essay about the liminality of 2021 captured the Capitol insurrection, the Ground Zero commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and more.

Research

Hard Barriers and Soft Power: Study Assesses Outsider Perceptions of Border Walls

A new University of Pennsylvania study published in PNAS explores how border walls damage a country’s international image, with real soft power implications.

Faculty News

Annenberg Faculty Elected to 2021 Class of AAAS Fellows

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Duncan Watts join eight other Penn scholars in their election to the newest class of Fellows.

In Memoriam

Our Memories of Elihu Katz

With loving tributes, the Annenberg community shares its memories of Elihu Katz and the academic and personal lessons he taught us.

Faculty News

Journalism is Outdated: Professor Barbie Zelizer Discusses a New ‘Manifesto’

In "The Journalism Manifesto," Professor Barbie Zelizer and her co-authors argue that journalism needs a major transformation in order to survive as an essential pillar of our democracy.

Faculty News

Left to Our Own Devices: Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age

Julia Ticona's new book examines how gig workers use digital technologies like smartphones and laptops to navigate a precarious and flexible labor market, and how these technologies have transformed the way we work.

Research

A novel theory on how conspiracy theories take shape

In a new book, Dolores Albarracín, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and colleagues show that two factors—the conservative media and societal fear and anxiety—have driven recent widespread conspiracies, from Pizzagate to those around COVID-19 vaccines.

Research

Want to Reduce Political Polarization? Start by Looking Beyond Politics

Is bonding over non-political similarities the key to depolarizing political discussions? New research sheds light on how even hardliners can be swayed when coming in contact with opposing viewpoints.

Faculty News

Annenberg Welcomes Jennifer Rothman as New Secondary Faculty

Rothman, a Professor at Penn Carey Law School, specializes in intellectual property law.

Call for Submissions

Call for Applications: Post-doctoral Fellowships in Digital Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Center on Digital Culture and Society seeks two post-doctoral scholars whose research contributes to our understanding of digital storytelling about the pandemic. Submit by March 1, 2022.