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News & Notes from Annenberg Alumni: Summer 2023

An exciting batch of updates from Annenberg School's masters and doctoral graduates


Back at Annenberg: Se-Hoon Jeong (Ph.D. ‘08)

In this new Q&A series, we catch up with Annenberg alumni who return to Penn’s campus for a visit.


Annenberg Alumni Bookshelf: 2023

Check out the volumes our alumni have published or will publish this year!

Faculty News

Desmond Patton and the Science of Being Human

Patton discusses his research in social media and violence, finding an interdisciplinary career in social work, communication, data science, and psychiatry, and why his open-mindedness never stops.


Penn Researchers Receive NIH Grant to ID Barriers to Accepting a Future HIV Vaccine

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Communication has received a $4 million...

Faculty News

Desmond Upton Patton Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

Patton is among the first cohort of 100 emerging changemakers selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA program.


Survey Finds Gaps in Knowledge About Maternal Health

New survey data from the Annenberg Public Policy Center reveals that there are substantial gaps in Americans' knowledge about maternal health.


Holding Trump Accountable Will Not Threaten American Democracy

With a Fulton County indictment of former President Donald Trump possible at any time, law enforcement in Atlanta is bracing...


First Findings from US 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study Released

Unprecedented research by Prof. Sandra González-Bailón and colleagues reveals the influence of Facebook's algorithms on political news exposure.

Call for Submissions

Call for Abstracts: 2024 CDCS Symposium - Everyday Forms of Digital Activism and Resistance

Submissions should explore everyday forms of digital activism and resistance around the world. The symposium will take place at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania on April 18-19, 2024.