Jennifer R. Henrichsen

Portrait of Jennifer R. Henrichsen
Doctoral Candidate

Jennifer R. Henrichsen is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is interested in understanding how journalistic norms, values, and practices are changing in an age of surveillance. In 2019, she received a top student paper award from the journalism studies division of the International Communication Association for her paper "Reconceptualizing Indigenous Journalism through Information Poverty Theory". In 2018, she became a Knight News Innovation Fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

Recently she was the First Look Media Technology Fellow at the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was a Research Fellow and Program Coordinator for the Journalism After Snowden initiative at Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Henrichsen has been a consultant to UNESCO, where she completed a global research project on digital security issues facing journalists and researched and wrote the 2017-2018 UNESCO World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development regional report on Western Europe and North America.

She has also worked as a researcher for the Open Society Foundations and as a strategic communications consultant for the firm Hattaway Communications. Prior to her DC experience, she was a freelance journalist at the United Nations in Geneva and a political correspondent at the Washington State Legislature.

A Fulbright Research Scholar, Henrichsen received a BA with honors from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s Degree in International and European Security with honors from the University of Geneva and the Geneva Center for Security Policy. She co-wrote a book titled, War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists? (Praeger, 2011) and was a co-editor of the book, Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017). She is currently co-editing a book on national security and journalism for Oxford University Press.


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Born out of an interest in how journalists are protected worldwide, Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen is now exploring the way that...

Jennifer R. Henrichsen is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Henrichsen's Network

  • Activism, Communication, and Social Justice
  • Critical Journalism Studies
  • Culture and Communication
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
  • Center for Media at Risk
  • Media Activism Research Collective
  • Media, Inequality, and Change Center