When Fashina Aladé (C’11) began her freshman year at Penn, she already knew she wanted to major in Communication. She had attended a communications high school in New Jersey and found the field fascinating. Initially, she was considering a career in journalism, but she quickly discovered an interest in media psychology and theory, and she began to pursue research instead.
The United States has seen a 200% increase in the rate of deaths by opioid overdose in the last 20 years. But many of these deaths were preventable. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a prescription drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and in more than 40 states — including Pennsylvania — there is a standing order policy, which makes it available to anyone, without an individual prescription from a healthcare provider.
Undergraduate students who major in Communication go on to careers in a wide variety of industries, including media, research, marketing, and law. For years, there also has been a small but steady stream of Communication majors who pursue careers in politics and government.
On May 17, following an introduction from graduating senior Toni Walker (C'20), filmmaker Katie Koeblitz (C'09) delivered the 2020 commencement address for Annenberg's virtual Communication Major Graduation Ceremony. Koeblitz works as a producer and director for both narrative and indie film. Click here to read more about Koeblitz.
Filmmaker Katie Koeblitz (C'09) will be the alumni speaker at this year's virtual Communication Major Graduation Ceremony on May 17.
Throughout the month of February, we highlighted eight AnnenCouples on Instagram. What is an AnnenCouple, you ask? An AnnenCouple is a married or engaged couple composed of two Annenberg alumni from any of our programs, including the undergraduate Communication major, the masters program, and the doctoral program. In case you missed our Instagram coverage, we have compiled the photos and stories of these AnnenCouples below.
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In October 2019, Merry Bloch Jones (M.A.C. ‘72) published her twentieth book, What You Don’t Know, a domestic suspense about a woman whose disturbing past dictates her present and her future.
A forthcoming study — authored by Annenberg School for Communication alumni Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18) and Timothy Libert (Ph.D. ’17) and doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen — analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.
A twice annual digest of updates from our master's and doctoral alumni.