The two-day symposium brought together scholars to discuss a broad range of topics, from racism against Chinese students studying in the United States to digital workplace surveillance of Chinese workers.
After Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia governor’s race, she said she was “the saddest I’ve ever been and the most worthless I’ve ever felt.” She gave herself 10 days to grieve, watch TV, feel depressed and mad, and then she transformed those emotions into action.
Professor Sarah J. Jackson, who received a Carnegie Fellowship to research Black media-makers, organized a day-long symposium focused on the unique challenges experienced by Black storytellers and the importance of the current moment.
The event discussed new ways of thinking about digital technology and society in a format that itself helped participants explore how new forms of digital interaction under COVID-19 are changing society.
Professional Development Day, hosted annually by the Annenberg School for Communication, brings back alumni to share career advice with current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year’s event, held on September 14, was organized by graduate students Yasemin Y. Celikkol, Tyler Leigh, Lizzie Martin, Prateekshit Pandey, Leeann Siegel, and Natacha Yazbeck, and Academic Advisor and Research Supervisor for Undergraduate Studies Kim Woolf (Ph.D. ’09).
The MIC Center hosted a launch symposium, addressing the divide between democratic interests and corporate power, the public-interest media system we need and the corporate-interest one we have, and the needs of workers facing a tech-driven power structure that at times seems aligned against them.
"By having a word like collective… by saying that, you join as part of that collectivity.”
—Kate Zambon (Ph.D. ’18)
New digital technologies are remaking the way we live, changing the way passengers and goods move, and altering the way we connect with services. Today, as throughout history, just as new technology offers both hope for a better future, it also presents challenges to confront.
More than 75 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 69th Annual Conference, to be held May 24-28 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
All Annenberg contributions to the conference are listed below, with panel name and room location.
Even among newspaper journalists, whose numbers declined 45% between 2008 and 2017, political cartoonists are an endangered species. Fewer than 40 staff editorial cartoonists remain in America, down from about 2,000 in 1900. Like all journalists, cartoonists have suffered from two decades of budget cuts to the American newsroom. But as purveyors satire whose irreverence glints the knife blade of truth to power — government, church, civic, and otherwise — their success only increases the incentive for the powerful to push for their elimination.