Graduate Program

Why Aren't There More Minority Journalists? Williams Publishes Article in Columbia Journalism Review

In the mid-1960s, civil unrest concerning unequal treatment of minorities led to large protests in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Newark and generated national media coverage. In 1967, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to answer questions about the protests, and some of the commission's strongest criticism was directed toward mainstream media. “The media report and write from the standpoint of a white man’s world,” they wrote in 1968.

In Social Networks, Group Boundaries Promote the Spread of Ideas, Penn Study Finds

Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from? 

In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them. 

Americans Resigned to Giving Up Their Data, New ASC Findings Suggest

New Annenberg survey results indicate that marketers are misrepresenting a large majority of Americans by claiming that Americans give out information about themselves as a tradeoff for benefits they receive. To the contrary, the survey reveals most Americans do not believe that ‘data for discounts’ is a square deal.

Ristovska Selected as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

Doctoral student Sandra Ristovska has been selected as a Visiting Scholar for the 2015/2016 academic year (beginning July 1) at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. She will work with Professor Michael Schudson, himself a former Visiting Scholar at Annenberg under the Scholars Program in Culture and Communications.

Mutz, Kim Present at MPSA

Professor Diana C. Mutz and doctoral student Eunji Kim presented their research last month during the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago. The titles of their work and abstracts follow:

“The Impact of Ingroup Favoritism on Trade Preferences,” by Diana Mutz and Eunji Kim.



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