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.
The Global Communication Research in the 21st Century Symposium, held on June 16, 2015 at the recently launched Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, marked an historic collaboration in the field of global communication studies between prominent scholars from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and a number of Chinese universities.
Alex T. Williams's "How poorly are journalists paid? Depends on where you live", appeared in Poynter.org 's Job News section June 26, 2015. Reporting on research conducted as a Google Journalism Fellow last summer at The Pew Research Center, Williams compared the salaries of journalists around the country. The results were mixed.
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.
San Juan was abuzz last month with a record number of Annenberg doctoral students presenting their research at the 65th annual International Communication Association Conference in Puerto Rico, May 21-25.
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.
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.
Doctoral student Alex T. Williams conducted an in-depth analysis of the news coverage of the story out of Baltimore, MD after the death of Freddie Gray, attempting to discern whether or not the peaceful protests that took place in Baltimore after Gray’s death - and before violent protests erupted - were overlooked by the news media.
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.