Annenberg Lecture Videos

Uploaded on 19 Apr 2017

A panel hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate

People on all sides of the political spectrum have an interest in advocating for fact-based news and information. How do we promote critical thinking and educate students in this new and chaotic American moment? Our panel of distinguished journalists and academics explores the role of journalism in the current "post-truth" media and political climate, and discusses how academia and journalists alike are responding to the "fake news" and "alternative facts" environment.

Panelists include:

  • Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post and Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication
  • John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice and Richard Perry University Professor
  • Charles Sykes, Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and conservative commentator

Moderated by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Walter and Leonore Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Uploaded on 14 Nov 2016

What are best practices in science communication today? How do science communicators most effectively present research to various audiences interested in different aspects of it? How has science communication changed in recent years? Those questions provided the framework of the 2016 Annenberg Lecture, delivered on October 27 at the Annenberg Public Policy Center by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Uploaded on 21 Nov 2014

Floyd Abrams, one of the leading legal authorities on the First Amendment and the U.S. Constitution, delivered the 2014 Annenberg Lecture on October 16, 2014, discussing the First Amendment and Campaign Finance.

Uploaded on 06 Dec 2012

World-renowned television journalist Gwen Ifill, managing editor of Washington Week and a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS, delivered the 2012 Annenberg Lecture. She is a political analyst, moderator of the 2004 and 2008 Vice Presidential debates, and author of the book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.