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Posted By Administration, Monday, May 4, 2020

Award Notification 

On Sunday, April 26, Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson was awarded the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal, its most prestigious award. The award previously went to, among others, Carl Sagan, Paul Farmer, Bill and Melinda Gates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alan Alda, and C. Everett Koop.


The NAS link is here: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/public-welfare-medal.html

APPC’s story about the award is here: https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/kathleen-hall-jamieson-accepts-national-academy-of-sciences-2020-public-welfare-medal/


On Monday, the National Academy of Sciences announced that Dr. Jamieson had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


The NAS announcement is here: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2020-nas-election.html

The Uni

versity of Pennsylvania’s account is here: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/kathleen-hall-jamieson-carl-june-elected-national-academy-sciences



In July 1998, she was elected a fellow of the ICA. And in 2011, her co-authored book The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election (Oxford University Press, 2010)with Kate Kenski and Bruce W. Hardy, won the 2011 International Communication Association (ICA) Outstanding Book Award.

Congrats to Kathleen Hall Jamieson!


Member News

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) announced today that Professor Barbie Zelizer has been named an elected member of its class of 2020.

Founded in 1780, AAAS honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together to advance society. AAAS studies have helped set the direction of research and analysis in science and technology policy, global security and international affairs, social policy, education, and the humanities.

"I am so thrilled that Barbie has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,” said Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. “She is a world-renowned scholar of cultural studies, journalism, and collective memory as well as a preeminent thinker and leader in the field of Communication. This honor is richly deserved, and we are so proud to have her as a colleague here at Annenberg!"

A former journalist, Zelizer is known for her work on journalism, culture, memory, and images, particularly in times of crisis. Her research explores the media’s role in shaping the collective memory of events such as John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the Holocaust, as well as analyzing the conceptual and disciplinary boundaries of the study of the media. Her recent work has sought to provide a vision of why journalism matters and how it must adapt to survive not only structural challenges ushered in by digital technologies, but the creeping rise of authoritarianism around the globe.

Zelizer’s work has played a key role in grounding the contemporary study of news and journalism practices in theory. And she facilitated the process of broadening this field’s scope to include methodologically innovative ways to understand how journalism’s portrayals enrich or constrict the public sphere.

She has authored or edited fourteen books and garnered a range of book awards — including the Best Book Award from the International Communication Association, Media Ecology Association’s Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award, the National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award, the Bruno Brand Tolerance Book Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s James Tankard Book Award — which speaks to the originality of her work and her significant contributions to the academic field of journalism.

Zelizer is a Past-President and Fellow of the International Communication Association, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among many others. She is the founder and co-editor for the past two decades of Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, one of the leading academic journals devoted to the study of the news media.

“This election means the world to me personally, but I am also overjoyed for the honor it bestows on Annenberg, Penn, and the field of communication, media, and journalism studies,” Zelizer said. “Receiving such news in these difficult times is a reminder that better days are ahead, and they’ve just gotten a whole lot closer.”

Zelizer has played an important role in building a bridge between journalism theorists and practitioners. Facilitating that connection is a founding mission of The Center for Media at Risk, which she founded in 2018 to address the urgent rise of authoritarianism around the globe and its impact on silencing media practitioners.

Prior to founding the Center for Media at Risk, Zelizer was the founder and director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, which began in 2005 to showcase the critical role culture and communication play in shaping public life.

Zelizer joins the company of notable AAAS members, including Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Mead, Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia O’Keeffe, and Toni Morrison. And she is the fourth Annenberg faculty member to be elected, preceded by Elihu Katz, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and Diana Mutz.

AAAS’s current members represent today’s innovative thinkers in every field and profession, including more than two hundred and fifty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. A complete list of the 276 newly elected members is available on the AAAS website





New Book Announcement 

Grounded Practical Theory: Investigating Communication Problems

By Robert T. Craig and Karen Tracy

San Diego: Cognella

From the publisher:

Grounded Practical Theory: Investigating Communication Problems provides readers with an introduction to grounded practical theory (GPT), a framework for doing research about the problems people encounter when they engage in particular communicative practices, techniques for managing those problems, and normative ideas for how to communicate wisely in situations that involve tensions and dilemmas.

Readers learn about the philosophy behind GPT and how its application can strengthen and improve existing communication practices. They review a detailed road map and practical examples for conducting GPT research, including how to analyze discourse. They also learn how past researchers have creatively adapted GPT to study and reconstruct a variety of communicative practices. The text compares GPT with other qualitative approaches and offers guidance for how to choose among different methods. The book concludes with considerations of how GPT may be used in the future.

Grounded Practical Theory is an ideal book for graduate-level courses in qualitative methods or communication theory and an excellent resource for practicing communication scholars and researchers.



New Book Announcement

Murder Inc., How Unregulated Industry Kills or Injures Thousands of Americans Every Year and What You Can Do About It!  features the seven most common behaviors in our lives, such as eating, working, playing, residing, traveling, healing, and communicating, and explains how, due to a lack of safety information, each of these seven can either injure or kill us unless the “safety triad” of government, companies, and consumers follow the steps of “principled disclosure. The author, Dr. Gerald Goldhaber, the Warnings Doctor, says, "Principled disclosure of hidden hazards is an industry - and a regulatory - necessity, when we know all the facts we can make informed choices and avoid needless injury and death." Simply put, principled disclosure means: Tell the truth to your consumers about the ways they may get hurt or even killed by using a company's products. Principled Safety Disclosure will save companies money by avoiding unnecessary and expensive lawsuits, build  a brand’s credibility with customers, employees and other important stakeholders, create a model for a new capitalism and social change, all from just doing the right thing! Some of the 10 steps for principled disclosure are: warn specifically for hidden hazards you may or should know about but not likely to be known by your consumers or employees, clearly communicate both the nature of the hazard and the consequences of exposure, and design warnings conspicuously using appropriate size, color(s), signal words, and location(s). Over the past 42 years, Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber has emerged as the nation's leading warnings communication expert. For the past 11 years he has published the Goldhaber Warnings Report, Murder, Inc, is his 11th book. To view Dr. Goldhaber on YouTube go to http://www.GerryOnYouTube.com  to learn more about his book go to https://www.murderincbook.com/.

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