Annenberg School for Communication

Founded in 1959 through the generosity and vision of diplomat and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, The Annenberg School for Communication stands at the forefront of education, research, and policy studies on the processes, nature, and consequences of existing and emerging media. The School offers students a firm grounding in a wide range of approaches to the study of communication and its methods, drawn from both the humanities and the social sciences. Home to a wide range of centers and projects, including the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, the Center for Global Communication Studies, the Scholars Program in Culture & Communication, the Institute for Public Service, and others, research at Annenberg encompasses political communication, global communication, health communication, visual communication, cultural studies, children and media, as well as new media and information technologies, with interests extending beyond the classroom. For decades, research conducted by faculty and students at the Annenberg School has influenced public discussion of the role of the media in shaping the perceptions of the viewing public.

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    Discourses in the Design of Cultural Artifacts
    (2014-07-23) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    A Field for Growing Doctorates in Design?
    (1998-11-02) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    Stakeholder Theory
    (1998-02-01) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    Models and Metaphors of Communication
    (1990-01-18) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    On the Ethics of Constructing Communication
    (1987-04-01) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    On Systems Thinking
    (1979-11-15) Krippendorff, Klaus
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    Presentation on "Network Science and the Study of Political Protests"
    (2015-05-01) González-Bailón, Sandra
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    Presentation on "Measuring Social Phenomena"
    (2016-06-01) González-Bailón, Sandra; Strohmaier, Markus
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    Race and Community Revitalization: Communication Theory and Practice
    (1998-10-15) Delli Carpini, Michael X
    The words community and communications are both derived from the Latin word for common. According to John Dewey, people "live in a community by virtue of the things they have in common; and communication is the way in which they come to possess things in common" (1915: 4). Dewey’s point — that communities can not exist without communications — leads to a corollary: that the nature and health of a community depends upon the nature and health of its communications capacity. Thus, to revitalize a community necessarily means revitalizing communications. Communications can take many forms, ranging from face-to-face conversations among family, friends, and neighbors to the broader flows of information that are provided through the mass media. All these forms are central to the way communities are constructed, maintain themselves, interact with other communities, and impact the political process. In this paper I will address how the communications environment, as currently structured, has contributed to many of the problems faced by inner city racial and ethnic communities in the United States. In order to address this issue I will first discuss the importance of communications to community development. In the next four sections I will examine relevant research regarding four key elements of the mass media: structure; access and control; content; and impact. In the sixth section, I will explore the literature regarding less mediated, more interpersonal communications. Throughout sections two through five I will pay specific attention to what existing communications theories and research tell us (explicitly or implicitly) about issues of race and ethnicity, especially as they relate to poor urban communities. Finally, I will discuss issues regarding the intersection of race, class, and communications that require further study, and how changes in the communications environment might contribute to the revitalization of urban communities.