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2019 has been a touchstone year for climate coverage, so much so that Oxford Dictionary named “climate emergency” its official word of the year. While the sense of urgency in tackling climate change is a step in the right direction, the “planetary” terminology oftentimes renders social challenges overlooked and individual voices underheard. Annenberg PhD candidate Hanna Morris recommends three texts that orient the climate crisis within specific historical, political, social and economic contexts. With the first ever Climate Crisis Townhall hosted...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Has Donald Trump, his presidential campaign and his Twitter feed transformed American media, or has he simply revealed transformations that were already well underway? And if there is no way of “changing it back,” how should we attempt to reform the media going forward? Co-sponsored with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy Pablo Boczkowski is professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, co-director of the Center for the Study of...

The following transcript is an interview with Manuel Puppis, Full Professor in Media Systems and Media Structures at the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Asking questions is Jennifer R. Henrichsen, a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, who is a member of the Center for Media at Risk Steering Committee and is interested in understanding how journalistic norms, values and practices are changing in an age of surveillance How do you understand the notion of...