Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, will speak about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election on Oct. 10 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
Jamieson’s talk, “How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President — What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know,” will take place at noon in Rm. 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St.
Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently serving as the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Walter and Leonore Director. She is also the program director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.
She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including “Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President,” “Spiral of Cynicism: The Press and the Public Good,” and “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election,” which won the American Publishers Association’s PROSE award in 2010. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. She recently co-edited “The Oxford Handbook on the Science of Science Communication” and “The Oxford Handbook on Political Communication.”
Jamieson is a co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, which monitors political speech for the misuse of science. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. She is a past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Chloe Veltman, Teju Cole, and Vinson Cunningham.