Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivers her Rogers Colloquium “How Russian Hackers & Trolls Exploited the US Media” Monday, March 5th in the Forum at Wallis Annenberg Hall. What could be more timely? 3/2/18: Leaked: Secret Documents From Russia’s Election Trolls
The Decline of American Politics, and How to Fix It
Is our political discourse getting worse? Kathleen Hall Jamieson looks back at past and recent campaigns to understand how and why our elections are turning into shouting matches and attacks on integrity, with little focus on the actual issues. Kathleen shares what needs to be addressed if we are to fix the situation – regardless of Russian interference.
The American Dream
A pioneer in the fact check movement, Jamieson is a widely sought-after authority on the ways the public gets its political information as well as the impact of political ads on public attitudes. Professor Jamieson’s research areas include political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, studies of various forms of campaign communication, and the discourse of the presidency.
Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity
This talk was part of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium The Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity in Washington, D.C., November 2017.
Dr. Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
She co-created two nonpartisan websites that monitor and aim to reduce deception and confusion in US politics, FlackCheck.org and FactCheck.org, which became a central resource for the 2016 presidential campaign. The author or co-author of 15 books, including Packaging the Presidency, Eloquence in an Electronic Age, Spiral of Cynicism and Presidents Creating the Presidency, Jamieson is a frequent media commentator on topics including fake news, political spin and how the media covers elections.