Explore: Social Media

Madame Gandhi at the Lear Center

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we shared the story of musician/activist Kiran Gandhi who in a moment of spontaneous determination shined a light on an issue affecting women around the world and used the power of media to change the conversation about women’s health.

Lightning Round at 2016 Taste of Annenberg

Incoming undergrads and grads gave the Lear Center their instantaneous judgments on top social media tools and players at the 2016 Taste of Annenberg event. Find out what they thought about Snapchat, Kim, Kanye and more!

Gender & (Anti)Social Media

I’m an English PhD and so when I was in grad school, the Modern Languages Association Conference (MLA) was THE annual event to attend – not only to get a teaching job, but to take the pulse of humanities scholarship from around 10,000 specialists in the most obscure sub- sub-… More

A new study from Copenhagen’s Happiness Research Institute found that 88% of daily Facebook users who were forced to give up the social media site for the study felt “happy,” compared with 81% of those who were allowed to continue daily use of the site. Shouldn’t someone mention this to President Obama… More

Johanna Blakley Video Playlist

Johanna Blakley speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad about her research on a wide variety of topics, including global entertainment, cultural… More