Media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson to give talk this December

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Joanne D. Romero, (808) 956-8647
Graduate Assistant, School of Communications
Tom Kelleher
Professor and Chair of School of Communications, School of Communications
Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Renowned professor, media analyst and award-winning author Kathleen Hall Jamieson will be visiting UH Mānoa's Introduction to Communication (COM 201) class to analyze political discourse in the media in a talk titled: "Trash Talk: Insults & Smears in Politics & Media."  The talk is open to the public and will be held on Monday, December 5, from 12-1:15 p.m. in BUS AD 101A.  

Jamieson is a scholar-in-residence at UH Mānoa’s School of Communications. Her talk comes at a crucial time with the upcoming election year. “Dr. Jamieson’s skill in deconstructing media messages reinforces an important lesson in news literacy: We must adopt critical-thinking skills to separate fact from fiction and sort out the truth from the lies,” said University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa journalism professor Ann Auman. “We are honored to have this internationally renowned professor and prolific author speak at the School of Communications.”

Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and as well as the Elizabeth Ware Packard professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Known for her extensive knowledge and work on political advertising and campaigns, Jamieson has won nearly 20 awards for teaching, scholarship, service and writing. With affiliations with some of the most well-known organizations, 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. Jamieson has taught at three universities and earned university-wide awards at each, including the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Maryland and the University of Texas.

Some of her recent written work includes the book she co-authored with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy, The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election, which recently won the 2011 International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award.

A regular visitor to Hawaiʻi since 1985, Jamieson has a house on the Big Island and a sister who lives in Kaneohe.