EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D., Communication. December 2016

Research interests: global journalism studies; commercialization and professionalization of national media systems; international media policy and political culture; economic and technological change within media institutions; visual culture of the news. Member of the editorial staff, International Journal of Communication.

Dissertation Title: “Spaces of Autonomy and Polarization: Toward a Theory of the Globalization of Economic and Political Cultures Characteristic of American Journalism.” 

Columbia University, New York, NY
M.S., Strategic Communications. February 2010

Conducted stakeholder research and audience analysis, and developed a comprehensive strategic communication plan for the National Association for Media Literacy Education as a master’s thesis.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
B.A., double major in Communication and Philosophy. May 2002. 

Received academic grant to conduct primary research and write thesis on the rhetorical challenges of Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights initiatives and the limitations of empathy on political leadership. Advised by David Eisenhower.

Conducted research into the television news media’s treatment of the terrorism threat in the months following September 11, 2001 as a research assistant to Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson and the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

 

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AGENDA

My doctoral research investigates, within a global context, the changing economic cultures of news production as they relate to changing political cultures of news consumption. This encompasses various forms commercialization and professionalization – including the emergence of user-generated content – of networks of news production and how these trends coincide with certain political attitudes and beliefs of audiences. Recent scholarship has focused on the international deregulatory trends influencing a controversial national media ownership law in Argentina, the relationship between economic and political liberalization within the Chinese media, the celebritization of political campaigns within the Czech Republic, and contemporary tensions brought about by technological and economic changes within the Cuban media culture.

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Bighash, L., & Hannah, M. (2016). Posting about politics: Media and resources for political expression on Facebook. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. doi:10.1080/19331681.2016.1160267

Hannah, M. (2016). Review of the book The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945 – 1975 by Schudson, M. International Journal of Communication. Vol. 10. Retrieved from: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6227/1787

Hannah, M. (2015). Review of the book Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison by Benson, R. International Journal of Communication. Vol. 9. Retrieved from: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3594

Hannah, M. (2014). Review of the book Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government by Bowles, N.; Hamilton, J. & Levy, D. (Eds.). International Journal of Communication. Vol. 8. Retrieved from: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/3036/1182

Hannah, M. (2014). Review of the book Communication and Power in the Global Era: Orders and Borders by Kraidy, M. (Ed.). International Journal of Communication. Vol. 8. Retrieved from: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2705/1104

Hannah, M. (2013). “Media Transformation and Political Marketing in the Post-Communist World.” International Journal of Communication. Vol. 7. Book Review Essay. Retrieved from: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2005/874

 

SUBMISSION-READY ARTICLES
Hannah, M. “Hybridizing 'The Holy Space' - The Cultures of Unity and Dissent in the Cuban News Media.”

Hannah, M. "The Spirit of Inquiry and Espionage: The Southern Weekly Incident & the Growing Cultures of Commercialization and Digitalization in the Chinese News Media."

Hannah, M. “Civic Celebrities: Political Marketing and Popularization within the Contemporary Czech Media.”

 

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Contributor to: "Responsible Data Sharing in the Private Sector: Exploring Best Practices, Common Community Standards, and Case Studies." A report by: United Nations Global Pulse, Data & Society Research Institute and The Engine Room. Following from the event, "Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data" at the Rockefeller Foundation, 2014.

Contributor to: Latonero, M., Wex, B. & Dank, M. (2015) "Technology and Labor Trafficking in a Network Society." A report by The Center for Communication Leadership and Policy at the University of Southern California. Funded by Humanity United. Retrieved from: http://communicationleadership.usc.edu/technology_labor_trafficking.html

 

NON-ACADEMIC BOOK

Hannah, M. (June 2016). The Best “Worst President”: What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama. New York, NY: Dey Street/HarperCollins. Illustrated by Bob Staake.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Hannah, M. (2017). “Democratic Drivers of ‘Free Flow’ and ‘Fair Flow’ News - The New World Information and Communications Order (NWICO) Debates Reexamined in the Global Era.” Presentation at the Media Performance and Democracy pre-conference of the International Communications Association (ICA) conference, May, 2017. San Diego, CA.

Hannah, M. (2017). “Cultures of Autonomy & Polarization in the Post-Soviet Czech Press.” Presentation at the Joint Journalism and Communications Historians Conference. March, 2017. New York, NY.

Hannah, M. (2016). Plenary Panel Moderation, “Fact Checking and Fiction Peddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.” New York Press Club’s Conference on Journalism. Other participants include: Amy Goodman (PBS’s Democracy Now), Eliana Johnson (The National Review), and Michael Calderone (The Huffington Post). October, 2016. New York, NY.

Hannah, M. (2016, in absentia). “Authoritarian Populism: Closed Media Systems in an Open World.” Co- organizer of panel for International Communications Association (ICA) conference, June, 2016. Fukuoka, Japan. Absent due to parental leave.

Hannah, M. (2016). Media Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election. Roundtable at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA). Other participants include Lara Brown (George Washington University), Caroline Heldman (Occidental College). January, 2106. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hannah, M. (2015). “Prospects for Economic and Cultural Reform within the Cuban News Media.” Populism, Authoritarianism and the Media Conference hosted by Prague Media Point. November, 2015. Prague, Czech Republic.

Hannah, M. (2015). Panel Presentation, “Political Reporting- Covering the Presidential Election.” New York Press Club’s Conference on Journalism. Other participants include Jill Lawrence (The USA Today), David Leventhal (Center for Public Integrity), Alan Chartok (Northeast Public Radio). October, 2015. New York, NY. 

Hannah, M. (2015). "Hybridizing 'The Holy Space' - The Cultures of Unity and Dissent in the Cuban News Media." Presentation at the International Communications Association (ICA) conference, May, 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hannah, M. (2015). "The End of The Wink: How Global Media Challenge Code-Word Diplomacy." Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, February, 2015. New Orleans, LA.

Hannah, M. (2015). "The Spirit of Inquiry and Espionage The Southern Weekly Incident & the Growing Culture of Commercialization in the Chinese Media." Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, February, 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Hannah, M. (2014). “Media Reform in Argentina: A Case Study of International Influences on National Media Law.” Presentation at the International Communications Association (ICA) conference, May, 2014. Seattle, WA.

Hannah, M. (2014) Panel: “Quantified Voter: The Promise and Perils of Big Data in Political Campaigns.” Moderated a panel at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) annual conference, April, 2014. Seattle, WA. Panelists included: Andrew Claster (Deputy Director of Analytics for Obama for America/OFA), Anders Conbere (principal architect of OFA's Narwhal API), Cyrus Krohn (Director of Digital Strategy for the Republican National Committee), Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington).

Hannah, M. (2015). "Hybridizing 'The Holy Space' - The Cultures of Unity and Dissent in the Cuban News Media." Presentation at the International Communications Association (ICA) conference, May, 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hannah, M. (2015). "The End of The Wink: How Global Media Challenge Code-Word Diplomacy." Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, February, 2015. New Orleans, LA.

Hannah, M. (2015). "The Spirit of Inquiry and Espionage The Southern Weekly Incident & the Growing Culture of Commercialization in the Chinese Media." Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, February, 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Hannah, M. (2014). “Media Reform in Argentina: A Case Study of International Influences on National Media Law.” Presentation at the International Communications Association (ICA) conference, May, 2014. Seattle, WA.

Hannah, M. (2014) Panel: “Quantified Voter: The Promise and Perils of Big Data in Political Campaigns.” Moderated a panel at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) annual conference, April, 2014. Seattle, WA. Panelists included: Andrew Claster (Deputy Director of Analytics for Obama for America/OFA), Anders Conbere (principal architect of OFA's Narwhal API), Cyrus Krohn (Director of Digital Strategy for the Republican National Committee), Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington).

Hannah, M. (2013). “An Application of the Fundamental Attribution Bias to Non-response in Computer- Mediated Communication.” Presentation in the Scholar-to-scholar session at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual meeting. November, 2013. Washington, DC.

Hannah, M. & Cowan, G. (2013). “The Wink: The Causes & Consequences of Disingenuous Displays of International Aggression in Domestic Political Campaigns.” Presentation to the annual conference of the International Studies Association’s western chapter (ISA West). September, 2013. Pasadena, CA.

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Bighash, L., Hannah, M., Gee, E. (2013). “Posting About Politics: Media as Resources For Political Expression on Facebook .” Presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August, 2013. Washington, DC.

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Bighash, L., Hannah, M., Gee, E. (2013). “Everyday pundits: Media as resources for debating the debates on Facebook.” Presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. April, 2013. Chicago, IL.

Hannah, M., Gee, E. (2012) “Big Bird, Binders and Bayonets: Social Media Memes and the 2012 Presidential Debates.” Presentation given at the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) annual research symposium. November 2012. Palo Alto, CA.

Hannah, M. (2008). “Public E-Pinion: Social Media in Politics and Public Sector Communications.” Presentation given at the Society for New Communications Research’s NewComm Forum conference. Primary research April 2008. San Francisco, CA. https://www.socialtext.net/newcommforum08/index.cgi

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Lecturer. New York University
2015 - present
Taught a graduate course PRCC1-GC 1900 “Research Methods” in the School of Professional Studies and the undergraduate course MCC-UE 1800 “Political Rhetoric” in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Adjunct Lecturer. Queens College
2015
Created and taught the graduate course MEDST-757 “Media & Politics” for a new master’s program in media studies.

Adjunct Lecturer. The New School
2011 - present
Created and taught the course NMDS 5162 “Public Opinion Amid Social and Antisocial Media,” to graduate (M.A.) students in a seminar format (approximately 12 students per semester) in the spring of 2012 (in-person), 2013, 2014, 2015 (online), and 2016 (in-person, scheduled).

Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California
2013 - 2015
Lead teaching assistant to the undergraduate survey course, ASCJ 100 (“The Changing World of Communication and Journalism”) co-taught by the Annenberg School’s current and former deans, Earnest Wilson III and Geoffrey Cowan (Fall, 2013). Teaching assistant to COMM 310 (“Media and Society”) taught by Professor Bob Scheer (Spring, 2014).

 

INVITED LECTURES

New York University. “Political Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Departmental panel discussion with Rodney Benson and Deborah Borisoff. Professor/Reference: Rodney Benson. October, 2016.

University of Southern California. COMM 498: “Ethical Issues in Entertainment and Communications.” Professor/Reference: Bob Scheer. February, 2014.

Brooklyn College. Graduate course on New Media Literacies. Professor/Reference: Katherine Fry. March, 2014.

University of Southern California. COMM 310: “Media and Society.” Professor/Reference: Bob Scheer. February, 2014.

Occidental College. Politics 101: “The American Presidency.” Professor/Reference: Caroline Heldman. November, 2013.

University of Southern California. PUBD 508: “The Rhetoric of War and Peace.” Professor/Reference: Paul Strait. October, 2013.

University of Southern California. COMM 322: “Argumentation & Advocacy.” Professor/Reference: Francesca Smith. November, 2012.

Fairfield University. Course Title: “Political Communication.” Professor/Reference: Katie Levinson. November 2009.

Columbia University. COMMK 4005: “Strategic Communications: Analysis, Theory, and Ethics.” Professor/Reference: Shawn McIntosh. October, 2008.

 

POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES

Political Correctness is an Absolute Must. TIME.com. July 2016. http://time.com/4405217/trump-political-correctness-obama/

Donald Trump, Our Great American Novelist, TIME.com. June 2016 http://time.com/4390354/donald-trump-fantasy/

President Obama as Media Critic (Rather Than Subject). The Huffington Post. Feb 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hannah/president-obama-as-media-critic_b_6708830.html

At Personal Democracy Forum, Snowden & Co. Turn Focus To Encryption. PBS's MediaShift Blog. June 2014 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/06/at-pdf14-snowden-co-turn-focus-to-encryption/

The Other Media Revolution. Confessions of an Aca-Fan (blog of Henry Jenkins). Oct 2013 http://henryjenkins.org/2013/10/the-other-media-revolution.html

How Helpful is All this Election Data? PBS's MediaShift Blog. Oct 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/10/how-helpful-is-all-this-election-data304/

#Bindersfullofwomen: Does 'Rabid Response' Political Culture Inform or Distract? PBS's MediaShift Blog. Oct 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/10/bindersfullofwomen-does-rabid-response-political-culture-inform-or- distract291/

Can a Social Media Campaign Get People to Vote in the Real World? PBS's MediaShift Blog. Oct 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/10/can-a-social-media-campaign-get-people-to-vote-in-the-real-world277/

Romney's Race-Baiting Welfare Ads. The Huffington Post. Aug 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hannah/romneys-race-baiting-welfare-ads_b_1800063.html

Google Touts Promise of Targeted Political Ads, Despite Turning Off Voters. PBS's MediaShift Blog. July 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/07/google-touts-promise-of-targeted-political-ads-despite-turning-off- voters213/

PDF12: How Cyber-Dissidents Evade Chinese Censorship. PBS's MediaShift Blog. June 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/pdf12-how-cyber-dissidents-evade-chinese-censorship166/

With Political Information, a Modern Embarrassment of Riches. The Huffington Post. June 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hannah/with-political-information_b_1610980.html

Will Online Video Coverage of U.S. Election Eat into Text-based Stories? PBS's MediaShift Blog. May 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/05/will-online-video-coverage-of-u-s-election-eat-into-text-based- stories131/

As TV Biz Resists Disclosure of Super PAC Ads, ProPublica Turns to Crowdsourcing. PBS's MediaShift Blog. Apr 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/04/as-tv-biz-resists-disclosure-of-super-pac-ads-propublica-turns-to- crowdsourcing094/

Pew Report Finds Americans Unfriending Over Political Beliefs. PBS's MediaShift Blog. Mar 2012 http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/03/pew-report-finds-americans-unfriending-over-political-beliefs072/

The Yes Men's Bichlbaum Discusses Ethics of WikiLeaks. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Feb 2011. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2011/02/the-yes-mens-bichlbaum-discusses-ethics-of-wikileaks033.html

NPR, an island of civility in a sea of anger, should be left alone by budget hawks. NY Daily News. Dec 2010. http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-12-03/news/27083030_1_npr-public-discourse-morning-edition

The Importance and Challenges of Universal Media Literacy Education. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Aug 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/08/the-importance-and-challenges-of-universal-media-literacy- education239.html

The Highs (and Lows) of Public Officials on Twitter. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. July 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/07/the-highs-and-lows-of-public-officials-on-twitter210.html

How Will Iranian Protests Change Twitter? PBS’s MediaShift Blog. June 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/06/how-will-iranian-protests-change-twitter177.html

Issue Advocacy on the Internet (Parts One and Two). PBS’s MediaShift Blog. May – June 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/05/issue-advocacy-on-the-internet-part-1127.html http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/06/issue-advocacy-on-the-internet-part-2153.html

PR People Must Heed Digital Reality as Newspapers Fold. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Mar 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/03/pr-people-must-heed-digital-reality-as-newspapers-fold082.html

Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age (Parts One and Two). PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Feb – Mar 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/02/public-diplomacy-in-the-digital-age-part-1054.html http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/03/public-diplomacy-in-the-digital-age-part-2064.html

In Hudson River Landing, PR Pros Were Not First Responders. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Feb 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/02/in-hudson-river-landing-pr-pros-were-not-first-responders036.html

Obama, Congress Enlist 'Direct to Constituent' Communications. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Jan 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/01/obama-congress-enlist-direct-to-constituent-communications027.html

Transparency as a PR Principle, Not a Tactic. PBS’s MediaShift Blog. Jan 2009. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/01/transparency-as-a-pr-principle-not-a-tactic007.html

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Commentator on cable news with regular appearances on CNBC, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. A sample of video clips of political commentary and media analysis can be seen on my website: http://www.mark- hannah.com/media-appearences/. These include more than 200 appearances (approximately once per week) between the spring of 2012 and the spring of 2016.

Barack Obama: The Best “Worst President.” WNYC (NPR affiliate in New York City, NY). “The Takeaway” program. “ Back in 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the slogan 'Yes We Can,' but his detractors say his progress throughout his presidency has been 'No You Can't.' Conservatives have called the president everything from a freedom wrecker and a liar, to an outsider, a socialist, and a dictator. In his newly-released book, The Best 'Worst President': What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama, Mark Hannah, a Democratic political commentator who has worked for both John Kerry and Barack Obama, takes on the critics of America’s 44th president.” Guest: Mark Hannah. June 2016. http://www.wnyc.org/story/best-worst-president/

“Social Media and Political Engagement.” WBUR (NPR affiliate in Boston, MA). “Radio Boston” program. “It’s the new way to watch political debates: two screens. Debate on one, Twitter or Facebook on the other. But how are these instant reactions on social media changing how we watch and react to political discourse? Is it a good thing or are we distracting ourselves from something more substantial?” Guest: Mark Hannah. October 2012. http://radioboston.wbur.org/2012/10/23/social-media-politics

“Transparency.” Radio Australia (ABC Radio). “Future Tense” program. “We cast a critical eye over the idea that social media is leading to greater corporate transparency.” Guests: Shel Holtz, Mark Hannah, Mike Hickinbotham, Stilgherrian, Stephen Long. September 2009. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2009/2685326.htm

Interview: Mark Hannah tells of his experience on John Kerry's advance team. National Public Radio (NPR). “All Things Considered” program. January 2004.
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-89771035.html

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Academic Communications, Parsons School of Design at The New School New York, NY
Nov. 2009 – May, 2012

  •  Oversaw the message strategy and integration of key academic priorities into public statements, talking points, community messages, and announcements for the Executive Dean and other academic leadership.

  • Worked with academic leadership to articulate Parsons’ brand identity and institutional voice to internal and external communities.

  • Acted as Parsons’ primary liaison to the university’s (i.e., The New School’s) office of Communications and External Affairs and provided guidance for public relations, marketing and advertising activities conducted on Parsons’ behalf.

  • Supervised the work of an associate director of academic communications (who managed online and offline publications projects, including multimedia and video), an academic communications coordinator (who set and tracked agendas for academic leadership meetings) and the Dean’s executive assistant.

     

National Advance Staff, Obama for America, Presidential Inaugural Committee & The White House New York, NY
Mar. 2008 – Oct. 2012

  • Served as lead advance staff member for the Office of the Vice President, managing eight person advance teams and acting as the principal liaison to the United States Secret Service, White House Communications Agency, military aides, local hosts and dignitaries.

  • Produced nationally televised events in Ohio, Nevada and Delaware during the presidential campaign and Inauguration; credits include Vice President Biden’s Election Day vote-casting, the Inauguration’s Whistle Stop Train Tour, and overseeing the White House planning for official state visits of Vice President Biden to Beirut, Lebanon and Bucharest, Romania.

  • Worked on a per-diem/part-time basis, taking periodic leave from full-time positions at Edelman and Parsons.

Account Supervisor, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide - Public Affairs Practice New York, NY
July 2007 – July 2009

  • Provided strategic communications counsel, message architecture and media relations for public affairs clients.

  • Directed practice-wide initiative to integrate digital and traditional public relations work, and lead internal professional development trainings related to digital media strategy.

  • Frequently conducted presentations as a resident expert on the convergence of digital and conventional media.

  • Client engagements included: Yale University, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), the American Petroleum Institute (API), Dannon’s Corporate Social Responsibility division, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

  • 2008 PRSA Big Apple Award winner for Innovation and Technology category, and Honorable Mention recipient from PR News’ Nonprofit Awards, for work on behalf of Yale University.

Senior Associate, V-Fluence Interactive Public Relations Boston, MA & New York, NY
Aug. 2005 – July 2007

  • Conducted online reputation and issues management for Fortune 500 clients.

  • Optimized client-related topics and managed client risks in various online media.

  • Prepared press releases and developed issues-based content.

  • Researched and analyzed key stakeholder activity to inform campaign strategy.

  • Client engagements included: Hilton Hotels, Anheuser-Busch, Southwest Airlines, Monsanto and the NCAA.

Creative Consultant, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart New York, NY
Spring 2005

  • Worked in confidential, creative development capacity for NBC’s popular reality television series.

National Advance Staff, Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. Manchester, NH & Washington, DC
Sept. 2003 – Nov. 2004

  • Managed on-site advance operations for major campaign events nationwide during both the primary and general elections.

  • Designed and coordinated logistics for rallies, message events and retail campaign stops, working closely with the scheduling office and communications staff.

  • Managed briefings for all parties including: the senator, speaking program participants, V.I.P attendees, traveling staff, and press.

Press Intern, United States Senate, Office of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Washington, DC & Boston, MA
Nov. 2002 – Sept. 2003

  • Assembled and distributed daily press clips, drafted press releases, assisted press secretary with general clerical duties, organized and compiled a comprehensive record of media attention.

  • Aided in on-site advance operations for events in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and assisted senior advance staff with day-to-day operations.

Research Assistant, The Annenberg Public Policy Center Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 2002 - May 2002

  • Conducted research on the television news media’s treatment of terrorism in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

  • Shared conclusions and editorial recommendations with editors and executives of national media organizations.

Field Marketing Representative, Warner Brothers Pictures Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2000 - May 2001

  • Coordinated advance screenings of WB films with local exhibitors.

  • Marketed WB films on seven Philadelphia area college campuses and managed promotional events.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), 2008 Research Fellow
Conducted primary research into digital media’s impact on public opinion formation, and presented key conclusions at the organization’s 2008 New Communications Forum. Served as a judge on 2008 Excellence in New Communications Awards.

Public Relations Society of America “Big Apple” Award, Innovation and Technology Category, 2008.
Was awarded for project work done on behalf of Yale University’s “Open Yale” campaign, which made several of Yale’s most popular undergraduate courses freely available online. The campaign was initiated as part of Yale’s global mission.

 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

PEN America, Member, 2016 - present
An association of writers
who advocate for human rights and free expression, PEN America’s mission is “to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.”

Truman National Security Project, Political Partner, 2015 - present
Active member of, and political advocate for, the Truman Project, which unites "next-generation veteran, political, and policy leaders to develop and advance strong, smart, and principled solutions to the global challenges Americans now face."

Manhattan Theatre Company, Young Patron, 2015 – 2016
Member of the theatre company’s network of young patrons, supporting arts education and participating in cultural events related to the programming and mission of one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre organizations.

National Association for Media Literacy Education, Member of the Board of Directors, 2008-2012
Serve as a board member of NAMLE, a national membership organization dedicated to helping individuals of all ages, through media literacy education, develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens. Serve as a member of the Communications Committee.

PBS’s MediaShift blog, Political Correspondent. 2009 – 2012.
Author blog entries on PBS.org about how the “digital media revolution” is impacting the communications profession. Past topics include: transparency, crisis communications, mainstream media bypass, and public diplomacy.

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Member. 2006 – 2009. Served as a judge on 2007 & 2008 Bateman Case Study Competitions.

New York Cares, Volunteer
Active member of volunteer corps. Among the more rewarding long-term assignments, taught citizenship test preparation courses to ESL residents at the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation.

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