Monday, July 10, 2017 – 5:30pm
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania who runs FactCheck.org, a non-partisan consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics, talks about “Fact Checking, Fake News and the Roles of the Press.”
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, and director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students. Jamieson’s work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard, and Annenberg Foundations. She is the author of 15 books, five of which have received a total of eight political science or communication book awards. She recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook on Political Communication and the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook on the Science of Science Communication. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson 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, and a past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.