Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Location Amphitheater

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Co-founder, FactCheck.org

Kathleen Hall 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 is also the co-founder of FactCheck.org, a nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. The nonprofit’s goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Jamieson has received numerous grants, awards and fellowships throughout her career, and 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. Prior to her work at the University of Pennsylvania, she was the G.B. Dealey Regents Professor of Communication and Chair of the Speech Communication Department at the University of Texas, and a professor at the University of Maryland.

Jamieson is the author or co-author of 15 books, including: Presidents Creating the Presidency; Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment and unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation. She received her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and public address from Marquette University, and as master’s and doctorate in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.