Hollihan in Whittier Daily – Social Media & Osama

"It is a very different news environment, which makes it much more difficult to control the flow of news," said Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan to the Whittier Daily News. "It creates opportunity to empower local citizens in ways they haven't previously been empowered. No place is completely off the information grid." Hollihan's comments came in response to the death of Osama Bin Laden, and how social media played a role in informing the public….

Hollihan in LAT – Tuscon shootings

Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan was cited in an article in the Los Angeles Times on the fatal shootings in Tuscon, AZ that has killed 9 people and critcally wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. According to Hollihan, people on the political fringe "get affected by a kind of toxic political culture that makes them angry and paranoid that their government is being taken away."…

Hollihan presents "Barack Obama and the Debate on Health Care Reform"

"Just after noon, and its already standing room only," joked Annenberg School for Communication director Larry Gross. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the first Annenberg Research Seminar on August 30, 2010. Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan kicked off the series with his presentation, Barack Obama and the Debate on Health Care Reform: Dialogic Argument vs. the Politics of Resistance. Hollihan explained that Obama's campaign message was that of hope and change, but not just in a changing of the presidential office but "hope that new leadership could reinvigorate government. Change was the most repeated part of the Obama campaign. Not…

Tom Hollihan in LA Biz Journal

Tom Hollihan, Faculty Fellow, was quoted by the Los Angeles Business Journal on the role of electronic billboards as a public benefit. The whole article can be read in the Los Angeles Business Journal….

Hollihan comments on ‘Climategate’

"The more you refute them, the more evidence those people see that the conspiracy is very pervasive," says Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan to the San Francisco Chronicle. Hollihan was giving his insight on the recent developments in the 'Climategate' scandal including accusations that five different groups of researchers were manipulating data to show that the world was getting warmer….

Communication Leadership Open Forum: Bill Boyarsky and Tom Hollihan

Join Geoffrey Cowan, USC Annenberg Professor and director of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy for a discussion on current events, including media coverage of the debate on health care reform and the history and future of the Los Angeles Times. Special guests include veteran editor and author Bill Boyarsky, author of the new book Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times and communication professor Tom Hollihan, author of Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age. Book signing follows discussion. Lunch will be served. RSVP requested. To RSVP, click here. 12 noon. Annenberg Research Park's Kerckhoff Hall, 734…

Perry Directs Supporters Through Twitter, Facebook

The Austin American-Statesman quoted Faculty Fellow Thomas Hollihan about social media in political campaigns. Hollihan said that campaigns are embracing social media because it costs virtually nothing "to penetrate deeper into communities of like-minded people than [they] could have before."…