Panel discusses narrative framing in media

In the Nov. 9 Road to the White House: Politics, Media & Technology, the Trojan debate team and the panel of Annenberg faculty addressed the issue of narrative framing in media. On the panel were faculty members Gordon Stables, Thomas Hollihan, Marc Cooper, and students Joel Lemuel, and Avi Munoz. Hollihan led the discussion by defining the role of the press in today's media. "The press don't tell us what to think but they do tell us what to think about," Hollihan said. In relation to the presidential campaign, the news narrative have also had influence in what 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…

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…