Tobias Lecture: “The Holocaust in Visual Memory,” Barbie Zelizer

by CJS


Barbie Zelizer, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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“The Holocaust in Visual Memory”

Thursday, October 23, 5:00 p.m.
Union South (1308 W. Dayton St.; check TITU)

This talk addresses how the Holocaust was visualized in the news and how it has been sustained in the depiction of other genocides over time.

This lecture is made possible through the generosity of Harry and Marjorie Tobias.

Listen to Lecture

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About the Speaker

Barbie Zelizer is a Professor of Communication, and holds the Raymond Williams Chair of Communication and is Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

A former journalist, Professor Zelizer’s work focuses on the cultural dimensions of journalism, with a specific interest in journalistic authority, collective memory, and journalistic images in times of crisis and war. She also works on the impact of disciplinary knowledge on academic inquiry.

Coeditor and founder of the journal Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism (Sage), Professor Zelizer also has served on the editorial boards of numerous book series and journals, including Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Popular Communication, and Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication. Professor Zelizer has lectured widely both internationally and nationally, and her essays on the media have appeared in The Nation, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Newsday, The Huffington Post and other publications. Her most recent single-authored book is the award-winning About to Die: How News Images Move the Public (Oxford 2010).

A Past President of the International Communication Association, Professor Zelizer has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Research Fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, a Fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Her previous academic appointment was at Temple University.