PPSA Annual Membership Meeting: Thurs., Jan. 14, 12:00-1:00pm ET

Dear colleagues:

Please join us for the annual PPSA membership meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 12:00-1:00pm ET.

Registration link: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1S5fUlgbsaI4ATP.

If you have already registered, you will receive a Zoom link for this event at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

During the meeting, we will vote on amendments to the PPSA Bylaws.  These proposed amendments were first made available on December 15 and are available for review on this page by scrolling down.

In addition, we are privileged to be join by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, which operates FactCheck.org.  Professor Jamieson will share with us some of her scholarship on communications as they have applied to recent national and global events.  Her bio is included in full below.

We hope you can join us for this thought-provoking discussion.

Sincerely,
Kris Forrest, Nadir Sharif, and Patrick Walsh
PPSA Tri-Chairs

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which won the Association of American Publishers’ 2019 R.R. Hawkins Award and was published in a revised paperback edition by Oxford University Press in June 2020. Among her other award-winning books are Spiral of Cynicism (with Joseph Cappella) and The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy). In 2020, the National Academy of Sciences awarded Jamieson its Public Welfare Medal for her “non-partisan crusade to ensure the integrity of facts in public discourse and development of the science of scientific communication to promote public understanding of complex issues.” Jamieson is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences, and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. For her contributions to the study of political communication, she received the American Political Science Association’s Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award in 1995. In 2016, the American Philosophical Society awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities.

Proposed Revisions to PPSA Bylaws

After a detailed review, the PPSA Board is proposing certain revisions to our bylaws. These revisions are submitted to you for your review. We ask membership to consider these for approval at the January Annual Meeting on January 14. Prior to the meeting, please review the current Bylaws and the proposed revisions to them to inform your vote.

Current Bylaws

Proposed Revisions (clean version)

Proposed Revisions (with changes tracked)

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