Posted on February 22, 2017 by School of Art
Henry Jenkins will be speaking at the Carpenter Center on Tuesday, February 28th at 5pm. Mr. Jenkins is currently Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC. His work as a media scholar has focused on the role of journalism in the digital age as well as the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content. His most recent book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, is recognized as a hallmark of recent research on the subject of transmedia storytelling. His other published works reflect the wide range of his research interests, touching on democracy and new media, the “wow factor” of popular culture, science-fiction fan communities and the early history of film comedy.