The Deflective Power of Images in Political Ads

Wednesday, 2 November 2005 - 5:00pm6:30pm

17 Logan Hall, 249 South 36th Street

The Deflective Power of Images in Political Ads

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication
Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

One year to the date since the 2004 U.S. presidential election, media analyst and political communications expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson reveals how campaign ads hide deceptive claims under the cover of compelling visual images.

Former Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, Prof. Jamieson’s many publications include Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy; Packaging the Presidency; and Everything You Think You Know About Politics...and Why You’re Wrong. She also contributes to FactCheck.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit website devoted to examining the accuracy of U.S. political campaign advertisements.