Information and Society

The Annenberg Public Policy Center examines the public policy implications of changes in technology and communication. It conducts research on issues of technology and policy, privacy, equity, international communications and infrastructure.   The Center has studied the changing role of the Internet, in particular the Internet and privacy. Its researchers have examined the role of television in shaping health policy, the portrayal of the medical profession on television and the role of women leaders in emerging communication fields. The Center has co-sponsored conferences on risk assessment, the use of new technologies to provide wider access to health information, online journalism and hyperlinks and society.

Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership

In Beyond the Double Bind, Kathleen Hall Jamieson argues that the catch-22 that often blocks women from success can be overcome. Sparking her narrative with potent accounts of the many ways women have beaten the double bind that would seem to damn them no matter what they choose to do, Jamieson provides an emphatic denouncement of victim feminism and the acceptance of inevitable failure, while drawing on hundreds of interviews with women from all walks of life.