At the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and director of the Center for Media at Risk at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, was awarded the 2019 B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, one of ICA’s top honors.
The award recognizes outstanding scholars, teachers and advisors who serve as role models in those capacities and who have had a major impact on the field of communication. Recipients of the award must also have influenced the discipline through their former students, who themselves are important figures in communication.
Dr. Zelizer’s advisees consistently impact the field of communication through their research, are the recipients of awards for their scholarship, and hold leadership positions throughout the discipline. She is known for her high standards and relentless encouragement, the combination of which pushes students to cultivate their own voices and passions.