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Rosemary Pennington is a School of Journalism doctoral candidate. Pennington received her master's degree from the school in January of 2010. Her research interests include communication and globalization, "new" media, news coverage of the AIDS epidemic as well as the intersection of media and identity.
Pennington has presented her research at the annual meeting of AEJMC and its smaller, regional meetings as well as ICA's annual conference. She is the co-author of two articles published in International Communication Gazette -- one a meta-analysis of development communication research; the more recent a study of the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes in the United States and Europe.
Pennington has taught introductory news writing as well as international and global communication classes in the School of Journalism. She has also taught both a research course and a writing course on sex and the news for the school.
Since May of 2008 Pennington has worked on Voices and Visions of Islam and Muslims in a Global Perspective -- a Social Science Research Council project aimed at bridging the intercultural divides between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as educating non-Muslims about Islam. She also serves as managing editor of the project's website, Muslim Voices. ( Additionally, Pennington is the web manager for Indiana University's Framing the Global -- an Andrew Mellon Foundation funded project with the goal of "reframing" global studies. (
After getting her BSJ in Broadcast News from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2001 Pennington worked as managing editor of WOUB in Athens, Ohio and as afternoon host and producer at WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama.
Since coming to IU, Pennington has taken part in the RIAS Berlin Commission's German-American Journalist Exchange, participated in an American Council on Germany study tour on immigration in Berlin, been awarded a pre-dissertation research grant from Indiana University's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs and won a summer FLAS fellowship from the Center for the Study of Global Change to study German.