The future of

media, work, and democracy

Who We Are

The Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC) is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School and Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. The Center explores the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice. MIC produces engaged research and analysis while collaborating with community leaders to help support activist initiatives and policy interventions.

Latest Publications

Community Media in a Digital Age:

A Conversation with DeeDee Halleck


The View From Journalism’s Post-Crisis Generation:

Navigating Precarity and Opportunity in Philadelphia and Cincinnati


From Independent Contractors to an Independent Union:

Building Solidarity Through Rideshare Drivers United’s Digital Organizing Strategy

Upcoming Events

MIC Center Book Talk: Andrea Wenzel, Temple University

February 18, 2021 | 3:00 pm-4:00 pm EST

Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust

As many grapple with how to build or repair relationships between news media and the public, this discussion will explore how to build trust in journalism at the local level. In her new book, Community-Centered Journalism, Andrea Wenzel puts forward a model for local news created for and with communities. 

This event is free, virtual and open to all.

Recent News

Jackson Joins MIC Center as Co-Director

The Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center — a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University — announced today that Sarah J. Jackson has...

Annenberg Researchers Shift Focus to Coronavirus

Communication is a diverse discipline, but one that consistently deals with some of the most current and relevant topics we face. Annenberg School for Communication researchers study everything from the ongoing crisis in journalism, to how gig workers use apps to make...