Zelizer, Barbie

views updated


ZELIZER, Barbie. American, b. 1954. Genres: Communications/Media. Career: Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel, section editor, 1973-76; project assistant and materials coordinator for an educational program on the Holocaust sponsored by Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, 1976-78; Israel Television, participant observer in news department, 1979-80; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, course coordinator at Communications Institute, 1981-83; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, instructor in communication and urban studies, 1988-90; Temple University, assistant professor of rhetoric and communication, 1990-. University of Delaware, instructor, 1988-89; Columbia University, research fellow at Freedom Forum Center for Media Studies, 1994-95; lecturer at educational institutions. Reporter and feature writers for Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1978-80, and Reuters News Agency, 1980-83; editor and translator for Israel Foreign Ministry, Ruder & Finn Public Relations, Israel Department of Immigrant Absorption, and Jewish Agency. Publications: (with I. Roeh, E. Katz, and others) Almost Midnight: Reforming the Late-Night News, 1980; Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media, and the Shaping of Collective Memory, 1992. Work represented in books. Contributor of articles and reviews to communication journals and newspapers. Address: Department of Rhetoric and Communication, Weiss Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, U.S.A.