Mark Hannah

IPK Fellow

Mark Hannah is incubating a research initiative at the Institute for Public Knowledge focused on media freedom and public culture internationally. He has studied at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication (Ph.D.), Columbia University (M.S.), and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.).

Hannah is an affiliate of the Global Freedom of Expression initiative at Columbia University, a member of PEN America, a former board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, a partner at the Truman National Security Project, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A veteran of the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, he has commentated regularly on cable news, and his writing has appeared in,, The Huffington Post, and Politico. He is the author of The Best ‘Worst President’ – What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama (Dey Street/HarperCollins, 2016).

Hannah has taught in the media studies graduate programs at The New School and Queens College, and currently teaches undergraduate courses on media history and political rhetoric in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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