ForumVol. 18, No. 1 (2018)

Introducing a GURT 2018 Panel on Communicating with the Public: “Third Parties” in Question-Answer Sequences

Nadja Tadic

Teachers College, Columbia University

Abstract

This forum is dedicated to a panel on Communicating with the Public: “Third Parties” in Question-Answer Sequences organized by Professor Hansun Zhang Waring for the 2018 Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) in Washington, DC. The panel was devoted to research conducted as part of a larger, two-year grant-funded project led by Professor Waring and Elizabeth Reddington at Teachers College, Columbia University. Specifically, the panel examined how representatives of a philanthropic foundation communicate their mission and programs to various audiences on various platforms. This introduction (originally delivered by Professor Waring) offers a brief overview of the 2018 GURT panel on Communicating with the Public and is followed by the four panel papers.