Oscar H. Gandy Jr.

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. professor emeritus the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of The Panoptic Sort and Beyond Agenda Setting, two books that explore issues of information and public policy. A recent book, Communication and Race, explores the structure of media and society, as well as the cognitive structures that reflect and are reproduced through media use. A co-edited volume, Framing Public Life, examines the role of media in shaping public understanding. A book in progress, If It Weren't for Bad Luck, will examine the ways in which probability and its representation affect the lives of different groups in society.