Jeffrey Jones

Executive Director
Peabody Awards
Participates in 1 Session
Jeffrey Jones is the Executive Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards, the oldest (77 years) and most prestigious award in broadcasting and electronic media. He also directs the Peabody Media Center, the scholarly and programmatic arm of the awards program dedicated to furthering the reach, understanding, and impact of Stories That Matter. 

Jones is also the Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabodys in the Entertainment and Media Studies Department at the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of six books, including Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Civic Engagement; Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era; and The Essential HBO Reader. Most recently, he is co-editor of Television, the Peabody Archives, and Cultural Memory (forthcoming, University of Georgia Press 2019). 

His research and teaching focuses on popular politics, or the ways in which politics are presented and engaged through popular culture. His research subjects include media figures and programs such as Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, and Michael Moore, as well as examinations of Fox News as a form of political entertainment television. 

Sessions in which Jeffrey Jones participates

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Time Zone: PDT/Pacific Time (US & Canada)
4:00 PM
4:00 PM