Lauren Kogen
Lauren Kogen
Assistant Professor
Departments: Media & Communication, Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-6306
Office: 215-204-5401
Annenberg Hall, Room TT228


Lauren Kogen earned her PhD in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the media coverage of crises and conflicts, the monitoring and evaluation of media for development projects, and the role of media in development and in conflictaffected regions.






University of Pennsylvania


Journal articles

Galiardone, I., Kalemera, A., Kogen, L., Nalwoga, L., Stremlau, N. & Wairagala, W. (2015). In search of local knowledge on ICTs in Africa. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 4(1), 1–15.

Kogen, L. (2015). For the public good or just good publicity? Celebrities and humanitarianism. Mass Communication and Society, 18(1), 37–57.

Kogen, L. (2015). Not up for debate: U.S. news coverage of hunger in Africa. International Communication Gazette, 77(1), 3–23.

Kogen, L. and Price, M.E. (2014). Scholar-practitioner collaboration in media-related interventions: A case study of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 10(3), 301–312.

Kogen, L. and J.A. Gottfried (2012). “I knew it all along! Evaluating time-of-decision measures in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.” Political Behavior, 34(4), 719–736.

Kogen, L. and M.E. Price (2011). “Deflecting the CNN Effect: Public opinion polling and Livingstonian outcomes.” Media, War & Conflict, 4(2), 109–123.

Kogen, L. (2010). “Savage deregulation in Thailand: Expanding Hallin & Mancini’s European Model.” Media, Culture, and Society, 32(2), 335–345.  

Kogen, L. (2009). “Why the message should matter: Genocide and the ethics of global journalism in the ‘mediapolis’.” Journal of International Communication, 15(2), 62–78.

Kogen, L. (2008). “The confusion over culture: Film trade politics and economic rhetoric.” Tisch Film Review. 1(2), p. 36–47.

Kogen, L. (2006). “Once or twice upon a time: Temporal simultaneity and the ‘Lost’ phenomenon.” Film International. 4(2), 44–55.

Kogen, L. (2005). “The Spanish film industry: New technologies, new opportunities.” Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 11(1), 68–86.

Research reports:
Kogen, L. (2013). “Assessing Impact, Evaluating Adaptability: A Decade of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda, Burundi, and the DRC.” Report written for Radio La Benevolencija.

Kogen, L. (2013). “Testing a Media Intervention in Kenya: Vioja Mahakamani, Dangerous Speech, and the Benesch Guidelines.” Report written for the Fetzer Institute.

Kogen, L. & Sheth, N. (2012). “United States Institute of Peace Communication for Peacebuilding Priority Grant Program Learning Group Report.” Report written for USIP, facilitated by Internews, Washington, D.C.

Kogen, L., Arsenault, A., Gagliardone, I., Winneg, K., & Buttenheim, A. (2012). “Evaluating media and communication in development: Does evidence matter?” Report written for BBC Media Action.

Taylor, M., Kogen, L., & Mbulo, L. (2010). “Assessing attitudes and public opinion in Darfur: Frameworks for moving forward and advancing dialogue.” Report written for the Center for Global Communication Studies and presented to the U.S. State Department, University of Pennsylvania.

Horner, J. & Kogen, L. (2010). “Google Fast Forward Project: Content analysis of marketing professionals’ views on the future of media and advertising.” Report written for Google, July – October 2010.