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PhD, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Arts in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


Dr. Jennifer R. Henrichsen is an Assistant Professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2021. Dr. Henrichsen assesses how a variety of challenges – from state and corporate surveillance to physical and digital attacks against the media – are creating an epistemic crisis for journalism. Her dissertation research examined journalistic intransigence to change and what that means for journalism and its role in democracy.

Dr. Henrichsen’s research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, including Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, Communication, Culture & Critique, and Media, War & Conflict. In 2019, she received a top student paper award from the journalism studies division of the International Communication Association for her paper “Reconceptualizing Indigenous Journalism through Information Poverty Theory.” She twice has been a consultant to UNESCO where she produced global reports on the state of journalism and she has served as a consultant to the Knight Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. She is currently on the Advisory Council for the Open Technology Fund and she previously served on the Steering Committee for the Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Henrichsen has written articles about journalism and information security for Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter and she was previously a freelance journalist and a political correspondent.

Dr. Henrichsen has received fellowships from Yale, Columbia University, the Knight Foundation and First Look Media. A Fulbright Research Scholar, Dr. Henrichsen holds MA degrees from the University of Geneva and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, she co-wrote the book, War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists? (Praeger) and in 2017 she co-edited the book, Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in a Surveillance State (Columbia University Press). She is currently co-editing the book, National Security, Journalism and Law in the Age of Information Warfare, which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.



Ambinder, M., Henrichsen, J., & Rosati, C. (Eds.). (Manuscript in preparation). National Security, Journalism, and Law in the Age of Information Warfare. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Bell, E., & Owen, T. (Eds.) (with Khorana, S., & Henrichsen, J.). (2017). Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Lisosky, J. M., & Henrichsen, J. (2011). War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists? Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers/Greenwood Press.


Henrichsen, J. (2021). Understanding Nascent Newsroom Security and Safety Cultures: The Emergence of the “Security Champion.” Journalism Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2021.1927802 Henrichsen 2

Maris, E., Libert, T., & Henrichsen, J. (2020). Tracking Sex: The Implications of Widespread Sexual Data Leakage and Tracking on Porn Websites. New Media & Society, 22(11), 2018-2038. DOI: 10.1177/1461444820924632

Henrichsen, J. (2020). Journalists’ Mnemonic Techniques and the Rise of Trumpism. Communication, Culture & Critique, 13(1), 125-129. DOI:10.1093/ccc/tcz052.

Henrichsen, J. (2020). Breaking Through the Ambivalence: Journalistic Responses to Information Security Technologies. Digital Journalism, 8(3), 328-346. DOI:10.1080/21670811.2019.1653207

Lisosky, J. M., & Henrichsen, J. (2009). Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Protecting Journalists in Conflict Situations. Media, War and Conflict, 2(2), 129–148.


Henrichsen, J. (Manuscript in preparation). The Secret Political Economy of Surveillance Technologies. In Marc Ambinder, Jennifer R. Henrichsen, & Connie Rosati (Eds.), National Security, Journalism, and Law in the Age of Information Warfare. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Henrichsen, J. (2019). The Emergence of Contemporary Populisms and Mediated Discourses: An Introduction. In Nelson Ribeiro (Ed.), Media and Populism. Research Centre for Communication and Culture, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa.

Henrichsen, J., & Yazbeck, N. (2017). Cues for Considering What Journalism Could Be. In Barbie Zelizer, What Journalism Could Be. Cambridge, MA: Polity Press.


Henrichsen, J. (2020). The Rise of the Security Champion: Beta-testing Newsroom Security Cultures. Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

Henrichsen, J. (2018). Reimagining Journalism to Help Save Democracy and Fight Trumpism. Media Theory, 2(2), 1–16.

Henrichsen, J. (2018). World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Regional Overview of Western Europe and North America 2017/2018. UNESCO.

Henrichsen, J., & Bloch-Wehba, H. (2017). Electronic Communications Surveillance: What Journalists and Media Organizations Need to Know. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Stremlau, N., Gagliardone, I., Henrichsen, J., Patel, A., Persey, O., & Popiel, P. (2016). Dangerous Speech Field Survey. (154-page report provided internally to grantor)

Henrichsen, J., Betz, M., & Lisosky, J. M. (2015). Building Digital Safety for Journalism: A Survey of Selected Issues. UNESCO.

Henrichsen, J., & Baumgardt, T. (2011). 65th United Nations General Assembly Scorecard. Democracy Coalition Project.

Henrichsen, J., & Baumgardt, T. (2010). Human Rights Council Report Card: Government Positions on Key Issues 2009–2010. Democracy Coalition Project. Henrichsen 3


Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School (2021 – Present)

Gressly-Fleck Visiting Scholar, Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2021-2023)

Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School (2020-2021)

Graduate Associate, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania (2020-2021)

Top Student Paper Award, International Communication Association, Journalism Studies (2019)

Knight News Innovation Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism (2018–2019)

Graduate Research Fellowship—Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation (2016)

Emerging Scholar Fellow, Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy (2016)

Alumni Spotlight Award, Fife High School (2016)

First Look Media Technology Fellow, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (2015)

Contracted Researcher and Author, UNESCO (2013–2014)

Fulbright Research Fellow to Switzerland, U.S. Department of State (2008–2009)

French Language Fellow, Swiss Government (2008–2009)

Dialogue and Reconciliation Research Fellow, Pacific Lutheran University (2007)

Washington State Legislative Fellow, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (2007)

Pinnacle Society Scholar (for service and leadership), Pacific Lutheran University (2007)

Inspirational Woman of the Year, Pacific Lutheran University (2007)

Award for Outstanding Senior in Communication, Pacific Lutheran University (2007)

Wang Center Research Fellow, Pacific Lutheran University (2006)