Jennifer R. Henrichsen

Ph.D. Student
​Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer R. Henrichsen is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania where she is conducting research on the changing nature of journalism in an age of surveillance and big data.

Previously, Jennifer was the First Look Media Technology Fellow at the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C where she provided information security training and researched how electronic communications surveillance can affect journalistic practice. Before RCFP, she was the research and program coordinator for the Journalism After Snowden initiative at Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a consultant to UNESCO, where she completed a global research project on digital safety issues facing journalists.

A Fulbright Research Scholar, Jennifer received a BA with honors from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s Degree in International and European Security with honors from the University of Geneva and the Geneva Center for Security Policy. She received a second master's degree from the Annenberg School for Communication in 2017. In 2011, she co-wrote a book titled, War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists? (Praeger). She also co-edited the book, Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017) and contributed to the book, What Journalism Could Be (Polity, 2017) by Dr. Barbie Zelizer.