Annenberg School for Communication

Why We Are Resigned to Giving Our Data to Corporate Spies

June 28, 2015

Data privacy research from the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted.

Article Source: Guardian (U.K.)

Escaping the Ivory Tower

June 28, 2015

Doctoral candidate Alex Williams of the Annenberg School for Communication writes about pitching academic research to non-academic outlets.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Historians Take Issue With Apple’s Civil War Games Ban

June 25, 2015

Carolyn Marvin of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on Apple removing Civil War games in its App Store that included images of the Confederate flag.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

‘Like Déjà Vu All Over Again’: The History of Baseball Metaphors in American Politics, From Abraham Lincoln to Harry Reid

June 24, 2015

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for using baseball metaphors when discussing political rhetoric.

Article Source: Grantland.com

Data’s Black Box

June 21, 2015

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for studying data privacy and marketing trade-off.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: The Complicated History of the Confederate Flag

June 23, 2015

Carolyn Marvin of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the evolution of the meaning of the Confederate flag in the wake of the murders at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

The Connection Between Working Memory and Risky Sexual Behavior – Parents Should Pay Attention

June 23, 2015

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “For adolescents who have weak ability to override strong impulses, improvements in working memory may provide a pathway to greater control over risky sexual behavior.”

Article Source: Forbes.com

Time to Change Prez Debates

June 22, 2015

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for issuing a report entitled “Democratizing the Debates.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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In Social Networks, Group Boundaries Promote the Spread of Ideas, Penn Study Finds

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In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them.

Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from? 

Bipartisan Group Urges Overhaul of General Election Debates

June 17, 2015

A bipartisan group sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is featured for recommending changes to the general election presidential debates.

Article Source: New York Times