Annenberg School for Communication

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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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 June 22, 2015

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

Audio: Online Health Searches Aren’t Always Confidential

June 8, 2015

Doctoral candidate Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about what happens with health information that people search online.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

Video: Are We Resigned to Giving Up Our Personal Data?

June 9, 2015

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the loss of privacy in the digital age.

Article Source: Bloomberg Business

Sharing Data, but Not Happily

June 4, 2015

Research about data sharing led by Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication and Michael Hennessy of the Annenbe

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 5, 2015

Penn Study: Americans Give Up Personal Data for Discounts, They Believe Marketers Will Get It Anyway

Marketers have said for years that Americans give up their data online, on apps and in stores because of the benefits they receive, such as discounts or special offers.  But a new national survey from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication rebuts this claim and offers a new explanation: resignation.

Group Seeks to Break ‘Two-Party Stranglehold’ on Presidential Debates

May 29, 2015

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center talks about including viable candidates from all political pa

Article Source: Bloomberg Business