Annenberg School for Communication

When Presidential Words Led to Swift Action

June 8, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the impact on America of two speeches delivered by President John F. Kennedy.

Article Source: New York Times

Big Data’s Effect on Politics Discussed

June 6, 2013

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for cosponsoring a conference about the role of Big Data in American politics.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on ‘American Politics and the Loss of Accountability’

May 30, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the effect of misinformation and deception on American politics.

Article Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Parents Adopt Own Rules to Curb Children’s ‘Media Diet’

May 22, 2013

Post-doctoral fellow Sarah Vaala of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on determining the effects of media and technology usage on children.

Article Source: USA Today

The Issue: Accountability Attacked Over, Under and Upside-down

May 12, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her thoughts on political campaign ads that attacking “custodians of the knowable.”

Article Source: UPI.com

Fact Checking Keeps (Some?) Politicians Honest

May 8, 2013

FactCheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is highlighted for its involvement in the fact-checking movement.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 3, 2013

Penn Law, FactCheck.org Web Sites Win Webby People’s Voice Awards

Two Web sites at the University of Pennsylvania have won Webby People’s Voice Awards at the 17th annual Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and the ‘Attack on Fact’

May 2, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is highlighted for studying fact checking.

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Strong Arguments in Anti-Smoking Ads Spur Behavior Change, Study Finds

April 29, 2013

Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine and An-Li Wang of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are cited for their collaborative research on strong anti-smoking advertisements.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 23, 2013

Penn Study: Anti-Smoking Ads With Strong Arguments Work Best

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of flashy elements, like bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.