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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | | 215-746-1798June 5, 2014

Demographics Drive Fitness Partner Decisions Online, Penn Study Finds

According to a new study led by University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola, participants in an online fitness program ignored the fitness aptitude of their potential partners, instead paying attention to age, gender and body mass index.

Who would you rather have as a fitness partner: a paragon of athleticism and dedication who could motivate you to exceed your current level of fitness or an equal, with whom you could exchange tips and encouragement on the road to better health?

Penn Study: Colbert’s Civics Lesson ‘Not Just a Proliferation of Jokes’

June 2, 2014

Research on the impact of “The Colbert Report” on viewers’ civic knowledge, led by Bruce Hardy of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, is featured.

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Audio: Data Brokers Set the Price Tag on Your Head

May 28, 2014

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “More and more, the stories that are told about us are told through numbers and the collection of data about us.”

Article Source: “Marketplace”

Two African-American Scholars Join Ranks of Deans

May 22, 2014

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for being named dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Article Source: Diverse Education

Support Grows for DHS Oversight Reform

May 21, 2014

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for bringing together national security experts together around the call for oversight reform of DHS.

Article Source: Politico

Audio: Prom Season

May 20, 2014

Felicity Paxton of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about parents’ concerns about high school proms.

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Smokers Are Getting Skeptical About E-cigarette Claims, According to Study

May 20, 2014

Research about e-cigarettes from postdoctoral fellow Andy Tan of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658May 14, 2014

Michael X. Delli Carpini’s Term Extended as Dean of Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication

Michael X. Delli Carpini, professor of communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of his term as dean until June 30, 2018. 

Barbara Walters Retiring After More Than 50 Years of Smashing Glass Ceilings

May 9, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on the career of Barbara Walters.

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

The London Underground Has Its Own Internet of Things

May 8, 2014

Graduate student Tim Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted about the London Underground.

Article Source: Fast Company