Annenberg School for Communication

Toddlers, Television and the Troubling ‘Word Gap’

June 26, 2014

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes about the ‘word gap’ among children.

Article Source: The Hill

Researcher Says ‘Haters’ Are Better at Focusing on Things They Really Like

June 22, 2014

Research on “dispositional attitude” by Dolores Albarracín of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts & Sciences as it relates to a person’s activity level is highlighted.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Haters Spend More Time Just Hating

June 20, 2014

Dolores Albarracín of the Annenberg School for Communication is mentioned for her collaborative research on what “haters” spend time doing.

Article Source: Times of India

Study: TV Violence Linked to ‘Imagined’ Fears of Real-life US Crime

June 19, 2014

Daniel Romer and Patrick Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are quoted about their research that found a parallel between television violence and viewers’ real-life fears about crime.

Article Source: CBS News (Washington D.C.)

Facebook to Let Users Alter Their Ad Profiles

June 12, 2014

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication suggests that Facebook users would be willing to share more information with companies in order to have more relevant advertisements.

Article Source: New York Times

Facebook to Give Advertisers More User Data

June 12, 2014

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on Facebook allowing advertisers to have more user data.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 5, 2014

Demographics Drive Fitness Partner Decisions Online, Penn Study Finds

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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.

Article Source: Philly.com

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