Annenberg School for Communication

Getting Graphic to Try to Convince People to Quit Smoking

June 21, 2011

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication share their views on graphic images used to help people quit smoking.

Report: Facebook Users More Trusting, Engaged

June 16, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “It’s really reshaping how people maintain their networks.”

Article Source: New York Times
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Facebook Users More Trusting, More Politically Engaged; Have More Close Friends and Support

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  New national survey findings show that use of social networking sites is growing and that those who use these sites, especially Facebook users, have higher measures of social well-being.   In a national phone survey of 2,255 American adults last fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that:

In Iran, Beware of New Facebook ‘Friends’

June 9, 2011

Mahmood Enayat of the Annenberg School of Communication says, “Iranian officials are concerned about any type of public gathering, be it offline or online.”

Article Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Back Channels: Now's the Time for Adult Conversation on Budget

May 22, 2011

FactCheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for examining the terms discussed in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s health-care proposals.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Oprah Winfrey Ends 25-Year Talk-Show Run on Top and On to the Next Thing

May 22, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says “the daytime show is ending, but [Oprah is] so much more than a TV star.”

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Commentary: Clueless in America

May 23, 2011

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for his research and book, “What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters.”

Article Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Video: Why Images of Diana Crash Could Offend

May 16, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses how the reaction to photos depends on emotional ties to the subject.

Article Source: CNN