Annenberg School for Communication

Cartoon Characters Neutralize Healthful Cereal Messages

March 8, 2011

Matthew Lapierre of the Annenberg School for Communication leads a study on how the use of media characters on food packaging influences children’s taste assessment.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | | 215-746-1798March 7, 2011

Media Character Use on Food Packaging Appears to Influence Children’s Taste Assessment

CHICAGO – The use of media characters on cereal packaging may influence children’s opinions about taste, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

The article is the outgrowth of a study by Annenberg doctoral students Matthew Lapierre and Sarah Vaala, and Deborah L. Linebarger, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Comcast Should Add Al-Jazeera English

March 6, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication argues for al-Jazeera to be added to the Comcast schedule.

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