Annenberg School for Communication

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 30, 2010

Analysis of Press Freedom Cites Need to Continue Evolving, Incorporating New Technologies

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – Organizations entrusted with the evaluation of press freedom need to evolve to keep pace with new technologies for disseminating information, such as cell phones and other mobile communication devices, as well as evaluate their methodologies to ensure their ratings systems are valid and useful.

Ground Zero's Boundaries Evolve in Mosque Debate

August 26, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says the mosque controversy has re-imagined “Ground Zero” boundaries.

Article Source: Associated Press

No Race Talk for a Month

August 23, 2010

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences authors a blog entry on race-fueled politics.

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 August 24, 2010

Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles

PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Obama a Muslim? Rumors Gain Steam, Defying Facts

August 19, 2010

Lori Robertson of Factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses controversial public opinion polls involving President Obama.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

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Dr. Laura to Leave Radio: Can We Ever Address Racism?

Expert:

John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.

Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology

Author of Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Books, 2010)

 Research interests:

- The impact of media on urban life.

- How does the subject of race affect everyday life in America?