Annenberg School for Communication

Audio: Update on the Battle Against Smoking – Labels, Messages and Lawsuits

November 16, 2010

Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication weighs in on the effectiveness of anti-smoking messages.

In New Book, David Eisenhower, Wife Julie Mine Memories of Ike's Twilight Years

November 15, 2010

David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School for Communication is spotlighted for his new book about his grandfather Dwight Eisenhower’s post-presidential life.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | | 215-746-1798 November 11, 2010

Distortions in Genetic Research News: The Rocky Road From Science Journal to the News

     PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2010) – News stories about cancer research in the mass media often do not fairly represent the original science. The primary source of this problem seems to occur in the transmission of information from press release to final news story, although the process of turning highly technical scientific research into a press release is itself fraught with errors.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 11, 2010

Joseph Turow of Penn’s Annenberg School Selected as a National Communication Distinguished Scholar


PHILADELPHIA –- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.

Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.

Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.

Politicians Using Private Investigators to Take a Closer Look at Opponents -- and Themselves

October 28, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center observes that op research is more prevalent in this election year for political advertisements.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Politicians Use Private Investigators to Unearth Their Own Skeletons

October 28, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center suggests that more “op research” is being used in this year’s election season.

Article Source: Associated Press

Governor Rendell, First Lady Recognize Eight Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

October 27, 2010

President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are among the eight women named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411 October 28, 2010

Penn’s Amy Gutmann, Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, the first lady, today honored Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.   Six other noted women were also recognized.

MySpace Admits Defeat to Facebook

October 27, 2010

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the ability of MySpace to help transition the connection between cable television and the Internet.

Article Source: Marketplace

Education Will Split the Democratic Party

October 21, 2010

Alvin Felzenberg of the Annenberg School for Communications offers his perspective on how education issues could divide left-wing politics.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report