Annenberg School for Communication

Best of 2013: The Hannah Montana Hypothesis

January 2, 2014

Klaus Krippendorff of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses social media and an unhealthy obsession with fame.

Article Source: Nautilus

A Look at Lists and the Stories They Tell

December 22, 2013

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how is new book, Thin Description, studies the various ways people relate to the media surrounding them.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Spike in Suicides Around the Christmas Holidays a Chris-myth

December 13, 2013

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the holiday-suicide link as a myth.

Article Source: Philly.com

Study Shows US Film Ratings Barely Distinguish Between Levels of Violence

December 9, 2013

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on studying the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Article Source: Guardian

More Cracks in Obama’s Base

December 5, 2013

A study about the Obama presidency conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is mentioned.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

New Penn Study Casts More Doubt on Movie Ratings

December 9, 2013

Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “If the goal of the rating system is to shield youth from age-inappropriate behavior and be a tool for parents, I think its effectiveness is in doubt.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Blue-ribbon Group Pushes for 2016 Debate Changes

November 27, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is mentioned for helping sponsor the Annenberg Working Group on Presidential General Election Debates.

Article Source: Politico.com

Our Lives With Kennedy

November 22, 2013

Alvin Felzenberg of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Article Source: National Review

The JFK Assassination as News: TV Provided an Intimate Experience of National Trauma

November 15, 2013

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg for Communication says, “The assassination coverage set in place the expectation that they really won’t show violence and they will bring us together.”

Article Source: Washington Post

Election Coverage Tempered Racism

November 20, 2013

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for co-authoring an article about changes in racial attitudes.

Article Source: New York Times