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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 3, 2013

Penn Law, FactCheck.org Web Sites Win Webby People’s Voice Awards

Two Web sites at the University of Pennsylvania have won Webby People’s Voice Awards at the 17th annual Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and the ‘Attack on Fact’

May 2, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is highlighted for studying fact checking.

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Strong Arguments in Anti-Smoking Ads Spur Behavior Change, Study Finds

April 29, 2013

Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine and An-Li Wang of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are cited for their collaborative research on strong anti-smoking advertisements.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 23, 2013

Penn Study: Anti-Smoking Ads With Strong Arguments Work Best

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of flashy elements, like bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.

More Than Ever, Boston Shows, Our Lives Are Interconnected

April 22, 2013

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “Visuals connect us in ways words just can’t.”

Article Source: Philly.com

A Fighter for the Public Interest at the FCC

April 17, 2013

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication contributes his thoughts about President Obama seeking the next Federal Communications Commission chair.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Why We Watch

April 16, 2013

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses how viewing images helps people process traumatic events.

Article Source: The Business Journals

Flood of Graphic Images After Boston Blasts Raises Concerns

April 16, 2013

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on graphic images shared via the media after the Boston Marathon blasts.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 15, 2013

The Pulse: Being Stalked –- by Cookies

April 1, 2013

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted about “remarketing” or “retargeting.”

Article Source: Philly.com