The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania performs research in the fields of political communication, information and society, media and the developing child, health communication and adolescent risk. Click here for more.
Students from 47 states gathered on Constitution Day in Washington, D.C., with their teachers, for the launch of the Civics Renewal Network. Click here for more.
How do you know when a campaign ad is telling the truth? Cut through the spin with FactCheck.org.Click here for more.
Artists (left-to-right, top-to-bottom): Ryan Speedo Green (credit: Dario Acosta Photography), Molly Bernard (David Noles), Sarah Sokolovic (Laura Rose), Mia Rosenthal, Calvin Royal III (Jade Young), Tessa Lark (Elan Asch), and Francesca dePasquale (Alexandra DeFurio).
The APPC building contains private offices, conference rooms, broadcast facilities, and a multi-purpose Agora for lectures, presentations, and receptions. Click here for building factsheet (PDF).
The Student Voices Project encourages the civic engagement of young people by bringing the study of local government, policy issues, and political campaigns into the classroom. Click here for more.
Supermodel Petra Nemcova was vacationing in Thailand a decade ago, on Dec. 26, when it was hit by a devastating tsunami that destroyed communities in 14 countries and took the lives 230,000 people. Amy Jordan, APPC’s associate director, writes in The Hill about Nemcova’s work to turn tragedy and social media into social action.
Year after year, the suicide rate is at its lowest in the United States during the holiday season, but nearly three-quarters of U.S. newspaper stories linking suicide and the holidays during the 2013-2014 season incorrectly said the opposite, according to a new analysis. In the 2013 holiday season, most newspaper stories mentioning suicide and the holidays perpetuated the myth that the holiday season has an increase in suicides, the analysis by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found.
Just in time for Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15), Annenberg Classroom has released the multiplayer version of a game for middle and high-school students that challenges them to apply their knowledge of the Constitution to everyday legal scenarios. Annenberg Classroom’s “That’s Your Right” game lets students compete against each other online in a spirited, fun competition that checks their understanding of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.