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.
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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 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.
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).
A bass-baritone opera singer raised amid rough surroundings in a trailer park in Virginia; a violinist from a family of Philadelphia Orchestra string players; a first-generation Serbian-American actor who won acclaim in an offbeat Off Broadway musical. These are among the seven arts fellows who will receive 2014 grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. In addition, eight schools will receive grants. (At left: opera singer Ryan Speedo Green)
The declining visibility of tobacco products on prime-time U.S. broadcast television shows is linked to a drop in smoking of nearly two packs of cigarettes per adult per year, according to a study by Annenberg Public Policy Center researchers published online in the journal Tobacco Control. The study found that the drop in portrayals of smoking and tobacco use in TV dramas mirrored the decline in consumption
Doctoral candidate Karin Fikkers, from the University of Amsterdam, has been studying at the Annenberg School for Communication this winter as part of an exchange program with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. She talks about her research and the differences between studying in the Netherlands and the United States.