The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:43:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 House Takes Key Step Advised by Task Force on Homeland Security Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:05:23 +0000 The House of Representatives passed the first-ever reauthorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security, a key recommendation of the Sunnylands-Aspen Institute Task Force on congressional oversight of DHS. ]]> Study Finds Fact-checking Videos Better Than Text at Correcting Misinformation Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:48:59 +0000 An experimental study of the effect of humor and video in fact-checking finds that both funny and non-humorous videos were more interesting and understandable than a comparable textual fact-checking story.]]> Jamieson Talks Civics and Fake News at Ninth Circuit Judicial Session Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:11:58 +0000 APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated panels on civics and fake news at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and kicked off a seminar series in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with a keynote on fake news.]]> Study of Pope’s Climate Message Featured by Nature Climate Change Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:00:45 +0000 A study of the Pope's encyclical on climate change conducted by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center has been featured as a "research highlight" by the journal Nature Climate Change.]]> Fact-Checking Articles Highlighted in Redesigned Google News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:56:49 +0000 This week Google launched a redesigned Google News, with "a renewed focus on facts," which will prominently feature fact-checking articles from and other news sources.]]> Oxford Publishes Handbook of the Science of Science Communication Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:21:40 +0000 Oxford has published The Handbook of the Science of Science Communication, the first in a series overseen by the Annenberg Public Policy Center's Science of Science Communication program.]]> Jamieson Joins Paley Center for ‘JFK at 100: TV and the Presidency’ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:36:34 +0000 APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson joins a panel gathered by the Paley Center for Media and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation on "JFK at 100: Television and the Presidency."]]> Scholars and Editors Propose Authorship Standards for Scientific Journals Wed, 24 May 2017 18:48:36 +0000 In a new report, a group of leading scientists, academics and editors of scientific journals call for greater transparency and uniformity in the way author contributions are presented in science studies.]]> Pope’s Encyclical Boosted His Credibility on Climate Change, Especially Among Liberals Tue, 23 May 2017 14:51:56 +0000 Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, “Laudato si’,” sought to leverage the pontiff’s moral authority and draw attention to climate change as a global issue that disproportionately harms the poor. Advocates for climate change mitigation had hoped that that urgent message, coming from the leader of a socially conservative religious institution, would raise concern]]> APPC Researchers Present Work at 2017 ICA Conference Mon, 22 May 2017 20:57:26 +0000 Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center will present their work this week and next at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Diego.]]>