The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:12:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wins 2017 Webby Awards for Best Political Site Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:29:21 +0000 For the fourth consecutive year, has been awarded both the Webby for Political Blog/Website, as chosen by a panel of judges, and the People's Voice award in the same category, thanks to its readers. ]]> Eight Artists Awarded Fellowships and Nine Schools Receive Grants From Leonore Annenberg Funds Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:49:02 +0000 Eight early-career artists have been awarded $50,000 fellowships by the Leonore Annenberg Funds, and nine public elementary schools have received $50,000 grants for technology and programs.]]> Jamieson at TEDx: ‘The Decline of American Politics and How to Fix It’ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:22:40 +0000 Annenberg Public Policy Center director Kathleen Hall Jamieson presented a talk at TEDxMidAtlantic on the changing nature of political discourse, "The decline of American politics, and how to fix it."]]> Counteracting the Influence of Adolescent Peer Smoking on YouTube Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:19 +0000 Limits on marketing cigarettes may be undercut by user-generated YouTube videos. A study of adolescents finds it's possible to counteract such pro-tobacco videos with a corrective message on the health risks of smoking.]]> Cronkite/Jackson Fact-Checking Prize Awarded to Scripps and KUSA-TV Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:26:16 +0000 The E. W. Scripps Company and TV station KUSA in Denver have won the 2017 Cronkite/Jackson Prizes for Fact Checking Political Messages, USC's Lear Center and APPC said.]]> Jamieson Gives Sackler Talk: Minimizing Distortion in Science Communication Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:53:14 +0000 In a Sackler Colloquium address, Kathleen Hall Jamieson discussed how science can get distorted as it is communicated and how it can be more faithfully presented.]]> Jamieson Offers New Name for Fake News: ‘Viral Deception’ or VD Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:42:17 +0000 On CNN's "Reliable Sources," APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson proposed a new term for made-up stories or "fake news": "Viral deception" or VD.]]> APPC Postdocs Discuss GMO Risk Perceptions and Publication Bias Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:08:56 +0000 APPC postdoctoral fellows presented their research overseas, speaking on GMOs and risk perceptions at a Society for Risk Analysis forum in Italy and on publication bias at a talk in Germany.]]> Scientists: Engage with the Public but ‘Choose Your Audiences Wisely’ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:44:51 +0000 APPC researchers urge scientists to engage with the public on scientific issues but caution them to carefully choose their audiences and avoid two-sided debates explicitly framed as conflicts.]]> Researchers Discuss Public Attitudes Toward Science at AAAS in Boston Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:51 +0000 Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center presented work on public attitudes toward science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.]]>