The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:43:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 House Takes Key Step Advised by Task Force on Homeland Security http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/house-takes-key-step-advised-by-task-force-on-homeland-security/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:05:23 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60368 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/study-finds-fact-checking-videos-better-than-text-at-correcting-misinformation/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:48:59 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60338 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/jamieson-talks-civics-at-ninth-circuit-judicial-session-and-fake-news-at-steamboat/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:11:58 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60312 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/appc-encyclical-study-featured-by-nature-climate-change/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60281 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/fact-checking-articles-highlighted-in-redesigned-google-news/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:56:49 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59510 This week Google launched a redesigned Google News, with "a renewed focus on facts," which will prominently feature fact-checking articles from FactCheck.org and other news sources.]]> Oxford Publishes Handbook of the Science of Science Communication http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/handbook-of-the-science-of-science-communication-published-by-oxford/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:21:40 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60091 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’ http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/jamieson-joins-paley-center-panel-on-jfk-at-100/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:36:34 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=60109 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/scholars-and-editors-propose-authorship-standards-for-scientific-journals/ Wed, 24 May 2017 18:48:36 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59979 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/popes-climate-message-boosted-his-credibility-especially-among-liberals/ Tue, 23 May 2017 14:51:56 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59953 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/appc-researchers-present-at-2017-ica-conference/ Mon, 22 May 2017 20:57:26 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59934 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.]]>