The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:12:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FactCheck.org Wins 2017 Webby Awards for Best Political Site http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/factcheck-org-wins-2017-webby-awards-for-best-political-site/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:29:21 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59600 For the fourth consecutive year, FactCheck.org 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/eight-artists-awarded-fellowships-and-nine-schools-receive-grants-from-leonore-annenberg-funds/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:49:02 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59221 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’ http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/jamieson-on-the-decline-of-american-politics-and-how-to-fix-it/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:22:40 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59417 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/counteracting-the-influence-of-adolescent-peer-smoking-on-youtube/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:19 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59294 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/cronkitejackson-fact-checking-prizes-awarded/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:26:16 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59140 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/jamieson-gives-sackler-talk-on-minimizing-distortion-in-science-communication/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:53:14 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59083 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/on-cnn-jamieson-offers-new-name-for-fake-news-viral-deception-or-v-d/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:42:17 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59100 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/postdoctoral-fellows-discuss-risk-perceptions-and-publication-bias/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:08:56 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=59021 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’ http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/scientists-engage-with-the-public-but-choose-your-audiences-wisely/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:44:51 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=58707 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 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/researchers-present-work-on-public-attitudes-about-science-at-aaas/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/?p=58771 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.]]>