Political Communication

Since 1993 the Annenberg Public Policy Center has studied Americans’ political knowledge, discourse, media use and opinions about candidates and issues. Among our projects is the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES). FactCheck.org researches the veracity of claims made by political candidates. The Annenberg Classroom and the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics offer an array of resources for educators and youth. Student Voices is a nationwide civic engagement initiative that encourages young people to become politically involved. The Institutions of American Democracy project examines the challenges facing the three branches of government, the press and the public schools and disseminates its findings to scholars and the public. The Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics (ISCAP) is home to a variety of interdisciplinary research programs in the social sciences and communication.

    Democratizing The Debates

    Read the full report DOWNLOAD PDF Press Release  Fact Sheet Introduction: The Issue the goal of reform: Democratizing the debate process Expanding and Enriching Debate Content Broadening the Accessibility of the Debates Improving the Transparency and Accountability of the Debate Process CONCLUSION APPENDIX ONE: Process Working Group Biographies APPENDIX TWO: SPONSORSHIP APPENDIX THREE: Youngest Group Least Likely
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      Rendell Center and APPC to Collaborate on Civic Education

      The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement celebrated its relocation to the Annenberg Public Policy Center on May 4, in events that showcased their joint interest in civic education and judicial independence. The Rendell Center also sponsored a youth mayoral forum where 4th and 5th graders could question Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates.
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        FactCheck.org wins two Webbys

        FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters, has been awarded the 2015 Webby for best Political Blog/Website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. And thanks to its readers, it has also been awarded the People’s Voice Webby in the same category.
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