Likelihood of HPV Vaccination Affected by How Information Is Presented, Penn Study Reveals

The way that the vaccine for human papillomavirus is described can affect whether women decide to seek vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. The research was presented in Boston at the American Association for Cancer Research’s

Privacy Guarantees Are “Open to Question,” Turow Tells the FTC

“Most e-commerce sites today have privacy policies, but whether these policies provide privacy protection remains an open question.” That was the message delivered to the Federal Trade Commission in Washington Tuesday by Joseph Turow, director of the Information and Society Program at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). “Privacy,” like the term “free,” has lost

Student Voices Program Wins Colorado Emmy

MetroBeatTV’s Student Voices program on teen smoking has been awarded a Heartland Regional Emmy Award in Denver for the best youth/children program. The awards are given each year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in all the regional U.S. television markets. Student Voices is broadcast several times a week

National Intelligence Director Delivers First Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture at Penn

John D. Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence, delivered the inaugural Leonore Annenberg Lecture in Public Service and Global Understanding October 26 before an audience of nearly 200 people. The lecture was sponsored by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, University President Amy Gutmann, the Annenberg School for Communication’s Institute for Public Service and the

Texas Student Voices documentary wins Emmy

“High School: The Best and the Rest,” a television documentary that featured Student Voices participants from high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, was awarded an Emmy by the Lone Star Emmy Chapter at ceremonies in Houston. The award was presented to KERA (Channel 13) in Dallas/Fort Worth. Reporter/producer Sujata Dand drew upon those involved

Public Support for Condom Instruction Strong; Support for Abstinence-Only Programs Low, New Survey Finds

Abstinence-only sex education programs – a favorite of the Bush administration but criticized by many health experts – are not supported by a large majority of the American public, regardless of their political or religious ideologies, a new survey has found. Eighty percent of those surveyed favored a sex education curriculum that includes information about