Ken Winneg, Ph.D., managing director of the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES), and Annenberg Public Policy Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., published an article, “Party Identification in the 2008 Presidential Election,” in Presidential Studies Quarterly (June 2010; published online April 2010) using data from the 2008 NAES telephone rolling cross-sectional survey and Internet Panel. Article abstract: In the
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, and Annenberg doctoral student Jeffrey A. Gottfried published an essay, “Are there lessons for the future of news from the 2008 presidential campaign?” in the spring 2010 issue of Daedalus on The Future of News. Introduction: When news does its job, attentive citizens are better able to understand
Research conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found that the presence of tobacco-related content in 855 top-30 grossing box-office films, 15 movies per year from 1950-2006, has dramatically declined in parallel with actual cigarette consumption in the United States from the 1960s to 2006. In this study tobacco portrayal was defined as "The
Ken Winneg, Managing Director of the National Annenberg Election Survey, co-authored a paper, “The World Wide Web and the U.S. Political News Market,” published in the American Journal of Political Science (April 2010), with lead author Norman H. Nie, Stanford University; Darwin W. Miller, III, RAND Corporation; Saar Golde, Stanford University; and Daniel M. Butler,
Research conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found that the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA’s) rating system increasingly has assigned violent content to the PG-13 rating category. The PG-13 category was established in 1984 to warn parents about content in PG films that might not be appropriate for a child under 13.
An op-ed written by Amy Jordan, Ph.D., director of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child area, and APPC Health Communication scholars Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., appears in the April 7 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In the piece, titled “Media have a role in sex ed,” the authors argue that media should
A study coordinated by researchers at APPC demonstrates the effectiveness of community-based screening to combat the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in high-risk adolescents. The study found that African-American youth ages 14 to 17 who were identified as positive for at least one of three STIs subsequently reduced their number of sexual partners and