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May 2011

Heavy Media Use, Whether Old or New, Associated with Poorer Mental Health in U.S. Young People

Results released today from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth (NASY) indicate that although concerns about excessive Internet use may be justified, heavy use of television may be an even larger concern. In one of the most extensive national surveys of media habits over a two-year period, six different types of media use were identified
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APPC Civics Films Honored With Multiple Awards

Three films produced by APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands as part of an ongoing initiative to educate the nation’s youth about the Constitution have been recognized for their excellence.   It was announced today that A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber
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FactCheck.org Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award

APPC is happy to announce that the staff of its program FactCheck.org has won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Its coverage of deceptive claims about the federal health care legislation was selected by the judges for the non-deadline reporting award for independent news sites. SPJ says it fielded more
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APPC Health Communication Scholars Published in The Journal of Sex Research

Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., research analysis manager at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, was lead author of a paper, “A Model of Adolescents’ Seeking of Sexual Content in Their Media Choices,” published in The Journal of Sex Research (Volume 48, Issue 4). Dr. Bleakley’s co-authors were APPC scholars Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., and Martin Fishbein, Ph.D. Article abstract: This article reports on
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FactCheck.org Wins 2011 Webby Award

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is proud to announce that FactCheck.org has won the 2011 Webby Award in the Politics category. Known as “the Oscars of the Internet,” the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This is FactCheck.org’s third Webby – it won last year and in 2008 –
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