Amy Jordan

APPC to take part in new Penn Prevention Research Center

The Annenberg Public Policy Center will take part in the new Penn Prevention Research Center, created by a five-year, $4.35 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish an interdisciplinary center dedicated to preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in southeastern Pennsylvania. APPC associate director Amy Jordan will co-lead an area of the PRC.

The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson: Or, How a TV Humorist Taught America About Campaign Finance

Viewers of “The Colbert Report” who watched faux-conservative TV host Stephen Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last presidential election cycle proved to be better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of other news channels and shows, according to a new study by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.