Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., associate director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, took office this week as president of the International Communication Association , the leading international organization dedicated to scholarship in the field of communication.
"Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents," edited by Amy B. Jordan and Dan Romer, was called a "scientifically rigorous and timely volume on youth media use" in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
Does the public trust science? What are the elements of trust, and how is it built, maintained and lost? Those questions were featured in a National Academy of Sciences workshop at which Annenberg Public Policy director Kathleen Hall Jamieson reflected on trust in science.
Political reporter Brandon Rittiman of KUSA, 9News Denver, was awarded the 2015 Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking for his work producing what the jury called "the best fact checking segments on local TV."
Speaking at the annual meeting of National Academy of Sciences, NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone cited the work done by a gathering of scientists last winter at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on science communication issues.
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.
Annenberg Public Policy Center director Kathleen Hall Jamieson delivered the David Lecture on "Communicating the Value and Values of Science" before the National Academy of Sciences, looking at successes and failure in science communication in areas such as climate change, vaccines and GMOs.