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

An Interview with Geneva Overholser

For more than a year, Geneva Overholser has probed journalism’s future. That ultimately has led to this, a manifesto for change. Here, Overholser talks about her findings: You have written that journalists are “clinging to the past by our fingernails.” What do you mean? I think our craft has undergone such a buffeting in the

On Behalf of Journalism: A Manifesto for Change

“On Behalf of Journalism,” is a document of hope for a difficult time. To journalism’s many daunting challenges, it offers no easy cure, but a panorama of possibilities. To embrace opportunity, of course, one must believe in the future and be open to the unknown. These are not common attitudes among journalists today, for all

Kerry’s Standing Improves in Battleground States After His Positive TV Ads

Since John Kerry began showing positive biographical television ads about himself in early May, he appears to have reversed a slide in public impressions of him in the battleground states, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. In the 20 states which both presidential campaigns consider tight enough to warrant spending on television

The Impact of Events on Bush Approval: A Time-Series Analysis Using 2004 National Annenberg Election Survey Data

Political scientists generally reject the idea that discrete events like tactical campaign strategies or widely-covered media events exert any meaningful influence upon mass public opinion. In teasing out the forces that affect presidential approval, social scientists have traditionally looked to factors like demographic characteristics and economic indicators for explanations of change. Communication scholars, on the

The Internet as a Source of Campaign Information: An Analysis of its use in the 2004 Democratic Presidential Primary Campaign

The Internet has become an established tool for campaign learning and information. In the 2004 presidential campaign, each candidate has employed his/her own Web Site and most had accompanying Weblogs to compete with other online and off-line sources of campaign information. Using data from the 2004 National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES04), this research seeks to

The Glass Ceiling Persists: The Third Annual APPC Report on Women Leaders in Communication Companies

Companies with more women on boards of directors also tend to have more women in executive positions, more women-friendly benefits packages, and better maternity leave, according to the third annual report on women leaders in communication companies conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. The report also found that

Women Fail to Crack the Glass Ceiling In Communication Companies

Men Still Hold Vast Majority of Board and Executive Positions within Entertainment, Telecommunication, Cable, Publishing and E- Companies Fewer than one in five board members of the largest communication companies are women, according to the second annual analysis of women in communication companies conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.