Skip to main content

Leonore Annenberg scholarship program announces new award recipients

The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship and School Funds, a three-part, 10-year philanthropic initiative that offers grants and scholarships to students, artists and schools across the nation, today announced $2.5 million dollars of commitment to the education of five students from Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Houston, and rural Vermont; four performing and visual artists from the

Student Voices programming wins three regional Emmy Awards

Comcast MetroBeat TV, which broadcasts in the Denver area, recently won three Emmy Awards for programming affiliated with Student Voices, an initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Singled out for recognition by the Heartland Regional Emmy Awards were “Student Voices: Teen Suicide” for the best Children/Youth program; “Student Voices: Dying to Be Thin” for

U.S. Must Be Engaged Around the World, says George P. Shultz

In a world that is drifting, the United States must come up with a cohesive game plan to guide its diplomacy, said former Secretary of State George P. Shultz who delivered the second annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture in Public Service and Global Understanding at the University of Pennsylvania on October 18. Shultz’s address was entitled

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