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Seven emerging artists, eight schools awarded Leonore Annenberg Fund grants

A bass-baritone opera singer raised amid rough surroundings in a trailer park in Virginia; a violinist from a family of Philadelphia Orchestra string players; a first-generation Serbian-American actor who won acclaim in an offbeat Off Broadway musical. These are among the seven arts fellows who will receive 2014 grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. In addition, eight schools will receive grants. (At left: opera singer Ryan Speedo Green)

Sarah Vaala published in the Journal of Children and Media

Sarah E. Vaala, Ph.D., Martin Fishbein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Robert Hornik, Ph.D., Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, have published the article “Predicting US Infants’ and Toddlers’ TV/Video Viewing Rates: Mothers’ Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances” in the Journal of Children and Media. Abstract:

Parents’ TV Viewing Habits Influence Kids’ Screen Time

The amount of time that children and teens spend watching television may have more to do with their parents’ TV habits than with family media rules or the location of TVs within the home, according to a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, “The Relationship Between Parents’ and Children’s Television Viewing,” published online

FlackCheck.org videos receive 2013 Telly Awards

Two FlackCheck.org videos about an imagined 1864 campaign against Abraham Lincoln using today’s technology and methods are the recipients of 2013 Bronze Telly awards: Steamboat Veterans for Truth and Battle Hymn.   The Telly Awards honor excellence in film and video productions, online video content, and local, regional, & cable TV commercials and programs. The

Children, Adolescents, and the Media now in its third edition

Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Sage, Third Edition, 2013), co-authored by Victor C. Strasburger, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine,  Barbara J. Wilson, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and APPC Area Director Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., has been updated to reflect cutting-edge research on the impact of media on youth. (From the

APPC research published in Zero to Three

The results of a study by APPC researchers Sarah E. Vaala, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., were published in the journal Zero to Three (March 2013)   “The media environments and television-viewing diets of infants and toddlers”   Abstract: High rates of infant and toddler screen media use coupled with research

FactCheck.org’s ‘People’s Voice’ Victory

FactCheck.org is the 2013 Webby People’s Voice Winner in the politics category. This year’s win marks the sixth time that votes from the online community have made FactCheck the recipient of a Webby Award, which honors excellence on the Internet.

The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages

A new addition to the biennial Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Cronkite/Jackson Prize — named for CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and Brooks Jackson, the founding director of FactCheck.org — is awarded to national and local TV journalists for best practices in reducing the level of deception and confusion in