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Annenberg Public Policy Center calculates dollars spent by third-party groups on deceptive TV ads attacking or supporting the presidential candidates

Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact-checking of the major fact-checking sites, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found that from April 10, 2012 when Mitt Romney became the presumptive nominee of the Republican party (according to Kantar Media CMAG) through September 20, 2012, an estimated 27.8 percent of the dollars

Annenberg Study Finds Wide Variability in Stations’ Fact Checking Practices and Understanding of FCC Regulations

To better understand how local broadcast stations deal with third party ads and fact checking of political content in news and on line, 260 local broadcast television station managers and executives were surveyed from March 26 through June 8, 2012. The 260 included those responsible for stations under corporate ownership and locally owned stations. Because

High Percent of Presidential Ad Dollars of Top Four 501(c)(4)s Backed Ads Containing Deception, Annenberg Study Finds

An analysis by the Annenberg Public Policy Center conducted for the Center for Responsive Politics found that from December 1, 2011 through June 1, 2012, 85% of the dollars spent on presidential ads by four top-spending third-party groups known as 501(c)(4)s were spent on ads containing at least one claim ruled deceptive by fact-checkers at

APPC and Ohio State researchers help understand the influence of maternal sexual communication on adolescent risky sexual behaviors

When mothers engage in frequent sexual discussions with their teenagers but fail to express clear disapproval of teenagers’ sexual involvement, their efforts are more likely to result in greater risky sexual involvement by their teen, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Atika Khurana, postdoctoral

Two More Webbys for

Once again, has been awarded the Webby for best politics website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The announcement was made May 1. This makes a four-time winner of the prestigious Webby Award. The awards are recognized as the “Oscars of the Internet.” Read more (

APPC calculates dollars spent by four highest spending third party groups on deceptive TV ads attacking or supporting Republican presidential contenders

For Immediate Release Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson at or 215-898-9400 Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact checking of, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has created a dollars in deception measure (DDs) calculating dollars spent on televised presidential third party ads by the groups calling themselves “The Red White

APPC Research Cited in 2012 Surgeon General’s Report

Research on the portrayal of tobacco use in popular movies conducted by APPC’s Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, directed by Patrick E. Jamieson, Ph.D., was cited in the 2012 Surgeon General’s Report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.” (The full report can be found here: A figure comparing tobacco use in movies with