News coverage of expert scientific evidence about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but the effect is diminished when that message is juxtaposed with a narrative about real side effects.
Michael Rozansky has worked as an editor, writer and reporter for 30 years. Before joining the Annenberg Public Policy Center as director of communications, he spent more than 20 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, most recently supervising its arts and entertainment coverage. He has reported on the arts, media, business, politics, national and regulatory issues. Rozansky also developed and taught a class at Temple University on the history and practice of celebrity journalism. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Brown University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.
The APPC community mourns the passing of statesman George P. Shultz, who delivered an Annenberg lecture, took part in Sunnylands retreats, and was a friend of the Annenbergs.
At a virtual celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 315th birthday, APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson was honored with the 2021 Franklin Founder Award.
A new report from APPC and Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law addresses national security and the Arctic and the emerging climate crisis.
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
Concerns over infecting others play a greater role in people’s willingness to be vaccinated in sparsely populated areas, according research from APPC and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The holiday season usually has the lowest suicide rates, but news accounts persist in supporting the holiday-suicide myth. While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased risk factors associated with suicide, media should be careful not to make unfounded claims about suicide trends.
Serious independent journalism is fighting for its survival on multiple fronts, former New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson said in the 2020 Annenberg Lecture.
How can the vote in the U.S. presidential election be protected against foreign interference? A virtual symposium cosponsored by CERL, APPC, and CNAS considered the issue.