APPC and FactCheck.org are part of an NSF-funded collaboration to counter misinformation online by narrowing the gap between research and response.
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.
Annenberg Classroom has released the film “Second Amendment: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago” on the history of gun ownership in the United States and important court rulings affecting it.
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been named to a new National Academy of Sciences' council that will explore challenges "to the integrity and health of the research enterprise."
Social psychologist Dolores Albarracín, appointed as Penn's 28th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, will direct APPC's Science Communication Division.
Young people who use cell phones while driving are also more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors, new research from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds.
The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking has been awarded to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN for his work correcting misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the New England Journal of Medicine, science communication researchers from APPC and Critica propose to treat the Covid-19 “infodemic” with the methods used to halt epidemics.
A new Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey shows that three in four people say Covid-19 vaccines are effective, and safer than getting Covid-19. Another 15% are not sure, and may be persuadable.
COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs increased in the early months of the pandemic among heavy users of conservative and social media, APPC research shows.
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.