Detailed debunking messages are more effective than just labeling something as wrong, and debunking is more effective when an audience is engaged in helping to correct a message, according to a meta-analysis in Psychological Science.
Many Americans are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions, according to APPC's Constitution Day Civics Survey. It finds that 37% can’t name any of the rights under the First Amendment and only 26% can name all three branches of government.
In advance of Constitution Day, Annenberg Classroom has released a video on the legal right to confront an accuser in court, which is set out in the Sixth Amendment's "Confrontation Clause."
Oxford University Press has published the hardcover edition of The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, co-edited by Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The volume is an indispensable overview and a definitive guide to research in the field.
An experimental study of the effect of humor and video in fact-checking finds that both funny and non-humorous videos were more interesting and understandable than a comparable textual fact-checking story.
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated panels on civics and fake news at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and kicked off a seminar series in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with a keynote on fake news.
This week Google launched a redesigned Google News, with "a renewed focus on facts," which will prominently feature fact-checking articles from FactCheck.org and other news sources.
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson joins a panel gathered by the Paley Center for Media and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation on "JFK at 100: Television and the Presidency."