Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company, a documentary that follows the path of Thaddeus Edmonson to the U.S. Supreme Court where the Justices ruled that under the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause parties in civil cases cannot reject potential jurors on the basis of their race, has been honored with a fall 2010 CINE
The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election has been honored with the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government & politics. Each year the PROSE Awards recognize the best professional and scholarly books, journals, and electronic publications for outstanding contributions
Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause, a documentary on the landmark case Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that non-citizens had due process rights under the 14th Amendment, has been honored with a 2010 CINE Master Series Award. The Master Series Award is given to the best film
The grant is part of a $25.5 million award to the city of Philadelphia for anti-obesity and anti-tobacco programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., representing APPC’s Media and the Developing Child and Health Communication areas, will team up to help the
APPC congratulates FactCheck.org on making American Mensa’s Top 50 Web sites 2010 list. Each year Mensa members select winners in nine categories, including “News and Politics,” which featured FactCheck.org, calling it “The ultimate source for truth in politics.” Among other organizations making the Mensa list were Goodreads, Pandora, and the National Geographic Society.
FactCheck.org’s 2008 election coverage has been selected by the Association for Women in Communications for one of its Clarion Awards. Visit the FactCheck site to learn more.
Two films on the making of laws – How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law and Presidential Signing Statements – have received 2009 Bronze Telly Awards in the education category. The films were developed by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC), a multimedia civics education program administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to
Sally Dunlop has been selected to receive the dissertation of the year award from the Health Communication division of the International Communication Association. Her dissertation is titled: Changing health behaviours: The roles of intra- and inter-personal responses to public health mass media campaigns. The award will be presented to Dr. Dunlop at the annual meeting
The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD), a coalition of state and national organizations committed to implementing civics education in classrooms and afterschool programs in every Pennsylvania community, has added Annenberg Classroom to its Keystone Program offerings of exceptional civics initiatives for Pennsylvania teachers. Lead partners in the PennCORD effort are the Office of the
In its most recent website review, Education World bestowed upon Annenberg Classroom a grade of A+, calling it “a rich resource for teachers and students of civics and government” and applauding Annenberg Classroom’s content and design. Home to Sunnylands Classroom and the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, Annenberg Classroom offers an array of multimedia classroom resources