In "Kids' TV Grows Up," former APPC professional-in-residence Jo Holz looks at the evolution of children's programming from Howdy Doody to SpongeBob SquarePants.
APPC researchers urge scientists to engage with the public on scientific issues but caution them to carefully choose their audiences and avoid two-sided debates explicitly framed as conflicts.
In an issue brief, part of a new series, Annenberg Public Policy Center research director Dan Romer reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of pictorial warning labels on cigarette packs.
In a new white paper, "Presidential Debates: What's Behind the Numbers?" researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center take a close look at the data on the audience, ratings, and motivations of viewers of general-election presidential debates.
The new "Guide to Effective Zika Coverage," released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, aims to help reporters, editors and broadcasters provide the public with essential information about the transmission, prevention and effects of Zika virus
The journal Media and Communication has published a special issue on "Adolescents in the Digital Age: Effects on Health and Development," edited by APPC research director Dan Romer.
Explore ways to increase the value and viewership of presidential general election debates while taking into account how the electoral environment has changed over time.
In a new paper published in Human Communication Research, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Ohio State University show that gun injury rates are a more sensitive indicator of the trend in gun violence than gun homicide rates.
The political spin that so often is attached to discussions surrounding public policy and science is the focus of the March 2015 issue of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Politics and science often intermix on matters including climate change, vaccinations, fracking, nuclear power, evolution, genetically modified organisms, and stem cell research, among others.
In Quarterly Journal of Speech, Kathleen Hall Jamieson writes: "After arguing that our disciplinary origins and aptitudes equip us to understand the practice and potential of political debate, this essay will synthesize briefly some of the contributions our scholarship has made to understanding televised presidential debates..."