The struggle against terrorism "has entered a new and dangerous phase," members of the 9/11 Commission said on the 10-year anniversary of their report. The group's new report, developed with APPC and the Bipartisan Policy Center, identified emerging threats and continuing vulnerabilities.
Sarah E. Vaala, Ph.D., Martin Fishbein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Robert Hornik, Ph.D., Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, have published the article “Predicting US Infants’ and Toddlers’ TV/Video Viewing Rates: Mothers’ Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances” in the Journal of Children and Media. Abstract:
In "Messages, Micro-targeting, and New Media Technologies," published in The Forum in October, Kathleen Hall Jamieson writes that the trend in politics of micro-targeting ads toward individual voters makes it more difficult for reporters and scholars to know "who is saying what to whom, where and with what effect."
The amount of time that children and teens spend watching television may have more to do with their parents’ TV habits than with family media rules or the location of TVs within the home, according to a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, “The Relationship Between Parents’ and Children’s Television Viewing,” published online
Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Sage, Third Edition, 2013), co-authored by Victor C. Strasburger, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Barbara J. Wilson, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and APPC Area Director Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., has been updated to reflect cutting-edge research on the impact of media on youth. (From the
The results of a study by APPC researchers Sarah E. Vaala, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., were published in the journal Zero to Three (March 2013) “The media environments and television-viewing diets of infants and toddlers” Abstract: High rates of infant and toddler screen media use coupled with research
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., wrote an essay, “The Challenges Facing Civic Education in the 21st Century,” published in the spring 2013 issue of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Abstract: This essay explores the value and state of civics education in the United States and identifies five
Research conducted at APPC by Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., and Daniel Romer, Ph.D., among other project sites, was released in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. “Safer Sex Media Messages and Adolescent Sexual Behavior: 3-Year Follow-Up Results From Project iMPPACS” abstract: Objectives. We estimated the long-term (36-month) effects of Project iMPPACS, a
Many are too addicted to even try to quit In newly released research with over 3,000 cigarette smokers, a team at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and at the Psychology Department of the Ohio State University has found that the new pictorial warnings proposed by the FDA do make smokers
Research examining the effects of adolescent exposure to sexual content on television conducted by APPC scholars Jeffrey A. Gottfried, Ph.D., Sarah Vaala, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., and Amy Jordan, Ph.D., has been published in the journal Communication Research (February 2013). Article abstract: Using the Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction, this study examines