Speaking at Penn's 2018 "Teach-In," APPC research director Dan Romer discussed the connections between the entertainment and news media and gun violence, and the effects on young people.
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated a panel focusing on threats to science's reputation at the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication.
Gene editing, vaccinations, climate change: All are science issues enmeshed in political controversy. How should scientists try to convey the best available evidence? The editors of the Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication discuss the field.
Eight early-career artists have been awarded $50,000 fellowships by the Leonore Annenberg Funds, and nine public elementary schools have received $50,000 grants for technology and programs.
The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, according to an APPC analysis published in Pediatrics. PG-13 movies also usually feature gun violence without showing consequences such as blood and suffering, researchers said.
FactCheck.org provided daily coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and announced a partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations to develop fact-checking videos.
The Leonore Annenberg Funds have awarded $50,000-a-year fellowships to nine early-career artists and educational grants averaging $50,000 each to 10 underfunded public elementary schools.
In light of the historic climate deal made at the United Nations' Conference of the Parties in Paris, FactCheck.org has compiled a recap of misleading and false claims about climate change that were investigated in 2014-2015.
One American in three says that the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to own your own home, while 1 in 10 thinks that it guarantees the right to own a pet, a national survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found. The survey, released for Constitution Day, shows that many Americans are unfamiliar with basic facts about their government.
An article in Science magazine says that new efforts are required to preserve the integrity of science in the face of what appear to be an increasing incidence of irreproducible findings and retractions.