On June 22, 1998, the Annenberg Public Policy Center held its third annual Conference on Children and Television at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference was part of the APPC’s ongoing commitment to monitor the state of children’s programming by recognizing noteworthy efforts and achievements in the development and distribution of quality
This report focuses on the commercial measurement of television’s child audience and the possible effects of this measurement system on the amount of education programming available to children.
The Minnesota Compact recognizes that improving the quality of public discourse requires a systemic solution involving the public, the press, and politicians.
APPC prepared a background report on civility in the House of Representatives for the bipartisan retreat held in Hershey, Pennsylvania during March of 1997.
This report analyzed thirteen television spots and fifteen free time spots in the 1997 New Jersey governor’s race.
This report seeks to determine whether newspaper coverage of children’s shows has been affected by new Federal Communications Commission guidelines regarding the airing and labeling of educational programming, and, if it has, in what ways.
This conference, hosted by the Annenberg Public Policy center, explored issues of accountability and disclosure in political advertising on television.
This report catalogs one of the most intriguing and thorny new practices to come onto the political scene in many years – the heavy use of so-called “issue advocacy” adverting by political parties, labor unions, trade associations and business, ideological and single-issue groups during the last campaign.
The research presented in this report represents the second year of a five-year effort initiated by APPC. The research reflects a continuing interest in measuring the availability of high-quality children’s programs, identifying the obstacles confronting producers and broadcasters in the airing of these programs, and assessing the impact of public policy on children’s access to
This study was designed to assess the impact of the new Federal Communications Commission regulation involving educational programs for children on the current activities and future intentions of a representative sample of local broadcasters.