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.
This national survey assesses the views of parents and children about children’s television.
On June 9, 1997, the Annenberg Public Policy Center held its second annual Conference on Children and Television at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference is part of 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 children’s
“Free Air Time and Campaign Reform, a conference co-sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Free TV for Straight Talk Coalition and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, gathered nearly 200 members of the press, scholars in communications and politics, campaign reform advocates, campaign practitioners, consultants and candidates.
APPC Report #10, March 1997 About the author Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Professor of Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Program of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Eloquence in an Electronic Age (Oxford, 1988), Dirty Politics (Oxford, 1992), and Packaging
This report examines how the Telecommunications Act of 1996 created a highly pro-competitive strategic direction for public policy-makers that federal, state regulators, and state legislators appear to be following.
This report examines the impact that the revolution in computer technology has had on the management of catastrophic risks. This area has now emerged on the societal radar screen due to large-scale losses from recent hurricanes and earthquakes that have shaken the insurance industry and affected federal expenditures.
This study is the fourth in a series of reports on the subject of children’s television released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The study included an examination of overall news coverage of this issue, a detailed analysis of television critics’ treatment of children’s television, and a profile of the entertainment section of nine newspapers.