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The Second Annual Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Conference on Children and Television: A Summary

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

“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.

Civility in the House of Representatives

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

Information Technology and Its Impact on Catastrophic Risks

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.

Newspaper Coverage of Children’s Television

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.