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
Public Policy for a Networked Nation – Dec 1996
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.
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.
Call-In Political Talk Radio: Background, Content, Audiences, Portrayal in Mainstream Media
This report examines a year-long study of political call-in talk radio. The study included a tree wave national survey, content analysis of Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show, examination of fifty political talk shows on each of three days during the Republican primaries, and review of 2,647 print articles mentioning talk radio from fall 1993 to
Assessing the Quality of Campaign Discourse – 1960, 1980, 1988, and 1992
The Campaign Discourse Mapping Project (CDMP) collected and analyzed the extant speeches, ads, debates, and much of the broadcast and print coverage of the 1960, 1980, 1988, and 1992 presidential general election campaigns.
The State of Children’s Television: An Examination of Quantity, Quality, and Industry Beliefs
This report examines how much children’s television programming is available, how much of what is available is high quality, enriching programming, and where and when the high quality programs can be found.
The Positive Effects of Television on Social Behavior: A Meta-Analysis
This report examines the effects of television viewing on young audiences. Using meta-analytic techniques as the primary method for describing the research, this paper synthesizes the work on positive effects of television.
Children/Parents: Television in the Home [The 1996 Survey of Parents and Children]
The first annual Annenberg Parents, Children and Television Survey was conducted to provide a comprehensive profile of attitudes and viewing patterns of both parents and children.
The First Annual Annenberg Public Policy Center Conference on Children and Television: A Summary
The Annenberg Public Policy Center hosted the first Conference on Children and Television in June of 1996. The goal of the conference was to focus on what is good about current programming for children, the positive role that high-quality, educational television can play in children’s lives, and ways producers and programmers can overcome the obstacles