Misleading user-generated YouTube videos that promote e-cigarettes and hookahs can make young adults feel more positively about these products, according to new research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents were much more likely than non-Floridians to report taking protective measures. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did so.
APPC, the home of FactCheck.org and Annenberg Classroom, has partnered with iCivics to create a free, online educational game to teach news literacy and the precepts of journalistic standards to students and adults in an age of "fake news."
Parents are more willing to let their children see intense gun violence in PG-13 movies when the violence appears “justified,” used to defend a loved one or for self-protection, than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a new study finds.
For the fifth consecutive year, FactCheck.org has won the Webby Award for political website from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which honors excellence on the internet.
The Leonore Annenberg Funds celebrated the end of a successful 10-year run with a recital featuring violinist Francesca dePasquale, an arts fellowship recipient in 2014, and pianist Reiko Uchida.
People’s willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it’s available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found.
An analysis in PNAS of how the media cover science considers whether scientific self-correction is contributing to a flawed narrative and inadvertently undermining public trust in science.
Scholars, editors, and scientists from the National Academy of Sciences who met in a Sunnylands retreat, in partnership with APPC, proposed uniform standards and greater transparency to clarify the roles of authors across different journals, fields, and cultures.
An analysis of Twitter posts during the Zika outbreak in 2016 shows a correlation between Twitter topics and the results of nationwide U.S. surveys, according to researchers at APPC and the University of Illinois.