The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement celebrated its relocation to the Annenberg Public Policy Center on May 4, in events that showcased their joint interest in civic education and judicial independence. The Rendell Center also sponsored a youth mayoral forum where 4th and 5th graders could question Philadelphia's mayoral candidates.
Since President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, FactCheck.org’s posts checking claims in the speech and the GOP responses have been republished on sites across the web and shared thousands of times on social media.
On Sept. 17, 2014, 47 students and their teachers gathered in Washington, D.C. as part of a coast-to-coast celebration to commemorate Constitution Day.
Ten years ago, the 9/11 Commission urged Congress to overhaul its supervision of the Department of Homeland Security in the name of national security. At the time, Homeland Security answered to 88 Congressional committees and subcommittees. The issue was spotlighted in an ad in the New York Times.
Research examining the effects of adolescent exposure to sexual content on television conducted by APPC scholars Jeffrey A. Gottfried, Ph.D., Sarah Vaala, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., and Amy Jordan, Ph.D., has been published in the journal Communication Research (February 2013). Article abstract: Using the Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction, this study examines
Once again, FactCheck.org has been awarded the Webby for best politics website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The announcement was made May 1. This makes FactCheck.org a four-time winner of the prestigious Webby Award. The awards are recognized as the “Oscars of the Internet.” Read more (http://factcheck.org/2012/05/two-more-webbys-for-factcheck/)
Research on the portrayal of tobacco use in popular movies conducted by APPC’s Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, directed by Patrick E. Jamieson, Ph.D., was cited in the 2012 Surgeon General’s Report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.” (The full report can be found here: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/full-report.pdf.) A figure comparing tobacco use in movies with
The March 2012 issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which features articles derived from the Martin Fishbein Memorial Seminar Series, is now available. Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst at APPC, is special editor of the volume, “Advancing Reasoned Action Theory.” Also contributing to the special issue
This week the Annenberg Public Policy Center previewed a new project – www.FlackCheck.org– a companion site to its award-winning FactCheck.org that will use parody and humor to debunk false political advertising in the 2012 campaign. FlackCheck.org Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke with ABC, MSNBC, The Washington Post, WHYY, and Minnesota Public Radio about the
The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics is pleased to announce that it is the new administrative home of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools (www.civicmissionofschools.org), a coalition of over 70 national organizations and scholars dedicated to strengthening civic learning in America’s schools. The Campaign is co-chaired by Justice Sandra Day