Dan Romer Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Gaming

On Tuesday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trades met to discuss the need for regulation to protect consumers from the risks associated with online gambling. Dan Romer, director of APPC’s Adolescent Communication Institution, shared research findings from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth on the adverse effects of gambling on

News Round-Up: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the Republican presidential debates, and more

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is interviewed by the national news media on the Republican presidential debates, and more: Pens, podiums and parity at candidates’ debate (Reuters, October 18) 5 things learned from GOP presidential debates (USA Today, October 18) Experts: Unclear whether use of Ohio grandma OK(CBS News, October 14) APPC’s FactCheck.org in the news: Santorum

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools releases groundbreaking report on the importance of civic education to our nation

The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, in partnership with APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, produced “Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools,”

Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderates panel on civic education at ABA annual convention

Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., moderated a panel August 6 during the American Bar Association convention in Toronto, Canada titled “A Conversation on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools.” The panelists were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice O’Connor delivered the 2008 Leonore Annenberg

FactCheck.org Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award

APPC is happy to announce that the staff of its program FactCheck.org has won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Its coverage of deceptive claims about the federal health care legislation was selected by the judges for the non-deadline reporting award for independent news sites. SPJ says it fielded more

FactCheck.org Wins 2011 Webby Award

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is proud to announce that FactCheck.org has won the 2011 Webby Award in the Politics category. Known as “the Oscars of the Internet,” the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This is FactCheck.org’s third Webby – it won last year and in 2008 –

APPC launches new Annenberg Classroom website

The new website – AnnenbergClassroom.org – combines and connects the Policy Center’s award-winning multimedia curriculum on the Constitution with daily civics news and student discussion. The website now houses all of APPC’s popular civics education resources, including Student Voices, an innovative youth civic engagement program that features “Speak Outs,” articles on current events and news

The Obama Victory honored with American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

  The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election has been honored with the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government & politics. Each year the PROSE Awards recognize the best professional and scholarly books, journals, and electronic publications for outstanding contributions

Michael Hennessy named to editorial board of International Communication Association journal

Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of Human Communication Research, one of the official journals of the International Communication Association. Dr. Hennessy will serve on the editorial board during the current cycle of the editorship of Prof. James E.

APPC Scholars Awarded Grant to Advance Knowledge About Effective Health Communication

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded APPC $200,000 to begin work on a multi-phase project that seeks to advance knowledge about effective uses of health communication and disseminates its findings through a dynamic website. APPC scholars will begin by producing a series of reports that assess the strengths and limitations of the major theories