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Two More Webbys for FactCheck.org

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/)

APPC Research Cited in 2012 Surgeon General’s Report

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

FlackCheck.org will use parody and humor to debunk false political advertising

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 preview,

LAIC Is New Home for the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

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

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