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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.

FDA study underestimates impact of graphic tobacco warning labels, Annenberg Public Policy Center research shows

A controlled experimental study of over 5300 smokers conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) posted to the FDA comment website (http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FDA-2010-N-0568-0006) today shows that multiple versions of the proposed warnings produce desired effects by increasing negative feelings respondents experience about smoking a next cigarette. “By failing to study the labels’

APPC News Update: September 22

Bruce Hardy APPC’s Bruce Hardy participates in Marshall University forum on politics and the media (West Virginia Public Broadcasting, September 22) Caryn Lerman $12 Million NIH Grant to Develop Personalized Approach to Smoking Cessation (University of Pennsylvania Almanac, September 21)