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
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 –
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: 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, 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.
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
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’
The entire 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) telephone and online components are now available to scholars on this website. Adults in the United States were interviewed by telephone and online about their beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and behavior relevant to the 2008 presidential campaigns.
On December 6, APPC sponsored a focus group of 12 local voters moderated by veteran pollster Peter Hart and held at the Policy Center on the University of Pennsylvania campus. During the session the group – which consisted of 10 Philadelphia-area residents who voted for Obama in 2008 but for a Republican candidate in the
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)