Majority Considers Bush Ads’ 9/11 Images “Inappropriate”

A majority of the American public considers it inappropriate for President Bush’s reelection campaign to use images from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in its television commercials, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. While the heaviest criticism came from committed supporters of John Kerry, there was also significant unhappiness about the

Public’s Attitudes Toward Cheney Drift Downward As Some Republican Voters Want Him Replaced

Vice President Cheney’s popularity has declined fairly steadily since October, and more than one fourth of Republican primary voters think President Bush should choose a new running mate, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. In October, 43 percent of the public had a favorable opinion of Cheney and 26 percent had an

Confidence of Docs About Diagnosing Teen Mental Disorders Good Not Excellent

Only Half Screen for Mental Disorders; Treatment, Resources, and Insurance Coverage Are Barriers to Effective Treatment The results will be released at the launch of a national effort to increase the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent mental disorders. The summit will bring together seven commissions consisting of 100 of the nation’s leading scholars of adolescent

The Glass Ceiling Persists: The Third Annual APPC Report on Women Leaders in Communication Companies

Companies with more women on boards of directors also tend to have more women in executive positions, more women-friendly benefits packages, and better maternity leave, according to the third annual report on women leaders in communication companies conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. The report also found that

Discussion Transcripts: Media Coverage of Terrorism

Since 9/11, three major pieces of legislation have passed that regulate the manner in which the federal government will control “Homeland Security Information.” These laws require that state and local governments as well as certain private corporations and public utilities adopt new controls over information. There is a great deal of confusion among the media

Reporting on Terrorism: Recommendations for the Media

In July of 2002, with funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Annenberg Public Policy Center partnered with the National Association of Newspaper Editors and the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation to conduct a day-long closed-door discussion with editors and producers of national and local print, broadcast, and news about the complexities of

Americans and Online Privacy: The System is Broken

New Report Examines Americans’ Understanding of Online Privacy Do Americans understand the purpose on internet privacy policies? Do they know how websites use information about them? Do they trust government to protect their personal information? Americans and Online Privacy: The System is Broken, that addresses these specific questions.

Legislative Issue Advertising in the 107th Congress

New Annenberg Research Tracks over $105 Million in Inside-the-Beltway Print and TV Issue Ads During the 107th Congress. The Side With Greater Spending Was More Likely To Prevail The report, Legislative Issue Advertising in the 107th Congress, found that of the 12 straightforward legislative issues examined, all but two had greater spending on the prevailing

Children and Television Media Policy Roundtable Discussion

In February, Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Edward J. Markey, D-MA; Jill Luckett, Vice President, Program Network Policy, National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Patti Miller, Director of the Children and Media Program, Children Now; Vicky Rideout, Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation; Amy Jordan, Senior Researcher, Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Emory