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
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
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.
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
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
Men Still Hold Vast Majority of Board and Executive Positions within Entertainment, Telecommunication, Cable, Publishing and E- Companies Fewer than one in five board members of the largest communication companies are women, according to the second annual analysis of women in communication companies conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Drinking, Smoking, Drug Use and Gambling are More Associated with the Popular Kids than the Unpopular Ones One in three (33 percent) high-school aged young people say they have engaged in one of the following risky behaviors in the last 30 days: smoked cigarettes, used marijuana, drunk alcohol or gambled for money. Although purchase of
Many newspaper stories about suicides during the 2000 winter holiday season linked end-of-year holidays and suicide, despite the fact that such a link is a myth, according to a new study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Suicides actually peak in the spring and are not more common during the winter holiday period. “While it
Public Health Community Issues New Recommendations for Media Coverage of Suicide
Urban School Improvement As Seen From the Trenches: Is the National Debate addressing the real issues? The panel discussion showcased some leading urban superintendents and their concerns about current proposals for education reform and their suggestions on where the national debate needs to go.