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Doctoral Students Take Part in Community-Engaged Research Mentorship Program

This summer, doctoral students Danielle Clark and Darin Johnson gained hands-on research experience working in the Philadelphia community.

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How Ideologically Divided is the American Public?

The Polarization Research Lab, a new initiative from Prof. Yphtach Lelkes and colleagues at Dartmouth and Stanford, will work to answer that question.


New Polarization Research Lab to Study Political Animosity in the U.S.

To understand where partisan animosity comes from and what can be done to address it, researchers from the Annenberg School...

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Health Communication Scholar Andy Tan Receives Tenure and Looks Ahead

In reaching this milestone, Andy Tan, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., M.B.B.S., takes stock of his years at Annenberg and discusses his ongoing work.


Despite Awareness of COVID-19 Risks, Many Americans Say They’re Back to ‘Normal’

Many Americans know the potential health risks from infection with COVID-19, but growing numbers say they have returned to living their “normal” pre-pandemic lives.

MIC Receives $1 Million Grant To Continue Research on Philadelphia News Media

The “Shift the Narrative Coalition” will focus on changing news narratives around policing, trauma, safety, and crime in Philadelphia.


The Importance of Protecting Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Professor Jessa Lingel says privacy watchdogs are warning Americans who seek abortions that authorities may use their digital data against them.


"Trusted Messengers" Distill Science, Debunk Myths about COVID-19 Vaccine

VaxUpPhillyFamilies engages Philadelphia parents and caregivers as vaccine ambassadors to identify concerns and provide support related to COVID-19 vaccines, increase vaccine uptake, and address social support needs.

What is it Like to Be a Journalist During the “Fake News” Era? Not Easy.

Doctoral Student Jeanna Sybert looks at how journalists in the U.S. are dealing with stress and job insecurity as newspapers shutter, wages are cut, and the legitimacy of their field is called into question


Cable News Networks Have Grown More Polarized, Study Finds

An analysis of 10 years of cable TV news reveals a growing partisan gap as networks like Fox and MSNBC have shifted to the right or the left of the political spectrum, especially in their primetime programming.