Professor Yphtach Lelkes: "Binding Moral Foundations and the Narrowing of Ideological Conflict to the Traditional Morality Domain" (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin)
Professor Diana Mutz and Doctoral Student Eunji Kim: "The Impact of Ingroup Favoritism on Trade Preferences" (International Organization)
The Annenberg Public Policy Center released several Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) surveys:
- "Most Americans Have Not Done Anything to Protect Against Zika"
- "Americans Suppor GMO Food Labels But Don't Know Much About Safety of GM Foods"
In the Media
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including:
- Maclean's: "Welcome to an age where the facts don't matter"
- CBC Radio: "How the media is shaping the 2016 presidential election" [AUDIO]
- WNYC (NPR): "A Changing Voice: Hillary Clinton Throughout the Years" [AUDIO]
- Quartz: "Chelsea Clinton's speech put the capper on the DNC's motherhood theme"
- Philadelphia Inquirer: "Political season 2016: Media madness"
- Washington Post: "America really is more divided than ever"
- Washington Times: "Political outsiders, not GOP heavyweights, will tell 'personal story' of Trump at convention"
- Politico: "Harry Potter fans less likely to favor 'Deathly Donald,' study finds"
- TIME: "Harry Potter Readers More Likely to Dislike Donald Trump: Study"
- Philadelphia Magazine: "Penn Study: Reading Harry Potter Makes You Less Likely to Vote for Donald Trump"
- The Salt Lake Tribune: "Pyle: How Harry Potter might defeat Donald Trump"
- Washington Post: "Have you read Harry Potter? Then you might be less likely to support Donald Trump, study says."
- Christian Science Monitor: "Are Harry Potter readers less likely to vote for Donald Trump?"
- Newsweek: "Could Harry Potter Stop Donald Trump From Becoming President?"
- The Daily Pennsylvanian: "Harry Potter readers more likely to dislike Donald Trump, Penn study shows"
- The Boston Globe: "Study finds Harry Potter readers have lower view of Trump"
- The Atlantic: "Read Harry Potter, Dislike Donald Trump?"
- The Daily Mail (UK): "How Harry Potter can make you hate Donald Trump: Study finds J.K. Rowling books made people more tolerant and lowered their rating of Republican nominee"
- The Week: "Harry Potter readers are more likely to dislike Trump, and scientists think it's because of Voldemort"
- Quartz: "Reading Harry Potter is linked to greater acceptance of other people - except Trump"
- The Verge: "Harry Potter fans are more likely to dislike Trump, study suggests"
- Real Simple: "The Weird Way Harry Potter Could Affect Your Political Views"
- Curious City Podcast: "Harry Potter Influences the Muggle Election" [AUDIO]
- Indo Asian News Service: "Reading Harry Potter may make Americans less favourable to Trump"
- CBS Philly: "Study: Harry Potter Fans More Likely to Dislike Donald Trump"
- Gizmodo: "Can Harry Potter Affect This Presidential Election?"
- Inquisitr: "Harry Potter vs. Donald Trump? Study Shows Fans of Hogwarts More Likely to Dislike Republican Nominee"
- Pacific Standard: "Harry Potter and the Orange-Haired Xenophobe"
- International Business Times: "'Harry Potter' and Donald Trump: For Potterheads, The GOP Nominee Is A Lot Like Voldemort, Survey Reveals"
- NY Daily News: "Harry Potter fans less likely to be Trump supporters, study finds"
- RawStory: "Science shows 'Harry Potter' fans 'can't ignore similarities' between Trump and Voldemort"
- WGAN CBS2 Iowa: "Study: Harry Potter books hurt Donald Trump's popularity"
- The Oregonian: "Harry Potter readers more likely to dislike Donald Trump"
- Business Insider: "If you love Harry Potter, you're more likely to hate Donald Trump"
- Uproxx: "A New Study Suggests That Donald Trump Is Basically Lord Voldemort"
- GOOD: "Harry Potter Fans Spell Trouble for Trump"
- HowStuffWorks: "Reading 'Harry Potter' Influences How Americans View Donald Trump"
- Entertainment Weekly: "Harry Potter readers more likely to dislike Donald Trump, says study"
- Silicon Republic: "Reading Harry Potter makes people dislike Donald Trump – study"
- RedAlertPolitics: "Study: Harry Potter fans don’t like Donald Trump"
- R&D Magazine: "Study: The Correlation Between Harry Potter & Donald Trump Sentiments"
- attn: "Scientists Find Something Fascinating About People Who Finish The 'Harry Potter' Books"
- Metro: "Could Harry Potter Stop Donald Trump?"
- Brain Sponge Blog: "Harry Potter And The Donald J Trump"
- The Independent (UK): "Harry Potter could help stop Donald Trump becoming US president"
- Mel: "Make Avada Kedavra Great Again"
- Bro Jackson: "Study confirms Trump is Voldemort, He predictably retaliates with a study of his own."
- Gradient: "Science: Harry Potter Fans Are Less Likely To Vote For Donald Trump"
- RadioTimes: "Reading Harry Potter means you're more likely to dislike Donald Trump, says study"
- CTV News (Canada): "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Elected: Are 'Harry Potter' fans less likely to vote Trump?"
- The Vine (Australia): "Study Finds A Correlation Between Reading Harry Potter & Hating Donald Trump"
- Guernsey Press (Guernsey): "Harry Potter fans may spell trouble for Trump as he 'reminds them of Voldemort'"
- Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland): "Harry Potter fans may spell trouble for Trump as he 'reminds them of Voldemort'"
- Herald Sun (Australia): "Best bits: The A to Z of everything Harry Potter"
- LaPrensa (Peru): "USA: leer Harry Potter hace que tengan mala opinión de Donald Trump"
- BFMTV: "Plus on lit Harry Potter, plus on déteste Donald Trump" (in French)
- Konbini "Les fans de Harry Potter seraient moins enclins à supporter Donald Trump"
- CNPolitics: "美国人终于找到了能阻止川普上台的人：哈利・波特" (in Chinese)
- AmericaRU.com: "Поклонники Гарри Поттера вряд ли будут голосовать за Трампа" (in Russian)
- Nerdcore: "Harry Potter-Effekt vs Donald Trump" (in German)
- puls: "Harry Potter könnte Donald Trump noch verhindern" (in German)
- La Hora: "Harry Potter, El Peor Enemigo de Donald Trump" (in Spanish)
- El Diario: "Leer 'Harry Potter': ¿primer paso para no votar a Donald Trump?" (in Spanish)
- Omtalat: "Har du läst Harry Potter? Då vill du nog veta vad den här forskaren kommit fram till!" (in Swedish)
- WIRED Italy: "Leggere Harry Potter per battere Donald Trump" (in Italian)
- GreenReport: "Chi legge Harry Potter non vota Donald Trump" (in Italian)
- Left: "E se fosse Harry Potter a sconfiggere Donald Trump?" (in Italian)
- MalayMail Online: "Kajian: Harry Potter selamatkan Amerika daripada ‘ancaman’ Trump" (in Malay)
- MediaFax: "Cititorii "Harry Potter", mai predispuşi să îl displacă pe Donald Trump: Îl aseamănă cu Voldemort" (in Romanian)
- Konyves Blog: "Harry Potter-rajongók nem Trumpra szavaznak" (in Hungarian)
- Vance: "Staat het lezen van Harry Potter gelijk aan een haat jegens Trump?" (in Dutch)
- scientias.nl: "Wie Harry Potter-boeken leest, is minder positief over Donald Trump" (in Dutch)
- CartaCapital: "Harry Potter contra Donald Trump" (in Portuguese)
PÚBLICO: "Poderá Harry Potter ajudar a derrotar Donald Trump?" (in Portuguese)
Professor Diana Mutz has also received media attention for her research on globalization and its impact on voter attitudes:
- New York Times: "Why Voters Don’t Buy It When Economists Say Global Trade Is Good"
- Washington Post: "Most Americans would eliminate 1,000 foreign jobs to protect one U.S. worker" (research with Doctoral Student Eunji Kim)
- Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: "The TPP: an explainer and the reactions" [AUDIO]
USA Today: "Democrats court young female voters with celebrities and song" quotes Dean Michael Delli Carpini
Smithsonian.com: "What the Candidates (and Journalists) Can Learn From the 1948 Democratic Convention" quotes Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Director of the Institute for Public Service David Eisenhower
Huffington Post: "After Net Neutrality" was written by Professor Victor Pickard. (Also on the London School of Economics Media Policy Project Blog.)
History News Network: "Why It’s Been So Effective to Ridicule Syria’s Bashar al-Assad as a Pathetic Finger Puppet" was written by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy
PopMatters: "'The Naked Blogger of Cairo' Combines Erudition With Style and Wit" is a review of The Naked Blogger of Cairo by Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.
Washington Post: "The Internet was supposed to foster democracy. China has different ideas." quotes Professor Guobin Yang
London School of Economics Media Policy Project Blog: "Digital inequalities in the aisles: the quantified individual" was written by Professor Joseph Turow
Democracy Digest: "China 'waging ideological war' against Western ideas, civil society" quote Professor Guobin Yang
Washington Post: "Teen drivers’ brains may hold the secret to combating road deaths" cites research by Professor Emily Falk.
FiveThirtyEight: "Does Bernie Sanders Represent The Future of The Democratic Party?" was written by Professor Dan Hopkins and cites Institute for the Study of Citizenship and Politics research conducted by Hopkins and Professor Diana Mutz
FiveThirtyEight: "A Roosevelt And An Eisenhower Weigh In On the Future of the Party" quotes Director of the Institute for Public Service David Eisenhower
The Daily Pennsylvanian: "Students use DNC to prepare for fall class" covers the undergraduate class COMM 428: Conventions, Debates, and Campaigns, taught by Director of the Institute for Public Service David Eisenhower
Pew Research Center's FactTank: "Newspaper companies lag behind their broadcast siblings after spinoffs" was written by Doctoral Student Alex T. Williams.
The Commercial Appeal Memphis: "Archer Malmo growth in Memphis highlights gap between PR and media" cites research by Doctoral Student Alex T. Williams.
The Conversation: "Will social media define the success of the Olympic Games?" was written by Doctoral Student Katerina Girginova. The story was also picked up in TIME.
Nashville Public Radio: "Nashville’s World Record Comedy-Thon Basks In The Absurdity Of Endurance Feats" is an audio story told by Doctoral Candidate Kevin Gotkin [AUDIO]
Research on the public's knowledge about GMOs by the Annenberg Public Policy Center was covered by:
- Wall Street Journal: "Consumer Advocates Wary of Digitally Coded Food Labels"
- The Hill: "Study: Consumers unlikely to scan codes for GMOs."
- Washington Post: "People want GMO food labeled — which is pretty much all they know about GMOs"
- New York Magazine: "Americans Continue to Fear GMOs Despite Not Knowing Much About Them"
Awards & Honors
Professor Victor Pickard received the 2015 Frank Luther Mott – Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award at the 2016 International Association for Media and Communication Research annual conference. READ MORE.
At the Podium
Fifteen Annenberg faculty and students gave presentations at the 2016 International Association for Media and Communication Research annual conference. They include Professors Victor Pickard and Barbie Zelizer; Postdoctoral Fellows Roger Caruth and Sandra Ristovska; Doctoral Candidates Lyndsey Beutin and Kate Zambon; and Doctoral Students Opeyemi Akanbi, David Elliot Berman, Leah Ferentinos, Elisabetta Ferrari, Nour Halabi, Jennifer Henrichsen, Samantha Oliver, Revati Prasad, and Natacha Yazbeck. Professor Amy Jordan also organized, chaired, and served as a respondent on a panel. READ MORE.
Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was a panelist for "Ethics Challenges, and Opportunities Working with External Data Providers" at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. At the same conference, Professor Victor Pickard and Doctoral Student Alex T. Williams also presented "The Costs of Risky Business: What Happens When Newspapers Become the Playthings of Billionaires?"
Professor Guobin Yang organized the second annual conference on Communication and the Public at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing. With the theme "Body, Lived Space, and Mobile Media," it included an opening keynote speech by Professor Marwan Kraidy entitled "Security, Speed, Spectacle: The Body and the War Machine in the Digital Age." Doctoral Student Rosemary Clark also presented the paper, "Toward an Intersectional Anti-Street Harassment Activism: From Locative to Local Feminist Media Praxis." Click here to see photos and press release (in Chinese).
Professor Guobin Yang also participated in several other conferences, lectures, and workshops in China:
- Acted as invited moderator at the 14th Chinese Internet Research Conference at Fudan University in Shanghai
- Gave the public lecture "The Underground Press of the American New Left in the 1960s" at Soochow University in Suzhou, China
- Lectured at the School of Journalism at Yunnan University in Kunming, China on theories of social movements and online activism
- Acted as advisor and discussant at the "Ritual, Performance, Space" workshop organized by the School of Journalism at Yunnan University. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Annenberg School and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.
Professor Joseph Cappella's COMM 854: Topics in Computational Social Science met at Northwestern University for an in-person meeting with their Spring semester classmates at Northwestern and the University of Wisconsin. Many continued on to the 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science held at the Kellogg School at Northwestern.
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