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Moving Away from ‘Average,’ Toward the Individual

In a course from Prof. David Lydon-Staley, seven graduate students applied an “n of 1” methodology to better capture the nuances of a diverse population.

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When They Can’t Buy Flavored Tobacco, Kids Are Less Likely to Smoke or Vape

Comparing Studies on the Effect of Flavored Tobacco Bans in San Francisco and Oakland

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Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann Leads Annenberg Seminar on Climate Action

Climate scientist Michael E. Mann led a panel discussion on “Urgency, Agency, and Climate Action: The Role of Communication” for the spring 2022 Annenberg Seminar, which was hosted jointly by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) and the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC).

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How Storytelling Can Motivate Us to Help Others

A new study finds that personal stories – instead of cold facts – make people want to help keep others safe.

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The Great and Powerful Dr. Oz? Alternative Health Media Consumption and Vaccine Views

A new study by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that exposure to alternative health media affects people's beliefs about healthcare issues like vaccination.

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“This is a Huge Wakeup Call”: Tech’s Role in Russia’s War on Ukraine

Media scholar Courtney Radsch says tech platforms should have been faster to address Russian government propaganda, misinformation, and censorship.

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Vaccines: Philosophical, moral beliefs tied to religion determine acceptance

A longitudinal study conducted pre-COVID-19 considered Americans' attitudes toward vaccines for the flu, measles, HPV, and others.

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New COVID-19 roadmap: Four takeaways

A new report lays out a dozen priorities for the federal government to tackle in the next 12 months. The aim: to help guide the U.S. to the pandemic’s ‘next normal.’

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Public Media Can Improve Our ‘Flawed’ Democracy

A new study finds that countries with well-funded public media have healthier democracies. The co-authors explain why investment in U.S. public media is an investment in the future of journalism and democracy alike.