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First-of-Its-Kind Study Analyzes Digital Mourning Practices of Gang-Affiliated Youth

A study led by Prof. Desmond Patton explores how gang-affiliated Black youth use Twitter content, photos, and emojis to memorialize the deceased and navigate feelings of grief and loss.


In Their Own Words: Charles R. Wright, Klaus Krippendorff, and Monroe Price

Oral histories from these three distinguished Communication scholars are now available online in the Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives.

Research and the Fight Against Misinformation

Across two decades, the Annenberg Public Policy Center project expanded by adding scientific fact checking, translating content into Spanish, and addressing viral social media misinformation.


The YouTube Algorithm Isn’t Radicalizing People

A new study from the Computational Social Science Lab finds that the YouTube recommendation system is less influential on users’ political views than is commonly believed.


Finding New Ways to Evaluate Voters’ Beliefs

In his dissertation research, joint Communication and Political Science doctoral student Nicholas Dias searches for new ways to gauge voter competency.


Putting the Spotlight on the Gender Gaps in Digital Spaces

Prof. Sandra González-Bailón co-edited a new journal issue quantifying the extent to which gender bias occurs and is perpetuated online and in digital media.


The Mission to Get Pennsylvanians Online

The Pennsylvania Broadband Research Institute, a collaboration between Penn and Penn State, looks for ways to bridge the digital divide in the state — and the rest of the nation.


After #MeToo, Sexual Assault Survivors Still Fight To Be Believed

In their new book, Dean Sarah Banet-Weiser and former postdoctoral fellow Kathryn Claire Higgins explore the work victims of sexual violence go through to be believed.


Navigating the Intersection of Media and Social Justice

A symposium held at Annenberg took a deep dive into what happens when media practices, values, infrastructures, or ownership pose risks to social justice.


State Laws Shape the Social Norms Around Vaccines — and Get People Vaccinated

In an effort to understand what encourages people to get vaccinated, researchers from the Social Action Lab and the Annenberg Public Policy Center examined how state laws and policies affect vaccination rates.