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FactCheck.org Honored with 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award

A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, FactCheck.org was recognized for excellence in professional journalism.

Andrews and Haywood Named Presidential Ph.D. Fellows

Doctoral students Mary E. Andrews and Antoine Haywood are recipients of the new Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship, which includes three years of funding.

Research

Toward a Better Understanding of "Fake News"

Professor Duncan Watts published a framework for developing a comprehensive research agenda to study the origins, nature, and consequences of misinformation on democracy.

Alumni

Pawel Popiel Named 2021-2023 Gerbner Fellow

He studies the politics of platform regulation and communications policy.

Graduate Student News

Doctoral Student Florence Madenga Studies Journalism, Censorship, and Internet Shutdowns on the African Continent

What counts as journalism and what doesn’t? Why are certain types of storytelling censored and others aren’t?

Faculty News

Five Questions about the New White House Press Secretary

Barbie Zelizer discusses Jennifer Psaki’s first weeks on the job and what a shift back to a traditional press briefing means for journalism.

Faculty News

Black Media-Makers and the Fierce Urgency of Now

Professor Sarah J. Jackson organized a day-long symposium focused on the unique challenges experienced by Black storytellers.

Faculty News

Jackson Joins MIC Center as Co-Director

Jackson's research on media use by and representation of marginalized publics intersects with and complements the MIC Center's mission.

Faculty News

Media Policy Scholar Victor Pickard Promoted to Full Professor

Pickard's work imagines how we might change our media systems to better serve democratic society.

Research

Local News Volume Does Not Increase Pro-Social Behaviors During COVID-19

A new study from doctoral candidate Sean Fischer shows the limits of local news to overcome nationally polarized issues.