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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.


Survey: 1 in 5 Americans Fear Getting Monkeypox but Many Know Little About It

As Covid-19 cases surge across the United States dominated by a highly transmissible subvariant and worry about Covid persists, some in the public have begun to voice concern about the new health threat of monkeypox, according to a new Annenberg Public Policy Center national survey.


Olivia González Named 2022-2024 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow

González studies the politics of media education and production in the United States.

Faculty News

Dolores Albarracín Named Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

The Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor will begin editing the Attitudes and Social Cognition section on January 1, 2023.


TV News Top Driver of Political Echo Chambers in U.S.

Duncan Watts and colleagues found that 17% of Americans consume television news from partisan left- or right-leaning sources compared to just 4% online.