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Remembering Elihu Katz

Elihu Katz, ICA Fellow, Distinguished Trustee Emeritus Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, Professor Emeritus in Communication...

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Do Success Stories Cause False Beliefs About Success?

Does explicitly acknowledging bias make us less likely to make biased decisions? A new study examining how people justify decisions based on biased data finds that this is not necessarily the case.

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Racial Justice Protests Influenced Local News Reporting, Study Finds

A new Media, Inequality, and Change Center report finds that news coverage of policing did become more inclusive and less dehumanizing, but was still heavily slanted toward a police perspective.

In Memoriam

Professor Emeritus Elihu Katz — Founding Figure in Communication — Passes Away at 95

A sociologist and media scholar, Katz made substantial contributions in the areas of media effects, diffusion, and media events, and was a cherished friend and mentor to many.

Research

The Role of Trust and Knowledge in Overcoming Vaccination Hesitancy

A new study finds willingness to be vaccinated against Covid-19 is anchored in factors such as trust in health authorities, knowledge about vaccination in general, flu vaccination history, and patterns of media reliance.

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What Can Be Done to Prevent and Resist Image-based Abuse?

A virtual symposium held by Annenberg’s Center for Media at Risk and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative brought together experts from around the world to share findings, ideas, and solidarity.

Undergraduate News

Ten years later, examining the Occupy movement’s legacy

For Jessa Lingel, a decade after Occupy Wall Street’s beginnings presented an opportunity for reflection, which she led this fall semester in a new course.

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Brief Intervention Increased Physical Activity in African American Men Living with HIV

Participants improved both their aerobic and muscle strengthening activities, which could help them live longer and more active lives.

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Emphasizing Short-Term Effects Can Help Prevent and Reduce Youth Smoking

A recent study by Annenberg researchers finds that anti-tobacco campaigns focused on tangible, short-term consequences are a promising way to prevent young people from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

Faculty News

Faculty Profile: Sarah J. Jackson, Ph.D.

Get to know Jackson, a Presidential Associate Professor and co-director of the Media, Inequality and Change Center.