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Kathleen Hall Jamieson Receives 2022 Mitofsky Award

Professor and APPC Director honored for her pioneering work on fact checking and research into political deception and misinformation in America

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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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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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Climate Scientist Michael Mann to Join Penn Faculty

Michael E. Mann will be joining the School of Arts & Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School.

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New Institute Seeks A Remedy for Medical Misinformation

The Penn Medical Communication Research Institute brings together interdisciplinary researchers with a mission to improve medical communication and health literacy.

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A novel theory on how conspiracy theories take shape

In a new book, Dolores Albarracín, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and colleagues show that two factors—the conservative media and societal fear and anxiety—have driven recent widespread conspiracies, from Pizzagate to those around COVID-19 vaccines.

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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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Mandates Likely Work to Increase Vaccine Uptake

Rather than causing a backlash, vaccination requirements will succeed at getting more people inoculated, according to research from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and colleagues at Penn.