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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Who, What, Why: Annenberg Doctoral Student Ava Irysa Kikut

Kikut worked with high school students and Penn undergrads to develop media messages that speak to the health needs and inequalities pertinent to adolescent Philadelphians.

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Global Communication Scholar Aswin Punathambekar to Join Annenberg

In addition to his own research on media globalization, Punathambekar will direct the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication.

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Video-Based Experiment Proves Successful at Brokering Peace Among Ex-FARC Combatants and Local Communities In Colombia

Five-minute videos showing ex-guerilla fighters co-existing with their new neighbors promoted peaceful reintegration.

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Prof. Robert Hornik Receives Chaffee Career Achievement Award at ICA 2022

The prestigious award comes in honor of Hornik's impact on the field of health communication and of evaluating messaging campaigns' ability to drive behavior change.

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How Do Media Depictions of Tobacco Influence Smoking Decisions for Young Adults?

Two studies from the Annenberg School for Communication’s Robert Hornik find that media portrayals of such behaviors can change actions and perception, but how and by how much depends on a range of factors.

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Desmond Patton Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Interim President Wendell Pritchett and Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein announce the appointment of Desmond Upton Patton as the University of Pennsylvania’s thirty-first Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2022.