The annual Annenberg Public Policy Center civics knowledge survey found that 39% of Americans could correctly name the three branches of government, which is the highest in five years.
A new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center details the kinds of online privacy tradeoffs that disproportionately impact cell-mostly internet users — who are likely to be Black, Hispanic, and/or low-income.
A new report from the MIC Center and the Center for Media at Risk, written by Ph.D. student Muira McCammon, considers how local and state level bureaucracies have impacted the functioning of contemporary Philadelphia newsrooms.
Misinformation and fake news are rampant in the current media environment. Of particular concern is misinformation regarding health issues, like vaccines, infectious diseases, or cancer. Widespread health misinformation is cause for alarm, as it has the potential to create public health crises. The recent measles outbreak is a prime example.
How can we stop the spread of heath misinformation?
Eleven Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Meeting, to be held August 29 – September 1 in Washington, D.C.
The presentations are listed below. For the full program, visit APSA’s conference website.
Wednesday, August 28
Misinformation and Propaganda around the Globe
Teachers spend their time educating young people, imparting both intellectual knowledge and practical life skills, in an attempt to help children grow into adults. They often do this for low pay and little thanks. They are the best of us, or at least they’re supposed to be.
But teachers are regular people, too. And regular people have biases that sometimes inhibit their abilities to do their jobs.
A forthcoming study — authored by Annenberg School for Communication alumni Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18) and Timothy Libert (Ph.D. ’17) and doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen — analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.
Five Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science, to be held July 17-20 in The Netherlands.
The presentations are listed below. All events will be held at the University of Amsterdam. For the full program, visit the IC2S2 conference website.
Thursday, July 18
Cognition (C0.02 / 2D)
The Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center is pleased to release its newest report, entitled "The Platform Economy and the Future of the City." In addition to including a summary of the MIC Center's recent conference of the same name, the report makes recommendations for how Philadelphia can maximize the benefits of the platform economy for all.
Eleven Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the International Association for Media and Communication Research’s 2019 Conference, to be held July 7-11 in Madrid, Spain.
The presentations are listed below. All events will be held at the Complutense University of Madrid. For the full program, visit IAMCR’s conference website.
Monday, July 8
Algorithms and Privacy