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Carolyn Marvin's Book Earns Fellows Book Award from International Communication Association
April 18, 2011
Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Frances Yates Professor of Communication, has won the Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association for her work, When old technologies were new: Thinking about communication in the late nineteenth century (Oxford).  
Two University of Pennsylvania Professors Awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 8, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Marwan M. Kraidy and Kevin M.F. Platt of the University of Pennsylvania have won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  They are among 180 recipients of 2011 Fellowships, selected from a field of more than 3,000 nominees.
REPORTERS: Penn Experts on Japan, the Earthquake and the Tsunami, Including Video
March 14, 2011
   Dr. Benjamin P. Horton on the science of tsunamis   Dr. Stephen Phipps on the science of earthquakes Dr. Barbie Zelizer on journalism’s coverage of crisis and our fascination with images of death Dr. Linda Chance on Japanese civilization Expert:                Dr. Benjamin P. Horton
Media Character Use on Food Packaging Appears to Influence Children’s Taste Assessment
March 7, 2011
CHICAGO – The use of media characters on cereal packaging may influence children’s opinions about taste, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is the outgrowth of a study by Annenberg doctoral students Matthew Lapierre and Sarah Vaala, and Deborah L. Linebarger, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.
Penn’s Annenberg School to Assist in Developing News Media Infrastructure in Afghanistan
February 22, 2011
The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is involved with an effort to build a more robust media system in war-torn Afghanistan.
'The Obama Victory' Honored With American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence
February 10, 2011
The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election has been honored with the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government & politics. Each year the PROSE Awards recognize the best professional and scholarly books, journals, and electronic publications for outstanding contributions to their fields.
Six New Penn Fellows Announced
January 13, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Six faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows for 2011. The announcement was made by Vincent Price, Penn provost, and Lynn Hollen Lees, vice provost for faculty. They are: • Vijay Balasubramanian, Merriam Term Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences and a theoretical physicist who specializes in string theory, black holes, quantum gravity and applications of neuroscience. 
Annenberg, Media Development Stakeholders to Develop Benchmarks on Media Impact in Crisis Situations
December 1, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2010) – Recognizing that a strong and independent media is an integral building block for peace in developing countries and in countries emerging from crisis, the University of Pennsylvania and several partners are working together to enhance efforts to measure the impact of media interventions in conflict countries.  In order to effectively leverage the power of media and communications to combat conflict and crisis, more knowledge is needed about whether and how existing efforts have succeeded and failed.
Joseph Turow of Penn’s Annenberg School Selected as a National Communication Distinguished Scholar
November 11, 2010
  PHILADELPHIA –- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association. Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.
Distortions in Genetic Research News: The Rocky Road From Science Journal to the News
November 11, 2010
     PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2010) – News stories about cancer research in the mass media often do not fairly represent the original science. The primary source of this problem seems to occur in the transmission of information from press release to final news story, although the process of turning highly technical scientific research into a press release is itself fraught with errors.