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Penn Professor Directs Documentary: ‘Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar’

When Peter Decherney led a team of filmmakers and scholars to Myanmar in 2014, he quickly realized that there was a compelling story to tell about the country’s vibrant and, until recently, government-censored movie-making industry.

‘Top Tier Forming’ as Republicans Debate Ahead of Iowa Caucus

December 16, 2015

 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her opinion on the performance of candidates who participated in the Republican presidential debate.

Article Source: Voice of America

No, Suicides Don’t Rise During the Holidays

December 9, 2015

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the misconception that suicide rates rise during holiday time.

Article Source: Atlantic

Changing Your Facebook Profile Picture Is Doing More Good Than You Might Think

December 8, 2015

Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “Of course social media doesn’t push you to risk your life and take to the streets, but it helps the actions of those who take the risk to gain international visibility.”

Article Source: Vox.com

Video: Mayor Nutter: Trump Taking Page From Hitler’s Playbook

December 9, 2015

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on Donald Trump’s political strategy and remarks regarding the Muslim community.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: In Social Movements, ‘Slactivists' Matter

December 7, 2015

Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about the role people who support causes using social media play in activism.

Article Source: Phys.org

President Obama’s Right: Americans Might Be Growing Numb to Mass Shootings. Here’s Why.

December 3, 2015

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the desensitization of Americans when hearing about mass shootings.

Article Source: Washington Post

Cyber Monday: What Happens to Your Data When You Shop Online?

November 30, 2015

Doctoral candidate Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for researching websites that leak user data to third parties.

Article Source: NBC News

Audio: Listen: 4 Speeches to Hear Before Bernie Sanders’ Socialism Address

November 19, 2015

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says “Every program that conservatives haven't liked for the past 40 years has been identified as a socialistic program and no one has been standing up to defend socialism.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Do Debates Matter?

November 13, 2015

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about the large number of Republican candidates still running for president.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report