In Iran, Beware of New Facebook ‘Friends’

June 9, 2011

Mahmood Enayat of the Annenberg School of Communication says, “Iranian officials are concerned about any type of public gathering, be it offline or online.”

Article Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly
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Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Back Channels: Now's the Time for Adult Conversation on Budget

May 22, 2011

FactCheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for examining the terms discussed in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s health-care proposals.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Oprah Winfrey Ends 25-Year Talk-Show Run on Top and On to the Next Thing

May 22, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says “the daytime show is ending, but [Oprah is] so much more than a TV star.”

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Commentary: Clueless in America

May 23, 2011

Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for his research and book, “What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters.”

Article Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Video: Why Images of Diana Crash Could Offend

May 16, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses how the reaction to photos depends on emotional ties to the subject.

Article Source: CNN

Commencement 2011

Under gray, overcast skies, nearly 6,000 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s 12 schools marched down Locust Walk and into Franklin Field for Monday’s 255th Commencement ceremony.

Video: Dying Princess Diana Photo Shown in New Documentary at Cannes Film Festival

May 11, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments for a segment of photos of a dying Princess Diana.

Article Source: “ABC World News”

League of Women Voters Unbowed

May 12, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center questions the neutrality of the League of Women Voters since it began a new advertising strategy that targets lawmakers’ votes.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Apple, Google to Face Lawmakers in Privacy Tussle

May 9, 2011

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the use of advertisements on mobile devices and privacy restrictions.

Article Source: Reuters