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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.


The Atlantic

The other way the National Enquirer helped elect Trump

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson discussed the role of tabloids in shaping the 2016 election. “Even as we look at extreme content and say, ‘That’s ridiculous, I dismiss that,’ it changes our sense of where the middle of the distribution of the content is,” she said. “It pushes open our acceptance of extreme content.”


The Washington Post

How tech workers are fueling a new employee activism movement

The Wharton School’s Peter Cappelli said that tech workers may feel more empowered to critique their employers because their labor is in high demand. “They also feel that some of their identity is tied up with the image of the company where they work, so it really does hurt them when that image gets tarnished,” said Cappelli.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The media’s holiday suicide myth will never die

Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center offered commentary on decades of erroneous claims that suicide rates increase during the holiday season. “It looks like this myth will not go away. Ever,” said Romer.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Carson Wentz broke a bone in his back. Here’s what that could mean.

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Harvey Smith weighed in on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s back injury. “A compression fracture is generally not a wear-and-tear type of injury. Usually there is an inciting event, particularly in younger men, assuming there’s no underlying osteoporosis,” said Smith.


KJZZ Radio (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Health economists still studying ways to bring health care costs down

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School was interviewed on “The Show” about the Affordable Care Act and cost containment. Most cost-containment efforts “don’t even work to slow spending growth at all,” he said.


USA Today

Penn stuns Villanova for first win over Wildcats since 2002

AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 16 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.


Sports Illustrated

Penn tops No. 17 Villanova for first time since 2002

The Quakers achieved the improbable upset, beating No. 17 Villanova 78-75 Tuesday night.



Penn makes clutch plays down the stretch to upset No. 17 Nova

Villanova tries to make a comeback against Penn, but the Quakers keep responding and come out with the 78-75 victory.



Villanova’s 25-game ‘Big 5’ winning streak ends with 78-75 loss to Penn

Villanova’s 25-game “Big 5” winning streak came to an end Tuesday night thanks to a 78-75 loss at the hands of the Quakers.