Annenberg School for Communication

Digging deep with Parker Jones

The junior on the volleyball team chats about her responsibilities as an outside hitter, her interest in Penn, the joy of beach volleyball, and coaching the freshman team while she was in high school.

Greg Johnson

A conversation with Julia Ticona

In the latest episode of “Office Hours,” a Penn Today podcast, Assistant Professor of Communication Julia Ticona explains her research about the gig economy and chitchats about cooking, campus, and superpowers.

Brandon Baker

Signaling the trustworthiness of science

Public confidence in science has remained high and stable for years. But recent decades have seen incidents of scientific fraud and misconduct, failure to replicate key findings, and growth in the number of retractions—all of which may affect trust in science.

Penn Today Staff

Seeing life through their eyes

Through the voices and stories of seven men, a feature-length documentary co-produced and directed by Annenberg Dean John L. Jackson Jr. and graduate student Nora Gross illustrates what it means to be black and gay in the south.

Michele W. Berger

Brevity is the soul of Twitter

A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication finds that the 280-character limit makes Twitter more civil.

Penn Today Staff

Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves

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.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Poll: Most Americans say they trust Supreme Court

A new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 68% of U.S. adults have faith in the Supreme Court, and 70% said the court has “about the right amount of power.” However, 57% of respondents said it can get too “mixed up in politics.”



Trump can’t rely on cable news running his rallies in full anymore

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center said that coverage of President Trump’s political rallies on cable news is “the equivalent of paid advertising” for his reelection campaign.


The Cut

Michelle Phan was YouTube’s biggest beauty star. Then she vanished

Emily Hund of the Annenberg School for Communication said beauty vlogger and influencer Michelle Phan “was the first to model how this could be an occupation and career.”


Cosmos Magazine

Trust in science wavers because of messaging, not method

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and colleagues were cited for their research on public reception of scientific findings. “Researchers can improve the understanding of how the norms of science are honoured by communicating the value of these practices more explicitly and transparently and not inadvertently supporting misconceptions of science,” they wrote.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Learn how blockchain works at cryptocurrency mining exhibit in University City

Doctoral candidate Zane Cooper and Kyle Cassidy of the Annenberg School for Communication collaborated on a multimedia exhibit exploring cryptocurrency mining in Iceland.