Annenberg School for Communication

Echo chambers may not be as dangerous as you think

Research on the “wisdom of crowds” has found that access to information exchange can increase the likelihood that beliefs are accurate, even contentious partisan political beliefs, among homogenous groups.

Penn Today Staff

The Israeli elections, explained

What’s next for Israel, and the stalled Middle East peace process, after this week’s Israeli elections? In a Q&A, experts Ian Lustick and Eytan Gilboa analyze the results and discuss what to expect.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

In the News

The Washington Post

Do most Americans believe in climate change? The answer is more complicated than you might think

Annenberg Public Policy Center postdocs Matt Motta, Dan Chapman, Dominik Stecula, and Kathryn Haglin co-authored an article for The Washington Post about survey methodology and public perceptions of climate change. “We encourage those who study or share climate change opinion to openly discuss their survey design choices,” they wrote. “Given the policy implications, accurately measuring opinion on climate change is more important than ever.”


The New York Times

Those silly chairs you keep seeing in the park? They’re Lamzacs

Emily Hund, who recently received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication, spoke about the ethics of viral advertising on Instagram. “We all have the ability to turn ourselves into ads now. Some people enjoy participating in that and some people don’t,” said Hund. “And you know, then there’s the question of should we be compensated for this? Is this work?”


Associated Press

Trump denies calling Duchess Meghan ‘nasty’

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center weighed in on President Trump’s statement about Meghan Markle, saying it was “difficult to know what he meant.”


Associated Press

Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center said Stephen Moore’s withdrawal from candidacy for a position on the Federal Reserve board was “an example of the system working as it should. Republicans spoke up.”



The Mueller report is embarrassing for Trump, but it doesn’t call into question his 2016 win

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center was cited for her book Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President.