Annenberg School for Communication

A pandemic year, in photos

‘Apart Together,’ a new photography exhibit at the Annenberg School, shows that despite not being physically in the same place the past 18 months, our shared experiences kept us connected.

Michele W. Berger , Julie Sloane

Coding the emotions that anti-tobacco ads evoke

Sophomore Oulaya Louaddi and junior Gabriela Montes de Oca interned this summer with Annenberg’s Andy Tan, helping the research team design and test culturally appropriate anti-smoking campaigns for young women who identify as sexual minorities.

Michele W. Berger

In rural America, religious attendance reduces compassion regarding opioids

Rural areas—particularly those in Appalachian and Midwestern states—are hard hit by the opioid epidemic. However, many individuals in those same states do not support policies scientifically proven to help, like medically aided treatment and syringe exchanges.

From Annenberg School for Communication

In the News


How AT&T helped build far-right One America News

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about the origins of Fox News and OAN. “If somebody recognizes there’s a market for something and there’s a lot of money attached to that market, you get a news outlet,” she said.


The New York Times

How much does how much we hate each other matter?

Yphtach Lelkes, Matthew Levendusky, and Samantha Moore-Berg were cited in an opinion piece about polarization in the U.S. “Affective polarization is the canary in the coal mine,” said Lelkes. “That is, it tells us things are dysfunctional without causing the dysfunction.”


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Never Forget: Collective memory and trauma on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11th

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication spoke about the lasting impact of 9/11 imagery on America’s collective memory.


Associated Press

U.S.-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Ali Karimi of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the distrust of the Taliban in possession of U.S. data and intelligence.


The Atlantic

The Tucker Carlson fans who got vaxxed

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center said shows like “Tucker Carlson Tonight” foster distrust in the COVID-19 vaccine by perpetuating viewers’ assumptions. “If you hear the word lie tied to Anthony Fauci, and Anthony Fauci now comes on in a completely different venue, the assumption is, you can’t trust Anthony Fauci,” she said.