Annenberg School for Communication

Do liberals make moral connections through pop culture?

When people are trying to communicate complicated ideas that hinge on morality, argues Megan Genovese, they turn to pop culture as a point of commonality in the absence of a Christian theological framework.

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TV stations broke law by airing Amazon propaganda as news, experts say

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication said the airing of marketing materials without adequate disclosure on news stations reflects the decline of quality local journalism. “Structural factors that create fertile conditions for such corporate propaganda include the loss of actual journalists, little regulatory oversight, and media ownership concentration, which tends to both intensify commercial pressures and homogenize media content,” he said.



What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about counteracting health misinformation. “If you don't go into same venue where the misinformation originally spread, then you're not likely to reach audience the audience that heard it originally,” she says.


The Atlantic

Trump’s plan to save his presidency

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication said Trump’s position on trade relations with China appealed to Republican supporters who view trade “as a means to dominate—as a way to beat the Chinese and these other countries and get the upper hand.”



The creative thinker who should be Biden's vice president

Benjamin Jealous of the Annenberg School for Communication wrote an op-ed about Stacey Abrams, whom he believes should be Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate. Abrams brings to politics “creative approaches to complex challenges, and given the current pandemic crisis we are facing, we need her creative thinking, now more than ever,” writes Jealous.


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

The White House coronavirus briefing dilemma

Lori Robertson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center joined a conversation about how the press is handling coverage of the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings.