Communications

Local news volume does not increase pro-social behaviors during COVID-19

Previous research found people were more likely to engage in civic behaviors—like voting, recycling, or wearing a face covering—when their local newspaper includes coverage of these activities. New research finds that may not be as relevant anymore.

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The New Yorker

Inside the Lincoln Project’s war room

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about the Lincoln Project’s outreach to Republican voters. “They’re basically mining everything you can reasonably mine from the available news cycle and the anxieties of the moment. We’ve never seen that before.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID-19 has more Americans thinking about science. Could this be a Sputnik moment?

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about how the evolution in the U.S. in recent years of perceptions of climate change, with almost 70% of Americans now agreeing that human activity is a contributing factor. “The evidence has become clearer. The communication has become more effective. And people have experienced events in their lives that they attribute to climate change,” she said. “That suggests this isn’t a hopeless task.”

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Daily Beast

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale is a ‘firehose’ dousing Trump’s incendiary lies

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center commented on Daniel Dale’s fact check of statements made by President Trump during a speech at the Republican National Convention. “Dale’s rapidly spoken summary and correction of distortions in the Trump acceptance speech was more likely to leave viewers impressed with Dale than it was to help viewers remember the corrections,” she said.

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Politico.com

How Trump’s win-at-all-costs vaccine strategy could backfire

Melanie Kornides of the School of Nursing comments on the effects of misinformation on vaccine development.

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

Big Tech: Monopolies, misinformation and election integrity

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center was interviewed about social media and election meddling.

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Associated Press

Biden on cognitive test: ‘Why the hell would I take a test?’

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center said verbal slips are not enough to conclude that a presidential candidate is unqualified for the job. “If you can’t focus, that’s a problem. If you can’t provide a coherent answer, that’s a problem. (But) sometimes what you’re seeing, it may be annoying, but it doesn’t speak to a person’s capacity to govern,” she said.

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