Out of the classroom and into the newsroom

Student fellows in the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies put their data-analysis skills and political know-how to use in creating user-friendly visualizations and enhancing traditional reporting practices.

Kristen de Groot

Scholarship beyond the written word

Ethnomusicologist Juan Castrillón, the inaugural Gilbert Seldes Multimodal Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, is on a quest to get other academics to see multimedia work as he does: on par with scholarly text.

Michele W. Berger , Julie Sloane

How to protect the integrity of survey research

Surveys provide a scientific way of acquiring information that inform policy and help society understand itself. In a new article, 20 experts from diverse fields offer a dozen recommendations to improve the accuracy and trustworthiness of surveys.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Climate scientist Michael Mann makes a home at Penn

Known for his “hockey stick” graph that hammered home the dramatic rise of the warming climate, the climate scientist is now making his mark on Penn’s campus, both through his science and his work on communicating the urgent need for action on the climate crisis.

Katherine Unger Baillie

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Scientific American

People, not Google’s algorithm, create their own partisan ‘bubbles’ online

According to Homa Hosseinmardi of the Annenberg School for Communication, ensuring that search engine giants like Google operate with people’s best interest in mind requires knowing how people are using the algorithm, not just how the algorithm works.



We’ll soon have tools to protect infants against RSV. Can we put them to good use?

Research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that only 53% of women of childbearing age thought flu shots were safe to receive during pregnancy, with more pronounced distrust regarding COVID vaccines.



The pandemic didn't really change how Americans think about sickness

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that overall scientific literacy has grown during the pandemic, even as more people began to believe conspiracy theories and misinformation.


Los Angeles Blade

Washington law protects trans kids seeking care without parent’s ok

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s debunked the notion that a proposed Washington state law would allow the government to take children away from parents who don’t agree to gender transition surgery.


CDC head resigns, blindsiding many health officials

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the CDC’s handling of the monkeypox crisis has been a public health success.


The Wall Street Journal

Polls’ representative samples often merit skepticism

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center coordinated a recent effort by the National Academy of Sciences to recommend how to protect the integrity of survey research, taking particular aim at the phrase “representative sample.”