Public Policy

PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger

In the wake of the controversial golf deal, Benjamin L. Schmitt of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Kleinman Center discusses “sportswashing,” malign influence campaigns, and steps global democracies can take to prevent it all.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Christian Science Monitor

Meet Sora: AI-created videos test public trust

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that AI video-creation can manipulate images in ways that make them seem more real than the original artifacts.



Meta, Google and other social-media companies brace for heightened deepfake perils ahead of 2024 elections

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the capacity exists in 2024 for individuals and nation-states to generate more misleading content that is microtargeted and harder to detect.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Paul Offit looks back on COVID-19, misinformation, and how public health lost the public’s trust in new book

“Tell Me When It’s Over,” a new book by Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine, chronicles the initial years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the mishaps of public health agencies. Recent surveys by the Annenberg Public Policy Center find that mistrust of vaccines has continued to grow through last fall.


Yahoo! Life

Many believe suicide rates increase in December. Research shows it’s the opposite. Here’s why

A study conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that the winter holiday months typically have lower daily suicide rates than the rest of the year, with December showing the lowest incidences of suicides of the year.



Suicides don’t actually spike in winter

A report by Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center offers new evidence that winter holidays play no role in suicide.


The Washington Post

Where in America are we actually building new housing?

An analysis by Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School evaluated how much zoning and related restrictions added to the cost of a typical quarter-acre lot from 2013 to 2018, by metro region.