Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Cable news networks have grown more polarized

An Annenberg School for Communication analysis of 10 years of cable TV news reveals a growing partisan gap as networks like Fox and MSNBC have shifted to the right or the left of the political spectrum.

From Annenberg School for Communication

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard

In the News


For Biden, the chaotic withdrawal from Kabul was a turning point in his presidency

John Gans of Perry World House says that every president since JFK has had an early term crisis, an event that punctures their momentum with the American public.


Philly students talk about ending gun violence

A study by Eugenia South of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues shows that low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods which received city-funded housing repairs saw a 21% reduction in crime.


Fast Company

Cable news has a more polarizing effect than social media, study finds

A study by Homa Hosseinmardi of the Annenberg School for Communication shows that the TV news audience is being “distilled,” with an overall shrinkage but an increased number of partisans.


The Conversation

At 75, Pakistan has moved far from the secular and democratic vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Farah Jan of the School of Arts & Sciences writes that ideology and religion are divisive forces in modern-day Pakistan, far from Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s dream of a secular democratic homeland with equal rights for all.


Associated Press

‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts U.S. climate credibility

Scott Moore of the School of Arts & Sciences says that President Biden’s climate change legislation will restore some diplomatic legitimacy to the U.S. during international climate negotiations.