Resource Spotlight

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania combines the intimacy of highly-selective graduate and undergraduate programs with the dynamism, resources, and personnel of a major research institute. Embedded within one of the world’s top research universities and world-class cities, Annenberg students can follow their research interests at virtually any academic intersection they choose. The influence of digital networks on large-scale group activities, the impact of health-related messages and media content on healthcare decisions, and the aspects of interconnected social, economic, and technological systems on everyday life are just a few of the multi-layered and interconnected fields of research found among Annenberg’s faculty, researchers, and students.
The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which publishes The Daily Pennsylvanian newspaper, 34th Street Magazine, theDP.com, 34st.com, Under the Button and The Buzz blogs and The Weekly Pennsylvanian and The Summer Pennsylvanian weekly newspapers. Incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1984, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. receives no funding from the University of Pennsylvania, and is student-run. Corporate decisions are made by a ten-member Board of Directors responsible for the overall operation and well-being of the corporation. About 116 mornings each school year, Penn students, faculty and staff turn to the DP as their source of campus and city news and sports coverage. The Daily Pennsylvanian exists to inform the Penn community of relevant news and opinion while providing a training vehicle for students.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
Almanac is the weekly publication of record and opinion for the University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff, with news and service functions—such as calendar posters and special reports—that extend its readership to students and special audiences such as alumni and neighbors. Founded as a four-page monthly in 1953, Almanac now issues 8-28 pages weekly during the academic year, most often 16 pages a week, publishing as-needed during breaks and producing Special Bulletins during emergencies or for special occasions. Its normal circulation is 8,000.
Penn News publishes three newsletters featuring stories from across the University's 12 schools. Penn News Today is delivered via email every weekday morning while Penn News Weekly, a digest of items from the previous week's Penn News Today, is distributed on Mondays. And Penn News for Parents, emailed each Wednesday, helps parents keep up-to-date on campus activities. They are all free, of course, and you can opt in or out at any time.
The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is an undergraduate research program committed to conducting high-quality social research in the public interest on issues of national and international importance. PORES aims to develop a data-driven approach to understanding political outcomes in the United States through public opinion survey research and poll analysis. The program provides Penn undergraduate students valuable training in public opinon theory and research through specialized courses, mentoring and hands-on instruction with leading industry organizations.
UME is proud to be one of the largest student-led media & entertainment organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. They explore numerous channels of the M&E industry, including music, film, television. By leveraging close relationships with their vast and enthusiastic alumni network, they aim to connect current members with past members who have already succeeded in the industry. They host numerous events and partner with a number of organizations on and off campus to bring the most thoughtful speakers, meaningful workshops, and professional networking sessions to our members.Through their conscientious and consistent efforts to maintain relationships with alumni and build new relationships with current members, they hope to bridge the gap between business and the vast and exciting world of media & entertainment.