Sited on the Web

Tracking Public Policy Issues

The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), directed by Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson, recently launched a new website that includes an online tracking study of issue advocacy advertising. The APPC site has information about 76 organizations that have aired issue ads since Election Day 1996. The Center also released a comprehensive analysis of issue advocacy advertising surrounding the tobacco issue.

The Center also houses the Campaign Quality Project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which is studying the gubernatorial campaign coverage in ten states. The Project has completed a series of reports, including a national survey that are available on line.

The APPC evaluation of children's television content and its national survey of parents and children is also available on the web at (link no longer available).

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 13, November 24, 1998