Did you know… that FlackCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, was recently launched to monitor the accuracy of what major U.S. political players say in TV ads, debates, speeches and the like, while using humor to point out inaccuracies and deceptions?
The newest member of the FactCheck.org family, FlackCheck is not in it just for the laughs. Knowing that young voters tune in to late-night comedy shows to get their election news, FlackCheck is likely to reach a different, younger, audience than FactCheck. Additionally, FlackCheck will help Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, expand on her research on human cognition and messaging. Focusing on the role of humor to reframe the messaging of deceptive ads, FlackCheck will be providing Jamieson with the data to study this topic. For more information about the launch of FlackCheck.org, please visit APPC’s news release.
As a reminder, please register for the Global Alumni Network Retreat during the Penn Alumni Board and Council Meeting and Retreat this February 10 and 11. If you are not able to attend, please feel free to extend the invitation to a fellow board member to represent your club. Thank you.
Register now at http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennalumni/boardretreat2011_gan.html
Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2012, May 11-12, 2012