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    Effectiveness of Political Fact Checking

    Academics presented research findings on the effectiveness of political fact checking. Topics included how misinformation affects attitudes despite correction work, ways that…

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    Fact Checking the 2012 Presidential Candidates

    Journalists predicted some of the deceptive statements that President Obama and Mitt Romney might make in the first of their three debates. Some of the subjects they talked about were…

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    Campaign Spending and Political Ads

    Panelists talked about campaign ad spending in the 2012 presidential election, the first since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Erika…

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    Fact-Checking Campaign Advertisements, Panel 1

    Journalists and political ad fact checkers analyzed candidates' false or misleading speeches and political ads thus far in the 2012 election campaign. Panelists said both political…

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    Hart Republican Focus Group Meeting

    Peter Hart conducted a focus group among Virginia Republican primary voters on behalf of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This was the second of…

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    Midterm Election Campaign Spending, Democratic Panel

    Political directors and consultants talked about campaign spending and political advertising during the 2010 midterm elections. They also focused on campaign fund raising, the Citizens…

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    Midterm Election Campaign Spending, Republican Panel

    Political directors and consultants talked about campaign spending and political advertising during the 2010 midterm elections. They also focused on campaign fund raising, the Citizens…

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    Fact-Checking Campaign Advertisements, Panel 2

    Journalists from local television markets talked about their fact-checking methods and campaign advertising in local markets. Among the issues they addressed were fact-checking…

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    Jesse Ventura Campaign

    The speakers individually talked about Jesse Ventura’s campaign and the strategy involved in motivating people to vote for Governor-Elect Ventura.

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    Political Debate

    Mr. Nader and former Governor Dean debated the role of third parties in American politics and their impact on elections. Ms. Adler moderated the discussion. Among the…

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    Oklahoma Senate Debate

    Representative Brad Carson and former Representative Tom Coburn, candidates for the seat of retiring Senator Nickles, will meet in their last scheduled debate at Oklahoma State…

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    Post-Election Focus Group with Ohio Voters

    Pollster Peter Hart will conducted a post-election focus group with Ohio voters. Among the topics they addressed were their participation in the election, candidates' strengths and…

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    Effects of the Internet on Children

    Psychologists discussed the role of the Internet in child development and family cohesion. Among the topics discussed were the similarities between television and Internet use, the…

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    Media Coverage of Suicide

    Participants released recommendations for media coverage of suicide. With years of scholarly research documenting the contagion effect of media coverage of suicide, experts in…

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    The Future of Children's Media

    Panelists from the television industry and academia discussed current issues dealing with Children’s media. They spoke about the future of the social, economic, and regulatory…

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    Influence of the Internet on the Family

    Mr. Turow talked with reporters about the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s recently-released report about the influence of the Internet on the family. The report found that…

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    Local Campaign Advertisements

    10:00 -11:00 AM
    Panel 2: How Local Stations Decide Which Political Ads to Air: Challenges and Best Practices
    Participants
    Jack Goodman (Broadcast Attorney)
    Kevin Keeshan (Ombudsman, NBC News…

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    Election Focus Group Meeting

    Pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group with a group of 12 voters from the Kansas City, Missouri area, discussing the 2004 presidential campaign and previewing what these voters want to…

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    Affirmative Action: Remedy or Discrimination?

    Mr. Hentoff and Professor Edley debated the practice of affirmative action. After opening remarks they answered questions by a panel and the audience. Among the issues they…

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    Campaigns and Campaign Finance Reforms

    The panelists analyzed 1998 political campaigns and advertising. They talked about “soft money,” shifts in the relationships between candidates and parties and between the…

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