Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Hall Jamieson appears in the following:

A Changing Voice: Hillary Clinton Throughout the Years

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton gave one of the most important speeches of her life last night. We explore her public speaking evolution, from Wellesley College in 1969 to the 2016 DNC.


Liberal: No Longer a Dirty Word?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Not too long ago, "liberal" was a dirty word. But a new Pew Research study finds that more and more rank-and-file Democrats are embracing the term.

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GOP's Fake News Sites Dupe Voters

Friday, August 15, 2014

Political strategist believe that voters have grown tired of the conventional political attack ad. With that in mind, the GOP has decided to try a different tactic: A series of fake n...

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The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War

Thursday, October 03, 2013

While the shutdown has had a very real impact, particularly on the 800,000 fuloughed government workers, with the near-constant speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican leade...

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The RNC Versus CNN and NBC

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Republican National Committee voted unanimously last Friday to pull their partnership with CNN and NBC due to the networks' planned films focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kathl...

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Fact-Checking Done Right

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's the home stretch for the Presidential campaigns and the fact-checkers that follow on their heels. Recently, Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Center for Public Policy, FactCheck.org and Flackcheck.org wrote an Op-Ed praising the TV fact-checkers in Denver for a job well-done fact-checking political ads in their crucial swing state. Brooke spoke with Jamieson who says that when it comes to fact-checking, execution matters.

Explosions in the Sky - First Breath After A Coma

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One Message for Voters, Another for Donors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under sharp attacks from his opponents on the left, after a video leaked this week in which Romney referred to 47 percent of Ame...

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The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a comp...

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The Presidential Ad Season Begins in Earnest

Friday, August 17, 2012

In the past month there have been high profile ads supporting both major presidential candidates. Many have skewered for being untrue. The Annenberg School's Kathleen Hall Jamieson says that in the post Citizens United world you can expect to see more ads and more inaccuracy than ever before.


Blood Orange - Can We Go Inside Now

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Negative Campaign Rhetoric Reaches a New Low

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This election season, the campaign rhetoric appears to be overwhelmingly dominated by back-and-forth name-calling and character assaults.  Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the ...

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Romney Changes Message on Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Earlier this week, a top Romney advisor told MSNBC that his candidate still did not think of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty as a tax. Yesterday, Romney said duri...

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The Court as Campaign Changer

Monday, June 25, 2012

The presidential race is getting nastier and nastier and it’s all on video: both the Obama and Romney campaigns have released new ads in the last few days. At the center of the race i...

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Tailoring the Candidates to You — Specifically You — Through Social Media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Politico reported last week that the Obama campaign employs over 150 social media experts who reach deep into data available through social media profiles and craft ads targeted at sp...


Campaign Slogans from This Moment Forward

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Presidential campaign slogans: we’ve come to know them, love them, loathe them, and in some cases, completely forget them. Some slogans, like Warren G. Harding’s "Cox and Cocktails," ...

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President Embraces "ObamaCare"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In this conversation with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, we hear how Democra...

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Ohio Voters on the Super Tuesday Ad Push

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It’s Super Tuesday, and Ohio is among the most pivotal states in the race. In order to gain an edge, the two frontrunners — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads which began airing last weekend in Ohio. Are the ads working?


Republicans Duke It Out with Attack Ads

Thursday, February 16, 2012

With the Michigan primary almost two weeks away, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are waging war against each other through televised attacks ads. On Wednesday, Rick Santorum responded to a Super PAC funded Romney ad that claimed he was a "big spender" by depicting Romney as "Rombo." A Mitt Romney look-a-like, "Rombo," is seen shooting mud with a machine gun at cardboard pop-ups of Rick Santorum.


Obama Calls Congress to Take Action on Jobs Plan

Friday, September 09, 2011

President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and television viewers across the country last night, presenting a $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending meant to increase jobs in America. Obama urged Congress to "pass this jobs plan right away." After the speech, House speaker John Boehner said "The proposals the president outlined tonight merit consideration." Will Obama's plan pass through Congress and, more importantly, will it work?

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President Obama Reassuring As Markets Plummet

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The markets started off jittery yesterday and throughout the morning they just kept dropping. Later in the afternoon President Obama made an attempt to reassure Americans. During a statement at the White House he said, "Markets will rise and fall, but this is the United States of America. No matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always be a triple A country."

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Obama Urges Compromise in Debt Talks

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

President Obama stood before the nation and pleaded with Congress to come to an agreement as soon as possible, in a prime-time speech to the American public last night. "We can't allow the American people to become collateral damage to Washington's political warfare," he said. House Speaker John Boehner immediately followed Obama's speech with his response, agreeing that the debate needs to be resolved, but urging Obama to sign on to the Republican proposal to raise the debt limit.

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