Prof. Matthew Weber (Co-PI) and Prof. Itzhak Yanovitzky (PI) are the recipients of an award in the amount of $457,862 from the William T. Grant Foundation for a project titled “Tracking Policymakers’ Acquisition and Use of Research Evidence Regarding Childhood Obesity in the News Media.” The two-year project will examine the knowledge-brokering role of the news media in connecting U.S. policymakers’ to research evidence that informed the formulation and implementation of major childhood obesity policies over the past 15 years. Prof. Weber also gave a talk titled “Social Network Analysis and the News Media” at Columbia University as part of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Tow Tea Series on Dec. 2.
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