Monthly Archives: September 2011

New USC Annenberg students: ambitious, high-achieving trailblazers

By Jeremy Rosenberg For every six students who applied to attend USC Annenberg this academic year, only one was admitted. It’s no surprise, then, that the recently matriculated freshmen, along with newly arrived transfer students, master’s students and doctoral students, … Continue reading

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K.C. Cole to participate in two science-related events this weekend

Journalism professor K.C. Cole will participate in two science-centered discussions this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 1, Cole will moderate a debate titled “Three Planetary Scientists Talk Thrills, Chills & An Ex-Planet Named Pluto.” The hour-long discussion will take place at … Continue reading

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Experts tell students to stay in California for job search

A panel of experts from USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy told students at the “White House 2012: Politics, Media and Technology” discussion they should not move to Texas in search of jobs. CCLP Senior Fellow Narda Zacchino, communication professor … Continue reading

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Tiziano Project wins Online Journalism award

The Tiziano Project, a multimedia website and outreach effort led by four USC Annenberg alumni, won an Online Journalism Award in the Community Collaboration category at the annual conference of the Online News Association in Boston. The project, which provides media equipment … Continue reading

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Marketing CEO Kevin Ryan shares job advice with students

Motivity Marketing CEO Kevin Ryan gave a group of students pointers on how to get a job in digital marketing. Here are Ryan’s top 10 pieces of advice: 1. Always remember your ethics classes. You will be happier because you … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg professor recognized for gender in media research

Communication professor Stacy Smith was recognized in a Variety article for her research work with the Geena Davis Institute on how women are underrepresented in the media. Smith surveyed G-rated films from the past decade and “found that for every three male … Continue reading

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Cooper in Oct. 12 conversation with Ariel Dorfman

Journalism professor Marc Cooper will be featured in conversation with Ariel Dorfman, one of Latin America’s great writers, at an upcoming [ALOUD] event. Cooper, a former translator for President Allende, will discuss the topic: “Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of An … Continue reading

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Media and Culture Conference

Communication professor and director of USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Marty Kaplan will moderate a panel during this year’s Media and Culture in Contemporary China conference featuring acclaimed Chinese film and television director and producer Zhang Jizhong. Along with Zhang, media scholars … Continue reading

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Winston on TV’s favorite serial killer

Professor Diane Winston, holder of the Knight Chair in Media and Religion, was recently quoted in a Sept. 27 Washington Post article titled “TV’s favorite serial killer finds religion.” The article discusses the show “Dexter” and how the titled character, a non-believing … Continue reading

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North on Facebook’s latest changes

Adjunct professor Karen North was quoted in the Desert Sun article titled “Many don’t ‘like’ new Facebook.” “Whether the site makes additional tweaks or users get used to the new feature, Facebook generally finds some forgiveness when it makes mistakes or … Continue reading

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