Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reeves writes about the “worst generation”

Journalism professor Richard Reeves published an Oct. 27 truthdig article titled “The Worst Generation” about how his generation’s loyalty to party instead of country has led to many of the major problems the country is facing today. Reeves talked about … Continue reading

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Faculty discuss health communication projects at roundtable event

On Oct. 26, communication school director Larry Gross hosted a roundtable discussion focused on faculty projects in the field of health reporting and health communication. This format allowed USC Annenberg faculty and research staff to explain the progress and goals of … Continue reading

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IBM program director praises Annenberg’s Film Forcaster

The Film Forcaster, a Twitter box office predictor developed in the Annenberg Innovation Lab, was mentioned by David Barnes, IBM’s program director of emerging Internet technologies, in an Oct. 18 ZDNet article titled “IBM discusses bringing big data applications to business.” The … Continue reading

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Overholser tells German website VOCER that journalism is going through a renaissance

School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser was featured in a Sept. 24 German interview series with Voice of the Critical Media (VOCER) about the future and changing aspects of journalism. Overholser said the role of journalists is changing, but journalism … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal reporting covers the news in your backyard

USC Annenberg journalism professors Robert Hernandez (pictured, left) and Willa Seidenberg (right) discussed the impact of local news reporting at the “News in Your Backyard” session on Oct. 28 during Parents Weekend. Journalism professor Judy Muller moderated the conversation and Q&A. … Continue reading

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Will Ferrell wins Mark Twain Prize

USC Annenberg alumnus Will Ferrell was named the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize, which recognizes people who have influenced American society like the famous novelist, in Washington on Sunday. In between clips of Ferrell’s greatest work, fellow … Continue reading

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NY Times managing editor’s advice and view on journalism

New York Times Managing Editor Dean Baquet spoke about the changing journalism field and gave advice to students during the Oct. 27 Journalism Director’s Forum. Baquet said he believes solid reporting leads to valuable analysis, and aggregators such as The … Continue reading

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Prospective students hone their craft at Community College Journalism Day

Dozens of students attended USC Annenberg’s Community College Journalism Day, sponsored by the McCormick Foundation, on Oct. 21 (see the day’s agenda). School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser opened the event by introducing guest speakers Gale Holland and Michael Finnegan … Continue reading

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ESPN highlights Taplin, Innovation Lab on World Series tweets

Communication professor and director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab Jonathan Taplin was highlighted by ESPN on his analysis of tweets during the World Series. His research uncovered interesting facts about the games, including that ratings were down for Game 3 although tweets … Continue reading

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HH&S director Sandra de Castro Buffington moderates panel discussion at UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington moderated a panel discussion titled “How Youth Drive Change” at the 7th annual UNESCO Youth Forum, held Oct. 17-20 at the organization’s headquarters in Paris. Despite their critical roles in the … Continue reading

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