Monthly Archives: February 2012

Seib writes HuffPo article about British Council’s value as cultural “soft power”

Professor Philip Seib, director of the Center on Public Diplomacy, co-wrote a Feb. 29 Huffington Post article about the British Council’s value as cultural “soft power.” “Britain’s own articulate and diverse citizenry gives the British Council a depth of cultural resource that … Continue reading

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Seattle Times project investigating deadly effects of methadone wins 2012 Selden Ring Award

Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times have been awarded the 2012 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, for their three-part series “Methadone and the Politics of Pain.” The $35,000 annual award, which has been presented for … Continue reading

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USA Today features “Senti-meter”

USA Today featured the success of the “Senti-meter,” a project that relies on new sophisticated analytics and natural language recognition technologies to gauge positive and negative opinions shared in millions of public tweets. The Senti-meter is a joint project among … Continue reading

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Research study finds that a film can have a measurable impact on audience behavior

As Academy Award voters mark their ballots, researchers at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center released a study measuring a movie’s power to change the behavior of people who see it. Using an innovative instrument developed by the Lear Center, … Continue reading

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Professor emeritus Noll writes “Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation”

Communication professor emeritus A. Michael Noll wrote a new book titled Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation, which is now available from Amazon. “The book is an edited collection of autobiographies of a collection of people, at all levels, who were … Continue reading

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‘Hunger in L.A.’ Makes Its Mark at Sundance

 By Ryan Gilmour In alumna Nonny de la Peña’s immersive journalism piece “Hunger in Los Angeles,” the participants experience a dramatic incident at a local food bank, where a man collapses in line while awaiting his turn. The project marks … Continue reading

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International, U.S. Olympic Heads Speak at USC Annenberg Conference

By Jeremy Rosenberg An overflow crowd of more than 300 people gathered at USC’s Town & Gown on Wednesday evening for back-to-back conversations worthy of the citius, altius, fortius – or, “swifter, higher, stronger” – Olympic motto. The evening’s keynote … Continue reading

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Sports broadcasters Al Michaels, Jim Lampley and Jim Nantz visit USC Annenberg class

By Laura Nelson Student Writer It was to be one of the most famous moments in American sports history. But in the heat of the moment, as the clock ran out on the United States-USSR Olympic hockey match, Al Michaels … Continue reading

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Overholser becomes first person to twice deliver Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture

School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser became the first person to twice deliver the Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture on Feb. 13, saying that the conversation about journalism must be shifted. “All of us who care about the quality of civic debate, … Continue reading

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HH&S director Sandra de Castro Buffington named to list of 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America

By Russell DeVita Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington (pictured) was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America by Poder Hispanic magazine for her work in helping to improve the health of TV audiences. … Continue reading

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