Monthly Archives: March 2012

Innovator in Residence London shows how online play can influence gamers’ behavior

By Lauren Kohn Student Writer USC Annenberg Innovator in Residence Kati London, who was named one of the Top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine, held a March 28 discussion in room 204 about how online game play … Continue reading

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Professor Manuel Castells honored with prestigious Holberg International Memorial Prize

Manuel Castells, University Professor of Communication and Sociology at the University of Southern California, has been awarded Norway’s 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize, a $775,000 accolade that recognizes outstanding scholarly work in arts and humanities, social science, law and theology. … Continue reading

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USC named one of the top U.S. dream colleges

A March 28 Huffington Post survey named USC the No. 10 “dream college” in the United States. Although admittedly a bit biased, we here at the USC Annenberg School might have ranked it even higher. Check it out here. USC … Continue reading

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Amanpour and Shriver to headline 2012 Commencement ceremonies

Author, journalist and former California first lady Maria Shriver (pictured, right) and ABC global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour (left) will speak at the School of Communication and School of Journalism Commencement satellite ceremonies, respectively, on May 11.  “We are extremely delighted that both … Continue reading

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Seib tells AP that one unexpected event can trump years of policymaking

International media, including The Associated Press and The Guardian, interviewed professor and USC Center on Public Diplomacy Director Philip Seib in an article about the power of individuals to change the course of history. “The drama of a singular event can … Continue reading

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Birman and Chao’s “Chasing Speed” documentary premieres April 1

Journalism professor Dan Birman (pictured) and USC Annenberg alumna Megan Chao (M.A. Broadcast Journalism, ’08) have completed Chasing Speed: Leslie Porterfield for Discovery’s newest network, Velocity. Birman produced, directed, and wrote the one-hour special, and Chao produced and edited the program. The special … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg releases definitive study on the state of the PR industry

The USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center today published its seventh biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VII) study. This year’s report is the largest and most comprehensive study of the most senior communicators in … Continue reading

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Dempsey discusses Internet policy debates

By Amelia Brodka Student Writer The March 26 Annenberg Research Seminar featured Jim Dempsey, the vice president for Public Policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Dempsey’s presentation, “Technology, Public Policy and the Future of the Internet: An Advocate’s … Continue reading

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Alumna Sandi Smith outlines organ donor awareness at Walt Fisher Lecture

By Jackson DeMos USC Annenberg alumna Sandi Smith spoke about the reasons for the growing number of people in need of organ transplants during the eighth annual Walt Fisher Lecture at USC Annenberg. Smith, who presented about “A story within … Continue reading

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Center for the Digital Future releases third report of the World Internet Project

The Center for the Digital Future has released the third report of the World Internet Project, the first global partnership of research institutions that compiles data on the behavior and views of Internet users and non-users worldwide. The World Internet … Continue reading

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