Monthly Archives: April 2012

Annenberg Student Communication Association names its favorites

By Betsy Kwong Student Writer The Annenberg Student Communication Association held its annual awards program on April 25 in USC Annenberg’s West Lobby. Undergraduates in communication classes voted for the winners of the Favorite Professor, TA and Staff Awards. The Favorite … Continue reading

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Variety features class’ partnership with Universal Pictures

Variety featured professor Matthew Le Veque‘s Social, Digital and Mass Media Strategies class for its partnership with Universal Pictures to launch an inflight film fest on select American Airlines routes. “The partnership with USC was a great way for us … Continue reading

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Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era

USC Center on Public Diplomacy Director Philip Seib’s new book, Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era (Palgrave Macmillan), offers insights into one of the most important challenges of the 21st century: How can policymakers shift away … Continue reading

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Forbes features Annenberg Innovation Lab’s social media analysis

An April 24 Forbes article featured the Annenberg Innovation Lab and its dedication to Twitter sentiment analysis. The article quoted text from the project’s mission: “Most Twitter sentiment analysis to date has been post-hoc, providing assessment of political sentiment days … Continue reading

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Professor Floto wins USC’s Mellon Mentoring Award

Public relations professor Jennifer Floto won USC’s Mellon Mentoring Award for her dedication to USC Annenberg undergraduate students. The awards “honor individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring.” “Being a mentor means … Continue reading

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HH&S Director Buffington to speak at InterAction Forum 2012 on using entertainment to spread awareness of global issues

By Russell DeVita Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington (pictured) will speak at a communications workshop on May 1 at the InterAction Forum 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop, “Get Your Message Heard During a Crowded Electoral Year,” will … Continue reading

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Professor Kun presents about music, culture at national conferences

Communication and journalism professor Josh Kun has been busy with various presentations in recent weeks, including: At the LA Times Festival of Books, Kun was part of the “Politics of Popular Music Panel” on April 22. At the “Woody Guthrie’s Los … Continue reading

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Veteran journalists dissect 1992 L.A. riots/rebellion/civil unrest

Five prominent newspaper journalists joined research assistant professor Mary Hill-Wagner for an April 19 panel discussion about the media’s role in the 1992 eruption of violence that occurred in the wake of the Rodney King trial in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Saltzman, Levander, Celis head to New York for Columbia alumni events

School of Journalism faculty Joe Saltzman and Bill Celis, along with Michelle Levander, director of the USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, will attend Columbia’s alumni reunion weekend April 20-22. Saltzman (pictured), journalism professor and director of The Image of … Continue reading

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In primetime TV dramas, drug users are not arrested

With the legalization of marijuana back in the headlines on the eve of 4/20, a new study says that America’s most popular primetime shows reflect growing skepticism about the effectiveness of the 40-year-old War on Drugs, which was debated this … Continue reading

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