Monthly Archives: January 2013

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab a finalist for Innovating Innovation Challenge

The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab is one of 24 finalists for the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Innovating Innovation Challenge. “With the Innovating Innovation Challenge, we’re looking for examples and ideas that will help us how [to] build innovation into the woof and … Continue reading

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New York Times highlights Annenberg Innovation Lab’s fight against online piracy

The New York Times featured the Annenberg Innovation Lab and director Jonathan Taplin in a piece concerning online advertising and Internet piracy. The story focuses upon the report published earlier this month by the Innovation Lab that ranked ad networks, … Continue reading

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Tech manager Jim Yoder highlighted for work as magician

USC Annenberg Audio-Visual Technologies Manager Jim Yoder spoke with the Daily Trojan concerning his after-hours work as a magician. Yoder, who has been practicing magic since he was 8, works behind the scenes of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, home … Continue reading

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2012 Communication alumna Birchfield on choosing USC: “This is where I’m meant to be”

By Jackson DeMos In a “Connect Interview” on, recent alumna Ailie Birchfield (B.A. Communication ’12) said one of the reasons she chose to attend USC was because she could see herself fitting in with the university’s culture. “The students … Continue reading

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Daily Trojan highlights ClimatePalooza event

USC student media organization the Daily Trojan covered ClimatePalooza 2013, an event hosted by USC Annenberg and sponsored by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to raise awareness for global climate change. ClimatePalooza, which brought a number of environmental experts to the … Continue reading

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Israeli Ambassador Michael B. Oren talks Iran, history of US-Israel relations at USC Annenberg

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School hosted Michael B. Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, for a discussion about U.S.-Israeli relations and Israel’s ongoing conflicts with Iran and the Palestinian people. Before a crowd of 200 students, faculty … Continue reading

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Professor Hollihan speaks on the role of media in presidential campaigns

Communication Professor Tom Hollihan spoke with English Salon magazine — a publication also printed in Chinese — concerning the role of the media in presidential campaigns. “The media plays a critically important role in US politics because it helps citizens … Continue reading

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National media outlets report findings of USC Annenberg study

By Krista Daly Student Writer Major national media covered USC Annenberg professor Stacy Smith’s research extensively this week. More than 300 news outlets picked up the story from an Associated Press report. Also, the New York Times, the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg students team up with Marketplace for Inauguration Day series

By Alex Reed Student Writer Journalism professor Gabriel Kahn’s business reporting class partnered with to publish a series of stories about people who were born on the Inauguration Day of past presidents. “Inaugurations are real big sticks we use to mark … Continue reading

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More women go the indie route than Hollywood, USC Annenberg study finds

More women are working in independent film than in Hollywood, according to results of a new study shared today at a gathering of film and industry leaders at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The study marks … Continue reading

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