Monthly Archives: August 2011

Balsamo live chats about how brain science will change education

Professor Anne Balsamo, director of learning at the Annenberg Innovation Lab, participated in an Aug. 31 live chat about how brain science will change education. “I believe that the greatest benefits to collaborative learning and knowledge making is the sense … Continue reading

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Professor Jenkins compares comic book heroes to Greek mythology in NY Times

Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts Henry Jenkins told the New York Times in a front-page article that the idea of returning classic heroes to their origins long predated comic books. “Part of the nature of culture is … Continue reading

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Professor Smith presents on media ritual, moral panic and market meltdown

By Sammi Wong Student Writer Communication professor Christopher Holmes Smith presented his paper titled “We Have Armageddon!: Media Ritual, Moral Panic, and Market Meltdown” at the Aug. 29 Annenberg Research Seminar. His paper and presentation focused mainly on perceived social … Continue reading

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Journalist Joe Mathews compares California politics to Winchester Mystery House

By Jessica Zech Student Writer Journalist Joe Mathews, who writes about California for the New America Foundation, explained his opinions on California’s government and current fiscal issues at USC Annenberg’s Journalism Director’s Forum on Tuesday. Mathews, who said his job … Continue reading

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LA Times features Kun’s event celebrating Boyle Heights music

An Aug. 26 Los Angeles Times article previewed “A Night at the Phillips Music Company,” an event curated by communication and journalism professor Josh Kun in Boyle Heights, Calif. Communication and journalism professor Josh Kun “Saturday evening at California Plaza, … Continue reading

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Taplin reveals “Lessons from Apple”

Communication professor and Annenberg Innovation Lab director Jonathan Taplin wrote in an Aug. 25 Talking Points Memo article that the United States should learn from Apple about a culture of innovation. “That means we have to let lots of experiments … Continue reading

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Overholser tells NY Times media’s selective reporting on causes of death is “a shame”

School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser told the New York Times that it is “a shame” that some newspapers selectively report on people’s causes of death. Overholser said U.S. media’s reporting tends to be more straightforward about listing causes of … Continue reading

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Taplin calls Apple’s Jobs one of the key innovators of the digital age

National media quoted communication professor Jonathan Taplin about Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepping down. Taplin told Financial (Georgia) that Jobs is one of the key innovators of the digital age, and that his keen sense of design led to distinctive products, … Continue reading

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Student media opportunities

Student organizations are offering a variety of ways to get involved this semester.  Neon Tommy is hosting open houses on Aug. 25 and Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. in the Annenberg West Lobby. Annenberg Radio News is holding an information session … Continue reading

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Monge and alumna Lee publish article in Journal of Communication

Alumna Seungyoon Lee (Ph.D. Communication) and communication professor Peter Monge (pictured) have published an article in the the current issue of the Journal of Communication. It is titled The Coevolution of Multiplex Communication Networks in Organizational Communities and “examines the … Continue reading

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