Monthly Archives: December 2011

Seib reviews Vanished Kingdoms for the Dallas Morning News

On Dec. 30, The Dallas Morning News published a review written by journalism professor and director of the Center on Public Diplomacy Philip Seib about Norman Davies’ Vanished Kingdoms — The Rise and Fall of States and Nations. “History, thoughtfully related, … Continue reading

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PR undergrad Rachel Will wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Rachel Will (B.A. Public Relations, ’12, pictured) is one of 14 students nationwide to win the 2012 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship. Will, who hopes to pursue a career as a foreign correspondent and report from Southeast Asia, will accept … Continue reading

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Pollack’s company creates video of the top 10 defining PR moments for 2011

Adjunct public relations professor Stefan Pollack and his company, The Pollack PR Marketing Group, created a video that shows the year’s top 10 defining public relations moments – from Bank of America’s fees to Lady Gaga’s clout. Pollack is the … Continue reading

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NewsPro ranks USC Annenberg top-five U.S. journalism school

The December issue of NewsPro, “The Magazine for News Professionals,” ranked USC Annenberg No. 5 on its list (see page 22) of top journalism schools in the country. Other schools in the top five included Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Public … Continue reading

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Alumna Katy Garretson wins Directors Guild of America lifetime achievement award

The Directors Guild of America will recognize alumna Katy Garretson (B.A. Communication/Print Journalism, ’85) with a lifetime achievement award in January. According to a Directors Guild of America press release, “Garretson will receive the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which … Continue reading

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Tolan reports on “Election Round Two in Egypt: Should we grow more food at home?”

Journalism professor Sandy Tolan published packages for Newshour and Marketplace about food — or lack thereof — fueling Egypt’s revolution. Click here for Tolan’s report from Marketplace about the market realities of food independence, produced with Charlotte Buchen. Click here … Continue reading

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Have an outstanding winter break!

We hope students enjoy their well-deserved winter break that begins today and runs through Sunday, Jan. 8. Now that final papers, presentations, articles and packages are all turned in, students can re-energize before the start of the spring semester. If … Continue reading

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Is America at a digital turning point?

Americans love their online technology, but there may be a cost to their personal and professional lives. A decade of studies by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future creates a portrait of the American user of the Internet … Continue reading

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Overholser and Nelson on LA Times Editor Russ Stanton stepping down

School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser was quoted by The News & Observer in the article “Stanton stepping down as L.A. Times editor; Maharaj to assume top newsroom job.” Overholser said that Stanton “presided over the newsroom during an exceptionally challenging … Continue reading

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Wexler’s op-ed on campaign to encourage Israelis to return home

USC Annenberg adjunct professor Gary Wexler wrote an op-ed for the Jewish Journal about an ad campaign urging Israelis to return home that has come under fire. Wexler wrote the problems with the campaign are wrong marketing strategies and wrong … Continue reading

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