Monthly Archives: March 2012

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab announces 2012 Student Design Challenge winners

The Annenberg Innovation Lab, a cross-disciplinary center designed to create and deliver new solutions that innovate the nexus of media, science and design, announces the winners of its 2011-2012 CRUNCH Student Design Challenge. Now in its second year, CRUNCH is … Continue reading

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Zynga’s Kati London to join USC Annenberg as Innovator-in-Residence

Kati London, a social and civic game developer and executive producer for Zynga New York, will join USC Annenberg as its 2012 Innovator-in-Residence from March 29 to April 3, Dean Ernest J. Wilson III announced. London becomes USC Annenberg’s third … Continue reading

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Professor Kun writes about the political power of music

Communication and journalism professor Josh Kun wrote a March 15 article for The American Prospect magazine that traces black music’s role from the civil rights movement to present day. “In January, President Barack Obama made his singing debut on the … Continue reading

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Dean Wilson outlines what innovation clusters must do to foster economic growth

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III wrote an article for the Spring 2012 issue of strategy+business magazine about innovation clusters needing to draw on the power of an interrelated “quad” of sectors — public, private, civil and academic — to foster economic … Continue reading

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Professor Frazier receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awarded assistant communication professor Robeson Taj P. Frazier the 2012 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The award, which includes a $30,000 maximum stipend and a $1,500 research, travel or publication grant, will begin … Continue reading

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Professor Henry Jenkins joins Disney Junior’s advisory board

Disney Junior announced that Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts Henry Jenkins will  be part of its newly formed council of academic advisers. “We are thrilled to have assembled this prominent group of leading academics, the best in … Continue reading

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Update from class trip to India

By Laura J. Nelson Student writer Reporting from New Delhi — Hello from India! We’re at the end of day three in a whirlwind 10-day tour of India with Journalism 585, Reporting on Religion. Over spring break, eight graduate students, … Continue reading

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HH&S Director Buffington in D.C. March 16 to address Vaccines/New Media Film Festival and Georgetown University’s Hoyawood Club

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington will deliver a keynote address about working with scriptwriters to create global health storylines at the Vaccines and New Media “Film Festival” on Friday, March 16 in Washington, D.C. Buffington will … Continue reading

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Ellen Schneider discusses “prenups” between filmmakers and funders

School of Journalism director Geneva Overholser was joined by Active Voice founder Ellen Schneider on March 6 to discuss The Prenups: What Modern Media Makers $hould Talk About Before They Tie the Knot. Schneider shared details about her 11-year old company, … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg presence felt at Ruben Salazar birthday celebration

  By Elena Kadvany Student Writer USC Annenberg students and faculty took part in a community celebration of the 84th birthday of slain journalist Ruben Salazar at la Plaza de la Raza in East Los Angeles last Saturday. Salazar, a … Continue reading

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