Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dean Wilson, Weil and Ph.D. student Ognyanova present public’s critical information needs to FCC

The American public has measurable, significant and unmet information needs at the individual and community level, a team of USC Annenberg researchers concluded at a June 26 meeting with the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities … Continue reading

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Neon Tommy takes home four first-place LA Press Club Awards

Neon Tommy, a student-run online news source that covers Los Angeles, won four first-place awards at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards on June 24. Co-Editor-in-Chief Catherine Green took the prize for online feature. Her winning story, “Kneading the System: … Continue reading

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Dean Wilson in Foreign Affairs article: “Silicon Valley Needs a Foreign Policy”

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III wrote a June 21 Foreign Affairs article stating that high-tech American companies need to develop their own foreign policy. “Looking forward, the tech industry needs to come together and be more vocal, and the federal … Continue reading

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Deadline for Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life is July 1

Applications for the Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life are due July 1, 2012. For more information about Knight Grants and to apply, visit: http://annenberg.usc.edu/knight-grants The competition, sponsored by the Knight Program in Media and Religion, … Continue reading

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Increased grant shows support for debate in LA schools

The USC Neighborhood Debate Alliance received a grant almost double the size of last year’s from the USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO) program. The USC Good Neighbors Campaign that raised a record $1.3 million allowed UNO to fund 42 programs that … Continue reading

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Professor Birman’s documentary named national finalist for 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

Journalism professor Dan Birman‘s documentary “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story” is a finalist in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism national contest. The film takes an in-depth look at a 16-year-old girl who is serving a life sentence for murder. … Continue reading

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Alumna grabs 2nd place in national Hearst broadcast competition

By Jessica Zech Student Writer Natasha Zouves, a broadcast journalism major who graduated from USC Annenberg in the spring, won second place in the Hearst Foundation’s National Television Broadcast News Championship in San Francisco. Zouves was among five finalists who … Continue reading

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Media in our image

By Johanna Blakley Managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center I was delighted when the editors of Women’s Studies Quarterly asked me to submit a piece to them about social media and gender. They had seen … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg hosts World Bank-Annenberg 2012 Summer Institute Course in Communication and Governance

Beginning June 16, USC Annenberg will host a 12-day institute where development professionals and public officials will learn about “the most recent advances with regard to the contributions of communication to governance reform,” according to the World Bank’s event description. … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg to host new executive training program for community news publishers

Community news publishers will get expert help tackling business and market challenges through an executive training program from the Investigative News Network (INN). The Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, to be held Oct. 18 – 20 at USC Annenberg, is … Continue reading

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