Monthly Archives: August 2012

Doctoral student Stokes co-authors report on mobile games

Doctoral student Benjamin Stokes co-authored a new report with two Cinema Ph.D. students that addresses the mobile frontier for civic video games. The report, titled The Civic Tripod for Mobile and Games: Activism, Art and Learning, “outlines the emerging field … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg accepts diversity award at AEJMC conference

CHICAGO — School of Journalism Director and professor Geneva Overholser accepted the 2012 AEJMC Equity and Diversity Award celebrating the School’s advances on a number of fronts, and several faculty presented leading-edge projects and research at the 100th conference of the … Continue reading

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Undergrad Benson describes London Olympics internship as “five weeks of chaos mixed with enchantment and awe”

* Undergraduate Broadcast and Digital Journalism major Jessica Benson was one of 21 USC Annenberg students hired for the NBC Sports Summer Olympics Internship. Below, she outlines the experience. * By Jessica Benson Student Writer I’m driving full speed. Well, … Continue reading

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Hollywood, Health & Society announces 10 finalists for 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards; TV shows’ writers will be honored in ceremony Sept. 19

By Russell DeVita Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, has announced 10 finalists for the 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards, highlighting dramas, comedies and children’s programming covering such topics as addiction, Asperger’s, childbirth, … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg Debate Squad receives two-year grant to help expand digital debating around the world

The USC Annenberg Debate Squad, led by communication professor Gordon Stables (pictured), received a two-year grant totaling $591,000 from the Open Society Institute’s Foundation to Promote Open Society. USC Annenberg Debate will work with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg announces recipients of Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life

USC Annenberg announced today the recipients of the 2012 Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life. Among many outstanding applications, six projects were chosen to receive grants between $5,000 and $20,000. “We’re excited to support probing  journalism … Continue reading

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Professor Fellenzer and class featured in S.I. cover story on USC Annenberg student Matt Barkley

Adjunct journalism professor Jeff Fellenzer and his class were featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story about USC Annenberg student Matt Barkley (B.A. Communication ’12), who is also the starting quarterback of the USC football team. The in-depth article covered … Continue reading

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Neon Tommy nominated for Online News Association award

USC Annenberg’s Neon Tommy earned a 2012 Online News Association (ONA) Online Journalism Awards nomination for its report on the fatal shooting of two graduate students in April. Former Executive Editor Ryan Faughnder, former Deputy Editor Tracy Bloom and other Neon Tommy … Continue reading

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Event features USC Annenberg’s efforts to improve civic engagement through journalism

Journalism Director Geneva Overholser discussed USC Annenberg’s new Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative with alumna and Alhambra Source editor Daniela Gerson during Tuesday’s Journalism Director’s Forum. The Initiative is a collaboration between the Metamorphosis Project, Alhambra Source and Intersections South LA to … Continue reading

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London Games were “best ever,” says Olympics expert and professor Abrahamson

By Jeremy Rosenberg The athletes weren’t the only people working hard and setting records during the 2012 London Olympic Games. USC Annenberg lecturer Alan Abrahamson put in long and tedious hours in the British capital, as well as the months … Continue reading

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