Monthly Archives: October 2012

Innovation Lab’s scientific approach to determining sarcasm in Twitter analysis featured in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab and its director, communication professor Jonathan Taplin, in an Oct. 30 article about “The Strange Science Of Translating Sarcasm Online.” The article’s author, Katherine Rosman, wrote that computer programming follows strict … Continue reading

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Senior lecturer Reeves writes about “presidential greatness” for CNN

By Alex Reed Student Writer On Sunday, CNN.com asked several renowned political historians, including journalism professor Richard Reeves, to weigh in on what it means to achieve “presidential greatness.” In his response, Reeves said that presidents are always remembered more … Continue reading

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Kaplan moderates panel discussion on partisanship in the United States

By Alex Reed Student Writer Martin Kaplan, director of USC Annenberg’s Normal Lear Center, moderated a panel discussion for the ALOUD series at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The panel, featuring Connie Rice, Rick Hasen and Leslie Berestein Rojas, … Continue reading

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Huffington Posts runs article by USC Annenberg’s MAPP Project

By Alex Reed Student Writer The Huffington Post published an op-ed by USC Annenberg’s Media Activism Participatory Politics (MAPP) project about the use of the media by activist group Invisible Children. The article, “Moving Beyond Kony 2012,” was co-written by … Continue reading

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Trojan Debate Squad director Stables develops debate series

Director of the USC Annenberg Trojan Debate Squad Gordon Stables helped the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center develop The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series. “Their goal was to expand the role of civics education and I helped design a debate curriculum and series,” Stables … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg hosts editorial cartooning exhibition

USC Annenberg hosts “Drawing Conclusions: The Editorial Cartoon” through May 17, 2013 outside Room 207 on the second floor. By Jeremy Rosenberg Robert Scheer is ecstatic. The celebrated author, journalist, weekly public radio show panelist and USC Annenberg communication professor … Continue reading

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Filmmaker uses social documentation to report on education, life in South LA

A USC Annenberg’s Journalism Director’s Forum recently hosted filmmaker Jennifer Taylor for a discussion and presentation of her upcoming PBS project, “Street Knowledge 2 College.” The project, commissioned by the Latino Public Broadcasting for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American … Continue reading

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United Nations uses research from doctoral student Martin Hilbert

By Alex Reed Student Writer The United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU) featured the research of USC Annenberg Provost’s fellow Martin Hilbert in its 2012 edition of “Measuring the Information Society.” Included in the annual report is Hilbert’s approach to … Continue reading

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducts Dean Wilson into its 232nd class of members

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III was among 185 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass. on Oct. 6. Founded in 1780, the American Academy … Continue reading

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Professor K.C. Cole in LA Times op-ed: Assumptions can be corrected

By Alex Reed Student Writer The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed article by journalism professor K.C. Cole about society’s tendency to assume that all CEOs, doctors and other professionals are white males because that is the “default assumption.” “Default … Continue reading

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