Monthly Archives: December 2012

25% of PC owners may switch to other devices, reports the Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz, Inc.

For one-quarter of computer owners, their current PC may be their last. Twenty-five percent of computer owners say they may not replace their PC when their current machine becomes unusable, signaling a possible trend of consumers becoming PC-less because they … Continue reading

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New website showcases work of Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Life fellows

The Knight Program in Media and Religion supports innovative programs and projects at the intersection of religion, media and society. Ten journalists were awarded Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Life in August 2011, and over the past … Continue reading

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Alumna Schweitzer honored in Forbes’ “30 Under 30″ list

By Alex Reed Student Writer USC Annenberg alumna Callie Schweitzer was honored with a spot on Forbes’ annual “30 under 30 in Media.” The list is compliled by nominations from media industry sources, as well as industry experts who serve as … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg Innovation Lab publishes new guides for developing participatory learning

The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab has released three new reports that aim to serve as teaching and learning guides for K-12 teachers and administrators who want to develop more participatory learning approaches in classrooms. The guides share insights and lessons … Continue reading

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Professor Kahn says recipients of targeted ads must have incentive to give up privacy

NBC Los Angeles interviewed journalism professor Gabriel Kahn in a piece about television technology that would record what viewers say and do while they watch. Verizon, the cable provider developing the technology, would then tailor advertisements to a viewer’s needs … Continue reading

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Andrew Lih shares data security tools and his expertise on Wikipedia

MediaShift ran an op-ed about data security for journalists by journalism professor and Director of New Media Andrew Lih. Lih wrote that journalists “operating in risky theaters or striving to be vigilant about their data” should be aware of and use security … Continue reading

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Professor Kun interviewed by KPCC’s Take Two about Jenni Rivera

By Alex Reed Student Writer Communication and journalism professor Josh Kun was interviewed on KPCC’s Take Two about the late Mexican-American artist Jenni Rivera. Rivera, a hugely successful artist in the Mexican Banda scene, was killed in a plane crash … Continue reading

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Liam Neeson and Journeys in Film: Preparing America’s Children for a Global Future

From USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center: Journeys in Film, in partnership with acclaimed actor and Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson, has launched a new fundraising endeavor to educate American students about the world and its rich, diverse cultures. Journeys in … Continue reading

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Community Health Conference unites foundations and media outlets to better serve communities

USC Annenberg’s Dec. 4 conference on “Expanding Coverage: News and Information to Enhance Community Health” brought together media and non-profit leaders to find ways to better engage and serve marginalized communities. By Jeremy Rosenberg West Virginians are suffering through an … Continue reading

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Professor Anawalt talks about Kushner’s “Angels in America” with the Los Angeles Times

By Alex Reed Student Writer Sasha Anawalt, associate professor and director of USC Annenberg’s Arts Journalism Programs, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the 20th anniversary of Tony Kushner’s play, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on … Continue reading

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