Category Archives: Alumni

Annenberg Alum Julie Chen Speaks with Students About Changing Journalism Field

Journalist and television personality Julie Chen stopped by the new Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday night to speak with students about her own Annenberg experience and the changing nature of the journalism field. Chen visited Professor Mary Murphy’s JOUR 381: Entertainment, … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg Alum Talks With Sporting News About Social Media and Sports

USC Annenberg Alum Josh Tucker was quoted in a Sporting News article about how Instagram and Vine are redefining social media and branding for sports teams. According to Tucker, who is now the Social Media Coordinator for the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Truthdig Wins Webby Award For Best Political Blog

Truthdig, a political news website founded by USC Annenberg professor Robert Scheer and alumna Zuade Kaufman, won the Webby People’s Voice Award for best political blog for 2014. The site won its first Webby Award in this category in 2007 … Continue reading

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Daily Trojan Writes Story About USC Annenberg Fundraising Milestone

USC student publication the Daily Trojan wrote a story about USC Annenberg hitting the $100 million mark in its long-term fundraising initiative. USC Annenberg aims to raise $150 million by June 2018. This is part of a university-wide goal to … Continue reading

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Dan Birman releases documentary on aviator Bob Hoover

Journalism Professor and documentary filmmaker Dan Birman debuted his latest work, “Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover,” to a crowd of 500 aviation experts and celebrities at a Feb. 21 special Paramount Studios event. The film is just the latest in a long … Continue reading

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Fishbowl LA Highlights Online Master of Communication Management Grads

On May 29, Fishbowl LA’s Richard Horgan posted a short piece about the first group of virtual grads from USC Annenberg’s Master of Communication Management program. The program welcomed 47 graduates, about half of whom attended the on-campus ceremonies on … Continue reading

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Students, alumni announced as finalists for SoCal Journalism Awards

USC Annenberg students, alumni and faculty received more than two dozen nominations for the Los Angeles Press Club’s 55th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards. Students from USC Annenberg’s student operated news site Neon Tommy , and USC’s television multimedia news operation, Annenberg … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg grad is the LA Dodgers’ “digital cheerleader”

By Alex Reed Student Writer LA Weekly’s Howard Cole profiled USC Annenberg Graduate Josh Tucker (’11), who is now working as the social media coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tucker has gathered a following of more than 250,000 on … Continue reading

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Alumna Schweitzer makes Business Insider’s “30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech” list

Business Insider named alumna Callie Schweitzer (B.A. Journalism ’11) to its “30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech” list, adding that, “She is literally the future of media.” Schweitzer was honored with a spot on Forbes’ annual “30 under … Continue reading

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Alumni panel tells Communication Management students to network, intern and job shadow

USC Annenberg Communication Management students learned from alumni the secrets of getting a job Wednesday evening. Professor Rebecca Weintraub, director of the Masters of Communication Management program, moderated the alumni event attended by about 50 students. Several panelists said one … Continue reading

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