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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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Durbin speaks live on KTLA about Sochi Olympics

Daniel Durbin, director of the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society, spoke live in-studio with KTLA this morning in preparation of the Sochi Olympics’ opening ceremony. “This is really an attempt to put Russia back on the map … Continue reading

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Kaplan quoted on departure of Leno from “Tonight Show”

Norman Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan spoke with the Los Angeles Times on the departure of Jay Leno from “The Tonight Show.” “Leno proved that comedy could be clean and square, and still be funny,” Kaplan said. “That kind of … Continue reading

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Research Project from Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society featured on Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America recently featured the latest project from the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society. Led by Director Daniel Durbin, the institute is putting together a digital library of oral histories told by African-American Major League Baseball … Continue reading

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Burghardt Tenderich speaks on Snapchat security

Professor Burghardt Tenderich spoke on KPCC’s “Take Two” concerning a recent security breach on the popular photo messaging app Snapchat. Earlier this month, hackers leaked the names and phone numbers of 4.6 million users, leading many to question the security of … Continue reading

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Professor Anawalt featured in November issue of Art in America

USC Annenberg professor Sasha Anawalt was interviewed for a feature in the November issue of Art in America magazine about the changing field of art criticism and arts journalism. “What’s great about our times is that the playing field in … Continue reading

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Inside USC Annenberg: Friday, October 18, 2013

USC Annenberg Associate Professor Sandy Tolan has already published two books: Me and Hank, A Boy and His Hero 25 Years Later, an exploration of race and sports in America; and The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the … Continue reading

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India trip marks public launch of global center in Bollywood for Annenberg Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington and HH&S program administrator Chris Dzialo recently traveled to India for the public launch of its global center called The Third Eye, bringing in local writers for a series of panels, … Continue reading

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Celebration for Kun’s “Songs in the Key of L.A.” highlighted by L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times highlighted the Grand Performances celebration for the publication of USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun’s new book, “Songs in the Key of L.A.” The event, which featured artists Ozomatli, Jackson Browne and Stevie Wonder among others, brought to life … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg trains young adults in South LA to report on their communities

Dozens of South Los Angeles residents, community leaders, journalists, and USC Annenberg students, faculty and staff congregated on June 27 at Mercado La Paloma to celebrate the launch of the second class of Reporter Corps. Aspiring journalists from across South … Continue reading

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