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Is Downtown L.A.’s Figueroa Corridor the Next Silicon Valley?

By Professor François Bar and John Seely Brown A remarkable transformation is taking place in the heart of Los Angeles. Over the last 10 years, Downtown L.A. became vibrant as it built ties to the south, reaching USC and Exposition … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg: Digital. Media. Leadership.

With technology and communication rapidly evolving, Annenberg aims to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in, as well as shape the future of the media industry. “The century to come will be dominated by people that are part … Continue reading

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Study conducted by Professor Francois Bar about communication Technology

USC Annenberg Professor Francois Bar co-wrote a series of reports on the impact of information and communication technologies in eight countries. The collective study was conducted by the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School. … Continue reading

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Daily Trojan covers USC Annenberg research seminar on global impact of technology

By Olivia Niland Student Writer The Daily Trojan recently published an article about USC Annenberg’s Research Seminar “Connecting People for Development.” The five-hour seminar, which was held in Annenberg’s Geoffrey Cowan Forum on Oct. 7, explored the global impact of … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg students and faculty team up with Leimert Park to repurpose the payphone

By Alex Reed Student Writer The Los Angeles Times featured a new project that USC Annenberg and the artists and community leaders of Leimert Park have started to revive the cultural history of the area. The Leimert Phone Co., which … Continue reading

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LAist features new project mapping healthy food in South LA

By Alex Reed Student Writer The LAist featured a new project that maps out healthy food available in South LA. In taking a few exploratory bike rides and walks through the community, South LA children and teenagers compiled photos and … Continue reading

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Bike map of South LA, developed by USC Annenberg, expected to draw 100 cyclists to weekend ride

About one hundred cyclists are expected to attend a group ride on June 17 that will celebrate and test a South Los Angeles bicycling map developed by communication professor François Bar (pictured, below right). They will hand out free copies … Continue reading

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Forbes features Annenberg Innovation Lab’s social media analysis

An April 24 Forbes article featured the Annenberg Innovation Lab and its dedication to Twitter sentiment analysis. The article quoted text from the project’s mission: “Most Twitter sentiment analysis to date has been post-hoc, providing assessment of political sentiment days … Continue reading

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Map to reimagine bicycling in south L.A. released by USC Annenberg and community partnership

A new map developed by USC Annenberg faculty and researchers, along with community organizers, is the first of its kind – designed with the input of residents and organizers to encourage biking in South LA while highlighting social justice. The … Continue reading

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Annenberg research contributes to book on impact of cell phones in Latin America

The USC Annenberg Research Network for International Communication presented the new book “Comunicación Móvil y Desarrollo Económico y Social en América Latina,” which focuses on the economic and social impact of cell phones in Latin America. The book includes case studies … Continue reading

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