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How a healthier future for Hollywood is becoming a reality

The business of Hollywood, Health & Society is mostly behind-the-scenes; the program consults on dozens of critically-acclaimed television shows to ensure that health storylines are depicted as accurately as possible. But lately, HH&S has been in the spotlight itself, featured … Continue reading

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Norman Lear Center’s Johanna Blakley Talks About the ‘Free Culture’ of the Fashion Industry on TED Radio Hour

When it comes to the fashion industry, Johanna Blakley, managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center, says that it’s okay to copy the work of others. In fact, the industry thrives on it. Blakley was recently … 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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Norman Lear Center to encourage TV shows to talk about Affordable Care Act

By Alex Reed Student Writer USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center recently received an 18-month, $500,000 grant for the Hollywood Health & Society program to encourage television writers and producers to incorporate information about the Affordable Care Act into show plot … Continue reading

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New Global Centers in Nigeria and India Partner with Hollywood for Social Impact

India’s Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood film industries are leveraging the power of entertainment in an effort to prevent disease and improve the quality of life for the hundreds of millions of viewers of their TV shows and films. A two-year, … Continue reading

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Inside USC Annenberg: Monday, October 14, 2013

Construction on USC Annenberg’s Wallis Annenberg Hall has reached a halfway point, and over at the Construction Blog there are pictures and video of the building’s first precast fixture being installed: Read more about the construction of the new building … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center featured on Marketplace, Deadline

By Olivia Niland Student Writer American Public Media’s Marketplace radio aired a segment Oct. 10 about the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center‘s recent $500,000 grant from The California Endowment. Hollywood Health & Society, a program with the Norman Lear Center, received … Continue reading

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Former MTV/Viacom exec Todd Cunningham joins USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center team setting new standards for media measurement

Todd Cunningham has been named Director of the Media Impact Project, an interdisciplinary team of skilled researchers and data specialists at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  The team will … 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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Social network theory pioneer Mark Granovetter wins 2013 Everett M. Rogers Award

Stanford Professor of Sociology Mark Granovetter is the recipient of the 2013 Everett M. Rogers Award. Cited over 24,000 times, Granovetter’s 1973 paper “The Strength of Weak Ties” is a social science classic and a milestone in network theory. Our … Continue reading

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