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2012 Communication alumna Birchfield on choosing USC: “This is where I’m meant to be”

By Jackson DeMos In a “Connect Interview” on burnyourresume.com, recent alumna Ailie Birchfield (B.A. Communication ’12) said one of the reasons she chose to attend USC was because she could see herself fitting in with the university’s culture. “The students … Continue reading

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Professors Fulk and Monge win Career of Outstanding Contributions Award

By Jackson DeMos Communication professors Janet Fulk and Peter Monge recently won the Academy of Management‘s Career of Outstanding Contributions Award in the Organizational Communication & Information Systems division. “In giving the award, we looked for preeminent scholars who have … Continue reading

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36 students from Communication University of China visit School

Communication professor Tom Hollihan is hosting a delegation of 36 students from the Communication University of China this week at USC Annenberg. The students will hear lectures by USC Annenberg communication professors Hollihan, Ben Lee, Dan Durbin and Taj Frazier. The … Continue reading

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Trope dissects Hollywood and its meaning

Communication professor Alison Trope presented a talk on the multi-faceted nature of Hollywood in an April 9 Research Seminar held at USC Annenberg. Trope recently published a book titled “Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood” in which she discussed … Continue reading

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Professor Frazier receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awarded assistant communication professor Robeson Taj P. Frazier the 2012 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The award, which includes a $30,000 maximum stipend and a $1,500 research, travel or publication grant, will begin … Continue reading

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Trope discusses Sesame Street’s breastfeeding debate

Communication professor Alison Trope was featured in a Jan. 24 KPCC discussion on the topic: “Breastfeeding on Sesame Street?” “When we focus so much on the breast only as a facet of our sexuality, we lose its multidimensionality and we … Continue reading

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Western Ontario’s Hearn discusses pre-history of self-branding at Research Seminar

The Jan. 23 Annenberg Research Seminar featured a presentation by the Rogers Chair of Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology from the University of Western Ontario, Alison Hearn. Hearn’s topic, “Sentimental ‘greenbacks’ of civilization”: Cartes de Viste and the … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg scholars travel to New Orleans for NCA Conference

Dozens of USC Annenberg scholars will attend the National Communication Association’s 97th Annual Convention this weekend in New Orleans. The convention will be held from Nov. 17-20. The participants will engage in discussions focusing on communication research, teaching concepts and … Continue reading

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Williams on lack of diversity in video games

The Grio reported on communication professor Dmitri Williams‘ research on the lack of diversity in video games. Williams found that fewer than 3 percent of video game characters were Hispanic and about 10 percent were African American, although they were … Continue reading

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Professor Williams says Jeep-Call of Duty partnership reflects today’s culture

Communication professor Dmitri Williams was quoted in a Nov. 7 Montreal Gazette article about Jeep partnering with the Call of Duty video game to sell the new Wrangler. Williams said “the branding speaks to a total lifestyle,” which means it … Continue reading

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