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Sep 08, 2015, 10:45 ET With Sweets Leading the Way, Food Has Starring Role on US Television

 Food, especially sugary foods and desserts, plays a leading role on American primetime TV entertainment, and satirical news on The Daily Show...


Oct 09, 2014, 11:30 ET Jerry Weintraub, Alex Borstein, Jason Katims, Dante Di Loreto Attending 2014 Sentinel Awards

Some top names will be attending the Sentinel Awards on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The awards recognize exemplary...


Sep 29, 2014, 09:00 ET Small-World Networks Pioneer Duncan Watts Wins USC Annenberg 2014 Everett M. Rogers Award

Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and path-breaking investigator of our connected age, is the recipient of the 2014 Everett...


Jul 07, 2014, 10:00 ET Media Analytics Strategist Dana Chinn Will Lead USC Annenberg Initiative To Measure Impact Of Media

 Dana Chinn, a media analytics strategist and longtime faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the...


Dec 16, 2013, 12:58 ET Kate Langrall Folb Named Director of Hollywood, Health & Society Program of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

 Kate Langrall Folb, a leader in entertainment and social impact, has been named director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a...


Oct 10, 2013, 13:13 ET Former MTV/Viacom Exec Todd Cunningham To Lead USC Initiative To Measure Social Impact Of Media

 Todd Cunningham has been named Director of the Media Impact Project, an interdisciplinary team of skilled researchers and data specialists at...


Aug 27, 2013, 18:40 ET TV Storylines About PTSD, Malaria, Mental Illness and Alcoholism Among Finalists for 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards

Twelve finalists have been chosen from more than 70 entries for the 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards, showcasing a diverse range of topics such as...


Jul 23, 2013, 13:00 ET 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,...


Apr 29, 2013, 12:59 ET New Program Funded To Measure Media Impact And Audience Engagement

How do we measure the impact of media and journalism on the world around us? In what ways does news engage diverse audiences? And when do stories...


Apr 19, 2012, 15:03 ET In Primetime TV Dramas, Drug Users Are Not Arrested

 With the legalization of marijuana back in the headlines on the eve of 4/20, a new study says that America's most popular primetime shows...