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Apr 20, 2015, 09:00 ET

Media luminaries headline USC Annenberg's 2015 commencement ceremonies

 USC Annenberg announced today that two influential leaders in the new world of converged, global media will deliver keynote addresses at the...

Mar 12, 2015, 12:24 ET

Eighteen percent of Americans cannot resist the urge to text or email while driving; 17 percent of Millennials use online technology behind the wheel always or often

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For distracted drivers, actions do indeed speak louder than words. Although large...

Feb 27, 2015, 11:03 ET

Isolation From Technology And Social Networks Increases Risk Of Labor Trafficking, USC Study Finds

 Migrant workers who are isolated from technology and social networks are more vulnerable to human trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation....

Feb 25, 2015, 12:20 ET

USC Annenberg's future-focused Media Center named for Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves and CBS

The hub of digital media production and education at USC Annenberg – the state-of-the-art Media Center of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall...

Jan 21, 2015, 00:01 ET

Will Hollywood Earn A 'D' On Diversity?

 The Academy Award nominations for the 2015 Oscars were blasted for their lack of diversity. But excluding women and underrepresented...

Jan 15, 2015, 14:30 ET

Knight Chair program awarded $1.25 million to expand online religion coverage by Religion Dispatches

Comprehensive reporting efforts on the changing landscape of American religious practice and theological thought will see significant expansion in...

Oct 01, 2014, 21:04 ET

Grand Opening: USC Annenberg unveils Wallis Annenberg Hall

 The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today inaugurated a new era of digital media education, communication and production...

Aug 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Even In A "Good Year," Film Diversity Stays Stable

 Steve McQueen may have been the first black director to win an Oscar for Best Picture, but 2013 was otherwise business as usual in Hollywood...

Jul 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

For Females In Film, Progress Is Frozen

Anna and Elsa managed to rescue their kingdom from perpetual winter, but the challenge they face now is to save other female characters and actors...

Jun 16, 2014, 17:00 ET

USC Annenberg Releases Results of Eighth GAP Study Assessing PR Industry Trends and Practices

Results from the eighth biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VIII) Study were released today by the...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:32 ET

Willow Bay to lead USC Annenberg School of Journalism

USC Annenberg Dean, Ernest J. Wilson III announced today that Willow Bay has been named director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg...

Feb 18, 2014, 10:30 ET

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Team Wins 2014 USC Annenberg Selden Ring Award

A team of reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarded USC Annenberg's 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for...

Oct 30, 2013, 14:02 ET

Racially diverse films win fans but fall behind in Hollywood

USC Annenberg study finds a dearth of African Americans in film --on screen and behind the camera  Fruitvale Station. 12 Years a Slave....

Oct 25, 2013, 13:11 ET

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism collaborates with Adobe to offer free software to students in 2013-14

Through a new collaboration with Adobe, a global leader in digital media tools, USC Annenberg will provide its students, faculty and staff with...

Oct 10, 2013, 14:28 ET
With industry-wide support, USC Annenberg launches eighth GAP study of PR/Communication best practices and trends.  (PRNewsFoto/USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)

Industry Best Practices Study Now Open For Top Communicators

The Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) VIII study is now live for senior communications professionals to submit responses. Findings drawn from the...

Jun 13, 2013, 09:00 ET

Thirty percent of parents let children use Facebook unsupervised, reports 11th annual study of the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future

 Do parents trust their children on Facebook? While a large percentage of adults say they monitor the activity of children in their households...

Jun 10, 2013, 13:00 ET

USC Annenberg: $3 Million Gift Will Endow Strategic Public Relations Chair

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has received a $3 million gift from Jayne and Hans Hufschmid to endow the Jayne and Hans...

May 28, 2013, 12:00 ET

Songs in the Key of L.A.: New Project from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles Celebrates the City's Rich Musical History, Told Through the Collections of the Los Angeles Public Library

 This summer, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles celebrates the rich musical history of the City of Angels with "Songs in the Key of L.A.,"...

May 13, 2013, 13:42 ET

Screening Sexy: Film Females And The Story That Isn't Changing

In the last five years, Hollywood has generated well-known and popular female-driven fare like Bridesmaids, The Hunger Games and the Twilight...

Apr 22, 2013, 09:00 ET

Is online privacy over? Findings from the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future show Millennials embrace a new online reality

A new survey shows significant differences in the way Millennials think, compared to older users of the Internet, when it comes to online privacy,...