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Nov 16, 2017, 10:30 ET USC Annenberg Launches Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

The leading global research and advocacy think tank directed by Professor Stacy L. Smith at USC Annenberg today announced the launch of the...


Sep 25, 2017, 08:00 ET New USC Annenberg report points to global impact of digital device use

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today released the first-of-its-kind study titled The New Normal: Parents, Teens and...


Jul 31, 2017, 08:00 ET Hollywood sticks to the script: Films aren't more inclusive, despite a decade of advocacy

According to Professor Stacy L. Smith, author of a new study on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade, "Privilege still speaks, as white,...


Jun 20, 2017, 03:00 ET White House communications team impacts the perception of the public relations profession, USC Annenberg survey reveals

Members of the White House communications team are traditionally the most prominent public relations professionals in the world. As the most...


Mar 30, 2017, 13:45 ET USC Annenberg's 2017 Global Communications Report predicts convergence of marketing and public relations

The USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations (CPR) has released key findings from its second annual Global Communications Report (GCR17), a...


Mar 14, 2017, 00:05 ET Veteran journalist Willow Bay named dean of USC Annenberg

Willow Bay, a veteran broadcast journalist and a leader in digital communication, has been named dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication...


Feb 01, 2017, 09:00 ET Gift from Ring Foundation funds USC Annenberg investigative reporting fellowship

The Ring Foundation and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism are strengthening their shared commitment to investigative...


Dec 01, 2016, 03:05 ET Starbucks, eBay, Instagram leaders forecast what will drive PR, communications in 2017

Leaders of Starbucks, United Airlines, eBay and Instagram – as well as top PR agencies, including Golin, Ketchum and Weber Shandwick – are...


Sep 07, 2016, 00:34 ET Hollywood Equality: All Talk, Little Action

 Though the conversation on inequality in Hollywood is now at peak volume, a new report reveals that little has changed on screen or behind the...


Apr 21, 2016, 00:10 ET Mark Greenberg to lead USC Annenberg Board of Councilors; Lisa Gersh and Manuel Abud join board

 USC Annenberg's Board of Councilors has announced the appointment of a new chairman and the addition of two new board members – three...


Feb 22, 2016, 07:00 ET From C-Suite To Characters On Screen, How Inclusive Is The Entertainment Industry?

Ahead of entertainment's most exclusive and glamorous night of the year, a new study demonstrates just how exclusive film and television can be...


Jan 12, 2016, 10:00 ET USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC Viterbi School of Engineering launch unique partnership to build a new generation of integrated media professionals

USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi, two University of Southern California schools recognized as leaders in their disciplines, are teaming up in a...


Dec 09, 2015, 10:00 ET Study by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future finds increasing importance of the Internet's role in creating political power, voter influence, and accountability

 Move over, television – the Internet has become a driving force behind politics and political campaigns. The Center for the Digital...


Nov 30, 2015, 11:00 ET Annenberg Foundation gift to drive diversity initiative at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today announced the launch of a long-term initiative that will increase access to...


Sep 08, 2015, 10:00 ET Golin CEO Fred Cook to Lead the Strategic Public Relations Center at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

USC Annenberg School of Journalism Director Willow Bay announced today that Fred Cook, the CEO of Golin, one of the world's largest public...


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...


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...


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...