Ian is a media relations specialist covering technology for university communications and USC News. Ian comes from Transform PR, a boutique PR agency in Santa Monica where he worked with hundreds of tech companies and startups. He was also an online writer and editor for Bleacher Report in its earliest years.
Stories by Ian Chaffee:
Men are from Clash of Clans, women are from Candy Crush
Who spends hundreds of real dollars on their phone for power-ups and virtual coins? USC researchers analyzed millions of app purchases to find out.
We’ll all be watching the Super Bowl, but why? USC experts weigh in
Sunday’s big game between Atlanta and New England will surely generate super ratings. Politics and spectacle play a big role, and so do some deflated footballs.
USC experts look at the Oscar nominations and the state of the film industry
Film, music, media and marketing pros discuss the issues surrounding Hollywood’s annual celebration of itself.
Coliseum meets ‘zero waste’ goal
USC-managed stadium is the largest in the NFL and the second-largest college field to achieve the remarkable goal, repurposing over 90 percent of waste created by over 1 million fans.
Who’s to blame for fake news and what can be done about it?
USC experts weigh in on the internet-driven phenomenon that has quickly changed the way we look at just about everything.
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond: What you need to know
USC experts have timely advice on online shopping, cybersecurity and this year’s hottest high-tech gifts: drones and virtual reality devices.
Catch a ‘bird’s-eye view’ of virtual climate change at Santa Monica Pier
USC, Geological Survey and city of Santa Monica team up on a virtual reality installation that shows rising sea levels.
Real or not? USC study finds many political tweets come from fake accounts
A deep scientific analysis of political tweets this #Election reveals bots are swaying the discourse, according to scientists at the USC Information Sciences Institute.
Gaming’s biggest independent festival, IndieCade, settles in at USC
The internationally famous game event, which attracts designers from around the globe, makes its debut on the University Park Campus.