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Lifeline phones should be enhanced to ensure public safety, USC Annenberg urges FCC
The program should provide affordable mobile phones with access to emergency services for all Americans, filing recommends.
FCC chief of staff named senior fellow of USC Annenberg center
Zachary Katz, chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission, has been appointed a senior fellow of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.
Mobile devices used in human trafficking, USC Annenberg report reveals
Mobile phones and devices are now being used to traffic minors for commercial sex in the United States, according to a new report from the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Conventions to assess role of media in political discussions
Top journalists and political strategists will offer assessments of the campaigns and the press while exploring the role that media has in shaping the national political discourse at public events during the national political conventions in Florida and North Carolina.
Internet is potent weapon in fight against human trafficking
The rapid expansion of the Internet is being used to facilitate human trafficking, yet it also can be harnessed to monitor and combat this form of modern-day slavery. This is the finding of a new report from the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
FCC report highlights work by USC researchers
Cinny Kennard, an award-winning journalist and senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, was a key member of the working group that conducted research for a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report assessing the state of the national and local media landscape and offering major policy recommendations on how to preserve the public’s access to news and information.
Cowan Named President of Sunnylands Trust
Geoffrey Cowan, a USC University Professor and dean emeritus of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has been named the first president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
Can technology save local news?
While revenues decline for traditional media organizations despite high demand for news and information, technology and innovation may be saving local news, according to a report released by the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Klein joins Center on Communication Leadership
Jeffrey S. Klein, a former senior executive with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror, has joined the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy as the 2010-11 executive in residence. As both a lawyer and journalist, he has more than 24 years of experience operating newspaper, magazine, television and Internet businesses.
New Leaders Named for Advisory Board
Four leaders from media and public policy have joined the advisory board of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.
Conducting ‘Top Secret Talks’
With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy will present “Top Secret Talks,” a timely examination of the tension between the government’s need for secrecy and the public’s right to know. The series will be presented in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers.
Government Support of News Media Declines
Government financial support that has bolstered this country’s commercial news business since its colonial days is in sharp decline and likely to fall further, according to a report released on Jan. 28 by the USC Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.
Three Senior Fellows Join USC Center
A top news executive and two leading global policymakers have been appointed 2010-2011 senior fellows of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Essay Cites Gender Bias in Media
Fellows from the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism have written an essay included in a report released Oct. 15 by California’s first lady Maria Shriver.
Kit Rachlis Joins USC Annenberg
Award-winning editor Kit Rachlis has been appointed a 2009-10 senior fellow of the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. In that role, he will help lead a series of discussions and projects in the area of arts, politics and society.
Philanthropic Support Grows for Journalism
Philanthropic foundations are taking unprecedented steps to address the crisis in journalism and “serve as a firewall against the disappearance of critical news and information,” according to a new report from the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication.
USC Center to Study News Woes
From a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the future of journalism to a new tax cut for newspapers, policymakers nationwide are responding to the crisis facing the news business.
Digital Journalists Head to Boot Camp
Fifteen digital journalists from 10 states have been selected for the inaugural class of the Knight Digital Media Center’s News Entrepreneur Boot Camp.
USC, Shriver to Study Status of Women
Award-winning broadcast journalist Maria Shriver, in partnership with USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, the Center on American Progress and Time magazine, is launching an ambitious research project to examine the consequences of women’s more prominent economic status on the institutions that matter most in American life – government, business, faith, education and health.
Kennard Appointed Senior Fellow at USC
Award-winning journalist and media executive Cinny Kennard has been appointed a 2009-10 senior fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.
Kennard Appointed Senior Fellow at USC
Center on Communication Leadership and Policy will develop a new program on women and communication leadership.
USC Annenberg Receives $1.8M in Grants
Washington Post Wins Selden Ring Award
USC Annenberg announces a $35,000 award for coverage of abysmal conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Gender Balance Askew in Oscar Race
Women continue to be poorly represented among the best picture nominees, says a USC Annenberg report.