Gretchen Parker McCartney is director of media relations for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Prior to joining USC in 2010, she was a reporter for Us Weekly and a writer for The Associated Press and newspapers in Florida and Texas. Her work has appeared in publications all over the world; most recently, she was a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine.
Stories by Gretchen McCartney:
Houston Chronicle reporter wins Selden Ring Award for investigative series on special ed
Brian M. Rosenthal’s seven-part series revealed that Texas educators denied services to children with developmental needs.
Investigative journalism at USC gets boost from Ring Foundation pledge
The gift will help USC Annenberg master’s students tell stories about ethics and accountability.
Josh Kun wins prestigious MacArthur Foundation award
The ‘genius grant’ honors the communications professor and cultural historian, whose innovative work explores unexpected cross-cultural connections.
Social media expert Nicco Mele named new Wallis Annenberg Chair
The former Los Angeles Times deputy publisher will draw on digital and traditional media experience in his USC Annenberg post.
USC Annenberg, Viterbi schools form unique partnership
Two new programs will give students a mix of communications and technological skills, finding new ways to deliver news.
Willow Bay to receive lifetime achievement award
Los Angeles Press Club will honor School of Journalism director with accolade that’s been given to Cronkite, Koppel and Brokaw.
USC Annenberg’s Media Center named for Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves and CBS
Fully converged newsroom serves as nerve center of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall.
USC Annenberg unveils Wallis Annenberg Hall
The future of digital communication will come from within these walls.
Man in the Middle recalls career of journalist Ruben Salazar
The complex story of Ruben Salazar was brought to life at a screening of a documentary directed by USC Annenberg fellow Phillip Rodriguez.
Provost Professor Jenkins named to Peabody Awards board
Professor Henry Jenkins of USC Annenberg is one of three new members of the board that selects Peabody Awards.
Banet-Weiser tapped to lead School of Communication
USC Annenberg will welcome current Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser as the new director of its School of Communication, effective in the summer of 2014.
USC dean cites ‘Annenberg advantage’ at school’s commencement
As part of USC’s 130th commencement, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism celebrated the conferral of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to 961 students.
USC Annenberg readies for first graduating class of online master’s students
When USC’s leadership began its serious push into online education, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Professor Rebecca Weintraub was at the front of the line.
Army major reports from Afghanistan
When Army Maj. Mike Nicholson applied for admission to the online Master of Communication Management program at USC Annenberg, he knew he might soon receive orders to deploy to Afghanistan.
Investigative reporter reveals her process
Tampa Bay Times reporter Alexandra Zayas visited USC earlier this month to accept this year’s Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting.
Castells hosts discussion on DNA documentary
University Professor Manuel Castells will host renowned documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak this week for a series of events.
Scrapbooks, Army surplus and other stuff
“Draw. No matter what.” That’s the advice underground cartoonist Carol Tyler gave to students who gathered for her talk with USC Provost’s Professor Henry Jenkins as part of a Visions and Voices series.
Twitter tool delves into the sentiment of social media
As part of its emphasis on participatory culture, USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab has developed a project that offers real-time analysis on topics that thrive via social media.
USC undergrads hold center court with Hearn Scholarships
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism students Nicholas Burton and James Santelli received the 2013 Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarships.
Groundbreaking held for Wallis Annenberg Hall
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism heralded its role as a leader of a new era of digital media communication and education with the groundbreaking of a visionary new building and the launch of a $150 million fundraising drive.
USC Annenberg to break ground on new building
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is ushering in a new era of digital media education, communication and production with the launch of a $150 million fundraising initiative.
Merging news with scholarship
The USC Annenberg School for Communcation and Journalism is connecting two of its community news sites with research that will explore and gauge their impact.
An emotional connection to the games we play
As a kid in Shanghai, Jenova Chen bartered with his parents for the chance to play video games. As he got older, Chen realized what was missing: a mature, emotional connection to the entertainment.
School of Journalism receives national diversity award
The School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has been honored with the national Equity and Diversity Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.