Ted B. Kissell
Ted Kissell is editorial director at USC University Communications. He previously was a media and content strategist with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Stories by Ted B. Kissell:
Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of Music
The multihyphenate musician and scholar comes to USC from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Julia M. Ritter named dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance
The dance artist and professor led the dance department at Rutgers University, earning recognition for her scholarly and choreographic research.
Football player, investor, author: Devon Kennard makes an impact
Now a player for the Arizona Cardinals, the USC Annenberg alum is leaving his mark in fields such as real estate to philanthropy.
Reimagining AI: How values-driven artificial intelligence can reshape the way we communicate
USC Annenberg faculty, students and alumni are exploring the immense potential — and the often less-obvious pitfalls — presented by such technologies as algorithms, bots and machine learning.
Trojans combine journalism and design expertise to help news organizations thrive
Students in the new News and Information Innovation minor combine USC Annenberg’s journalism expertise with the USC Iovine and Young Academy’s entrepreneurial approach to design and technology.
Storytelling is a calling for USC Annenberg’s first HBCU scholarship recipient
Mariah Hill joined the school’s master’s program in June as the inaugural recipient of USC’s ViacomCBS HBCU Diversity in Journalism Scholarship. It creates a pipeline for Black journalists to both enter and lead newsrooms.
Inaugural Iger-Bay scholar explores identity and justice
Helping students explore Asian American history
Lecturer May Lee sees her new course as a way to address the “huge information gap” regarding Asian American history.
Award-winning journalism alumna returns to academia to reshape how stories are told
Jessica Moulite shares her experience as a Black storyteller and how she hopes to combine academic work with her journalism background to effect positive change.
Public relations major reaches for the stars with Blue Origin internship
USC student Ian Solano was the first communications intern in the space company’s history, a unique opportunity for the admitted Star Trek aficionado.
Olympic skateboarder pushes the boundaries for women and girls in her sport
USC alum Amelia Brodka will be in the thick of things when skateboarding makes its first appearance as an Olympic sport.
Alumni bring athletes’ Olympic stories home to NBC local stations
Brad Luck and Fernando Hurtado talk about the differing paths that took them from USC Annenberg to Tokyo.
Report shows diversity on the charts, but not in executive ranks of music companies
While nearly half of the performers on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Charts were from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, only about 1 in 7 top-level executives were, the USC Annenberg study found.
Digital social media skills help graduate bridge her tech and creative interests
At first, influencer Meghan Wainwright didn’t see any connection between her job at the consulting firm Accenture and her lifestyle blog, but that all changed.
USC Annenberg doctoral graduate delves into China’s Silicon Valley
A deep exploration of the tech hub of Shenzhen is at the heart of Grace Yuehan Wang’s research.
Frank Rojas tells real L.A. stories in the classroom and the newsroom
Though the South Bay native came late to storytelling, he’s found his voice as he graduates with a master’s in journalism from USC Annenberg.
AI expert Kate Crawford maps a world of extraction and exploitation
The new USC Annenberg research professor explores the human and environmental costs of artificial intelligence.
Journalism students connect with L.A. Taco website to create community ‘zine’
The multimedia collaboration, led by USC Annenberg’s Amara Aguilar, will culminate in a printed independent magazine called Taco Life that will be distributed throughout Los Angeles.
Emilio Ferrara fuses communications with computer science to track down social media manipulators
Student group explores how mental health is portrayed on TV and in film
Two communications majors at USC Annenberg teamed up to create the Mental Health Content Collective to further the dialogue about mental health and entertainment.
Annenberg Inclusion Initiative releases study of representation in Netflix original productions
The streaming service generally receives high marks, though the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities rarely see themselves reflected on screen.
One Trojan’s journey from USC Annenberg to D.C. correspondent for ABC News
ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott is using skills gained at USC to make a name for herself — and make a difference — in Washington.
2 Trojans’ civic-minded projects win Reimagine Challenge 2020
The competition challenged students to develop proposals to help communities hardest by the pandemic or spark a global movement capable that would spur 1 million people into action.