Ted B. Kissell
Ted Kissell is a media and content strategist for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Stories by Ted B. Kissell:
JaBari Brown brings his Trojan devotion to a new role as culture facilitator
For more than 20 years, “The Mayor” has been a fixture at USC. Now, he’s tackling a new challenge: helping to change the university’s culture.
New USC Annenberg course gives the survivors of mass shootings a voice
Inspired by the USC Shoah Foundation’s video interviews, two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists are documenting the stories of mass shooting survivors while also teaching young reporters how to cover traumatic events.
USC Annenberg’s Manuel Castells appointed Spain’s minister of universities
The University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society will oversee policymaking and funding for Spain’s 50 public universities.
Google funds expansion of data-driven USC news venture
Crosstown, a news website created by USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi’s Integrated Media Systems Center, will use the award to create hyperlocal email newsletters for L.A. communities.
Students report on the forgotten stories of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria recovery
USC Annenberg students spent two weeks in Puerto Rico conducting face-to-face interviews on how the island is bouncing back from the devastating hurricane.
USC grad looks to bring her journalism skillset to documentary filmmaking
Shushan Minasian came from her native Russia to L.A. believing in the Hollywood version of the city. Now that she’s seen the real thing, she plans to use her master’s degree from USC Annenberg to tell those stories and more through documentaries.
Maverick Carter urges graduates to bet big on themselves
The media innovator and entrepreneur addresses the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Class of 2019.
Social media entrepreneurs: Community leaders or corporate sellouts?
USC Annenberg’s David Craig delves into the fragile distinction between leading an online community and being a corporate-backed influencer.
Award-winning journalist Afua Hirsch named Wallis Annenberg Chair
The social critic — one of Britain’s most vibrant voices on international affairs, the politics of identity and issues related to social justice — will share her multiplatform media expertise with USC Annenberg students in Los Angeles and London.
Cyntoia Brown receives clemency; she was focus of documentary by USC Annenberg’s Dan Birman
The PBS film Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story recounts Brown’s tragic childhood, running away and being forced into prostitution. In 2004, she was picked up by a man, went to his home and, claiming she feared for her life, shot and killed him.
Mobile device use: Calling all British parents and teens
Study by USC Annenberg and colleagues compares responses with recent data gathered from Japan and the U.S.