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2021 Selden Ring winner
In a photo from the AP series “Fruits of Labor,” a worker walks with a pesticide sprayer on her back at a palm oil plantation. (Photo/Binsar Bakkara, The Associated Press)

Associated Press team wins 2021 Selden Ring Award for uncovering exploitation in the palm oil industry

The annual investigative journalism award, which has been presented by USC Annenberg for 32 years, goes to an examination of abusive working conditions on palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Pulitzer Prize finalist Emmanuel Martinez
Data journalist Emmanuel Martinez’s work on the “Kept Out” series that uncovered ongoing housing discrimination won him the 2019 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as a nomination for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. (Photo/Cody Pickens)

Pulitzer Prize finalist finds his best stories within data

Award-winning reporter and USC Annenberg alum Emmanuel Martinez credits his love of math with helping him dig up stories that other journalists haven’t uncovered.

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mass shooting survivors USC course
Ivy Schamis, a history teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, talks to USC Annenberg students about the mass shooting at her school. (USC Photo/Olivia Mowry)

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.

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Shushan Minasian documentary filmmaking
Shushan Minasian worked as a television reporter for seven years in Moscow before coming to USC, where she received a master's in Specialized Journalism. (USC Photo/Olivia Mowry)

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.