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2011-07-18 08:00:00

New Home for Innovative Project Using Entertainment to Teach American Students About the World LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Journeys in Film, which since 2003 has provided foreign film-based curricula and training to U.S. teachers of 500,000 American middle and high school students, is the newest project of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Journeys in Film selects age-appropriate...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center, announces a call for entries for the seventh annual Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education. Nominations of practitioners in the field of entertainment education, including artists and/or producers of entertainment education programs, are welcome. Nominations of scholars or researchers who study the impact of...

2011-04-22 09:57:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released by USC Annenberg researcher Dr. Stacy L. Smith and Marc Choueiti shows that Hollywood continues to be a difficult place for women to find on- and off-screen role models, and provides some grim details about society's sexualization of teenaged girls. In a survey of the top 100 grossing movies from 2008, Smith and her research team found that 39.8% of teenage female characters were seen in sexy clothing, and 30.1%...

2011-03-03 11:01:00

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hearst Television Inc. has earned its sixth consecutive USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, in recognition of coverage of the 2010 election season. The Cronkite Awards, named for the legendary CBS newsman, were established at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication following the 2000 election season to recognize excellence in television...

2011-01-31 13:45:00

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Debbi Hinton, the highly regarded executive vice president and chief financial officer for Los Angeles public television station KCET, has joined the leadership team of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. "As we begin to build The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands into an institution of international significance, we are very fortunate to have Debbi Hinton in this important...

2010-12-17 12:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you think similarities in the Internet and television are growing, parents may be inclined to agree with you. Parents are rapidly coming to view TV and the Web in similar ways, applying supervisory approaches to both mediums, according to a new survey by the Center for the Digital Future, at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. In a worrisome trend, the Center also reports...

2010-11-19 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced today the launch of a social and technological innovation lab that will develop projects with both a real-world application and a societal impact. More than just an incubator, the lab will be a showcase and a bridge to outside businesses that will apply innovations developed at the school. The Annenberg Innovation Lab has won support from four major, new partners on...

2010-11-12 11:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism showcases substantive and innovative coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices. The award recognizes television journalism that helps viewers understand who the candidates are; what the issues and ballot propositions are; how electoral choices will affect their lives; how to assess campaign information, including advertising; and how to...

2010-10-22 09:36:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced this week that applications are now being accepted for the Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion. The fellowship, sponsored by the Knight Chair in Media and Religion and funded by a grant from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, offers stipends for American journalists to report and write stories that illuminate how religion...

2010-10-15 09:46:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Introducing a new era of innovation in the digital media revolution, University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias is announcing a leadership gift of $50 million from the Annenberg Foundation to the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The funds will be used to support a new state-of-the-art building on the USC University Park campus. "We are tremendously grateful to the Annenberg Foundation, Wallis...


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