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2010-09-29 13:39:00

Goal of news site is to create model for building community by sparking interaction among diverse ethnic groups LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Annenberg announced today the launch of an innovative hyperlocal news site that aims to cover news and be a trilingual voice for local storytellers. In a unique collaboration between communication research and new media, researchers will gauge the impact by measuring levels of civic engagement now - and after two years of...

2010-09-21 17:39:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Presenters and Panelists - Wallis Annenberg (Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the Annenberg Foundation), Leonard Aube (Executive Director, Annenberg Foundation), Bobby Shriver (Mayor of Santa Monica; Co-founder and Chairman (Product)RED), Judy Belk (Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors), Wendy Burch (KTLA Anchor/Reporter and Founder and...

2010-09-10 10:23:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Katherine Schwarzenegger felt something was obviously and terribly amiss one day last summer, when she overheard her young cousins chatting with each other about their bodies. "They're 8 years old and were talking about how they don't want to be fat, and how they want to be 'sexy,'" she said. It wasn't the first time Katherine had heard the girls and her other young friends divulge body image issues. The 20-year-old daughter of famous...

2010-07-26 08:53:00

LOS ANGELES. July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Millions of Americans use Twitter - just don't ask any of them to pay for it. The annual study of the impact of the Internet on Americans by the Center for the Digital Future found that 49 percent of Internet users said they have used free micro-blogs such as Twitter. But when asked if they would be willing to pay for Twitter, zero percent said yes. "Such an extreme finding that produced a zero response underscores the difficulty of getting...

2010-04-14 19:10:00

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeffrey Cole, a visionary in global internet use and the way technology impacts people's lives, has been named to the Board of Directors of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation. Dr. Cole currently serves as Director of the Center for the Digital Future and Research Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, a position he has held since 2005. He previously was on the faculty at UCLA and was Director of...

2010-03-24 21:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Top celebrities of Law & Order: SVU gathered with key Congressional policymakers tonight on Capitol Hill for a lively discussion about the entertainment industry's portrayal of global health issues. Called "Global Health in Lights: Hollywood's Master Storytellers & Stars Highlight Global Health in Entertainment," the event was hosted by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. Panelists...

2010-02-23 13:16:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presents TOP SECRET TALKS, a timely examination of the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's right to know, in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. "We hope that the series of Top Secret Talks will engage New Yorkers...

2010-01-28 04:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, tentatively entitled "WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD" in partnership with National Geographic Magazine. The exhibit, opening to the public on March 27, 2010, will coincide with the release of National Geographic's April 2010 issue on the precarious state of the world's fresh water. "WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD" will examine the local and global...

2010-01-25 08:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on the role of government in supporting newspapers and other news organizations will be released by the University of Southern California's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy on Thursday, January 28, 2010. The report, Public Policy and Funding the News, is co-authored by Geoffrey Cowan, USC Annenberg School dean emeritus and director of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP), and David Westphal,...

2009-12-07 06:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Cole, Director of the Center for the Digital Future and a Research Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has joined MediaLink LLC as a senior advisor, it was announced today by MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan. Cole, who will continue his duties at USC Annenberg while advising the strategic advisory and business development firm, has been hailed as a media visionary for his work in examining the perils...


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