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2009-09-17 13:44:00

$3.28 Million Grant to Support In-depth, Explanatory Reporting LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time of uncertainty and transition in the news media, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication announced today a unique partnership with the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) to undertake in-depth reporting on health policy issues throughout the state. Funded by a three-year $3,285,000 grant, the California HealthCare Foundation Center...

2009-07-03 11:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 3, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropic foundations are taking unprecedented steps to address the crisis in journalism and "serve as a firewall against the disappearance of critical news and information," according to a new report from the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) at the University of Southern California'sAnnenberg School for Communication. The report, "Philanthropic Foundations: Growing Funders of the News" is authored by David Westphal,...

2009-05-26 12:59:00

LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the future of journalism to a new tax cut for newspapers signed into law by the governor of Washington state, policymakers nationwide are responding to the crisis facing the news business. "It's...a time of real hardship for the field of journalism...But it's also true that your ultimate success as an industry is essential to the success of our democracy," President Obama told members of the White...

2009-03-10 11:40:00

Station Group, Sole Recipient in its Category since the Cronkite's 2001 Inception, Once Again Earns Nation's Highest Honor for Election, Issues Reporting on Local TV Honors Also Go to Hearst-Argyle's WGAL-TV, Lancaster/Harrisburg; and to WESH-TV, Orlando, Reporter Greg Fox NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. has earned its fifth consecutive USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, in...

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2008-10-17 08:45:00

Men and women differ in Internet behavior, such as frequency of Web surfing, online community membership and reading habits, U.S. researchers said. Data analysis by Michael Gilbert of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication's Center for the Digital Future, found that one in seven Internet users who visit online communities, such as Facebook, said their online activities are reducing their involvement with offline counterparts "at least somewhat," a response...

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2008-10-15 12:25:00

Annenberg School unit unveils Policy Watch comparing McCain and Obama on communication and technology issues As the 2008 presidential election enters its final month, researchers at the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) have found some sharp differences "“ and surprising similarities "“ in the two major candidates' positions on technology policy. In areas such as media ownership and consolidation, open access to Internet content and intellectual...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

RESEDA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Jewish Home's prestigious new Annenberg School of Nursing is now accepting applications as it enters its second session as one of the only U.S. multi-level senior-living facilities with its own school of nursing. The Annenberg School of Nursing offers a full-time program that aims to prepare students to pass the state-required exam for licensure. The intensive vocational nursing program engages students 40 hours per week in the...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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