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2014-04-17 16:22:55

USC Annenberg School Announces Call for Entries to Recognize Top Achievements in TV Storylines That Have an Impact on Audiences LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Writers and producers are now eligible to submit entries for the annual Sentinel Awards, which since 1999 have honored TV shows and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. The awards are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

2014-03-26 12:27:36

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Annenberg Dean, Ernest J. Wilson III announced today that Willow Bay has been named director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Bay is a highly skilled journalist, author, producer, digital news editor and national broadcast and global cable television news anchor. Her selection as director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism follows a national search across the...

2014-03-14 23:00:51

Founder and CEO of Infuse Creative, LLC, Gregory Markel spoke to USC Annenberg Program on Online Communities Class about SEO, social media and reputation management in Los Angeles, CA on March 6th, 2014. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Founder and CEO of Infuse Creative, LLC, Gregory Markel spoke to the USC Annenberg Program on Online Communities Class about SEO, social media and reputation management in Los Angeles, CA on March 6th, 2014. Drawing from his 18 years of experience in...

2014-02-18 12:26:38

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarded USC Annenberg's 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series "Deadly Delays." The team documented how delays at hospitals across the country undermine newborn screening programs, putting babies at risk of disability and death. The $35,000 annual award, which has been presented for the past 25 years by the School of Journalism at USC...

2013-12-16 12:24:04

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Langrall Folb, a leader in entertainment and social impact, has been named director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information about public health, access to health care and climate change. Folb began her career in TV and music production at Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (ABC), Borman Entertainment...

2013-11-01 08:24:47

New Global Centers in Nigeria and India Partner with Hollywood for Social Impact LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- India's Bollywood and Nigeria's Nollywood film industries are leveraging the power of entertainment in an effort to prevent disease and improve the quality of life for the hundreds of millions of viewers of their TV shows and films. A two-year, $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is...

2013-10-30 16:23:07

USC Annenberg study finds a dearth of African Americans in film --on screen and behind the camera LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fruitvale Station. 12 Years a Slave. The Butler. 42. Mandela. It may seem in 2013 that the critical and popular success of films featuring black lead actors signals that Hollywood is diversifying. But a new study from USC Annenberg shows it's business as usual when it comes to employing underrepresented races and ethnicities in the...

2013-10-25 12:27:17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a new collaboration with Adobe, a global leader in digital media tools, USC Annenberg will provide its students, faculty and staff with Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost during the 2013-14 academic year. The popular software products will be available to all students pursuing a major or minor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The suite, which includes Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign and...

2013-10-10 12:27:42

Industry Researcher Joins USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center Team Setting New Standards for Media Measurement LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Cunningham has been named Director of the Media Impact Project, an interdisciplinary team of skilled researchers and data specialists at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The team will develop new tools and methods for measuring media's ability to...

2013-08-27 20:22:11

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve finalists have been chosen from more than 70 entries for the 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards, showcasing a diverse range of topics such as alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, depression, malaria, climate change and mental illness. Now in its 14th year, the Sentinel Awards are presented in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of The Norman...