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2014-08-04 08:25:20

USC Annenberg study finds little diversity in 2013 top-grossing films. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve McQueen may have been the first black director to win an Oscar for Best Picture, but 2013 was otherwise business as usual in Hollywood when it comes to on-screen diversity. The Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg released a study today demonstrating that diversity on screen falls far below that of the U.S. population. The...

2014-07-29 12:40:20

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do America's schools have the tools and talent to train the next generation of technology users? Only about half of parents and students say yes. A survey conducted by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc. found that 56 percent of parents and students agree that the technological facilities in their schools are adequate. The survey also found the same percentage of parents - but fewer students (46...

2014-07-24 08:30:18

New study from USC Annenberg finds females fill less than a third of speaking roles across six years of film content. LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anna and Elsa managed to rescue their kingdom from perpetual winter, but the challenge they face now is to save other female characters and actors from being frozen out of speaking roles in film. A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg reveals that less than a third...

2014-07-07 12:25:02

Industry Expert in Media Audiences Leads Initiative to Develop Innovative Tools for Media Measurement LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Chinn, a media analytics strategist and longtime faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, has been named Director of the Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project (MIP). Chinn has more than two decades of experience researching and teaching analytics for content-...

2014-06-16 16:23:50

Profession Enjoying a Multi-Year Period of Expansion in Budgets and Staffs LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the eighth biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VIII) Study were released today by the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center (SCPRC). The purpose of the GAP Study is to provide senior communicators with timely guidance as they manage their organizations, develop...

2014-05-01 08:29:15

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can you live without your mobile device - even for one day? A survey by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz, Inc. found that nearly one?third of respondents said if they left home without their mobile device, they would return for it no matter how much time was needed to get it. Millennials (ages 18?34) are even more connected to their mobile devices. Only 12 percent of Millennials would not return home for...

2014-04-24 23:16:53

Michael Phillips of the Wall Street Journal; editor Abbey Crain, magazine editor Matt Ford and editor-in-chief Mazie Bryant of the University of Alabama’s Crimson White; and the Reuters news organization were named recipients of the 2014 Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism for outstanding ethical decisions or work published in 2013. The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication gives the hallmark award to journalists and news organizations that act with...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.