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2014-10-13 16:23:44

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the 15th annual Sentinel Awards were announced in a ceremony Thursday night in Hollywood. The awards recognize exemplary achievements in television storylines and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. The NBC hit series Parenthood received first place in the Drama category for its story about Hank, played by Ray Romano, who learns he may have Asperger's Syndrome....

2014-10-09 12:26:57

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some top names will be attending the Sentinel Awards on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The awards recognize exemplary achievements in television storylines and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. Jerry Weintraub, one of the most influential and successful people in the entertainment industry, will attend on behalf of Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously. Weintraub...

2014-10-01 20:22:26

Transformative building fosters exploration and development of the digital future LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today inaugurated a new era of digital media education, communication and production with the Grand Opening of the visionary Wallis Annenberg Hall. A crowd of more than 500 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends of USC Annenberg cheered the ribbon-cutting that marked the...

2014-09-29 08:38:55

His graduate school research launched the new science of networks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and path-breaking investigator of our connected age, is the recipient of the 2014 Everett M. Rogers Award. Watts' first paper, "Collective Dynamics of 'Small-World' Networks," co-authored with his doctoral advisor Steven Strogatz and published in the journal Nature in 1998, just a year after he got his Cornell Ph.D. in...

2014-09-09 16:21:42

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven finalists have been chosen from more than 60 entries for the 2014 Sentinel Awards, showcasing a diverse range of topics such as substance abuse, Asperger's syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV/AIDS and climate change. Now in its 15th 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 Lear Center at the...

2014-09-03 12:27:38

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The award encourages and showcases substantive and innovative coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices. It recognizes television journalism that helps viewers understand who the candidates are; what the issues and ballot propositions are;...

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-...


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