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2011-08-12 10:29:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has announced the recipients of the 2011 Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life. Among many outstanding applications, nine projects were chosen to receive grants between $5,000 and $20,000. "We are very excited to support reporting on topics that include the influence of William Lane Craig, one of the leading thinkers of the Christian right;...

2010-10-15 09:46:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Introducing a new era of innovation in the digital media revolution, University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias is announcing a leadership gift of $50 million from the Annenberg Foundation to the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The funds will be used to support a new state-of-the-art building on the USC University Park campus. "We are tremendously grateful to the Annenberg Foundation, Wallis...

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...

2010-02-26 11:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Internet may seem like a pervasive presence in much of the world, yet in many countries -- including some developed ones -- going online is a far from universal experience, according to findings by the World Internet Project (WIP). In the current project conducted by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, only half of the 10 reporting countries found that more than a majority...

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2009-12-17 14:15:00

Women play longer in popular online game, are happier players than men and healthier than both sexes in general population "“ but are less honest about their time online They may not admit it, but female players of a large online game are more hardcore than men or teenagers, according to a sociologist of virtual worlds. Dmitri Williams, assistant professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, found several surprises during his study of 7,000 anonymous players...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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