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Located in Los Angeles, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world.

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TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape – and change how people see the world

An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix’s ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Many students lack the technology and parental guidance to complete homework remotely during the pandemic. Pollyana Ventura/E+ via Getty Images

How remote learning is making educational inequities worse

When homes become classrooms, things like a lack of technology and a quiet place to study take an even bigger toll on student achievement, new research finds.
K-pop band BTS and their company, Big Hit, have donated money to Black Lives Matter. Most bands and companies in the industry have not made any sort of statements. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Rethinking the K-pop industry’s silence during the Black Lives Matter movement

Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Des fleurs et des photos déposées sur un mémorial aux victimes de la violence policière lors d'une manifestation à New York, le 29 mai 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP

Mort de George Floyd : des images traumatisantes de sinistre mémoire

Depuis des siècles, des Noirs sont tués impunément aux États-Unis. Les images de cette violence témoignent d’un manque de respect vis-à-vis des morts et risquent de traumatiser ceux qui les regardent.
There have already been at least 100 instances of journalists being assaulted or harassed while covering recent protests. Nick Lehr/The Conversation

It can’t happen here – and then it did

For almost a century, American popular culture has perpetuated the idea that only journalists working in foreign countries could be in danger.
Ahmaud Arbery’s best friend, right, and his sister speak at a memorial event for Arbery on May 9, 2020. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

The US has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.
Protesters seeking relief from lockdown restrictions, like these in Missouri, are being marshaled and egged on by conservative political operatives. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

‘Reopen’ protest movement created, boosted by fake grassroots tactics

Research and investigative journalism call into question the authenticity of – and actual public support for – recent protests demanding governments lift lockdowns and ‘reopen’ the US economy.
Natosha, a houseless resident in Los Angeles’ Skid Row points to a DIY handwashing station. Pete White/LA CAN

How can the houseless fight the coronavirus? A community organization partners with academics to create a grassroots hand-washing infrastructure

A community effort is creating do-it-yourself hand-washing stations for the homeless population in Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper to show a headline that reads, ‘Acquitted,’ at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, in Washington D.C.. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

National Prayer Breakfast was a moment for leaders to show humility – Trump changed it

The National Prayer Breakfast has been a time to forge friendships. But, as a scholar says, Trump used it to praise his accomplishments, malign his enemies, and thank God for being on his side.
Eating right is good for families. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

An app that nudges people to eat their veggies only works when it’s introduced with a human touch

Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.

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