The Annenberg School for Journalism offers a transformational educational experience that encourages students to think critically, write effectively and master the new and emerging technologies required for creative, compelling and impactful 21st-century journalism.
Here is what you will experience at Annenberg:
Unparalleled Facilities and Faculty
Work on day one in our brand new, state-of-the-art Media Center. With broadcast TV, digital video and radio studios, network-quality control rooms, editing suites and social-stream monitoring technologies, the Annenberg Media Center is a high-energy news hub that is the center of our program. In the Media Center and in the classroom, Annenberg students work alongside some of the best faculty in the world. Our scholars and practitioners include Pulitzer Prize, DuPont and Emmy winners and leaders across every sector of the industry.
Creative, High-Impact Journalism
Gain hands-on reporting experience covering one of the most complex, sophisticated and vital cities in the world. Breaking news, sports, politics, business, entertainment, religion, science and the arts--it's all here in Los Angeles. From day-of-air broadcasts to deeply reported magazine features and documentaries, students at USC Annenberg practice the craft of journalism from the moment they walk in the door. Write, produce, direct and host daily live TV and radio news programs that have real impact. Publish engaging interactive digital content for our award-winning digital news platform. Explore emerging technologies and discover new ways to tell stories. Build a job-winning portfolio of professional-quality work.
The Annenberg Advantage
Tap into alumni and professional networks that reach into the senior ranks of the world’s largest news and media companies as well as fast-moving startups here in Los Angeles. Become part of the Trojan Family, a tight-knit community whose members support, mentor and actively recruit Annenberg grads. It’s part of the Annenberg Advantage that can help you build a journalism career just about anywhere in the world.
Innovative 21st Century Academic Environment
Join an academic community that is relentlessly focused on giving students the skill set and mindset to lead the industry in the 21st century. Graduate with a mastery of multimedia storytelling skills, fluency with emerging technologies, and a deep understanding of the rapidly changing media environment. Annenberg students are ethical and intellectually engaged storytellers who are well prepared to succeed in today’s competitive media landscape and ready to create the journalism of tomorrow.
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