As an undergraduate student at USC, seizing the opportunity for research experience should be one of your key priorities during your college career. Being able to engage in real research with a faculty member here at USC can open doors to a wide variety of new opportunities. It can help strengthen your career path and resume, allow you to work more independently, and can give you an opportunity to build meaningful and personal relationships with Annenberg faculty members. Dozens of research projects are conducted by our own faculty each year. The Undergraduate Advisement and Academic Services team has created this web site devoted to helping you establish contact with professors who are seeking out assistance with their own research projects.
Listed below are the current research opportunities available to undergraduate students:
The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC), a project of the Norman Lear Center.
The mission of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture, a project of the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is to investigate and analyze - through research and publication - the conflicting images of journalists in film, television, radio, fiction, commercials, cartoons, comic books, music, art, video games - demonstrating their impact on the public's perception of news gatherers.
It was founded in 2000 by Joe Saltzman, a professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Today, the IJPC web site (ijpc.org) and the IJPC database are considered definitive worldwide sources for this subject and are used on a daily basis by scholars, students, and professionals who want to do more research in this area.
Joe Saltzman, professor of journalism and director of the IJPC.
Term: All year.
Contact Information: Joe Saltzman ( email@example.com )
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Content Analysis of Popular Films: Examining Character Portrayals
Communication 494, Research Practicum, is offered by Professor Stacy Smith and Marc Choueiti to assess portrayals of characters in popular media (films and/or television). This course may be taken for 2 - 4 units. The class provides firsthand experience in the research process, demonstrating how content analysis in the field of communication are conducted. Training will occur for several weeks during the first half of the semester. Thereafter, students evaluate programs and collect data during their individual lab time. For more information and to join please email Marc – his email is choueiti at usc dot edu.
E-mail Marc Choueiti – choueiti at usc dot edu.
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