Centers & Programs

Annenberg Innovation Lab
Annenberg Innovation Lab
The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a space where students, faculty, researchers and business entrepreneurs can collaborate on projects that have practical application and social impact.
Annenberg Networks Network
Annenberg Networks Network
ANN supports a variety of efforts designed to develop social network theory, undertakes empirical research projects to test network theories, and sponsors advanced workshops focused on network theory development as well as a seminar series featuring distinguished network scholars from around the world.
Annenberg Research Network on International Communication
Annenberg Research Network on International Communication
ARNIC studies the emergence of communication innovation, examines the attendant transformation of government policies and communication patterns, and analyzes the social and economic consequences.
California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting
California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting
The CHCFC partners with journalists to report on the most vexing health care issues facing the state: quality, access and cost.
Center for Health Journalism
Center for Health Journalism
The Center for Health Journalism partners with newsrooms across America and helps journalists and community storytellers innovate, investigate and illuminate health challenges in their communities, serving as a catalyst for change.
Center for Public Relations (CPR)
Center for Public Relations (CPR)
The USC Center for Public Relations (CPR) is truly at the center of the fast-growing PR industry -- connecting businesses, agencies, academics and students. Our mission is to advance both the study and practice of public relations through research, education and innovation.
Center for the Digital Future
Center for the Digital Future
The CDF is a research and policy institute committed to doing work that has a real and beneficial effect on people’s lives, while seeking to maximize the positive potential of the mass media and our rapidly evolving communication technologies.
Center on Communication Leadership and Policy
Center on Communication Leadership and Policy
The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy sponsors research and organizes courses, programs and symposia for scholars, students and working professionals to prepare the next generation of leaders in a rapidly evolving media environment.
Center on Public Diplomacy
Center on Public Diplomacy
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, operated in partnership with the USC College's School of International Relations, examines how government, corporate and non-state actors engage foreign audiences to facilitate intercultural dialogue and understanding worldwide.
Civic Paths
Civic Paths
Civic Paths explores continuities between online participatory culture and civic engagement. Premised on a dynamic understanding of citizenship, we analyze how participatory culture interactions encourage young people to create, discuss and organize to engage with specific civic issues and events.
Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA)
Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA)
The new Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA) furthers the USC Annenberg legacy of diversity and empowerment studies by framing an impressive cohort of acclaimed scholars, leading research, compelling courses, and impactful programs that allow students to examine the vast complexities of diversity, identity, and culture – across both the School of Communication and the School of Journalism.
Knight Digital Media Center
Knight Digital Media Center
The KDMC is dedicated to increasing the flow of critical news and information by helping organizations and community leaders develop digital skills and strategies for the 21st Century. The Center provides training and resources in several formats including self-directed Web-based learning modules, instructor-led virtual classes as well as conferences and workshops throughout the country.
Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative
Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative
The Media, Diversity, and Social Change (MDSC) Initiative is a leading think tank dedicated to addressing issues of inequality in entertainment in order to define areas within the indsutry where diversity is needed.
Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship
Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship
The M{2e} program examines the evolution of business models in industries such as journalism, music and television as they are reshaped by technology. Through courses, research, and collaboration with firms at the vanguard of this new wave of disruption, students receive hands-on experience in the communications field that pushes them to innovate and lead.
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis Project is an in-depth examination of the transformations of urban community under the forces of globalization, new communication technologies and population diversity.
The Norman Lear Center
The Norman Lear Center
The Norman Lear Center is a multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce and society.
USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society
USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society
The USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media, & Society studies the intersection of sports and society in the media.
USC U.S.-China Institute
USC U.S.-China Institute
The USC U.S.-China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through research, training, public events, and professional development efforts.