Research

Annenberg Press

USC Annenberg Press is committed to excellence in communication scholarship, journalism, media research, and application.

To advance this goal, we edit and publish prominent scholarly publications that are both innovative and influential, and that chart new courses in their respective fields of study. Annenberg Press is among the first to deliver journal content online free of charge, and devoted to the wide dissemination of its content. USC Annenberg Press continues to offer scholars and readers a forum that meets the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.

Research Centers

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

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

ARNIC studies the emergence of communication innovation, examines the attendant transformation of government policies and communication patterns, and analyzes the social and economic consequences.

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)

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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 (M{2e})

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

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 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

The USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media, & Society studies the intersection of sports and society in the media.

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.