About Us

The Storytellers Formerly Known As Journalists.

Los Angeles – creative, diverse, dynamic. The maker capital of the world. Home to the movie industry, the video game industry, the music industry, the entertainment industry, center of America’s visual and graphic arts and home to a vibrant arts scene that celebrates chefs and fashion designers as artists. Los Angeles is the world’s Creativity Capital. USC Annenberg is where cultures mix, mingle and morph -- where stories that define American culture are being made.

If you want to learn how to tell those stories, how to connect people and shape ideas defining our culture, USC is the place to be.

The Arts Journalism program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is America’s leading master's program for next generation storytelling. You will have access.

Whether you are an artist with a passion for storytelling or a storyteller with a passion for the arts, Annenberg’s Arts Journalism program shows you how to do it. To get there you need to understand the latest innovations storytelling. And you need skills and tools to make the stories you want to tell.

Through our innovative Media Center projects (like DanceMapLA.com) in the new Wallis Annenberg Hall, USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy, Annenberg Innovation Lab and collaborative programs with major media -- including the Los Angeles Times, KPCC 89.3 FM public radio and KCET, America’s largest independent public television station – the Arts Journalism program offers graduate students the ability to work alongside many of the best journalists and media thinkers in the world.

The program is deeply embedded in Los Angeles’ rich cultural life, working inside a diverse arts community with some of the world’s leading artists. You will have the freedom to pursue what you are passionate about and the ability to study with award-winning faculty from USC’s six arts schools and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

In this nine-and-a-half-month program, you will work with the best of the best to get the skills you need. We offer a lot. We expect a lot. To thrive here you need to bring your A game. We’re training storytellers for the 21st Century. Are you ready?


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News

DanceMapL.A – a game-changing arts journalism experiment

Three students and an alumnus worked with Professor Sasha Anawalt to build and populate this original site, officialy launching in October

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Unparalleled journalism possibilities!

A new Media Center for unbounded imagination, collaboration and innovation opened in summer 2014

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30 Alumni welcome the new class of Specialized Journalism Masters students for 2014-2015

Alumni celebrate a rite of passage: the end of SJ's digital and multimedia "bootcamp"

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Monetization and the New Media

Hear Professor Gabriel Kahn and students talk about the Monetization and the New Media course at USC Annenberg

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Faculty

Tim Page

Tim Page


Arts and Culture, Criticism, Practice of Journalism, Long-form Journalism

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Josh Kun

Josh Kun


Popular Music, Arts and Culture, Race and Ethnicity, US-Mexico

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Sasha Anawalt

Sasha Anawalt


Arts and Culture, Entertainment

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See complete list for: All Arts Journalism All Annenberg Faculty

Centers

Annenberg Innovation Lab

Annenberg Innovation Lab

The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a space where students, faculty, researchers and business

New Media Literacies Project

New Media Literacies Project

The NML explores how to equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies

More Centers and Programs