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Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism


Specialized Journalism



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Changing News Industry
Economics and Entrepreneurship

Center Affiliation

Annenberg Innovation Lab
Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship

Gabriel Kahn has worked as a newspaper correspondent and editor for two decades, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he served as Los Angeles bureau chief, deputy Hong Kong bureau chief and deputy Southern Europe bureau chief, based in Rome. He has reported from more than a dozen countries on three continents.

In 1998, Kahn launched Italy Daily, a joint venture of the International Herald Tribune and Corriere della Sera, based in Milan, Italy. He has covered the U.S. Congress for the Washington, D.C.,-based Roll Call, and served as an editor and writer at The Forward, in New York City.

His work has appeared in the American Prospect, The National Law Journal, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine and other publications. He has been a guest on the BBC World Service, CNN, CNBC, C-Span, as well as on numerous international news programs.

He joined USC Annenberg in the fall of 2010, where he jointly runs the Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship program. The goal of M{2e} is to bolster students’ understanding of economics and encourage innovation and experimentation with new ideas in communication and journalism. He also leads the Future of Journalism project at the Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Kahn has worked to enhance Annenberg’s curriculum to include more opportunities for entrepreneurship among journalists. He also launched the economics and business reporting track in USC Annenberg’s Masters in Specialized Journalism program.

In addition to his teaching and reporting work, Kahn studies the economic models of the news industry and consults with startups and established news companies on strategy. He currently serves on the advisory board of two startups, Worldcrunch and Coincident TV.