A single bare bulb illuminates clothes on hangers, shoes tucked into corners and small foam panels, artfully arranged to dull the sound of traffic passing outside her Los Angeles apartment. Paola Mardo stands inside, door closed, speaking into a mic clipped to a stand. A recorder perched atop a folded stack of shirts monitors sound levels. Mardo begins reading her script from the iPhone she holds
USC Annenberg Magazine
The monolithic, three-story media wall in the lobby of Wallis Annenberg Hall serves as an easy visual metaphor: Its towering presence always conveys that you’re at the center of something. When big news is breaking, USC Annenberg students, faculty and staff know they can gather to witness it here — especially if that news is about national politics. During the 2016 election season, all three presidential debates were shown live on the media wall, with students packed onto three floors engaging with faculty in post-debate discussion.
Special donor-supported funds at the school became a financial lifeline for senior Savanna Mesch, keeping her on track for graduation.
The co-creator of the social networking app Grindr constructs creative career choices for himself.
Media innovator, entrepreneur and CEO Maverick Carter encouraged the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Class of 2019 to not be afraid to bet big on themselves.
Alumni earn Pulitzer Prize honors
Throughout the year, young women across the university gather in a USC Annenberg conference room to bond together, to learn from each other, and to plan and design events that bring in influential women leaders from diverse fields to inspire them