The issue of federal “net neutrality” — requiring internet providers to allow high-speed access to all content, rather than favoring their own content — remains one of the most hotly debated questions in the world of communications policy. But what about those communities that are still struggling to gain access to the internet at all?
USC Annenberg Magazine
I’m a gamer, but don’t quiz me on what year each World of Warcraft expansion came out when I tell you that I’ve played the game before. Don’t test me on which multipliers are most effective for demon hunter gear in Diablo 3 . Don’t tell me I’m not a real gamer if I can’t tell you which keyboard shortcut constructs additional pylons in Starcraft II (it’s E, by the way).
For all the talk...
“I seem these days always to be in search of what is affirming,” said Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “I am desperately drawn to what is meaningful, what is human, what is beautiful.”
Memes have become an inescapable part of our everyday communication. They usually appear on social media as combinations of images and clever captions, the best of which go viral on Twitter and overflow into our Facebook and Instagram feeds. One of the more popular memes is Grumpy Cat , whose classic turned-down mouth resembles a frown and is...
From an early age, Noriko Kelley set her sights on two things: USC and entertainment. Her grandparents, who often babysat Kelley and her two siblings, lived close by, and a well-worn route to their house wound through the University Park campus and by the Shrine Auditorium. At Kelley’s request, they...
“How do students, who are bombarded with information and always on their phones, remain present and mindful?” Austin Maddox asked.
Cyntoia Brown, whose conviction for murder and 60-year prison sentence in Tennessee drew widespread public attention following USC Annenberg professor Daniel H. Birman’s documentary film focusing on her case, has been granted clemency and will be released from prison later this year.
When the president of the United States disparages journalists and calls their work “fake news,” how should the Fourth Estate respond?