The Baghdad|Los Angeles project was a four-month collaboration between USC Annenberg and the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley in 2008. Students from Annenberg Professor Sandy Tolan’s “Reporting in Los Angeles” class examined and reported on how the war in Iraq impacted Southern California. The students’ stories are archived on the project’s website.
“Dream Interrupted: California in Crisis” was a web-based multimedia project, for which USC Annenberg News21 fellows worked with KCET’s SoCal Connected. News21 is an initiative that partners with journalism schools across the country to train the upcoming generations of journalists.
“Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide” was a forum in 2007 presented by USC Annenberg and the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. The event, which welcomed Mike Bloomberg, Antonio Villaraigosa, Janet Napolitano, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, explored ways to improve dialogue and decision making in politics.
Digital Du Bois is a compilation of essays about what W.E.B. Du Bois might have thought of today’s “Information Revolution” and its impact on communities of color. The essays were written by a variety of experts in digital media, journalism, African American studies, history and other fields. The project was a result of a lecture series on the same topic delivered by Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III at Harvard University in 2012.
“Hunger in the Golden State” was a 2010 investigative multimedia series on food shortages in California. USC Annenberg students from Professor Sandy Tolan’s graduate journalism class teamed up with California Watch (a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting) to produce a number of in-depth, multimedia pieces.
“Refiguring American Music” is a series of works that challenge the way audiences think about American music. From short books to full collections, the series, edited by Ronald Radano and USC Annenberg Associate Professor Josh Kun, took submissions from journalists, musicians and scholars intended to change the direction of American music studies.
“Under the Influence: Money & Power in Politics” was a multimedia project that examined the relationship between public policy and special interest funding. The stories were produced by USC Annenberg News21 fellows
Watt Way was a student-produced online magazine founded in 2006 by an advanced magazine writing class at USC Annenberg. The magazine aimed to showcase long-form writing and multimedia projects about topics in South Los Angeles.