JOVRNALISM, a hackathon-style course where students from different backgrounds collaborate to decide how to apply an emerging technology to a story or theme, was created by USC Annenberg Professor Robert Hernandez in Summer 2015. It has been taught every semester since, producing award-winning, innovative non-fiction experiences, often in partnership with media and tech companies. Previous partners that students have worked with include CIR/Reveal News, The Desert Sun, NBC, The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Capturing Reality, Google, GoPro, Insta360, Kodak, SGO and many others.

In the JOVRNALISM course, students can: 

Other awards students have won through JOVRNALISM: 

To get involved, email Robert Hernandez at or

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