Media Center Advisers, Instructors and Coaches

With television and radio studios, state-of-the-art control rooms, editing suites and social-stream monitoring technologies, USC Annenberg’s Media Center is a high-energy, multiplatform news hub that is open to all USC students. Students create work in a variety of formats and gain leadership experience in the Annenberg Media newsroom, with guidance from award-winning faculty who have industry experience in digital, audio, television and public relations.


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Director of video


Amara Aguilar

Dímelo and community reporting partnerships

Daniel Birman

Long-form video

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Equity Board and Interactives Desk

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Digital Video coach

Public relations

Alan Mittelstaedt

Politics Desk

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Long-term reporting projects

Match Volume podcast

Photo Desk and Black.


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JOUR 206 Community

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JOUR 206 Community

Digital Video coach

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Crystal Goss

JOUR 206 Live

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JOUR 206 Live

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JOUR 206 Live

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JOUR 206 Community

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JOUR 206 Community

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JOUR 206 Community

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JOUR 206 Live


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Kandiss Crone


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Social Media

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Digital Video

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Health and Wellness

Multiplatform Grad Student Support

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Writing and Copy Desk

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elevASIAN Vertical Coach

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Dímelo and Sports

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Black. vertical

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James Reed


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David Sliders


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Multiplatform Grad Student Support

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Kevin Walker


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Julius Young


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Writing and Politics