USC and The Conversation 101: Connecting researchers and news media to advance science

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

11 a.m. PT


Three years ago, USC and The Conversation launched a partnership university-wide to promote research-based commentaries by professors. Working together, here’s what we’ve accomplished:

  • 72 USC faculty contributed
  • 200 commentaries published
  • 7.5 million people reached
  • Washington Post, CNN, Houston Chronicle, Smithsonian Magazine, PBS News Hour, Gizmodo, U.S. News and World Report and others.

All USC researchers are invited to a workshop on February 23 to discuss how to turn research into commentary to share with the world via The Conversation, a communications platform that gives you priority to place articles in the news media.


  • Beth Shuster, Office of the Provost
  • Gary Polakovic, USC Central Communications
  • Maggie Villiger, Senior Editor at The Conversation
  • Eric Zack, The Conversation
  • Anita Sengupta, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Daryl Davies, USC School of Pharmacy

This event is sponsored by USC Central CommunicationsUSC Provost and USC Center for Excellence in Research. Contact with any questions.

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