Alumna and research fellow Taylor shares documentary knowledge at Journalism Director's Forum

By Jessica Zech Student Writer

Jennifer Taylor speaks at the Aug. 23 Journalism Director's Forum. Photo by Jessica Zech.

USC Annenberg research fellow and documentarian Jennifer Taylor (M.A. Specialized Journalism '11) spoke at the Aug. 23 Journalism Director’s Forum about her project, “On The Block.” Taylor’s project focuses on how South Los Angeles youth deal with violent street life and avoiding prison. She worked directly with Free LA High School students to interview and film community members. The project has sparked discussion in the community, which Taylor hopes will generate change. “If I’m going to make something that 2 million people are going to see on television, I want it to do something,” Taylor said of the influence she hopes the project will have. Taylor plans on turning the project into a long-form documentary for PBS. To find out more about future events, please visit the USC Annenberg events page.