Dean Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D. listens as Professor John Boudreau from the Marshall School of Business discusses the future of work, workers and the workplace and its increasing role in organizational culture and strategy.
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Dean Wilson outlines plans for USC Annenberg in PBS MediaShift Q-and-A

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III described the USC Annenberg School's recent additions, impending growth, and plans for the future in an in-depth PBS MediaShift Q-and-A on Jan. 18 with Mark Glaser.

"What I feel really good about is building on this inherited combinations of different disciplines and professions and looking very hard for synergies and places where journalism and communication and public relations and strategic communication can work together," Dean Wilson said. "That's what gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction -- that we're well on the way to doing that. I'll give you a couple examples: We've created the Innovation Lab, and we're going to create what I call the Experimental School."

Read the article to find out what he has changed since becoming the Dean of USC Annenberg and what his priorities are for the near future.

Dean Wilson is the Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication at USC Annenberg. He is also a professor of political science, a faculty fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, a member of the board of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from 2000 to 2010, the last year as chairman. Recently, he delivered the three-day W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series on technology disparities at Harvard.

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