PBS NewHour journalist, Lisa Desjardins spoke to USC Annenberg students and alumni on Oct. 22 as part of the R. Rebecca Donatelli Expert-in-Residence in Political Analysis and Media series. She was interviewed by Christina Bellantoni, director of the USC Annenberg Media Center and they discussed everything from job tips to the current political climate. This is a quick highlight of their discussion.
“Every day I think, ‘Am I doing right by the institution and by journalists? Am I doing what I need to do to preserve credibility and integrity of the industry?’” said POLITICO Editor Carrie Budoff Brown to a packed audience in the Wallis Annenberg Hall Forum last month.
“I think what I’ve learned from working on Moonlight is, we see what happens when you persecute people,” Mahershala Ali said as he accepted the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role
“Authenticity is one of the most important values that I learned in my life,” said Paige Adams-Geller, founder and creator of premium denim brand Paige during a “Lunch with a Leader” event last month. “I was always people-pleasing; it was how I defined myself.”
On March 29, Congressman Joe Kennedy III was at USC Annenberg in conversation with Bob Shrum, director of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future.
“I seem these days always to be in search of what is affirming,” said Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “I am desperately drawn to what is meaningful, what is human, what is beautiful.”
Conversations @ Annenberg: Newsmakers, thought leaders and change agents on leadership and the issues they care most about
Artificial Intelligence: For better or worse? This is clearly the critical question of our time as we enter into a frenzied global push to develop and deploy artificial intelligence. (See Big Idea #7 — “AI will be in every industry and every job” — in LinkedIn’s 50 Big Ideas for 2019.) As I read this thoughtful piece by Chiara Corazza, Managing Director for the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society, I thought back to my October conversation on the topic of AI at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit with Swami Sivasubramanian, V.P. of machine learning for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Caryn Seidman-Becker, chairman and CEO of CLEAR.