When Houston-area native Kaleigh Finnie was searching for the ideal college experience back in 2013, it quickly became clear that USC was the best fit.
The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a four-week summer intensive academy for 26 talented high school students from the communities surrounding the USC University Park and Health Science campuses. Students are exposed to the equivalent of first-year college-level courses and develop a rich conceptual understanding and practice of the necessary role that media, communications and journalism play in fashioning civic-minded thought leaders and innovators.
Special donor-supported funds at the school became a financial lifeline for senior Savanna Mesch, keeping her on track for graduation.
We stood wide-eyed in front of Nike West’s newest building in Culver City. The unmarked office looked like a futuristic airplane hangar from the outside. Inside, Nike running shoes, painted the colors of the rainbow, adorned one of the walls in the foyer. It was the only hint this was Nike’s headquarters. I would have taken a photo — if it wasn’t for the nondisclosure agreements we signed as we entered.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has launched its first summer reporting internship program as it aims to teach, train and inspire the next generation of ethical, intellectually rigorous journalists.
Keith Reed has been named the 2019–20 recipient of the Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellowship in Film Criticism, a program that supports the next generation of film critics.
Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Cate Young learned several things about herself early in life: She had strong opinions, she was a feminist, and she was a voracious consumer of pop culture. But it wasn’t until she was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism at Boston University that she realized that all of those traits would one day add up to a career.
Four USC Annenberg students spent two weeks in New York as part of the 2017 Maymester program. They talk about what that trip meant to them, what they are taking away from their time at USC Annenberg — and the jobs they have all secured after graduation. The students included: Nicholas Alfano (B.A., journalism ’19), Andie Wright (B.A., public relations ’19, Matthew Simon (B.A., communication and political science ’19) and Jacqueline Baltz (B.A., journalism ’19).