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.
Gifts and Giving
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).
“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.
Throughout the year, young women across the university gather in a USC Annenberg conference room to bond together, to learn from each other, and to plan and design events that bring in influential women leaders from diverse fields to inspire them
“How do students, who are bombarded with information and always on their phones, remain present and mindful?” Austin Maddox asked.