Entertainers who create original content on social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram or Twitch don’t at first seem all that different from their counterparts on traditional media. After all, whether their content is live or on-demand, it’s still ultimately just video or audio, right?
Lisa Pecot-Hébert, associate professor of professional practice, researches theory and gender body image in the media, including by framing cosmetic surgery through a feminist lens.
USC Annenberg study predicts technology will help citizens become more engaged, but also more misinformed and polarized
2019 Global Communications Report examines the impact of technology on society and the communication industry
Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes to minors.
Taj Frazier, an associate professor in communication, is a cultural historian who explores the arts, political and expressive cultures of the people of the African Diaspora in the United States and elsewhere. When he was a teen, he had the chance to study in China and it was there that he became fascinated with how black American’s were treated differently. This short piece highlights one aspect of his research.
As rain fell last Nov. 29, a gray Nissan sedan traveling east on the 134 Freeway crashed into a tractor-trailer. The truck lost control, according to news reports from the scene, crashed through a guardrail and careened down an embankment, where its path was finally halted by a retaining wall. No one was seriously hurt.
The Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg brought 23 California journalists to the campus Sunday for its annual California Fellowship. The all-expenses-paid, competitive six-day training institute provides new ways of thinking about health and nurtures investigative and explanatory reporting projects on health challenges facing Californians.
The issue of federal “net neutrality” — requiring internet providers to allow high-speed access to all content, rather than favoring their own content — remains one of the most hotly debated questions in the world of communications policy. But what about those communities that are still struggling to gain access to the internet at all?