Born and raised in Mexico, Professor of Communication Hector Amaya explores how drug violence in the country has captured our imaginations and led to new forms of participation in public culture. His new book, Trafficking: Narcoculture in Mexico and the United States...
One of USC Annenberg’s newest faculty members, associate professor of communication Jennifer Petersen , wasted no time getting into the classroom. Fresh off her arrival from her previous position at the University of Virginia, she taught the graduate-level “Feminist Theory and Communication” course in Fall 2019,...
Allissa Richardson’s decade-long research on using mobile devices to report on social movements and police violence led to her new book, Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism.
New study from Annenberg Inclusion Initiative tracks effect of inclusion on a film’s financial performance
As Hollywood tallies its year-end totals, a new study released Feb. 5 offers insight into how gender and race/ethnicity of the lead/co-lead character is related to economic success.
Driving down Highway 62 on the way to Joshua Tree National Park, Francisco, one of the 20 high school students on the bus, noticed something different about the landscape. If he ever moved here, he told the group, he’d open up his own roadside taco stand, like the ones near his home in South Los Angeles. That way, he’d give people a taste of where he’s from.
Josh Kun, professor and Chair in Cross Cultural Communication, talks about the act of listening. In this short video, the award-winning cultural historian and expert on the intersection of arts, culture and politics shares how his focus on music extends to performative lectures, books he has written, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library and a popular undergraduate communication course he teaches.
When Megan Jordan travels overseas, packing for her digital life can be tricky. She leaves her personal cellphone and computer at home, and carries only work devices stripped of sensitive data. And when she visits a hotel’s gym, she steers clear of anyone working out nearby because they could potentially download her data.
New USC Annenberg and TIME’S UP study finds women of color festival programmers result in better representation of diverse filmmakers
On Saturday, Jan. 25, the TIME’S UP Foundation and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a new report, “Inclusion at Film Festivals,” which examined the gender, race, and ethnicity of narrative film directors, film festival programmers, and executives from 2017–2019.