Aug. 20, 1970
Award-winning science journalist and author K.C. Cole will join the USC Annenberg faculty as a visiting professor of journalism in January 2006. Cole’s appointment to the USC Annenberg faculty is part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education , which seeks to strengthen journalism education across the country and elevate its role within the research university. "The essence of science journalism – like science itself – is learning how to avoid getting fooled – or fooling yourself – so it's inseparable from the rest of journalism; in fact, science itself is a part of nearly every story, whether it's politics, crime, religion or the arts," says Cole (pictured). "As USC is the most vigorously interdisciplinary university I know, it's the perfect place to explore and exploit these connections-both at the journalism school and the university at large."