Interested in getting into broadcasting — either as an anchor or a producer? Making a podcast? Writing news stories? Creating immersive videos or multi-platform digital media? Check out what you can do in USC Annenberg’s Media Center. This cutting-edge production facility is housed in Wallis Annenberg Hall on USC’s campus. Open to journalism, communication and public relations students, as well as students across the USC campus. The first Thursday of each semester is an Open House from noon–5 p.m. Please join us on January 16, 2020.
Growing up in the post-revolutionary Iran of the early 1980s, Mandana Mellano wasn’t exposed to advertising, particularly Western advertising, until she and her family traveled outside their hometown of Tehran when she was six. Vacationing in Istanbul, she marveled at the “amazing world” of billboards and television spots. “I think the complexity of living in a society that is very much controlled had a lot to do with my wanting to study sociology and communication as a whole,” said Mellano, who graduated in 2001 with a master’s in communication management. “It created the spark.”
New study reveals the number and percentage of female directors of top films reached a 13-year high in 2019
The start of a new decade brings with it the hope that the entertainment industry’s track record for hiring female directors has finally changed. New research, out today, reveals that 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top movies were women — the highest percentage in more than a decade.
With more than half of Americans listening to podcasts and an estimated $1 billion in annual revenue expected by 2021, USC Annenberg and the Sacks Family Foundation are investing in the future of podcasting. Leveraging this explosive growth, the Luminary Fellowship program hopes to infuse the podcast industry with fresh voices and perspectives.
Critics have lambasted Clint Eastwood’s new biographical drama, “Richard Jewell,” over its depiction of female reporter Kathy Scruggs, who’s played by actress Olivia Wilde.
Cecil Hannibal ’20 has always seen sports in his future. As a kid watching ESPN, especially long-form feature pieces, he thought, “That was something I could do,” he said. “Those stories capture you whether you love sports or not. My grandma would sit and watch those with me, and she doesn’t care who scored 30 points last night.
As they watch live via the biggest screen on campus, USC professors are using the potential impeachment of President Trump to deepen students’ understanding of history, constitutional law and policy.
“Being such a powerful person, how do you ground yourself, humble yourself and put things in perspective,” asked journalism major Spencer Petty.