Geneva Overholser, director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism speaks during the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism's California Endowment Conference symposium on “Expanding Coverage: News and Information to Enhance Community Health,” at USC.
USC Annenberg / Gus Ruelas.

Daily Trojan profiles Overholser's achievements as director of Journalism School

A May 2 Daily Trojan article profiled the achievements of the School of Journalism under its director, Geneva Overholser, who completes her term this summer.

"During her five years as director of the journalism school at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the journalism and public relations program have shifted dramatically to adapt to the 24/7 news cycle, fueled by social media and digital storytelling," journalist Rachel Bracker wrote. The story noted some of her accomplishments as director, such as helping launch news outlets Neon Tommy and Intersections, as well as overhauling the school's curricula.

“There’s a lot more multimedia storytelling, there’s a lot more social media, but there’s also more entrepreneurial thinking and economic literacy,” Overholser said.

“Nobody’s going to reinvent journalism now unless we also reinvent how it’s funded.”

Read the full story here