USC Annenberg Statement on the Charlie Hebdo Attack

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism expresses our deepest condolences to the victims of the unconscionable Paris attacks. We vigorously affirm the global human right to freedom of expression and to a free, independent press. #JeSuisCharlie

Full text of RESPONSE TO CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK FROM CARNEGIE-KNIGHT CONSORTIUM OF JOURNALISM SCHOOL DEANS (This statement can also be found at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy's website: Using terror to intimidate and throttle free speech is not new. And it must not be allowed to succeed. We, as members of the Carnegie-Knight consortium of journalism schools, stand with all those who defy murderous efforts to silence a free and open media. We are sad and we are angry at the brutal assault on our colleagues in Paris. But we will not be silenced. Lorraine Branham, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (view personal statement) Chris Callahan, Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Steve Coll, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University Lucy Dalglish, Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland Brad Hamm, Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University Rod Hart, Dean, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin Alex S. Jones, Director, Shorenstein Center on the Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Susan King, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Maria Marron, Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Ed Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (view personal statement) Ernest Wilson III, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California