PhD student Glenn King

Glenn King

2023-2024 Cohort

Glenn King is a PhD student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His research broadly examines American foreign intervention in the Caribbean and Latin America. He studies the political economy of American foreign policy and its role in shaping identity, geography and destiny. He pursues questions relating to the symbiosis between American news media and the executive branch and its hand in influencing the filters of news production about the Global South against the backdrop of revolution, natural disaster, and authoritarianism. At the same time, he seeks to understand 1) how the logic of the bounded field of journalism itself mediates algorithmic content about these marginalized publics and 2) the ways alternative channels in new media (e.g. Tik Tok, Twitter etc.) complicate state sourcing and knowledge constructions in the journalistic storytelling of the non-Western ‘Other’.

Prior to joining USC Annenberg, he graduated from the University of the Bahamas with a Bachelor of Education in English language and literature, where he was identified most outstanding in the concentration. He also holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Creative Media from the University of Alabama. He is passionate about twentieth century world literature and enjoys both creative and polemical writing.