USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

This summer, a group of students from USC Annenberg paid a visit to Beijing to get a deeper understanding of the development of the influencer industry in China. The students visited the short video platform Kwai and a couple of multi-channel networks. They also had an opportunity to interview executives in the production company, HuanYu Entertainment and the big data research company, Qingbo.
On June 12, USC Annenberg’s Executive Education hosted members of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic Of China (DRC) for a discussion about the future of global economic governance. The DRC conducts policy research and provides strategic guidance to the Chinese government on issues related to the economic and social development of China.
On June 12, USC Annenberg’s Executive Education hosted members of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic Of China (DRC) for a discussion about the future of global economic governance. The DRC conducts policy research and provides strategic guidance to the Chinese government on issues related to the economic and social development of China.  
Los Angeles – The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted it’s 8th annual World Bank–Annenberg Summer Institute on Communicating for Reform in June. The program is a collaboration between USC Annenberg, the World Bank and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
In China, the boom of the influencer economy is one of the most eye-catching phenomena now which has attracted people from all business industry to study and get involved. Dr. Ben Lee, an Annenberg professor and the associate director of the Communication Management program, brought his research team to Beijing so they could explore this influencer culture up close.
The rise and reign of social media is something that couldn’t have been predicted. This particularly excites David Craig, who is now paving the way in social media research, coining a new term for a cultural industry driven by the phenomenon— social media entertainment.
Break out your purple! Today marks International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, a campaign focused on recognizing and creating gender-balance across all sectors and facets of life. However, while creating balance may be the focus today, reflecting on the history of IWD is important to recognize how women even got themselves on the metaphorical scale. 
The Year of the Pig will kick-off worldwide with extravagant celebrations rooted in deep historical and cultural tradition.
Being an agent of change is challenging, especially during an age of rapidly evolving communication practices. That is why we invite you to apply for the 8th World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute on communicating for reform at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The Summer Institute takes place in June and participants can enroll in a five-day core program (June 3-7, 2019) or the extended two-week course (June 3-15, 2019).
Photo Courtesy of Sonia Akter and the World Bank Blog
Empowerment is a "multidimensional" and globally diverse concept.  How then, do we include women's voices in a study designed to measure levels of empowerment?
The Global Climate Action Summit wrapped up in San Francisco last week and topping the agenda was finding solutions for climate change.