USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

USC Annenberg Welcomes Members of the DRC

USC Annenberg Welcomes Members of the DRC

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.

 

Discovering the Chinese Influencer Industry

Discovering the Chinese Influencer Industry

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.

David Craig Tackles the Next Frontier of Entertainment

David Craig Tackles the Next Frontier of Entertainment

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.

#BalanceforBetter – Happy International Women’s Day!

#BalanceforBetter – Happy International Women’s Day!

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. 

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Pig Around the World

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Pig Around the World

The Year of the Pig will kick-off worldwide with extravagant celebrations rooted in deep historical and cultural tradition.

Accepting Applications for the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute

Accepting Applications for the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute

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).

Including Her Voice: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

Including Her Voice: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

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?

Want to Combat Climate Change?

Want to Combat Climate Change?

The Global Climate Action Summit wrapped up in San Francisco last week and topping the agenda was finding solutions for climate change.

Producing Development Change Agents at the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute 2018

Producing Development Change Agents at the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute 2018

The World Bank-Annenberg Summer Instittue came to a close on June 15 and you can read about thhe cohort and their experience completing the program here.

The Inclusive Development Index 2018

The Inclusive Development Index 2018

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The IDI is a project of the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on the Future of Economic Progress, which aims to inform and enable sustained and inclusive economic progress through deepened public-private cooperation through thought leadership and analysis, strategic dialogue and concrete cooperation, including by accelerating social impact through corporate action.