Willow Bay, new director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, spoke with graduate student Daina Beth Solomon about the challenges and rewards of modern journalism, and why USC Annenberg is becoming the city’s most innovative newsroom. Continue reading
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[USC] Deferred Action immigrant support program marks one year (+ Video)
Just over a year ago, President Obama launched a groundbreaking immigration program to help young immigrants in the U.S. to avoid deportation and find employment for two-year periods. The program is known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” and is meant to assist youth who came to the country as young kids, and have completed … Continue reading
[USC] Who are the people of Israel?
Mainstream media consumers often think of this tiny country’s population in terms of two factors: Jewish and non-Jewish — which often means Arab. Yet the reality is much more complex. Modern-day Israelis have emigrated from or descend from roughly 25 countries in substantial numbers, with Russia representing the largest migration, and Syria the smallest. And … Continue reading
[USC] Photo Essay: The Virgin of Guadalupe at Olvera St.
Visit Flickr.com for a photo essay that celebrates images of The Virgin of Guadalupe in all their diversity. Continue reading
[USC] Seamless public transportation to LAX on its way
Travelers could one day arrive at Los Angeles International Airport via a seamless Metro Rail and people-mover connection, ending decades of inefficient public transportation to one of the world’s busiest transit hubs, Los Angeles World Airports told councilmembers on Wednesday. LAX submitted a report outlining several proposals budgeted at $200 million to the Transportation and … Continue reading
[USC] Latino youth learn leadership at the CASA Institute (+ Video)
Today in Los Angeles, Latino students from eight cities across the nation are learning to be the leaders of tomorrow — and to be advocates for their communities. Daina Beth Solomon met the students at La Plaza Olvera in downtown L.A. Submitted for professor David Daniel’s “Broadcast” class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication … Continue reading
[USC] Echo Park resists proposed gang injunction (+ Video)
The Los Angeles city attorney is moving forward with plans to establish a gang injunction in Echo Park despite opposition from some neighborhood organizations and residents. The injunction, which is expected to get a judge’s approval in October, would restrict more than 300 alleged gang members from associating in public, intimidating residents, possessing firearms and … Continue reading
[USC] Miss Chiquita Banana: Here to Stay, for Better or Worse
Imagine a packed movie theater in 1950. An audience awaits Hollywood’s latest picture — but first, the commercials. An animated steamboat appears on the screen, chugging along to cheerful music. Then a beautiful woman alights. Or rather, a banana. She is “Miss Chiquita” representing prominent fruit company Chiquita Banana. By 1950, the filmgoers know her … Continue reading
[USC] Freedom of the…What?
The First Amendment’s Press Clause may seem simple and straightforward at first glance: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom… of the press.” It guarantees that any material, even government critiques, can be published — no interference, punishment or censorship allowed. Thomas Jefferson’s oft-quoted declaration that “newspapers without a government” would be preferable to “a government without newspapers” supports this idea. The press should have not only the ability but also the constitutional right to hold government accountable. Yet various changes in the modern journalism industry threaten the press as a protected institution… Continue reading