Press Releases

Press Release: “Musician and Girlschool founder Anna Bulbrook Named 2019-2020 Distinguished Artist in Residence at The Norman Lear Center’s Popular Music Project,” October 2, 2019

Press Release: “The Pan African Film Festival and The Africa Narrative at USC launch Short Film Competition aimed at African filmmakers on YouTube,” September 12, 2019

Press Release: “USC Norman Lear Center Unveils Major Initiative to Change the Way Americans See Africa,” January 31, 2019

Press Release: “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins USC Annenberg’s Rogers Award Internationally Acclaimed Author, Feminist, TED Talker,” September 17, 2018

Press Release: “Speechless, GLOW, Chicago Med and Empire Among Dozen Shows Honored by 2018 Sentinel Awards,” September 10, 2018

Press Release: “How Russian Hackers and Trolls Exploited US Media in 2016: Kathleen Hall Jamieson wins 2018 Ev Rogers Award,” January 30, 2018

Press Release: “Grey’s Anatomy, black-ish, This Is Us and Last Week Tonight Among Those Honored by 2017 Sentinel Awards,” August 29, 2017

Press Release: “Hollywood, Health & Society Announces Call for Entries for 2017 Sentinel Awards,” May 11, 2017

Press Release: “With News Under Fire, 2017 Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in TV Political Journalism Celebrate Legitimacy, Urgency of Quality Reporting,” March 13, 2017

Press Release: “National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) Named 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence at Lear Center’s Popular Music Project,” April 6, 2016

Press Release:”Hollywood, Health & Society Announces Call for Entries for 2016 Sentinel Awards,” March 23, 2016

Press Release: “Innovation, Strategy, Leadership Pioneer Rosabeth Moss Kanter Wins USC Annenberg School’s 2016 Everett M. Rogers Award,” January 5, 2016

Press Release: “With Sweets Leading the Way, Food Has Starring Role on US Television,” September 8, 2015

Press Release: “2015 Sentinel Award Finalists Announced, Featuring Topics of Campus Sexual Assault, PTSD, Autism, Climate Change,” August 26, 2015

Press Release: “The Heroes and Scoundrels Journalism in Popular Culture Project,” April 15, 2015

Press Release: “2015 Cronkite Award Winners Announced by USC Annenberg School,” March 11, 2015

Press Release: “Media Analytics Strategist Dana Chinn Will Lead USC Annenberg Initiative to Measure Impact of Media,” July 7, 2014

Press Release: “USC Announces the 15th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries,” April 17, 2014

Press Release: “Kate Langrall Folb Named Director of Hollywood, Health & Society,” December 16, 2013

Press Release: “World’s Largest Film Industries Using Entertainment to Improve Lives,” November 1, 2013

Press Release: “Former MTV/Viacom Executive Todd Cunningham to Lead USC Initiative to Measure Social Impact of Media,” October 11, 2013

Press Release
: “TV Storylines About PTSD, Malaria, Mental Illness and Alcoholism Among Finalists for 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards,” August 27, 2013

Press Release: “Social Network Theory Pioneer Mark Granovetter Wins 2013 Everett M. Rogers Award,” July 23, 2013

Press Release: “New Program Funded to Measure Media Impact and Audience Engagement,” April 29, 2013

Press Release: “2013 Cronkite Award Winners Announced by USC Annenberg School,” March 6, 2013.

Press Release: “Liam Neeson and Journeys in Film: Preparing America?s Children for a Global Future,” December 4, 2012

Press Release: SVU, TOUCH and UP ALL NIGHT Take Top Honors in Sentinel For Health Awards,” September 20, 2012

Press release: “USC Announces the 13th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries,” April 13, 2012.

Press release: “Research Study Finds that a Film Can Have a Measurable Impact on Audience Behavior,” February 22, 2012

Press release: “Parenthood and Grey’s Anatomy Take Primetime Top Honors in 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards; Asperger?s, Cystic Fibrosis, and Cancer Storylines Recognized,” September 27, 2011

Press release: “Esta de Fossard Wins 2011 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education,” September 13, 2011

Press release: “U.S. Hunts White Terrorists, Shuns Torture & Profiling in Primetime War on Terror,” September 7, 2011

Press release: “‘Journeys in Film’ Adds Global Education to Mission of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center,” July 18, 2011

Press release: “2011 Cronkite Award Winners Announced by USC Annenberg School,” March 3, 2011

Press release: “Dec. 3 Event At USC: Doing Research in the Digital Age,” November 29, 2010

Press release: “Diabetes, Rape in the Congo, and Financial Stress Storylines Take Primetime Top Honors in 2010 Sentinel for Health Awards,” September 22, 2010

Press release: URB magazine Co-Founder and Publisher, Raymond Roker, named 2010-2011 Distinguished Artist in Resident for the Popular Music Project.  August 19, 2010

Press release: Dr. Martine Bouman of the Center Health & Media in the Netherlands is the 2010 recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education. August 17, 2010

Press release: “Prime Time for Addiction Issues: Intervention Writers and Producers Get Expert Advice,” August 5, 2010

Press release: “Participants in Largest U.S. Earthquake Drill Say They?d Do It Every Year. California residents who took part in earthquake drama benefited most. But survey by USC?s Norman Lear Center reveals lingering confusion and a lack of preparedness,” September 17, 2009

Press release: Dr. Charles “Garth” Japhet, the creator of Soul City, a highly effective multimedia entertainment education program in Southern Africa, is the 2009 recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education.

Press release: “Cancer and Teen Sexual Health Storylines Take Top Primetime Honors in USC Sentinel for Health Awards; Gang Violence Recognized in New Children?s Programming Category,” October 2, 2008

Press release: “Zogby / Lear Center Poll: Meet the Purples! Decoding the DNA of the swing voter,” September 19, 2008

Press Release: “Storylines Featuring Cancer, Violence and HIV Are Among Finalists for 2008 Sentinel for Health Awards,” September 15, 2008

Press Release: “David Poindexter Receives 2008 Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment-Education,” August 18, 2008

Press release: “USC Annenberg?s Hollywood, Health & Society receives grants from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The California Endowment to launch new initiatives,” April 7, 2008

Press release: “‘The Glass Closet: A Sprited Panel Discussion Covering a Hot Topic: ‘Gay or Not Gay?'” September 2007.

Press release: “Teen Sex, Breast Cancer and Depression Storylines Take Top Primetime Honors in USC Sentinel for Health Awards; HIV and Safe Sex Lead Daytime Drama and Telenovela Categories,” September 26, 2007.

Press release: “Albert Bandura Wins 2007 Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment- Education,” August 28, 2007.

Press release: “Storylines Featuring Mental Health, Cancer and HIV Topics are Among Finalists for 2007 Sentinel for Health Awards,” August 20, 2007.

Press release: “USC Announces the 8th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries,” April 16, 2007.

Press release: “USC Establishes Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society. Martin Kaplan to hold Endowed Chair at USC Annenberg School,” February 21, 2007.

Press release: “Miguel Sabido Awarded 2006 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment-Education. Award remembers former USC Annenberg professor by honoring pioneering practitioner,” September 12, 2006.

Press release: “Organ Transplant and Breast Cancer Are Popular Storyline Topics Among Finalists for 2006 Sentinel for Health Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the WGAw on September 27th,” August 23, 2006.

Press release: “Norman Lear Center to Partner with Virtual Worlds Design Competition to Develop Design Proposals for Downtown Los Angeles Park,” September 30, 2005

Press release: “Walter Cronkite Addresses Political Broadcast Journalists; Legendary TV journalist spoke on the current state of broadcast journalism, gave congratulations to 2005 Cronkite Award winners at luncheon ceremony at USC,” September 29, 2005

Press release: “Arvind Singhal Awarded First Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment-Education: Award remembers former USC Annenberg professor by honoring ground-breaking scholar,” September 13, 2005.

Press release: “Alcoholism, Autism and Breast Cancer Storylines Are Among Finalists for Hollywood, Health & Society?s Sentinel for Health Awards; Spanish-Language Telenovelas Are Recognized for the First Time,” August 22, 2005.

Press release: “USC Annenberg Announces Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries: New Category Established to Recognize Spanish-Language Telenovelas,” May 24, 2005.

Press release: “USC Annenberg Announces Winners of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism; Television journalists from national, local, public and cable networks honored for innovative, issue-based coverage of the 2004 campaign,” March 9, 2005.

Press release: “Ready to Share Event Featured Provocative Trend Forecasts, Sleek Fashion Shows and an Eclectic Mix of Experts, Artists From Fashion, Music, TV and Film Industries — Leaders discussed their creative process and views on the future of creative ownership, as well as fashion as entertainment, at conference presented by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center,” February 1, 2005.

Press release: “Norman Lear Joins Sex and the City?s Michael Patrick King and Designer Tom Ford at Landmark Fashion and Entertainment Event on USC Annenberg Campus — Innovators will discuss the art of creative risk-taking and the use of fashion as entertainment at Ready to Share event. Top musicians and producers also added to eclectic conference lineup,” January 20, 2005.

Press release: “Tom Ford and T-Bone Burnett Headline Fashion and Entertainment Event at USC: Ready to Share, mounted by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, explores the ownership of creativity in fashion, film and music industries,” December 13, 2004.

Press release: “USC Anneneberg Calls for Entries for the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism,” November 19, 2004.

Press release: “USC Annenberg Mourns Death of Everett Rogers; Annual Prize for Scholarship in Entertainment Education Established in His Memory,” October 26, 2004.

Press release: “Sentinel for Health Awards Honors Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for Storyline on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Network, Cable Shows Win for Portrayals of HIV, Alcoholism and Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” October 26, 2004.

Press release: “Local TV News Ignores Local and State Campaigns: Presidential Race Sucks Up Most of the Media Oxygen; Coverage is Mainly Strategy and Horserace; Twice as Much Campaign Advertising as Campaign Journalism in Battleground States; More Sports and Weather, and More Crime, Than Election News,” October 21, 2004.

Press Release: “Teen Obesity, AIDS and Child Abuse Are Among Finalists for Hollywood, Health & Society?s Sentinel for Health Awards; Prime Time Shows Are Recognized for the First Time at Oct. 26 Event,” September 10, 2004.

Press Release: “Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Norman Lear, Garry Marshall, Peter Jennings, Mira Nair, Billy Crudup, Howard Shore, Patty Jenkins and John Cameron Mitchell Among Participants in 2004 Tribeca Film Festival Panel Discussions,” April 5, 2004.

Press Release: “The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Releases the 2004 Edition of the IJPC Database,” January 27, 2004.

Press Release: “Alcoholism Storyline Awarded Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama,” September 16, 2003.

Press release: “Organ Donation, Safe Sex and Substance Abuse Storylines Named as Finalists for the Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama by Hollywood, Health & Society and the CDC,” September 2, 2003.

Press release: “Over Half of Local News Broadcasts Ignored 2002 Midterm Election Campaigns: Stations Air Nearly Four Times as Many Political Ads as Campaign Stories during Local News; Large media owned stations least likely to cover local campaigns, new study suggests; Online video archive of campaign news stories launches: The Lear Center Local News Archive,” July 23, 2003.

Press release: “Symposium Tackles “Tyranny of 18 to 49″ Demographic in Entertainment, Advertising,” April 2, 2003.

Press release: “USC Annenberg Announces 2003 Winners of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism,” March 17, 2003.

Press release: “Political Ads Dominate Local News Coverage: Stations Air Over Four Times as Many Political Ads as Campaign Stories; Devote Almost Twice as Much Time to Advertising as to News,” November 1, 2002.

Press release: “HIV Storyline Wins Third Annual Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama; 1962 Agnes Nixon Storyline Honored as First to Address Health Topic in Soaps,” October 26, 2002.

Press release: “Local TV News Gives Cold Shoulder to Political Candidates: Campaign Stories Are Scarce, and Only a Fifth of Them Include Candidates Talking. When They Do Speak, Candidates Talk for 9.5 Seconds, On Average,” October 16, 2002.

Press release: “HIV and Breast Cancer Storylines Named as Finalists for the Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama,” September 23, 2002.

Press release: Third Annual Competition to Recognize Health Storylines in Daytime Drama, June 10, 2002.

Press release: “Public Health Expertise Brought to Entertainment Industry by USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center,” April 2, 2002.

Press release: “USC Annenberg School Announces Walter Cronkite Award Winners: The Best in Broadcast Political TV Journalism,” April 20, 2001.

Press release: “Leaders in Visual and Performing Arts Convene to Discuss Impact of the Arts on Society and Culture,” Monday, February 26, 2001

Press release: “Local TV Stations Aired Less Than One Minute Per Night of Candidates Discussing Issues Before Election: Stations Committed to Public Interest Standard Aired Three Times As Much, USC Annenberg School/Norman Lear Center Study Says,” February 5, 2001

Press release: “Anti-Defamation League and USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Host ‘The Power of Hip Hop’ Panel,” January 22, 2001

Press release: “The Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg Hosts Free Advance Screening of Thirteen Days, Starring Kevin Costner,” December 5, 2000

Press release: “Lights, Camera, Action…Anti-Defamation League and USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Launch ‘Power of the Media’ Panel Series,” December 4, 2000

Press release: “The Norman Lear at USC Annenberg Hosts ‘Politics as Entertainment’ Panel & Reception with Neal Gabler, Norman Lear and Arianna Huffington,” November 14, 2000

Press release: “The Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg Presents ‘Democracy Row’ at Democratic National Convention,” August 9, 2000.

Press release: “The Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School Establishes ‘Reliable Resources for Broadcast Political Coverage’ With $1.3 Million Grant From the Pew Charitable Trusts,” July 6, 2000.

Press Release: “USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Study Shows Music Industry’s MP3 Fears May Be Unfounded,” June 19, 2000.

Press Release: “Most TV Stations Offer Only Seconds of Candidates Discussing Issues Before Elections: Broadcasters Fall Far Short of Public Interest Standard, USC Annenberg School Study Says,” June 13, 2000.

Press Release: “USC Annenberg School for Communication Establishes ‘The Norman Lear Center,'” January 24, 2000.