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Joyce Appleby, 1929-2016: Noted American Historian & NLC Friend

We were privileged that the late historian Joyce Appleby graced the panel “Vote For My Story – Political Narratives & the 2012 Election” (moderated by Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan) with her keen intellect, rich historical insights and wit. What a gift. Here’s a brief video clip: Here’s the full… More

Gala USC Annenberg Reception for 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun

The USC Annenberg family along with USC President C.L. Max Nikias celebrated ASCJ professor and Popular Music Project Director Josh Kun in late November to honor his receiving a 2016 MacArthur “genius award” Fellowship. It was a moving collection of tributes, thanks, gratitude and joy. VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY. We’re… More

Do You Really Know How You Impact Your Audiences?

THE PROBLEM You know that audiences keep growing, but you’re struggling to find, target and expand the audiences you want most: loyal: engaged people who want to be part of your community. And the more data you have, the more you wonder how meaningful it is. THE SOLUTION: THE USC… More

We’re Hiring: Research Specialist

The Norman Lear Center seeks a Research Specialist to assist with evaluation, research, data collection and analysis for our Media Impact Project. The Research Specialist will collect best practices for analysis and evaluation of the impact of media campaigns; oversee evaluations of the impact of media projects on their audiences and… More

2016 Sentinel Awards Finalists Announced

Fourteen finalists have been chosen from almost 80 entries for the 2016 Sentinel Awards, showcasing a diverse range of topics including healthcare, sexual abuse, Ebola and climate change. Now in its 17th year, the Sentinel Awards are presented in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by… More

Lear Center at the APA Convention

Lear Center’s Research Director Beth Karlin attends the American Psychology Association’s (APA) annual convention. The 124th APA Annual Convention takes place Aug. 4-7, 2016, in Denver and features more than 50 social hours and other networking events, and more than 1,000 sessions covering the entire field of psychology. Dr. Karlin… More

The Case for Stylized, Cartoonish PG-13 Violence

Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan writes in a “Room for Debate” piece in the NYT: “I’m squeamish about violent movies. I didn’t used to be. From 1969, when I saw The Wild Bunch to 1995, when Braveheart came out, I could certainly handle the gore. I bought the aesthetic case… More

PMP 2016-2017 Artist in Residence: NDLON

The Popular Music Project is proud to announce the National Day Laborer Organizing Network as its 2016-2017 Distinguished Artist in Residence. NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to… More

Johanna Blakley at Frank

Johanna Blakley, the Lear Center’s Managing Director and Director of Research, presented at the 2016 frank conference, which is considered the foremost gathering of people who use strategic communications to drive social change. Her insightful talk “Who Cares?” explores the phenomenon of “development fatigue,” where citizens of wealthy nations believe that… More