Popular Music Project director Josh Kun edited and provided texts for Double Vision: The Photography Of George Rodriguez, the first career retrospective of legendary photographer and activist, George Rodriguez. Since the 1950s, Rodriguez has quietly documented multiple social worlds—in California and beyond—that have never before been displayed together, a rare mix… More
“Without advertising money, social media platforms are unsustainable.” In a CBC news report, Lear Center managing director Johanna Blakley speaks about the wake up call online platforms are experiencing as metrics reveal users’ trust is on the decline. Tech giants could be forced to clean up the rampant online toxicity if… More
Virtual Reality can help bring stories to life in exciting ways. Read our new study on immersive journalism from FRONTLINE and Emblematic Studios to learn what our research reveals about new technologies.
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Marty Kaplan joins Norman Lear and Paul Hipp to talk about the impact of news and entertainment on culture, their founding of the Norman Lear Center, the importance of Bollywood and Nollywood globally, and the sad truth about the amount of real news we actually receive.
We are deeply grateful for the friendship and guidance Kevin Starr offered as an advisory board member at the birth of the Norman Lear Center. His remarkable and comprehensive series of books Americans and the California Dream, as well as his decades of brilliant teaching and service to the citizens… More
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
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
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
Incoming undergrads and grads gave the Lear Center their instantaneous judgments on top social media tools and players at the 2016 Taste of Annenberg event. Find out what they thought about Snapchat, Kim, Kanye and more!
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