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USC Annenberg Dean to Serve as Fellow of National Academy of Public Administration

Ernest J. Wilson III, Dean of USC Annenberg and Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication, has been selected as a fellow-elect of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), an independent, non-partisan organization that works in a consultative capacity with federal officials. “I am deeply honored," said Dean Wilson, "for the opportunity to..." … Read more...

TIME Magazine quotes Ernest Wilson on L.A. Economy

"L.A. needs to diversify its economy by attracting more investment from sectors such as high tech... If we don’t, there’s a dystopian story. Unemployment will increase. Infrastructure will continue to deteriorate." … Read more...

High Tech Sector Pushing US Public Diplomacy Forward

Tech companies may have been listening a year ago when Wilson urged the tech sector to leverage its power to influence the national agenda on topics such as education, immigration, and foreign economic policy to strengthen U.S. smart power.  See Naomi Light's USC Annenberg's Center on Public Diplomacy blog. … Read more...

Council on Foreign Relations publishes report: “Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet”

Ernest Wilson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Task Force, consisting of experts representing a variety of sectors, including high-tech industry, China studies, and leaders on cyber issues. The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force published their report this June. The report warns that "escalating attacks on countries, companies, and individuals... threaten the security and safety of the Internet." … Read more...

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III congratulates USC Annenberg’s Class of 2013

Dean Wilson addresses the Annenberg class of 2013. He says, "This is a wonderful time to be going out into the world of media, entertainment, [and] communications." Watch Video » … Read more...

Dean Wilson moderates the Google LA Speaker Series event featuring Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

On May 9, 2013, Wilson moderated a "Google LA Speaker Series" event featuring Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. Schmidt is Google's Executive Chairman and Cohen is the director of the think / do tank, Google Ideas. The event was on the occasion of the duo's new book, "The New Digital Age." … Read more...

USC Annenberg Dean Wilson Talks Up The Corporation For Public Broadcasting’s Future

Neon Tommy, Annenberg Digital News, interviewed Ernest Wilson about the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, his former role and accomplishments on the Board, and what lies ahead for CPB. Read More » … Read more...

Dean Wilson writes about the second wave of the digital divide

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III wrote about possible solutions to the problem of declining minority media ownership and positions of senior leadership in a Feb. 17 article in The Root. Dean Wilson wrote about the "scissors effect" of black consumption rising as black control simultaneously declines. "There is a lot of responsibility and work to go around," he wrote. "But we all must start by recognizing that the scissors effect can cut deeply and permanently if we don't take steps now to protect and … Read more...

Dean Wilson outlines plans for USC Annenberg in PBS MediaShift Q-and-A

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III described the USC Annenberg School's recent additions, impending growth, and plans for the future in an in-depth PBS MediaShift Q-and-A on Jan. 18 with Mark Glaser.  "What I feel really good about is building on this inherited combinations of different disciplines and professions and looking very hard for synergies and places where journalism and communication and public relations and strategic communication can work together," Dean Wilson said. "That's what gives me … Read more...

Dean Wilson delivers three-day W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series on technology disparities at Harvard, Nov. 27-29, 2012

“The number of African-Americans and other people of color in positions of senior leadership and ownership of media properties is either stagnant or declining, ” Dean Wilson said. “We should care about this because we are citizens and these are matters of the life and death of democracy." How would scholar, writer, editor and civil rights pioneer, W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, react and think about this new digital divide?   … Read more...

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