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A Blog is Born!

The C @ C_Blog is now active! Click on the C @ C_Blog item in the menu above to view the inaugural post from Dean Ernest J Wilson III. … Read more...

Third Space Video Goes Live Online

USC's Third Space webpage is up and running, complete with an exciting video overview. The Third Space is defined as the unique set of attitudes, perspectives, experience and knowledge that have been determined to be crucial to being successful in the 21st century in practically any industry, and in the MCE (media, communication and entertainment) arena especially. USC Annenberg is the pioneer in recognizing, defining, mining and providing these capabilities in its students and to its const … Read more...

Dean Ernest J. Wilson III Speaks at the Taihu World Cultural Forum

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, spoke at The Third Annual Conference of the Taihu World Cultural Forum held in Shanghai June 17 and 18. (See the write-up on Inside Annenberg.)  The Forum was attended by more than 500 prominent figures in politics, business, academia and media. The focus of the Forum is the facilitation of conversations about the importance of cultural soft power in promoting peace. Dean Wilson asked that delegates "r … Read more...

Dean Wilson Weighs in on Naming of New Head of NPR, Jarl Mohn

"Jarl Mohn is a shining example of the innovation and the digital media leadership that we live, work and teach here at USC Annenberg," and exactly the kind of leader that NPR needs. See full articles on Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and Annenberg News (ANN) … Read more...

Dean Wilson Speaks at UCLA-Hosted Digital Cities Conference

Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, 2014, UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs hosted a conference titled “Who Owns the Digital City?” The conference heralded the onset of a larger focus at the School on emerging public policy issues in an increasingly digitally interconnected world. The conference kicked off Thursday night with a keynote address by Jaron Lanier, who was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for his work as a pioneering technologist an … Read more...

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III Leads Commission in Producing a New Report on Engendering US-China Rapport: Building U.S.-China Trust: Through Next Generation People, Platforms & Programs

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is one of two selected to lead a commission of leading scholars, former officials and businesspeople who are prominent on the landscape of U.S.-China relations. The commission was convened to research and report on ways to improve the relationship between the two countries. As noted in a release from the USC US-China Institute, American and Chinese economies and societies are more closely connected today … Read more...

Shattering the “Glass” Ceiling

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, helps to set the stage for Annenberg’s new journalism class utilizing Google Glass. The move advances the School's agenda of providing more hands-on skills for its students to make them more marketable in the real world and positions the USC Annenberg School to lead the way in operationalizing this new technology for the journalism industry. … Read more...

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...

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