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Dean Wilson Featured in C-Suite Quarterly

C-Suite Quarterly magazine has written about the Third Space under the headline, "Filling the $1 Trillion Talent Gap." The story, part of the magazine's Innovation Round-up, begins, "Ernest J. Wilson III, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is leading the charge on the school's current research endeavor: Third Space Thinking. As Wilson puts it, Third Space thinkers are 'adept, open-minded communicators,' and research shows they are few and far between in the … Read more...

Dean Wilson Presents Third Space in Paris

In December 2014 Dean Wilson traveled to Paris to deliver a presentation on the Third Space as part of the Forum Speakers Series conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Dean Wilson’s talk focused on Third Space competencies, future workforce needs, and talent and skills development in the 21st century. The presentation was delivered Wednesday, December 17th. … Read more...

Third Space Forum 2014

The Third Space Forum was held November 7, 2014 at Wallis Annenberg Hall in the heart of USC's University Park campus. Click here to go to the Third Space website, then move the cursor over the FORUM 2014 item on the Menu bar to access information and highlights of the event. … Read more...

Third Space Update

Click this link Dean's column_Annenberg Agenda_Summer 2014 to read the latest on USC Annenberg's exploration of the Third Space from the Summer 2014 edition of the Annenberg Agenda. … Read more...

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...

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