May 28, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Annenberg students on air. Schools




USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism students and ATVN anchors Shaleeka Powell (left) and Patricia Silva (right) make notes only minutes before the live nightly broadcast begins. Photo by USC Annenberg/Brett Van Ort.




The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and drawing upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. USC Annenberg's commitment to the converged practice of communication and journalism, interdisciplinary studies, and collaboration makes it unique among peer institutions. Students learn from theory and practice, and the school's programs put it at the crossroads of media, entertainment technology and globalization.

USC Annenberg's nationally accredited School of Journalism provides experience for students in all media platforms, with a digital newsroom, state-of-the-art editing equipment for radio and television news production and the opportunity to work at on-campus media outlets. The school's public relations program prepares students to thrive in advocacy communication, learning to write and communicate targeted messages across media platforms. The School of Communication's multidisciplinary curriculum explores how human interaction and technology affect communities, businesses, nations and the world, preparing students for careers in communication, persuasion and leadership. USC Annenberg's active internship program and study abroad opportunities give students the broad, global perspective required to be successful professionals.

USC Annenberg alumni fill top posts in the communication and media industries, and remain an invaluable resource to students and faculty. USC Annenberg's more than 100 faculty members have been recognized in diverse fields, and their expertise challenges students to become communication leaders.


Willow Bay, MBA, Dean, Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, Professor of Journalism

Emily Cavalcanti, MA, Associate Dean for Communication & Marketing

William Celis, MS, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor of Journalism

Allyson Hill, MA, Associate Dean, Admissions

Andrea Hollingshead, PhD, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Research, Professor of Communication

Debra Lawler, MA, Associate Dean, Administration

Margaret L. McLaughlin, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Communication

Diana O'Leary, MS, Associate Dean, External Relations

Dave Racewicz, BA, Associate Dean, Finance

Gordon Stables, PhD, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Clinical Professor of Communication

James Vasquez, BA, Associate Dean, Operations

Sarah Banet-Weiser, PhD, Director, School of Communication, Professor of Communication

Gordon Stables, PhD, Interim Director, School of Journalism, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Clinical Professor of Communication