The skills and practices of Center on Communication Leadership & Policy continue to educate students on a graduate level. These are a few of the courses that are offered by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and are taught by fellows and staff of CCLP, in the Spring 2017:


Journalism 572: Reporting on Entertainment and Pop Culture

Taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 572 teaches reporting about entertainment, popular culture and their impact on American society and surveys past media coverage and current practices. The class meets from 2:00 PM to 4:40 PM every Thursday afternoon.

Journalism 575: Converged Media Center

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Sasha Anawalt and Professor Alan Mittlestaedt, Journalism 575 teaches advanced multimedia news production, shows students how to prepare and treat form and content, and reviews procedures, problems, ethics, and practice in operating a daily, 24-7 news outlet. The class meets from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM every Friday afternoon.

Journalism 582: Specialized Journalism: Reporting Decisions

Taught by Faculty Fellow Michael Parks, Journalism 582 focuses on reporting and completes an analysis of decision making. The class analyzes case studies and analytical tools in dissecting decisions for readers, listeners, and viewers. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM every Friday morning.

Journalism 585: Specialized Reporting: Religion

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Diane Winston and Professor Nomi Morris, Journalism 585 discusses reporting and writing on religion and looks at a survey of world religion and public life — including politics, gender and science. The class meets from 10:00 AM to 12:40 PM every Wednesday morning.



Also check out the USC graduate-level classes that will be taught by CCLP fellows and staff this upcoming fall:



Journalism 505: The Practice: Journalism’s Evolution at a Profession

Taught by Director Geoffrey Cowan, Journalism 505 analyzes the history, ethics and evolution of journalism. Students will be introduced to key innovations and innovators in journalism history as well as multimedia platforms. The class will meet from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Friday.

Journalism 510: Special Assignment Reporting

Faculty Fellows Mary Murphy, Sasha Anawalt, and Michael Parks are among the five professors of Journalism 510, which focuses on beat reporting with a deep dive into research, source development, and writing/reporting skills. The class will study current trends, history, major actors and key issues. The class will meet from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM every Friday.

Journalism 592: Arts Journalism: Storytelling and Production

Taught by Faculty Fellow Sasha Anawalt, Journalism 592 will teach reporting and writing on the arts, strategies for arts journalism in the digital era, and involve a survey of essays and reviews by great critics. The class will meet from 3:00 PM to 5:40 PM every Wednesday afternoon.


Communications 522: Kenneth Burke’s Dramatistic Theory

Taught by Faculty Fellow Thomas Hollihan, Communications 522 studies the contributions of Kenneth Burke, one of the most significant figures in the development of contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism. The class will meet from 4:00 PM to 6:50 PM every Monday night.

Communications 552: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communications 552 develops students’ expertise in qualitative methods, including participant-observation, ethnography, discourse analysis and historiography in communication research. The class will meet from 9:30 AM to 12:20 PM every Wednesday morning.

Communication 636: Interpretive and Cultural Approaches in Organizational Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communications 636 explores interpretive, critical and cultural research in organizational communication, with an emphasis on narrative approaches to ethnographic studies, critical essays, and quantitative intercultural research in organizational communication. The class will meet from 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM every Thursday afternoon.