Undergraduate

The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy is dedicated to educating new generations of communication leaders. USC undergraduate programs taught by CCLP fellows and staff this fall of 2018 include:

Journalism

Journalism 200w: The Power and Responsibility of the Press

Taught by CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan, JOUR200w is the first Annenberg School class to fulfill a USC General Education requirement. JOUR200w explores the role of journalism and social media in society – its influence on government, technology, business, national security, sports, science and entertainment.

Journalism 201: Culture of Journalism: Past, Present, and Future

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro and Professor Nomi Morris, Journalism 201 focuses on understanding key moments, debates and ideas that have shaped journalism in the United States from the Revolutionary War period through today. The class examines the social, cultural, political and technological aspects of journalism and its impact on the profession and public service.

Journalism 381: Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society

Taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 381 examines the symbiotic relationship of the entertainment business and the media, analyzes press coverage of the entertainment industry, and looks into Hollywood’s relationship with news media.

Journalism 435: Writing Magazine Non-Fiction

Taught by Faculty Fellow Richard Reeves, Journalism 425 is a seminar in “how to” interview, research, write — and place — professional-quality articles for a full range of magazines/newspapers including women’s, sports, ethnic, local and national.

Journalism 460: Social Responsibility of the News Media

Taught by Faculty Fellow Diane Winston, Journalism 460/Communications 464 analyzes how news media act as instruments of constructive social change, discusses standards of ethics and aesthetics for journalists, looks into how news media interacts with cultural settings, and highlights the social responsibility of news media personnel.

Journalism 476: Reporting Urban Affairs

Co-taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 476 examines U.S. urban issues with an eye toward history for context; study of emerging 21st century solutions for urban communities.

Journalism 510: Special Assignment Reporting – Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Co-taught by Faculty Fellows Mary Murphy and Sasha Anawalt, Journalism 510 teaches students beat reporting with a deep dive into research, source development, and writing/reporting skills. Focus on current trends, history, major actors and key issues.

Journalism 510: Special Assignment Reporting – Global Affairs

Taught by Faculty Fellow Michael Parks, Journalism 510 teaches students beat reporting with a deep dive into research, source development, and writing/reporting skills. Focus on current trends, history, major actors and key issues.

Journalism 519: Advanced Writing and Reporting for Magazine and the Web

Taught by Faculty Fellow Richard Reeves, Journalism 519 focuses on reporting and writing for magazine and the web, learning fundamental production skills, and pitching stories in the freelance market.

Journalism 542: Foreign Reporting

Taught by Faculty Fellow Phil Seib, Journalism 542 uses news stories analyzed, researched, and critiqued for validity and background; projects to include editorials, news stories, magazine articles or broadcast reports.

Journalism 592: Arts Journalism Storytelling and Production

Taught by Faculty Fellow Sasha Anawalt, Journalism 592 teaches students reporting and writing on the arts; strategies for arts journalism in the digital era; survey of essays and reviews by great critics.

Communication

Communication 209: Communication and Media Economics

Taught by Faculty Fellow Chris Smith, Communication 209 reviews economic and political economic principles for the analysis of communication and media industries including broadcasting, newspapers, motion pictures, music, video games, advertising and public relations

Communication 454: Media, Money, and Society

Taught by Faculty Fellow Christopher Holmes Smith, Communication 454 explores money as communication; social scientific analysis of money and financial markets; money and popular culture; the business press; representations of Wall Street in Hollywood cinema.

Communication 464: Social Responsibility of the News Media

Taught by Faculty Fellow Diane Winston, Communication 464 looks at news media as instruments of constructive social change; standards of ethics and aesthetics; interactions between news media and cultural settings; social responsibility of news media personnel.

Communication 489: Campaign Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan, Communication 489 discusses problems in political communication: creating an informed electorate, use of mass media, factors in voter persuasion. The class welcomes guest experts in political analysis, opinion polling, communication evaluation.

Communication 552: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communication 552 develops student expertise in qualitative methods, including participant-observation, ethnography, discourse analysis and historiography in communication research.

Communication 580: Media and Politics

Taught by Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan, Communication 580 investigates mass media in American political life, including political reporting, election campaigns, non-electoral politics, and the media as a political issue.

Communication 585: Organizational Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communication 585 explores theory and research; field experience in analyzing and solving communication problems in organizations. Not open to M.A. in Communication Management majors.

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Journalism 100: The Changing World of Communication and Journalism

Co-taught by CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan and CCLP Advisory Board Member Ernest Wilson III, Communication and Journalism 100 surveys  major themes in media and communication; exploring what it means to be a professional in the fields of communication, journalism, and public relations.

Public Diplomacy

Public Diplomacy 519: News Media and the Foreign Policy Process

Taught by Faculty Fellow Phil Seib, Public Diplomacy 519 conducts an analysis of news media’s role in contemporary diplomacy; historical context; consideration of the professional practices of journalists and those who devise and implement foreign policy.