Sasha Anawalt is director of the USC Annenberg Arts Journalism Programs. A faculty member of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, she founded the Masters’ degree program in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) in 2008 and previously directed the Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program for 13 years.
Christina Bellantoni is a USC Annenberg Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Annenberg Media Center. She previously served as Assistant Managing Editor at the Los Angeles Times and as Editor-in-Chief of Roll Call.
Gerald Giaquinta is a marketing consultant, corporate executive, and Associate Professor of Clinical Department of Business Communication at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is the Academic Director of the World Bachelor in Business program at the Marshall School.
Thomas Hollihan is an author and professor of communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He publishes in the areas of argumentation, political campaign communication, contemporary rhetorical criticism and the impact of globalization on public deliberation.
Mary Murphy is a print, television and digital journalist and an Associate Professor at USC Annenberg. Murphy has appeared on shows such as Today, Good Morning America, CNN’s Show Business Tonight and was on the staff of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as both producer and on-air talent.
Michael Parks is a journalist and educator whose coverage of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa earned him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He previously served as editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Richard Reeves is a senior lecturer at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, an author, a syndicated columnist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Reeves’ most recent book is Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House (2010).
Dr. Patricia Riley is a specialist in organizational communication and internationally known for her work on institutional politics and organizational culture change.
Philip Seib previously served as the Vice Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and, before that, as director of USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is now a professor of journalism and public diplomacy and professor of international relations.
Christopher H. Smith is a Clinical Professor in the School of Communication at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he also jointly runs the Media, Economics, and Entrepreneurship program.
Stacy L. Smith joined the USC Annenberg faculty in fall 2003. Dr. Smith is also the director of a research-driven initiative at USC Annenberg on Media, Diversity, and Social Change.
Gordon Stables is the Director of the Annenberg School of Journalism, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and a Clinical Full Professor at the USC Annenberg School. During the summer Gordon directs the International Communication Studies (ICS) program.
Roberto Suro is a veteran print journalist with extensive experience in foreign, domestic and Washington coverage as a senior staffer for the New York Times and the Washington Post. He previously served as director of the Pew Hispanic Center and now directs the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at USC.
Diane Winston is a national authority on religion and the media as both a journalist and a scholar. Her expertise includes religion, politics and the news media as well as religion and the entertainment media.