Faculty Fellows


Christina Bellantoni

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

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

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

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

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.



Allissa V. Richardson

Allissa V. Richardson is an assistant professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg for Communication and Journalism. She researches how marginalized communities use mobile and social media to produce innovative forms of journalism — especially in times of crisis.


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Dr. Patricia Riley is a specialist in organizational communication and internationally known for her work on institutional politics and organizational culture change.


Christopher Holmes Smith

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

Stacy L. Smith is the Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California where she is also an Associate Professor. Dr. Smith’s work examines gender, race, LGBT status, disability, and age on screen and gender and race/ethnicity behind the camera in cinematic content as well as barriers and opportunities facing women and people of color in the entertainment industry.


Gordon Stables

Gordon Stables is the director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. A clinical professor with appointments in both the School of Communication and School of Journalism, Stables has been a member of the USC Annenberg faculty since 2002 and served in a number of roles.



Roberto Suro

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

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.