The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy is dedicated to educating new generations of communication leaders. USC undergraduate and graduate programs taught by CCLP fellows and staff today include:
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 372: Engaging Diverse Communities
Taught by Faculty Fellow Allissa Richardson, Journalism 372 explores how to engage diverse local communities through participatory journalism and communication strategies. The course focuses on using digital tools to increase engagement with communities via field reporting and mobile platforms to produce stories across platforms.
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 446: Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society
Taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 446 examines the techniques of reporting and writing about the entertainment business, economics and finances.
Journalism 542: Foreign Affairs 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 572: Reporting on Entertainment and Popular Culture
Taught by Faculty Fellow Mary Murphy, Journalism 572 examines reporting about entertainment, popular culture and their impact on American society; the course entails a survey of past media coverage and current practices.
Public Diplomacy 504: Global Issues and Public Diplomacy
Taught by Research Fellow Nick Cull, Public Diplomacy 504 focuses on critical global issues and challenges that require some form of intervention from the international community. The course is taught with active leading strategies, including case studies and “problem-based learning.”
Public Diplomacy 512: Cultural Diplomacy
Taught by Research Fellow Nick Cull, Public Diplomacy 512 provides an overview of formal cultural diplomacy and concentrates on ways in which non-governmental entities communicate across international boundaries and the effects of those interchanges.
USC undergraduate and graduate programs taught by CCLP fellows and staff in the past include:
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 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 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 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 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.