Grantee Profile

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Grants to University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

  • $325,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year)

    Journalism & Media

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — The Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California combines research and practice to understand the evolution of the media and its impact on governments, businesses, educators, creators, and consumers, with a special focus on the future of the media landscape and its impact on society. This grant supports two sets of activities: 1) field-building to coalesce a community of like-minded academics and practitioners committed to advancing new knowledge and practice at the intersection of media, technology, popular culture, and civics, and 2) landscape research to inform the design of a participatory civic media fellowship program.

  • $400,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — The University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg School supports research and scholarship in the fields of communications and journalism, with a special emphasis on those disciplines’ relationship to the entertainment, media and technology industries. Grant funds support a team of researchers led by Professor Henry Jenkins to study and refine a new approach to civic and political participation called civic imagination, and to develop tools for practitioners to integrate the practices of civic imagination into their work. Civic imagination uses the power of popular culture to increase the capacity of individuals to imagine alternatives to current social, political, or economic institutions or problems. 

  • $400,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Institute for the Future of the Book (over two years).

  • $1,346,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — In support of a multi-site ethnographic study of how young people use digital media, and to what effect (over three years).

  • $80,580

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — In support of planning for a multi-site ethnographic study of how and to what effect young people use digital media (over three months).

  • $500,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — For a project to create the Institute for the Future of the Book (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism $3,051,580 between 1978 and 2017.

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