2017 • 2 months
The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a curious, creative and committed “think and do tank” at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. It practices innovation as a collaborative exploration involving artists, scientists, humanists and industry professionals working together on problems and opportunities at the dynamic intersections of media, technology, culture and society. The award will support an interdisciplinary convening for the purpose of exploring emerging research priorities, methods and practices for tracking and understanding the spread of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda online.
2016 • 2 years, 8 months • Journalism & Media
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.
2016 • 1 year, 8 months • Journalism & Media
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.
2006 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
In support of the Institute for the Future of the Book (over two years).
2005 • 3 months • Digital Media & Learning
In support of planning for a multi-site ethnographic study of how and to what effect young people use digital media (over three months).
2005 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
In support of a multi-site ethnographic study of how young people use digital media, and to what effect (over three years).
2004 • 2 years, 3 months
For a project to create the Institute for the Future of the Book (over two years).