Dedicated to helping organizations and community leaders develop digital news and information strategies for the 21st Century. Center for the Digital Future. Civic Paths — Participatory Culture and Politics. About Us. The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H.
Annenberg. Its strategic location in Los Angeles at USC enables it to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and journalism through unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries. Today, with more than 83 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education.
About the Annenberg Innovation Lab. The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a high-energy, fast-paced Think & Do Tank in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
We define innovation as a social, collaborative process involving artists, scientists, humanists and industry professionals working together on new problems and opportunities raised by technological and cultural change. Our mission is to foster real-world innovation at the dynamic intersection of media and culture. The Lab emphasizes research that combines theory and practice to understand the ongoing evolution of media and its impact on governments, businesses, education, creators and consumers, with a particular focus on the future of the media landscape and its impact on society over the next 3-5 years.