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USC's Annenberg school adds 'journalism' to its name

October 7, 2009 |  2:48 pm

The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication announced today it was adding the word 'journalism' its name. The Associated Press has details:

The university announced Wednesday that the new name is the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. USC President Steven B. Sample says the change was advocated by Wallis Annenberg, daughter of the late billionaire publisher Walter Annenberg, who supported the founding of the school. Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III says journalism has been under siege and it [is] necessary to support the future of the profession. Wilson says the renaming demonstrates a commitment to the role that information in the public interest plays in a modern democracy.

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