Below is an article written by Eric Lindberg  for USC News about the Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement. This program is directed by our Fellow, Jaime Carias and during the four week program, Dr. Ernest Wilson III and Professor Chris Swain led a Third Space workshop to engage the promising storytellers. The next great young journalist or storyteller is out there somewhere in Los Angeles County. Maybe she is an avid high school newspaper reporter who dreams of writing for a major national news outlet. He might be a video whiz who wants to use multimedia to promote a nonprofit. Thanks to the Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement, those teens are gaining the tools needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced media landscape. The intensive summer training program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is teaching many young scholars how to become journalists, web producers, digital videographers and more. The academy focuses on drawing participants from schools near USC to reach students who might not have envisioned a career in media. “I’m a firm believer that in these communities of South L.A., Compton, Watts, the next big reporter, the next big storyteller […]

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