Erna Smith

Expert on international journalism, South Africa

Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


  • international journalism
  • the practice of journalism
  • media effects
  • Los Angeles

Additional Information

  • Director of USC’s Cape Town, South Africa program
  • Was a reporter, editor and copy editor at newspapers including Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Star-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal
  • Fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy; conducted a study of television news coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots
  • Received Barry Bingham Fellowship from National Council of Editorial Writers