USC Annenberg School

November 4th, 2021

Inaugural USC Polarization Index reveals political divide remains wide after 1 year; immigration is the most divisive issue

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, with collaborators Golin and Zignal Labs, reveals industry’s first data-based Polarization Index to provide a roadmap for business leaders to navigate controversial issues Contact: Emily Gersema at or (213) 712-3168; Zignal Labs at and Brittany Sullivan for Golin at A new measure for polarization from USC Annenberg, developed […]

Portrait photo of Lindsay Young.

Lindsay Young

Expert in social-network and critical perspectives to identify, characterize, and interrogate the social contexts that contribute to and/or facilitate health disparities, access to critical health resources, and health behavior change in marginalized, resource-restricted communities

Allissa Richardson

Expert in how marginalized communities use mobile and social media to produce innovative forms of journalism — especially in times of crisis.

Stacey Leasca

Expert in Digital media, social media, travel journalism, travel, lifestyle journalism, and women in media

Stacy Scholder, USC Annenberg School expert, photographed with her arms crossed, wearing a blue sweater.

Stacy Scholder

Expert in television (TV) news, breaking news, video production, new media, sports news and production, critical thinking, broadcast journalism, and news management.

June 25th, 2019

Democrats take the stage in first debates of 2020 election cycle

This week in Miami, 20 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will appear on stage in the first primary debates of the 2020 election cycle. The first set of Democratic primary debates will be held Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th. Given the crowded field and the high stakes, the candidates are eager to […]

Lisa Pecot-Hébert, PhD, portrait outside, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Journalism (M.S.) Program

Lisa Pecot-Hébert

Expert in gender and body image, race and identity, feminist and multicultural issues, women and beauty, cosmetic surgery, body image, and makeover programs.