Learn to report on your community: Reporter Corps application deadline extended!

Alhambra Source Reporter Corps participant at KPCC-FM studios.

Alhambra Source Reporter Corps participant at KPCC-FM studios.

The application deadline for Reporter Corps has been extended to May 17.

Do you want to learn about reporting and multimedia production? Make a difference in your community? Get published?

Reporter Corps is accepting applicants for its first South LA program.

Program Details
Reporter Corps offers young adults (18-24) direct experience with digital news production, city government, fair representation, and storytelling. Reporters will also benefit from the journalistic resources at USC Annenberg. Reporter Corps members will be paired with professional mentors. Reporters’ work will appear in the community news website Intersections South LA (www.intersectionssouthla.org). Program runs summer 2013.

Application Requirements
Ideal applicants grew up or live in the South LA area, hold a high school diploma, and can commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week for three months. Training, mentorship, and a weekly stipend will be offered.

You don’t need to have a journalism background to be part of Reporter Corps, but you do need to have a strong sense of curiosity, desire to express yourself, and interest in improving your community.

A statement of interest and resume should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17 via the application form here.

Jasmin Lopez, Coordinating Editor
[email protected]


Pre-trial hearing postponed for suspected USC shooter

Listen to an audio story from Annenberg Radio News

Dr Herbert Baker

Dr. Herbert Baker defending shooting suspect Brandon Spencer

On Halloween night, USC students were confronted with the grim reality that violence could penetrate their beloved campus.

The shooting at a party in the heart of campus forced a complete lockdown for hours. Olivia Heinle, an Executive Producer at Annenberg TV News, was one of the first on the scene to cover the incident.

“It was very eerie because there was a giant group of people that was at the party but they were all quiet and just a ton of cop cars everywhere,” Heinle said. [Read more…]

Local exhibit merges art and activism

imaging genocideAlthough most people picture museums as quiet places, one exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art is breaking the sound barrier to end the silence around violence against women.

Women survivors of the Holocaust can be heard sharing their stories as part of the Denouncing Violence Against Women exhibit, which began April 8.

The exhibit showcases art that has emerged as a response to violence against women in places such as Armenia, Congo, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Mexico. USC students curated the exhibit as part of an art history class taught by Dr. Selma Holo, USC art history professor and Fisher Museum director. [Read more…]

Christian Rap: Swag meets salvation

Everyone is familiar with the traditional sounds of Sunday morning. The sound of choir voices and organ riffs coming together to deliver the gospel, but USC student Makiah Green gets her gospel in a more contemporary form.

Makiah Green

Makiah Green believes Christian rap should not be alternative music but the standard. (Photo by Maria Eubanks)

“Oh man, I went to a church, Pastor for Christ Movement, filled with young people, and in service, they would play these really cool rap songs. And so I would just start asking who is this, who is this, who is this,” said Green. “They had a DJ that would play during service, and I went up to him and he put a playlist on a flash drive. And that was the beginnings.” [Read more…]