From the USC Annenberg website:
Established in 1971 through the support of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, USC Annenberg is at the forefront of academic and professional study in these dynamic industries. Our location in the "multimedia mecca" of Los Angeles offers unparalleled opportunities for hands-on study and access to top professionals.
Annenberg faculty members are among the top scholars and professionals in their fields. They include renowned researchers, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalists, and leaders in fields including law, education, publishing, government, advertising and public relations. Students at USC Annenberg learn from the best, and graduate with a range of experiences and contacts that will be of great value throughout their careers.
Annenberg's alumni fill top posts not only in the media and communications industries, but also in government, education and nonprofit agencies throughout the world.
The Board of Councilors at USC Annenberg School for Communication is made up of an impressive group of top executives and leading philanthropists — greatly respected in their fields. The Board of Councilors serves as a resource for the Dean and the School, bringing knowledge and experience to our faculty and curriculum, and offering opportunities for our students.