Jeffrey Cole

director, USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future
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Jeffrey Cole is director of the Center for the Digital Future. In July 2004, Cole joined the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism as director and as a research professor. Prior to joining USC, Cole was a longtime member of the University of California, Los Angeles faculty and served as director of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy, based in the Anderson Graduate School of Management. He founded and directs the World Internet Project, a long-term longitudinal look at the effects of computer and Internet technology on all aspects of society, which is conducted in over 20 countries. At the announcement of the project in June 1999, Vice President Al Gore praised Cole as a "true visionary providing the public with information on how to understand the impact of media." Cole was Principal Investigator of the Network Television Violence Monitoring Project which in 1995, 1996 and 1997 issued annual reports to the television networks, Congress and the nation. He has worked with both the Clinton and George W. Bush White House on media and telecommunications issues, including detailed briefings on the Center's work. In 1994, 1995 and 1996 the Center coauthored with U.S. News & World Report national surveys examining attitudes and values of decision-makers in the entertainment industry. Cole currently is a member of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Forum Programme Committee. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) from 1997 to 2001 and was the founding governor of the ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group.

KDMC Sessions

Market Demand: How Audiences Acquire News and Info
July 17, 2010, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Flash File: Video: Jeffrey Cole: Market Demand, How Audiences Acquire News and Info
SEMINAR: Leadership Summit: The Future of Local News and Public Media

Keynote Address Understanding the Digital Consumer
May 16, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PowerPoint: The Ever Changing New Media User: The Impact of the Internet
Quicktime Video: Day 1: Understanding the Digital Consumer
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Lunch with Jeff Cole
July 16, 2008, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SEMINAR: Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Now

The New Online Audience
January 07, 2007, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
PDF: The new realities of the news environment
SEMINAR: Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Future


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