Dana Chinn, University of Southern California

Communication and Journalism Lecturer Los Angeles, California chinn@usc.edu Office: (213) 821-6259

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Bio/Research

Dana Chinn's teaching, research and consulting activities focus on helping media organizations assess their impact on their target audiences and use data for decision-making. She teaches web analytics for news and nonprofit organizations and data journalism, and directs the Knight Foundation-fund...

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Bio/Research

Dana Chinn's teaching, research and consulting activities focus on helping media organizations assess their impact on their target audiences and use data for decision-making. She teaches web analytics for news and nonprofit organizations and data journalism, and directs the Knight Foundation-funded Mobile News Incubator Fellowship Program, an interdisciplinary program that brings together journalism, business and engineering students and faculty to develop mobile solutions for community nonprofit organizations. She also participates in the Annenberg Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative.

Previously at USC Annenberg she directed the Convergence Core Curriculum, which teaches students to report in print, broadcast and online. Her work experience includes management positions in online planning and operations, strategic planning, marketing and finance at Gannett, the Los Angeles Times and Media Insight Group. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and an MBA from USC


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