This year’s Beyond Broadcast conference will be sponsored by USC

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Date and place: June 3-6 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The theme: Public Service Media from Local to Global. Henry Jenkins, founder of MIT’s Comparative Media Program and soon to be USC faculty member, will be the keynoter the first day. Other USC speakers include J-Prof. Michael Parks and comm Prof. Jonathan Taplin. USC will assist a number of attendees from overseas who might not come without aid; prompt nominations are sought. Register online. The first three annual Beyond Broadcast events were held by Harvard, MIT and American University.

Sorta related item: Cinny Kennard, managing director and managing editor of emptier and emptier NPR West since 2003, returns to USC as a professor. Kennard has also worked as a CBS News correspondent in L.A., London and Moscow and local newsie in Dallas, Houston, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Norwalk, Conn.