Located at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center is a "multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce, and society." Named for the celebrated television writer and director, the Center offers a broad range of programs including the sponsorship of visiting fellows, conferences, public events, and several publications series. The online publication section is quite strong, containing over 40 current publications in the pdf format, and addressing such topics as the media in Afghanistan and African-American comedians commentaries on the events of 9/11. Additionally, the publications can be searched by title, author, and theme. Finally, the site contains information about the undergraduate and graduate programs supported by the Center, along with details about the current staff members and fellows in residence.
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