OHI interview with Willow Bay
My half-year visiting scholarship study at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism（ASCJ）is coming to an end. For me, the best way to finish my study is probably having an interview with Willow Bay, who is the Dean of the USC ASCJ, a prestigious school with more than 80 professors and over 120 associate professors, as well as the wife of the Disney CEO
Willow Bay is an outstanding woman whose personal career has undergone several big changes. She started her career as a supermodel, and then she turned to the field of journalism and media, served as a TV presenter, a journalist and a new media reporter. Later on, she got involved in education and has been in the position of Dean of ASCJ since 2017.
From 2006 to 2007, she deeply took part in the work of Huffington Post which shaped her understanding of the new media and laid a solid foundation for her to undertake the position of the Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism (2014) as well as the Dean of ASCJ (2017) after Ernest Wilson.
During the interview, she shared her opinions towards the challenges that the new technologies brought to the industry, especially to the television and film industries. Also, she talked about some other hot issues such as the connection and revolution of journalism and technology.
China is absolutely a must discussing topic. She told us that she has not been to China since she became the Dean of ASCJ. She is highly interested in having business with China, especially in internet industry.
The interview lasted more than one hour and was filled with information and stories. One hour is apparently not enough for our interview and we are looking forward to meeting her again in the future.
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