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Making the Global Local: The Impact of Globalization on the Western U.S.

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March 18 - March 21, 2001
University of Southern California/Annenberg School for Communication

"Making the Global Local" was designed to explore the issues of globalization rising from the opening of international markets, the technological revolution, and the blurring of international boundaries. The objective was to help business reporters and editors, and reporters specializing in economic development, demographic issues, agricultural and trade, translate world news into local news. Topics included covering the world for Main Street; the mapping of globalization; the geopolitics of the western United States and globalization; the impact of globalization on who we are and how we live; computer assisted reporting; technology; doing business in the Pacific Rim; agriculture; and the realities of the North American Free Trade Agreement.



What fellows have to say about past seminars:
"Thank you so much for this opportunity. I worried I would be lost during most of the presentations, but instead I have learned so much."
- Jessica Smith, Ventura County Star
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