This May, USC’s General Education Committee selected Geoffrey Cowan as a recipient of the General Education Teaching Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since 2017, Cowan has taught JOUR 200w: The Power and Responsibility of the Press. JOUR 200w explores the role of journalism and social media in society – its influence on government, technology, business, national security, sports, science and entertainment. It is the first Annenberg School class to fulfill a USC GE requirement. From the over 800 courses offered each year through the GE Program, Cowan is among six instructors honored for their excellence in teaching.