Online News Source, University of Southern California
Neon Tommy is a web-only, Los Angeles-based news source sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism through
Annenberg Digital News. Our visitors depend on us to cover crucial
stories that would otherwise fall by the wayside, and to provide
meaningful context in a cluttered media landscape. Our fleet of
reporters is a powerful presence throughout Los Angeles and across
Southern California, with selective coverage of national and
We take particular care to avoid redundancy with other news outlets;
our work is fresh and unique, telling stories that other outlets are
not. When another outlet has the story, we point our visitors there.
We are innovative and interactive, pushing the boundaries of
storytelling on the Internet. We throw dated, inaccurate, and
misguided news paradigms out the window. We employ a variety of
platforms and technologies to create engaging experiences for our
visitors. We represent the future of digital news.