Media Highlights

The Conversation
‘Richard Jewell’ is only the latest film to depict a female journalist trading sex for scoops
December 12, 2019

 The Conversation featured commentary from Joe Saltzman on negative depictions of female journalists in popular culture.

NBC News
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'dream team' presents long-awaited 'In The Heights' trailer
December 12, 2019

NBC News cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of Latino lead roles in high-grossing feature films.

Billboard Impact honoree Alicia Keys on lifting up women With She Is the Music
December 12, 2019

Billboard cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of women who perform the most popular songs.

TikTok sparks concern over bullying as app gains popularity
December 10, 2019

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Karen North on concerns about bullying on the social media video app TikTok.

The Mercury News
Fight or switch? One California Republican legislator ditches the GOP, the other gets primaried
December 9, 2019

The Mercury News quoted Dan Schnur of on the choices being made by two moderate Republican legislators in California.

Los Angeles Times
Kamala Harris quit the presidential race just in time. Here’s what it means for her future.
December 9, 2019

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of USC Annenberg and Robert Shrum of the USC Center for the Political Future on the benefits of Sen. Kamala Harris withdrawing from the presidential race early.

China demands 'fighting spirit' from diplomats as trade war, Hong Kong protests simmer
December 3, 2019

Reuters quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC U.S.-China Institute on whether Chinese politicians will harness the power of social media to shape policy after observing President Trump.

Chicago Tribune
Vice president, attorney general? Here's what could be next for Kamala Harris
December 3, 2019

The Chicago Tribune quoted Dan Schnur on Sen. Kamala Harris's future presidential prospects.

Grey's Anatomy episode on sexual assault raised viewer awareness
December 2, 2019

Reuters quoted Kate Langrall Folb on how TV can raise awareness of serious issues like sexual assault.

The equivocal business of women in the music industry
December 1, 2019

Forbes cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the ratio of male to female producers across popular music.  

Dr. Stacy Smith on #MeToo Movement, Representation In Hollywood, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
November 22, 2019

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV featured Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on representation issues in Hollywood and the impact of the #MeToo movement.