A Path Forward: In the Media

July 13, 2020, The Conversation
"Smartphone witnessing becomes synonymous with Black patriotism after George Floyd’s death," by Allissa Richardson (faculty)

July 10, 2020, FOX 11 Los Angeles
"Culture Conversations: Racial profiling, building generational wealth and documenting police brutality" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

July 10, 2020, The Ringer
"Amid the Black Lives Matter Movement, Hollywood Examines Its Own History of Racism" (Annenberg Inclusion Initiative cited)

July 1, 2020, The New York Times
"The Music Industry Is Wrestling With Race. Here’s What It Has Promised." (Stacy Smith quoted)

June 26, 2020, Billboard
"Universal Music, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Expand Partnership to Study Racial Inequality in Music" (Carmen Lee quoted)

June 17, 2020, NBC4 New York
"Here's what it means to be a smartphone witness," by Kay Angrum (alumna) (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 16, 2020, ABC7 Los Angeles
"From Protests to Progress: A conversation on the future of race, justice and social equity in SoCal" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 13, 2020, The Wall Street Journal
"They Used Smartphone Cameras to Record Police Brutality — and Change History" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 11, 2020, Columbia Journalism Review
"Allissa Richardson on protests, police violence and journalism" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 11, 2020, Vox
"Questions to ask yourself before sharing images of police brutality" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 10, 2020, MIT Technology Review
"How to turn filming the police into the end of police brutality" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 9, 2020, Los Angeles Times
"L.A. police killings: Tracking homicides in Los Angeles County since 2000," by Los Angeles Times Staff (including adjunct faculty Iris Lee and Andrea Roberson)

June 8, 2020, Rolling Stone
"Could Music Companies Help Black Artists By Adjusting Old Record Deals?" (Josh Kun cited)

June 8, 2020, KTLA5 Los Angeles
"‘Black witnessing’ and protest journalism with author and USC professor Dr. Allissa V. Richardson" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 8, 2020, The Root
"The Good, the Bad and the Traumatic: Reevaluating the Role of Sharing Black Death on Social Media" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 7, 2020, MSNBC
"Some police policy changes begin amid nationwide protests" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 4, 2020, Good Morning America
"Celebrities become loudest voices amid protests across the country" (Christopher Smith quoted)

June 3, 2020, Mashable
"How to be and effective ally online, at protests, and moving forward" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 2, 2020, Agence France-Presse
"Memory of Rodney King riots looms over L.A. protests" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 2, 2020, Los Angeles Times
"Voices from the protests: 'People of all races out risking their lives to march'" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 2, 2020, ABC World News Now
"Citizen journalism on the front lines" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

June 1, 2020, WSPA-TV (Greenville, S.C.)
"Protesters use digital activism to amplify voices of marginalized groups during fight for justice" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

May 30, 2020, Deadspin
"Colin Kaepernick Tried To Save George Floyd. They Called Him ‘Son Of A Bitch’ And Took His Career," by Rob Parker (faculty)

May 30, 2020, NBC Los Angeles
"Protesters call for economic boycott" (Allissa Richardson quoted)

May 28, 2020, The Conversation
"Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs," by Allissa Richardson (faculty)

May 26, 2020, The New York Times
"I Have Not Missed the Amy Coopers of the World," by Ernest Owens (current student)

November 20, 2017, Public Books
"The Big Picture: The Promise of Sanctuary," by Hector Amaya (faculty)