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Los Angeles Times
Here’s why the first official figures on Latinos in the media look better than some expected
September 21, 2021

In a column on the Latino presence in media, the Los Angeles Times cited recent research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of Latinos in top Hollywood films.

Los Angeles Times
Op-Ed: A trans athlete’s guide to writing about trans athletes
September 19, 2021

In an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times, Rook Campbell offered advice for sports journalists writing about trans competitors. "Basic interviewing technique will serve the profession well: Let these individuals communicate how they think about themselves," he wrote.

PBS NewsHour
Actor Riz Ahmed on increasing Muslim representation in Hollywood
September 16, 2021

In an interview with actor Riz Ahmed, PBS NewsHour referenced research he worked on with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative showing poor representation of Muslim characters in Hollywood films. "We got the numbers back and, surprise, surprise, the numbers are terrible," he said.

Voice of America
China's crackdown on entertainment industry has outsiders rethinking market
September 11, 2021

Voice of America news spoke with Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute about China's new rules for filmmakers. "Netflix tried for years to enter the Chinese market, but it understands now that China's government is not going to permit foreign entertainment platforms to compete with those it controls," Dube said.