Media Highlights

The Atlantic
It’s time to listen to the doomsday planners
May 29, 2020

The Atlantic featured an article by Marc Ambinder on the need for the government to listen to its "doomsday planners" and prepare for issues that could be as crippling as this pandemic.

instagram now says it will make it easier for influencers to have more direct revenue from viewers
May 28, 2020

KPCC-FM interviewed David Craig about Instagram testing potential new revenue streams, including ads on IGTV.

USA Today
Trump vs. Twitter: What 'big action' does president plan for social media networks?
May 27, 2020

USA Today quoted Karen North on President Trump's executive order against social media companies.

The New York Times
I have not missed the Amy Coopers of the world
May 26, 2020

Communication management master's student Ernest Owens wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times on how social distancing has offered a respite from racism in his daily life.

Washington Post
‘The future of public education is at stake’: An open letter to Joe Biden from 215 school advocates
May 26, 2020

The Washington Post published a letter to Joe Biden advocating for public schools that was signed by 215 public education advocates, including USC Annenberg faculty members Larry GrossChristina Dunbar-Hester and Miki Taylor.

Hey Lana Del Rey, please don't drag other female artists to make your point
May 22, 2020

Flare cited the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative's 2019 study on women in the music industry in an article about Lana Del Rey's recent controversial Instagram post.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Philly-area religious leaders adapt to reach their faithful as pandemic drags on
May 20, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Diane Winston on the lack of evidence that a religious revival is at hand in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report
What Women Want: Female voters are showing their power — and it’s not helping President Donald Trump
May 15, 2020

U.S. News & World Report quoted Morley Winograd of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy about the growing impact of female voters on Democratic wins.

Agence France-Presse
In pandemic times, all the gaming world's a (concert) stage
May 14, 2020

Agence France-Presse quoted Dmitri Williams on the phenomenon of musicians holding virtual concerts through video games because of coronavirus-related restrictons on large gatherings.

The Wrap
Will the Troubadour, site of so many classic music moments, survive the pandemic?
May 12, 2020

Mary Murphy and Michele Willens co-wrote an article for the Wrap on whether the Troubadour and other small live-music venues will be able to recover after the coronavirus crisis.