Media Highlights

Adweek
How the Oscars and Super Bowl are reckoning with missteps around diversity
February 13, 2020

Adweek quotes Alison Trope about PR efforts by the NFL and the Oscars to address recent controversies around diversity and social justice. "Certainly, some of this is about preserving the brand," Trope said.

Chicago Tribune
Do cop shows like ‘Chicago P.D.’ reinforce misperceptions about race and criminal justice? A new study says yes.
February 13, 2020

The Chicago Tribune featured a new study from the Norman Lear Center on how certain television shows reinforce misperceptions about race and criminal justice.

The Hollywood Reporter
Filmmakers of color struggle despite Sundance success: "A white guy would always land the job"
February 13, 2020

The Hollywood Reporter cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the number of underrepresented directors who recently helmed major motion pictures.

KCBS-TV
Van Nuys intersection named most dangerous In Los Angeles
February 13, 2020

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and KNX 1070 AM featured research from the Crosstown project, a collaboration between USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi, on the most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles.

Good Morning America
Natalie Portman wears cape to Oscars with names of snubbed female directors
February 9, 2020

Good Morning America quoted Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the number of female directors of major motion pictures in 2019. "For me, 2019 was the year in which women broke ground as directors, but still have not been lauded for their work," Smith said.

The New York Times Magazine
Dee Rees and the art of surviving as a black female director
February 6, 2020

The New York Times Magazine cited research from Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in two articles (also here) on the lack of diversity among Oscar nominations. Their research was also cited in the Washington Post.

The New York Times
Movies starring women and people of color continue to surge
February 6, 2020

The New York Times featured research from Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on women and underrepresented racial or ethnic groups making notable gains in major motion pictures in 2019.

KCAL-TV
State of the Union
February 6, 2020

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV featured analysis of President Trump's State of the Union address from Dan Schnur.

Los Angeles Times
The Oscars again snubbed female directors. But women producers had a record year.
February 5, 2020

The Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! News cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of movies in 2019 that were directed by women. 

U.S. News & World Report
Top films were more diverse than ever before, study finds
February 4, 2020

U.S. News & World Report (via the Associated Press) featured research from Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on women and underrepresented racial or ethnic groups making notable gains in major motion pictures in 2019. Additional coverage was found in NBC Los AngelesBloombergFortune and The Hollywood Reporter.

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