Media Highlights

The New York Times
Where Mexican folk ballads meet trap music
September 16, 2019

The New York Times quoted Josh Kun on the mix of Mexican folk ballads and trap music.

Los Angeles Times
Pepe Aguilar’s ‘Rodeo Without Borders’ evokes old Mexico, with touches of L.A.
September 15, 2019

The Los Angeles times quoted Josh Kun in an article about Pepe Aguilar's "Rodeo Without Borders."

Forbes
Marketing on TikTok? Better take off your filters
September 9, 2019

Forbes featured an op-ed from Stefan Pollack on the social media application TikTok and its effectiveness for advertisers to reach Gen Zers.

The New York Times
A school for scandal is a haven for student journalists
September 8, 2019

The New York Times covered the USC Beacon Project in a story on student journalists and their investigations into USC.

Insider
Hollywood nearly quadrupled the number of women of color in leading roles last year, but it still needs to do more to include LGBTQ people
September 6, 2019

Insider featured research from Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that showed how 2018 was a year of improvement for women and people of color in film, and also that more work needs to be done. Additional coverage was found on CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and in Refinery29 and Vice.

Reuters
Hidden figures no more: Women shining in Hollywood
September 5, 2019

Reuters featured new research from Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that showed how 2018 was a year of improvement for women and people of color in film. Additional coverage was found on ABC News (via Good Morning America) and in The New York Times, MarketWatch and Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter
Documentary Charting the rise of Instagram star Chiara Ferragni debuts in Venice
September 3, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter quoted David Craig on the new documentary about Instagram star Chiara Ferragni.

KCRW-FM's 'Greater L.A.'
The lack of Latinx representation in films
August 28, 2019

KCRW-FM’s Greater L.A. featured research from Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that shows Latino representation in film lags significantly behind the U.S. population.

LAist
You're more likely to get a parking ticket in these L.A. neighborhoods
August 28, 2019

LAist featured research from Ethan Ward and Coco Huang of Crosstown on the areas of Los Angeles where you're most likely to get a parking ticket.

Time
Hollywood has the power to combat damaging stereotypes about Latinos. Here's proof that it's utterly failing
August 27, 2019

Time featured an op-ed cowritten by Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Eva Longoria on how Hollywood can combat Latino stereotypes. The initiative's recent study was also covered in Forbes.

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