Media Highlights

Rita Moreno's still going for it
October 19, 2021

In a profile of actress Rita Moreno, Elle cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative into the low number of Latinos in producer roles for top Hollywood films.

Limits to growth: Can AI’s voracious appetite for data be tamed?
October 18, 2021

Undark quoted Kate Crawford in an article about the many problems with the huge data sets required by artificial intelligence. “It really goes to the core of what supervised machine learning thinks it’s doing," she said.

Dallas Morning News
Caught in the crosshairs: AT&T political donations, deal with OAN draw it into culture wars
October 17, 2021

The Dallas Morning News quoted Marc Ambinder on AT&T's agreement to carry the One America News Network, which Ambinder called "a reflection of AT&T's realization that right-wing eyeballs mean big money."

NBC News
Media invisibility, misrepresentation 'can become toxic' for Latinos, TV creators say
October 15, 2021

NBC News cited the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative's study of diversity and inclusion at Netflix, which found that "a mere 4.5 percent of main cast and crew members in Netflix U.S. series and films in 2018 and 2019 were Latino." 

Associated Press
Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging
October 14, 2021

The Associated Press quoted Robert Hernandez on efforts to increase diversity in newsrooms. “There is no pipeline problem,” he said. “We are producing diverse students. The reality is they’re not being hired, they’re not being retained, they’re not being promoted.”

Black roadies are still being kept from music’s biggest stages
October 12, 2021

In an article about how racism in the music industry extends to touring production teams, Mic cited research by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative noting that the two largest concert promoters have no senior Black executives.

The American Prospect
'Blue Bayou': A bittersweet victory for immigrant activists
October 7, 2021

The American Prospect cited a study by the Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project on the representation of immigrants in scripted television shows.

Washington Post
Sri Yatun’s escape
October 6, 2021

Dana Chinn provided database design and analysis for a Washington Post investigation into the abuse of international domestic workers.

USA Today
Gloria Estefan on Latino representation in Hollywood: 'We have to keep talking about it'
September 29, 2021

In an article on Latino representation in Hollywood, USA Today cited a recent study by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative showing disproportionately low numbers of Latino leading characters in top films.

Sexual assault survivors in journalism are waiting for their reckoning
September 28, 2021

Christina Bellantoni spoke with Vice about how journalists are routinely subjected to online abuse over the stories they cover. “Journalists of color, particularly women of color, in newsrooms I’ve been in, have borne the brunt of that for a long time," she said. “I do not feel that newsrooms have adequate support systems for this at all.”

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.