Media Highlights

The Nation
A professor with an alternative way forward for college sports
January 25, 2022

The Nation's Edge of Sports podcast spoke with Ben Carrington about the big structural issues facing college athletics.

Agence France-Presse
'Yellowstone': from 'red state' to 'every state' TV hit
January 20, 2022

Yahoo! News published a story from Agence France-Presse quoting Mary Murphy about the broad appeal of the cable TV series Yellowstone.

Billboard
With ‘Encanto,’ Colombia Is Finally Seen and Not Just Heard
January 12, 2022

In an article about the portrayal of Colombia in the film Encanto, Billboard cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of Latino characters in top films.

Variety
Features toons sensitive to diverse cultures in storytelling and characters
January 10, 2022

In an article about 2021's animated films featuring a diverse array of cultures, Variety referenced research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that showed low representation of Latino and Asian characters in top films.

KFI-AM
2021 homicides in city of Los Angeles reflect deadliest total since 2007
January 10, 2022

KFI-AM cited statistics from Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization based at USC Annenberg, on the number of homicides in Los Angeles last year.

Associated Press
Michael Parks, Pulitzer winning foreign correspondent, dies
January 10, 2022

The Associated Press published an obituary of Michael Parks, former director of USC Annenberg's School of Journalism and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Los Angeles Times
Michael Parks, former Los Angeles Times editor and foreign correspondent, dies
January 10, 2022

The Los Angeles Times published an obituary of Michael Parks, former director of USC Annenberg's School of Journalism, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, and former editor of the Times.

LAist
Why are there so few women working in visual effects?
December 30, 2021

LAist cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women in the field of film visual effects.

NPR
Ahead of Golden Globes nominations, many remain wary of the group behind the awards
December 12, 2021

NPR spoke with Mary Murphy about how the film and television industries view recent reforms at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). "There's so many relationships in Hollywood they [the HFPA] have to repair," Murphy said.

Entertainment Weekly
Hollywood insiders rip Golden Globes comeback: 'Any nomination from that organization this year is tainted'
December 6, 2021

Entertainment Weekly spoke with Mary Murphy about the Golden Globes' return. "There were moments in every show that became funny media legends," she said, "[but] I'm not sure it had any real impact on who won an Oscar."

Radio New Zealand
'West Side Story': Spielberg on casting Latin American roles
December 4, 2021

Radio New Zealand cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low representation of Latinos in top films, both on and off camera.

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