Media Highlights

KNX News 97.1 FM
Big Ten votes to accept USC, UCLA into conference. What's it mean for college football?
June 30, 2022

Daniel T. Durbin, professor of communication and director of the Institute of Sports, Media and Society, shared with KNX News 97.1 FM why USC and UCLA made the move to the Big Ten Conference. 

Modern Retail
Brands are cashing in on pickleball’s rising popularity
June 23, 2022

Modern Retail quoted Julianna Kirschner on the benefits and risks that brands face when choosing to invest in emerging sports like pickleball. 

Atlanta Business Journal
What Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter says about social media
June 13, 2022

The Atlanta Business Journal quoted Karen North on the responsibility social media sites must make regarding platform content decisions.

How leaders can crack the storytelling code for a Gen Z audience
May 19, 2022

Professor Stefan Pollack shares how leaders can more effectively communicate with a Gen-Z audience.

KPCC-FM ‘Air Talk’
Church shooting in Laguna Woods linked to Taiwanese hatred, gunman’s anger over tensions with China
May 17, 2022

KPCC-FM ‘Air Talk’ spoke with Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute regarding the impact of the shooting in Laguna Woods and the complex political history between China and Taiwan. 

Why Ukraine is expected to stay on American screens and top of mind
March 30, 2022

CNN quoted Philip Seib on the need for news organizations to commit resources for thorough Ukraine coverage that will consistently engage audiences.

Associated Press
From Hollywood’s illusion factory, some unexpected reality
March 29, 2022

Marty Kaplan, USC Annenberg’s research professor of communication and Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment was quoted in The Associated Press on initial reactions to whether Sunday’s Oscars slap was authentic or staged.

Fast Company
Hollywood is still obsessed with white men
March 23, 2022

Fast Company reported on the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s latest study “Inequality Across 1,500 Popular Films,” citing Hollywood’s lack of progress on diversity.

The Associated Press
Digital entertainment ballooned in 2021: MPA report
March 14, 2022

The Associated Press mentioned the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s latest study “Inequality Across 1,500 Popular Films.”

CBS News
What Russians can see of their war against Ukraine
March 13, 2022

CBS News “Sunday Morning” spoke with Nicholas Cull about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of propaganda and disinformation.